Poems by Okoroafor Onyekachi

Poems by Okoroafor  Onyekachi

 

We are not the best

He is here in the street
feeding with sawdust
Parading half naked
Dining in diseases
All day;all night
Dreams buried in him
Undiscovered
But who cares?

He is here with us
playing more than us
Pouring sand on his head
Crying for his lost balloon
That worth him all
moving round the street on bealfoots
Yet to discover him self
But who cares?

He is here for shelter
to prevent his dream being
wash by water
He is swimming in the ocean of Pains
Because he own no home to dwell
But who cares?

He has a charming work sent to
But,Can not write
Rather can he read
Unschool like rat
No home training
No family
Only this ghetto
That worth him all
But who cares?

Spreading his wings to fly
Down the lane of the street
Hoping to be heard
Then we ask who cares?

 

Tell marakassie

She is my strength
Now I am weak
only treasure
that I seek
tell her to at night
Sleep with this message
Tell her I am sorry
For not buying her ice cream
For I was in a Hurry
Please don’t tell her I sent you

She is everything I dream of
Every blood that flow in me
Tell her I will be waiting underneath the Mango garden
Near mama Kamsi’s shop
Tell her that
I am homeless
For unto her heart I seek
For shelter
Please don’t tell her I sent you

She will be happy to read this letter
Make her smile a bit
As you do to me
Remind her to kiss the letter
For I did before giving it to her
Please don’t tell her I sent you

Tell her You found this in a dream
Wake up to see it on your bed
Tell her that
I am ready to accept life defeat
To pleased immortality of our love
Please don’t tell her I sent you

Make her remember when
she promised me better days
Tell her she is all in me
My heart,vain and blood
She own me
Tell her she is already my wife
But don’t tell her I sent you.

 

 

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