Poem: Devil on the Loose!

Poem: Devil on the Loose!

Friday, March 27, 2020 1:04 pm


Hope O’Rukevbe Eghagha







By Hope Eghagha 


Devil is on the loose, 

Fire is on the loose

This could be our noose

Unless we cut the noose


Someone loves the noose 

He rigidly fiddles for the noose

Cos he has nothing to lose


If we all face the noose

Our necks are tightened by the black noose

Black patriots cry about the noose

Even white strangers cry about the black noose


Yet fat messengers of the noose

Indolently remain on the loose 

To praise the hands of the noose


Till the raging fire of the noose 

Consumes us with herdsmen’s noose

Who then shall tell the news of the noose?


(c) Hope Eghagha, University of Lagos


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