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Igbinedion Obaretin

The Funeral Song

Beneath this sky the clouds travel still
And as the night falls on this hill,
They fall with darkness together;

Thunder grumbles in anger this night
With menacing flashes of lightening all night,
They send tremors to the earth together;

This morning the sun refuses to smile
And the sky squeezes its ugly face awhile,
They speak of impending storm together;

Now the orange drops of rain heavy over here,
And the wind direct its lashing canes here and there,
They mock the terrified creatures together;

My land is a mirage sketched on a paper
By that imperial will claiming to be better,
That will that never consult has failed all together;

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