PoeticThursday(PT): Òlòde by Emmanuel Oritseweyinmi

by ahjotnaija

Emmanuel Oritseweyinmi is a writer and an inspirational speaker. He is the author of "I Dare to be a Nigerian: A collection of inspiring stories, plays and anecdotes" available on Amazon We at AhjotNaija are honoured to have him guestblog for us. This is first of many inpsirational series soon to be published.

Emmanuel Oritseweyinmi is a writer and an inspirational speaker. He is the author of “I Dare to be a Nigerian: A collection of inspiring stories, plays and anecdotes” available on Amazon
We at AhjotNaija are honoured to have him guestblog for us. This is first of many inpsirational series soon to be published.

You stand over him, a judge

He begs though he knows you won’t budge

Regret tears at his heart,

You pull the knife — slay the hart!

You are Òlòde—One who bears light,

One who keeps evil out of sight.

Are you not Òlòde—the one who watches,

Why then do you stone a lad in clutches?

Is that a smile I see on your face,

A blooming joy at another’s disgrace?

You stare over him

Heart cold, eyes grim.

Be done with it then Òlòde,

Finish the man!

And sing him an ode,

Is that not the plan?