Monday, 22 February 2010

An Act of Faith by Chika O. Okeke

From Sentinel Poetry Magazine January 2003

Chika O. Okeke

An Act of Faith

He sat there and waited
For the Christmas star
But Harmattan winds
Hurled anger into watery eyes
Unblinking and hurting
Untiring, expecting

He stood there and waited
For the alleluia cries
Of singing angels
Or the bleating of
Rams tethered
In the lamb's pen

He lies here listening
To the breaking bones
Of his mind searching
Soul ravines and skies
Awaiting the ascent
Of a twinkless star.

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