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Christian Tobechukwu Okafor

Letter To My Tree

Off for work I was heading
But not without words for heat-keeping
To my tree to grease its heart
When with it I part.

The wind came and came
But no shaking by my tree
Until one visit, one day
When a fiercer one came.

Oh, why my tree lost control at last?
With the tears I write.

What do I again
The victory of my tree to regain?
Everyday I talk, everyday I mourn
For my love on my tree to be worn.

For my tree I pray to you, O creator
Her inner heart softly touch

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Tribute To Our Fathers

Black sheep son's father
What a grief to be!
Fool's teacher doth but
Potsherds glues apiece.

Father's heroism ring out
And blessing rain upon yourself;
At noble father cock a snook
And basket-full sorrows harvest.

The flo'er of youth maximize
But not 'gainst noble father.
Better "No" when 'live and strong
Than spite at his solemn sleep.

Cock your ear and be under his wings
For o'er you The Supreme honours him.
Father's blessing the son's hand strengthens
But father's curse a fatal road paves.

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