SONGS OF DIRGES by  Adeoti Oluwakemi, Rasaq Gbolahan 

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Skies

shed tears

     Eagles hawked songs of dirges

  Across the wakeful ears of mourning mourners

And

the panic wind

             Gathered shattered memories

    moon

mourned our tales

stars

hid their faces

           giving chance for

dusk to rule the sky’s surface

                 

II

                   ocean of blood

cries of agony

                screams of pains

     tears of distress

  filled the surface of the earth

  it occupied those fragile passages

 

Death came

    swinging rope for journey

     preaching sermons

                          of journey after

journey  

  only memories market the songs in our shivery

lips

 

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