MIDNIGHT INCANTATIONS By Uwandu Victory and Francisca Adielechi

Written by Editor

Auguries of senseless mortals,
About the god’s leniency,
Made them coarse in evil doings,
Wagons of calamities are committed.

Ancestral spirit hover in bemusement
Sleeping Ancestors sheds tears of pain
In the land of the impalpable

When things begin to fall apart
The center of unity couldn’t hold.
The Ancient Talking drum beat’s to warn
Mockeries are rained down to a garrulous
Priest who tries to attone their sins

In a sober mood, the priest weeps
In depth the tablet of his heart
Seeing the Kingdom in peril
In a festival of illumination

Virgins got defiled in the desert of mat
Innocent souls are slain
Unclean blood of maidens drop incessantly
To the sacred stream of ajani
As a result of sea-love pleasure

The bell of sacrilege revamps echoes of pity
The priest stood in aggravation
Waiting for the bell of departure to vanish
To usher in thick Nightfall
As he was ready for the midnight incantations

The night fall became cloudy and thick
Dressed in black robes and red crystal beads
He began to enchant saying

Oh!!! Ancient ancestors remember that whatsoever a man sows he shall reap.
(The blaring of the weeping flute is heard in obscurity).
Let the blood of the untainted cry out and take revenge
I cease to arbitrate on their behalf
(He cast a spell above the sky)

The rains listened into seduction
Raining down cursed blessings of an insuperable downpour
Trees began to dance surugede in a high key

Seeing this he nooded to satisfaction
And continued
Our Ancestors how long will your mercy prevail
On evil men who know not your complaisance
Let them eat from the cauldron of misery
Which they’ve prepared for themselves
The Midnight incantation
Was raw and never spared evil men
In their hideouts!!!

About the author


Bada Yusuf Amoo holds B.A in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, he is the publisher of thespeakingheart.com. He started the website in 2015, he has published both his works and other budding writers and poets on the website. He is a public commentators and his articles are on different websites.