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Literature Poetry

WALK AGAIN ( A Poem of Hope)

Under the moonlight I hide myself;

Staring at feet from every angle making moves.

Akonto has done me evil; my shoulders are sored, my tender arms are wailing for help.

My legs; feeble.

I am dying on the inside.

Something has happened to me

The things so great that I cannot weep;

My people, I have been somewhere

If you see Akonto

Tell him he hasn't dealt well with me;

My great household is no more.

Leave me here under the moonlight to grief my loss.

In the noonday,

I shall see the sun

She shall come to visit me,

I shall stand on my feet; restore my household,

And repair the broken fence.

I shall look regal, and walk down the street with pride,

And sit at the gate with great men.

I shall climb the Iroko and bring down its leaves to heal me.

I shall eat the bread of the land I ploughed.

I shall sing and make merry again.

I shall stand up to Akonto!

Akonto in this poem represents life.

This poem is basically about a man who unforeseen circumstances of life had laid hold on everything he ever owned but while in his grief dares to rise up and face life!

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Akonto WALK


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