Hallowed Heaven hypnotically dripped delicately with deep delight,
Earthly elements effusively exploded in enthralling ecstasy,
And the people stood, proudly positioned and pulsating with profound patriotism,
As the beaming baton of presiding power potently crossed, from the clan clad
In knightly khakis, to the group garbed in fitting fabrics.
Radiant reflections of a fabulously fecund future flavored
Many massive motley mosaics – as the delirious denizens heartily hinged hope
On calcified candidates claiming to wield wholesome wonder wands.
Alas, affably ascending the treasure throne ludicrously lengthened the labyrinth linking
The rich and the rubbish; the fetid fraudsters forging worse perversions – birthing and
Strengthening the slimy slithering snakes of cliquish corruption – sordidly staining all sectors.
But, finally, the warmly wheels of fortune forthwith spun swiftly from the sadistically
Soiled species – as the malcontent masses resolutely resisted
The prepossessing paper power, the hedonistic heady hallucinogen,
And collectively centered the conscience on a proactively primed platform;
Having advanced as an amalgamated army of taut tenacious truth;
Candidly congregated to cogently choose a scrupulous satisfactory servant –
A congenially conscientious captain, sufficiently skilled to sail
Our scintillating ship to its ideal island of soothing salvation,
Pole-vault our robustly resilient republic to its peerless pinnacle of pellucid prosperity,
And conclusively and concretely close the coal-colored chambers
Pointedly partitioning the pauper and the prosperous.
Ikenna Igwe is an award-winning writer of fiction and nonfiction books. A Quantity Surveyor by training, he also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Education.
His written works include: In The Arms Of Midnight, The Judas Web, The Delicate Choice, and Educational Series (Quantitative Reasoning with Vocational Studies for Primary Schools, Books 1-6, and Verbal Reasoning with General Knowledge for Primary Schools, Books 1-6).
Furthermore, his poems have been featured on literary websites, such as Kalahari Review, Poetry Potion, Words, Rhymes and Rhythms, and Okadabooks, and have also been published, in various anthologies, by Forward Poetry.
He lives in Lagos, where he is currently working on a new book.