Slowly, we part ways
And with goodbye whispers, stole away;
Then enmity came to stay.
We were subtle,
Guilty of pride, loss of mantle
And treaty that bonded our castle;
Now in peace, we battle
Till in grave, we settle.
Obioha Chibuike Clement is a Nigerian writer and this poem is a submission received from the July 2017 SLM 1 year anniversary poetry contest.