Requiem for Favour: A Poem by Nnaemeka Oruh

Favour

Requiem for Favour

No requiem for you

Your singlehood was a scar

That barred you from

The cult of the honoured dead

Believers in a fated existence,

Who blame one too,

For being fate’s puppet–

The irony of wisdom.

 

But I shall build you a cenotaph tall

Rising from my heart till it kisses the sky

Garland it with tree branches

That flower, sans root, sans soil

The love in my heart, the sole irrigator

 

And with love mixed with pain,

I scribble this epitaph

Which shall last through ages

Longer than the remembrance children bring

The anthill that survives through generations

Daily whispering your name; Miss Favour Leeman.

——–

© Nnaemeka Oruh

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Nnaemeka Oruh

Nnaemeka Oruh majored in English, at the University of Port Harcourt, where he graduated as the best Graduating student of the 2002/2003 session. Oruh is interested in Poetry, and other forms of Creative Writing. He is an Essayist who has been published in various websites, and Newspapers in Nigeria and abroad. Oruh's basic area of focus is the travails of the Nigerian youth, and indeed the political problems of nigeria, which he believes is the root cause of all the problems in the country.

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