Poetry

BE HOPEFUL FOR THE COMING OF RAIN By Ifeanyi J. Nwokeabia

Written by Editor

Be hopeful for the coming of rain

When heat has torn our skins to shred

Leaving tribal marks of anxiety & pain

&drenching our foams & bodies in pool of sweat

To wake and mourn our sleepless nights.

Be hopeful for the coming of rain

When our Lords break their oath cups

Smashing & shattering our hopes & lives

As a farmer breaks coconuts’ heads with cutlass

Making an ensemble of mourners out of us.

Be hopeful for the coming of rain

When the terrain of life becomes tedious

When failure brightens our faces amidst wrinkles

When the joy of living is in dying to live

When the world becomes empty and formless.

About the author

Editor

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.