Poetry

TYRANNY IN THE DARK By Godfrey Emeka

Written by Editor

A good day to die young at twenty, ten, twenty
a fading light brought upon us, the image of our strange world,
the world we think we know, becomes unknown;
unknown to us that we live decade years of darkness

In the year twenty ten twenty, agony of heroes are heard,
the seconds, minutes, hours, day, week, month the hunters go for hunting
to put an end to the song of hope sang through unity,
sang wittily and move towards the center of power

The hunters, secretly ride and drive towards the arena
within the arena they lay in ambush,
looking for men to prey on, Hercules to devour
positioning their tunnels in four cardinal points of the arena

The hunter with their tunnels add sounds to our song
with fading light coming from different direction,
men begin to fall, to feel pains, hurrying feet come for rescue,
the heroes are falling, but a good day to die hard

Waiting for Godot to save our world from this turbulence darkness inflected on us for decades,
through men of perdition, that hour and day darkness revolved the orbit
after twenty ten twenty, men begin to fight in salience,
due to tyranny in the dark, and we now have a new way of wrestling evil

The sounds from the tunnels, the light from the tunnels and our fallen heroes put an end to our hopelessness,
we feel and see the image of our world, we feel and see the image of the tyrant rulers;
the tunnels of the hunters make us know that life worth fighting for;

The living we continue from where the fallen heroes stopped
tyranny in the dark, a fight to the end and hope for constant changes,
what the tyrants called total victory is a pure hope for our generation
twenty ten twenty, the season of awakening from a deep sleep

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.