Category Archives: Poems
A Show of Sheer Avarice by Emmanuel Isuku
Did you see our own brothers
Barter us for a shell of snail?
No remorse clouded their countenances
Even after they sold us for a morsel
To feed their greedy bowels –
All Hail the Ukor of Ihievbe
By Emmanuel Isuku
All hail the ukor of Ihievbe:
That great monarch with the staff of authority.
His ware is like the leopard’s skin
Ruffled with copious cowries.
Of a truth, we need new names.
Names we can as well look at and allow the sun of smile rise upon our anger-creased face and set it aglow.
We have to rip our skin off the sack clothes we wore while we bathed on red earth during full moon or search the brambles for games or look for starfish adrift in the salty brook.