Monday, October 01, 2007

The Cowering soldier (2)


The enemy approaches in fury
For a moment, I could see the future
A thousand souls, men will bury
Disrupting the peace of divine nature.
Every second draws them closer
Making one team victorious
And the other, the loser.
We stood still waiting
Like fearless warriors
But we're lambs to the slaughter
Every man has his sword
Waiting for the word

Just a few inches away
I looked to the sky and said a prayer
The war had begun
There no way we can run.
We fought gallantly
Hoping to die as heroes
Or live to tell a story.

The blood of men, wet the land
A sea of heads on the sand
I looked and saw dead men
that meant I was still alive
Still fighting to survive
The enemies were crushed
With spears in their backs
Their journey ended.
They didn't have a story to tell
They laid lifeless in hell
The great heroes that fell
The war has ended
I still have breath in me
We lost many souls to claim the victory
I am not the Cowering Soldier
But the man that overcame his fear to emerge.

Click here for The Cowering Soldier (1)

15 comments:

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

Happy Independence Day to you! And, as usual, your creativity is incredible.

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SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

oooh I was first!

pamelastitch said...

i am not a cowering soldier as well
but what battle are you facing??

Andy said...

Sounds like something from Biafra....good concept!

Ugo Daniels said...

LMAO @ aNDY...hahahaha

bimbylads said...

oh my word,, is this real? ur writing is OFF THE CHAIN!!! LOLLLLLLLL.. well done

Isi said...

nice work :-)

Obinwanne said...

good post

LOVITA.BRAVEJOURNAL.COM said...

U r a fine writer

Lighty said...

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE.
ORACLE ORACLE, U DONE DONE IT AGAIN. VERY WELL WRITTEN. BEAUTIFULLY COMPOSED.

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

Your blog has come of age.

Your poetry speaks volume and the gripping imagery of the bravery of "The Cowering Soldier" shows the depth of your meditation and imagination.

I believe you are one of the most promising new poets from Nigeria.

I respect your genius and your humility is worthy of emulation.

Just hold on to HIM who has made you what and who you are. And He will never let you down. He will increase your greatness.

Cheers and God bless.

Fancy said...

Well done, Oracle!
The first stanza captures the moment very well indeed.

CATWALQ a.k.a LAGBA-JESS said...

am sorry o, but where is this fight happening?

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