Treasure Island

Onyekachukwu Vincent Onyeche

(4th October / Asaba, Nigeria)

Unrest Soul: Sin in Gene


My ancestor's gene is bad,
O what a sin
Committed, I inherited,
Running after them,
With the sense of music and ear,
Same evil I do.

Doctrines expect good in me,
O what a task
Failed, not my making; why trait?
Obeying chromosome,
Like computer to instructions,
Same evil they did.

Give everyman a different trait,
O hear me lord
Surely, like thumb-print
I swear,
If I sin,
A different evil I do.

Submitted: Saturday, December 28, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 04, 2014
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