Treasure Island

GEORGE AMADI


Ritual Executioner


Oracle, an eclipsed, reddened sun
His superstitious mind freaked out.
Unrepentant pagans, like him, by an
Unquestioned age-long belief, swear;
But although, an unequivocal proof
Such an awe-inspiring myth lacks.

Thrice, in vain, growled in hysteria
A thief that stole a sacrificial goat;
To the gods, his blood on iroko tree,
Spilled like chicken-pox, destined was.

Mass-Server Chibuzo, in solemnity,
Thrice, on his knees, the altar bell rang
And Holy Communion approaching, Adia,
A lone voice, hymns her best shot gave.

A former ritual executioner, Obi, now a
Convert, “Mea Culpa” mouthed.
His very first words, as Christian,
Out went In search of a new start;
No veil can sins from him now hide,
What’s left is for “Alleluia” to ring loud.




Lagos, May 18,2013

Submitted: Monday, March 10, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Topic(s): Life

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Ritual Executioner by GEORGE AMADI )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The Cavity, Francie Lynch
  2. Exstasis, Frank Avon
  3. I'm a Piece of Work, Francie Lynch
  4. Some people's change, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  5. Simply Marvelous, Electric Lady
  6. Winter in Tennessee, Frank Avon
  7. Oh, I Can Fly, Francie Lynch
  8. The drowned emigrants المهاجرون الغرقى, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  9. Clean and sanitized., Ryan Brodesser
  10. Final Devotion, Saiom Shriver

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Louis Stevenson

AT last she comes, O never more
In this dear patience of my pain
To leave me lonely as before,
Or leave my soul alone again.... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Merry-Go-Round, Langston Hughes
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]