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

Topic(s): Life


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

What do you think this poem is about?



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. Sentiments Of Love, Louis Borgo
  2. Forever Free, courtney metcalf
  3. Rage Against the Machine, Amber Hardisty
  4. Out, Barbara Dixion
  5. Raindrop Ambitions, Ailill Ailill
  6. Child the Blossoming Bud, Kumarmani Mahakul
  7. fun, douglas scotney
  8. To the Morning Star, Ailill Ailill
  9. Modern Art, Nassy Fesharaki
  10. Burning, Adam M. Snow

Poem of the Day

poet Geoffrey Chaucer

Compleyne ne koude, ne might myn herte never,
My peynes halve, ne what torment I have,
Though that I sholde in your presence ben ever,
Myn hertes lady, as wisly he me save
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  2. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. And Death Shall Have No Dominion, Dylan Thomas
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]