THE RISING SUN
By Onah, Godday Ejiofor
This rising sun shall bear me witness
That these children of mine
Where once battered
And robbed of their robes
And shoes and crowns
And chased into the deep dark forest
Where they sojourned for years
Famished and finished,
Their flesh turned manure to the soil,
But their souls and spirits lived.
This sun, you shall bear me witness
That from these dust and ruins they rose
Sprouting like a tottering rotten grain
They scattered over the soil of the earth
Like grains of sand carried by wind and water
They began to mount their stake.
10/10/2022 09:05:05 am
The rising sun is a witness to everything done under the heaven..Nice piece Onah, it meant something to me.
Daniel Kehinde Olalekan
10/10/2022 10:28:37 am
Without exaggerating anything, this poem is heavy. The rhythm, language, imagery and figures of sounds used in the poem are top-notch. The line break is excellent. Diction, too. Will never fail to mention the refraining of "And" in lines 4 - 6.
10/10/2022 02:39:02 pm
Indeed, nothing is hidden under the sun
11/10/2022 11:43:29 am
Indeed, the sun bears witness to all man's suffering. Your poem was short but carried a deep meaning. Didn't quite understand line 2 and 3 in the second stanza. Where in line 3 of the first stanza should've been were.
12/10/2022 06:36:06 am
Reading once, reading twice, reading again because this is a beaut.
Syntyche Omeinyinyi Success
14/10/2022 11:53:18 am
The sun is an absolute witness.
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