“Go Soul the body’s guest
Upon a thankless arrant
Fear not to touch the best
The truth shall be thy warrant
Go, since I needs must die
And give the world the lie.”
Sir Walter Raleigh- Soul’s Errand.
TELL DARKEN WEST
Say to the West they stink
And smears of filth
Tell, Convention fades like blink
Tell Bravery ’tis but myth.
Warn War of holocaust
Chide Strategy ’tis mere prank
Tell Peace it lies nought
When its rod faileth to spank.
Cry to Light it’s thin
And laxeth in its shine
Tell, Democracy can’t win
Unless with Villainy dine.
Tell Psychopath He commends
And makes his fawn
Tell Awe of unsungness it mends
Tell Sun to trail when Flattery’s done.
Say to Faiths they gleam
On their sacred way man leaves dirty spoor
Say to the proud stream
It flows, oe’rflows and banes the moor.
Tell Courage it prateth
And flees when it’s the meanest
Rebuke Fate it wasteth
Tell strength it’s not the strongest.
Tell fatigue it’s mean
When this Truth thou harbinger
Tell, resilience is near
Near, near and nearer
As it drifts towards matyrs’ isle
Tell nudists there’s mantle.
When thou hast uttered thy foretellings
And lay bare their loomy goriness
Fear not their yellings
Till you saunder Oneness
Whence lieth their bestness
Exhume conscience from ashes of shyness!
Thou Soul, body’s guest
Fear not but torch Darken West!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Agbaakin Oluwatoyosi Jeremiah is a law undergraduate of the Premier University, University of Ibadan. Born on the 9th of April, 1994 in Ikire, Osun state, he is an active pressman in the university community where he heads the news unit in his hall press organization. During his secondary days, he won many essay competitions, performed poetry for state programs and participated in many literary activities.
He is not relenting as he keeps writing especially on his blog: muselord.wordpress.com. Apart from his keen love for legal studies, he has burning passion for writing fantasy novels, poems,and on philosophy. Battle Scar, a novel about the Biafran war was published to his credit on the top online forum in Nigeria, Nairaland in 2013 and it received a wide read.
I believe in fighting for integrity and justice at all cost as the noble laureate, Wole Soyinka rightly said “The man dies in all who keep silent in the face of
tyranny” and a legendary Judge once established that justice must not only be done but be manifestly and undoubtedly seen to be done.