R.I.P………. MISS IFY …

R.I.P………. MISS IFY OMALICHA

IFY OMALICHA (journey into the womb of the earth

IFY OMALICHA

I see dreams

Hung

In the canal of memory

I see

Bloods

Froze

In the shattered hearts

Of mourning kinsmen

I see

Tears wallowed down

The poisonous ocean

And I,

The town-crier

Courier of dirges

I missed the cadence of her steps

Through the passage of darkened streets

I traced her footprints

At night-carnival

II

IFY

They told me

Dreams were once born

Toddlers were once celebrated

But

Were there tunes to dance to?

I was told

Your flute blew across my lineage

Were there hopes to hug?

III

Along the sloppy ground

Your legs slipped

You turned back

Without

Seeing the ladder

Without hearing our echoes

IV

IFY

There is music

In your throat

Distant lyrics

In our hearts

Now

The gallery is for you

But your presence is hidden

Your speeches are here

But

Who knows where you journeyed to?

We know

But

Dead to rise

Drenched with tears

Dumbed to hear

We only lament

Your spirit

shadow of our dreams

V

Thunder circumcised the sky

after that

We heard fading whispers

trailing the passage of memories

RASAQ MALIK/2012/UNIBADANImage

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