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ECHOES BEFORE SUNRISE

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Victoria Ukpaka
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Sole bleeding miles have I trekked,
In search of the silent questions
My heart sought.
The sands bear the prints of my feet
With the sun setting behind me.

Have you been where I am?
Eyes towards the sunrise,
Knowing that the sun will take a while to rise,
Yet I must set my sights to the east
For I must leave behind what the sun left in the west.

Have you ever asked questions
Without knowing exactly what you ask?
Have you ever expected answers,
Without knowing what questions you asked?
Now you know why my eyes are set on the sun.

The skies echoed my confusion
And poured down rain in torrents.
Why are the questions too hard to ask?
Why are the answers too hard to come.
Now you know, I wait for sunrise.

The grounds bear me witness
Even as my tears get lost in the sands.
You only have to follow the trail in the sands
To know that I was there.
You still do not understand, I know.

Well, I wait for the sunrise,
For I cannot continue the journey,
I will wait and catch the day,
Before the next sunset.
The horror that awaits at sunset, I must escape from.

 

-Victoria Ukpaka


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Dr. Kennedy O. Obohwemu
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S1L1, L2 & L3:

Sole bleeding miles have I trekked,
In search of the silent questions
My heart sought.

You mean 'silent answers'? We seek answers to questions, not the other way round (at least in the context portrayed in those lines).

 


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Dr. Kennedy O. Obohwemu
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Fantastic title by the way...


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