By Noel Ihebuzor
Flowers you test by
sight, smell and feel; concerts by
sounds, sights and ambiance;
Perfume spelt by
by her smell, pull and
her voice, suggestive.
The test for a group
where creed sags, hazy, buried
blurred by greed is tough
Passions, power grab
freeze reason, open the path
to nought and rot
the vast plains remain
gridlocked by greed, choked in the
fumes of raucous groups
all greed, grab and no creed
The morning tells the day
the weak wobbly legs of the malu
speak louder than the soothsayer’s beads
telling an amused world whether this malu
will make the trek from Ogwumabiri to Ariara.
**Malu means cow.
***Ogwumabiri and Ariara are market in Owerri and Aba respectively
4 thoughts on “Flowers you test by”
Another strong one, Noel.
Powerful and beautifully done, Noel.
Thanks, Celestine. So kind of you.