SENTINEL POETRY MAGAZINE  APRIL 2003

CHIMALUM NWANKWO
Guest Poet

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Burning Bush

Waiting

Iroko In The Wind

Flower from the Tomb

Tales Of Their Passing

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Tales Of Their Passing

The wind wields a mighty comb
And nothing hides in the underbrush
The wind wields a mighty comb

Fallen leaves will rise and walk
Wrappers reveal their pregnancies

All vessels will loose their hallowed lids
Over blessings or their secret horrors

That was how we read our stories
Sealed under the roof of our tongues

Hammered down by the General's rules
With bolts of blood and fired screws

Who can forget the tales of their passing
The fire wood bundles of all our agonies

In mountain ranges at the public squares
Waiting for the flare to raze all woes
In mountain ranges at the public squares...

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