THE MUSCLES OF OUR LAND
There was a kind of spark rising seas
Inside our first-class tubers of yam,
When Amadioha and Chinwe-Ala;
The god of thunder and land goddess,
First made their buttocks comfortable
In Igbo-ukwu kingdom;
Romancing on each other’s flesh,
With muscles of love.
Waves sang songs of the moon,
And our minds danced with
Treasure of pleasure,
When the stomach of our land was
A burning cadence of dreams.
Our hearts were pregnant with sensation,
Spreading webs of wealth across the globe;
Telling tales of the beauty of our land,
With the tongues of parrots.
Now, the end has defeated the beginning,
With a kiss of wound alluring flies,
Letting the era of glory travel beyond,
And our roots stolen by the force of the cross;
Preaching tears and wears,
Bending our heads like the worshippers of Baal.
©2020 Ikechukwu Obiorah All rights reserved.
Ikechukwu Obiorah is a Nigerian Writer, a Prolific Poet and Novelist. He studies B.A (Hons) English at the Benue State University, Makurdi; 400 Level. He is a Student Ambassador of POETS IN NIGERIA (PIN). He is the Editor in Chief of Writers’ League (BSUM) and also a member of Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA Benue Chapter). His poem “The Oracle Bard” has been published in POETICA 2019 by Clarendon House Publications, England, UK. His poem “The Throne of Truth” published in Ponders Series by Ponder Savant Publications, California, USA. His poem “Skeletal Romance” has also been published in Nigerian Ero Gospel Magazine. He has been published in several reputable International Magazines. For a decade Poetry has been his sweetheart.