Posted by: Ron DuBour | November 20, 2017

The sleeping people~by Prince Ibekwe



The sleeping people

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blinded by the sackcloth of ideology
cooked in the lurid pot of shrines
religions and gods

as opium it drives the people mad
douse them in the abyss of swarthiness
with the white cassock of doctrine

they seduce them into the lair of thieves
to be disposed of their thoughts

they walk the walk of deception
into the hallowed corridors of our minds
with their borrowed belief

the sacred book on one hand
canon on the other

the spirit of our grandfolks

cowed us like cows and lead us
into bowing to an unknown god

threw our traditional oracles into
the dustbin of time

brought us into the worship of a
white god

as flesh – birds they devour our skin
and lunched us into eternal slumber
forgetting our heritage

Ibekwe ®

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