Posted: April 3, 2014 in Poetry

by Iyeomoan Ehizogie

Each time the cloud cries
Beyond broken borders
Refusing mild back-consoles
And endless earthen apologies,

We pray in our closet-
Heal our land…

From imminent ruins
Besetting our being,
Trapping our continued existence
On seashells, and
Snoring at our pilgrimed progress,
Ready to cut short
Visions yet untold;

We pray in sudden silence,
Heal our land O’ lord…

When we in vain shield
‘Gainst stray arrows
Flying without caution
At our scalped shadows,
Sniffing the remnant life
Out of our living corpses;

We beg for war
At a time like this,
Cause we are damn tired
Of this noisy peace
Stealing our borrowed breath;

We pray in silence,
Heal our land…

From bowed bloodsheds
Reincarnating past glories,
Rewriting history ‘gainst
Our revamped walls
Loaded with agonies
Of the poor, the wretched
And the helpless;

We pray O’ lord,
Save us from this earthly hell
Betiding tomorrow’s hope
That never existed today

Heal our land,
We pray O’ lord…

Iyeomoan Ehizogie (Ema-Zogie) is a final year student of Economics and Statistics department in UNIBEN, Nigeria. He is a creative freelance writer, a public affairs analyst, a monochrome artist and a poet. He currently holds “the young premier Economics essay prize” and the “silver prize for poetry at the Korea-Nigeria International poetry feast (4th edition)”.

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  1. Ezeamalukwuo says:

    Nice work…I love the rhythm of the poem.

    Indeed we pray you; Heal our Land

  2. Sheyzznote says:

    Good piece. I love the flow. Nothing is wrong with the land, its the people that God should heal. We need purging! Lol

  3. Anene Francis says:

    Beautiful piece.
    We destroy and are still destroying earth only to turn to the maker to save us from ourselves. Prayer without action is dead sha. Pick a stone. This ruin is ours to rebuild.

    (Om0 coincidence eh. Two sides of the same coin. Lip sealed)

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