Posted by: Ron DuBour | April 8, 2016

A SAHEL’S SHRILL SOUND.~by Philibus K Elisha Elisha


 

 

A SAHEL’S SHRILL SOUND.

Piercing through the thicket
Sears the shrilling sound
Of the sahel’s sambisa..
Sandwich-scorched
By the arid sahara
And the mirage-distant mist
Of a foggy Atlantic down south
And lost in this alienated thicket
Is the shrill cacophonous sounds
Of the agonizing symphony
Of untainted nubiles.

Where are we?
They seem to ask in unison
Why this?
As if deliberately meted
Who are these?
As if their captors would even budge..

Their shrills
Grilled in the dumb air
Of the encroaching new home
Of a terrestrial tapestry
Woven by a dense thicket
For an extremist’s exploits;
Like locusts lost in the thicket
They grope with hungry proboscises
On anything to live on
And the human rodents that they are
Regurgitate their cuds of memory
Looking at the lush of home away
And the cohabitation of an animal’s
initiation
To propagate a false faith;
A fatal fate of a foreboding future
To victims of their dementia…

Where ‘tempt’ and ‘threat’
Intermingle.
Where ‘shift’ and ‘sleep’
Intertwine.
Where ‘yes’ and ‘no’
Interrelate.
Where ‘ molestation’ and ‘ abuse’
Intercourse….
And where ‘death’ and ‘ survival’
Wrestle.

On and on is the journey
And spread of the wild unleashment
Of a global antagonisms
To a wide cry against barbarism
Where man enslaves man
Man maims man
And animalistic instincts
Take a world into the penitentiary
Of fear,futility,famine
And falsehood of a nationhood
In some bigot’s exacerbating enclaves..
Where prejudice and injustice
Is their paradigm.

Lo!
Lest we be captives
In the dreary doldrums
Of demonic dementia.

Lo!
Lest we be in captivity
In the perilous parochialism
Of a Pharaoh’s paradigm.

Sambisa’s shrill sounds and shrieks
Sears beyond a sahel’s encroachment;
No artillery
No armament
No aberration…
For a truce
Attainable by humans
To curbing this cult
And mass maiming of armless souls
In servitude of self.

ELISHA KICHIME PHILIBUS (2016)
COPYRIGHTS RESERVED.

THIS IS A POEM I COMPOSED ON THE DEGRADING,DEHUMANIZING MOTIVES OF THE SO CALLED DREADED ‘BOKOHARAM’.
A TERRORIST ENCLAVE THAT IS BASELESS,UNTHOUGHTFUL, WICKED,ALIEN,EXTRATERRESTRIAL, ILL-INTENDED,MYOPIC,SELF-AGGRANDIZED AND SOUL LESS.
I PRAY FOR THE DEAD SOULS AND EMPATHIZE WITH THOSE WHOSE MEMORIES OF THIS EXPERIENCE IS INDELIBLE..

WAR AGAINST TERRORISM….!


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