Chris Jibero

Rookie (Ugbawka)

For Chinua Achebe


Our foremost general
Is homeward bound
Carried shoulders high
By men of valour
Like Nwa Bekee on a hammock
Decorated a champion of champions
After fighting battles of life
Where a multitude lose
And just a few win

Chinualumogu
What a name befitting
The courageous trailblazer
Going to be our forerunner
In heaven
Scripting our names in gold
With a good story to boot
But with nothing falling apart
Fare thee well.

Submitted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
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