POETRY: The Day of the Ants – Elisha Otome Okoromoba @ElishaOtome

Published:21 Dec, 2012

POETRY: The Day of the Ants – Elisha Otome Okoromoba @ElishaOtome

The Day of the Ants

It seems like a dream when the surge poured

The spirit rage within me and my fingers tweaked

Write! The voice roared angrily. Write!

There is rot in the land

Wickedness has crawled to the rooftop

It has spread its wings with utter disdain

 

The custodians of the law have drank

Their conscience to oblivion and cruelty

None, yes none has sewn truth

Their wretched tongue spits guile

Thievery is the content of their blood

And dishonesty! The fluid their soul lives off

 

Write! The spirits bids me ferociously

The vanguard of the people

The mouth piece of the innocents

The cloak and tongue of the clergy

The scepter and greyness of the elders

All polluted in the pool of lies and treachery

 

Hear! The spirit roars to me

Like a raging storm of thick clouds

My wrath is gone up with fury

The ants you have made to eat dust

Like a ravaging army from the West

Will eat your flesh to rottenness

 

Mercy will elude you in that day

Their bite is quick and your rot!

Is slow on your open eyes and numb body

They will recount your woes on chalk board

Your offspring to the fourth will not hide

Until the land is free of your filthy woes

 

–      Elisha Otome Okoromoba

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