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white and black fingers in heart-shake?
What is the string that can tie us scattered broomsticks
and make us one sturdy broom
sweeping oppression and poverty away?
What can be more sticky
than this phenomenal ‘aragum’
bonding our diversities, gluing tongues and tribes
to settle pending rancour
in this flaming fiery furnace?
In these words the heart is poured – gentle, petting, stark
sheathing daggers drawn from the world of abandon
calling back the conscience...
Words marred by ambiguity yet uniting thoughts
upturning the ban, the exile of peace?
In the exile of peace, we become refugees
in our own land – nursed by fear
With the renaissance of words we regain hope
The words are the deep lines of every free verse
The words are the rich melodies in every rhythm and rhyme
I'm awed, mouth agape. How words rebuild
The broken emotions of fallen nations!
O' potent words that thaw our fears!
Please brighten our visions!
Cleanse our memories and water our love!
CO-AUTHORS FROM WRR COLLEGE OF POETRY
This poem was co-authored by Iyeomoan Emmanuel Ehizogie, Dumejes Momalife and Amatanweze Tochukwu Offorbuike)
WHAT CAN WORDS DO?
What can our inked words do?
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Retrieve the stolen crown
Plant a smile o’er frown
Make lying tongue
Sing Truth's song
Could they be worthless ink stains
Corpses on paper plains
That flies won't inspect
What can words do?
ABOUT THE WRITER
This poem was written by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson, the founder and Manager of WRR College of Poetry.