Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ritual by Biola Olatunde

I introduce to you Knight Chills Poet of the Week - Biola Olatunde

By Biola Olatunde

She wore red
midriff across her breast
and took the path
that led to her nest

The crickets sang
a melody to the breeze
Jasmine scented night
Moonlit kissed sky

They stood hidden
amongst the brambles
machetes gleaming

She sang along the path
thoughts of loved faces quickened her steps
they moved one pace closer too
the owl screamed a warning
lady you are led
to a fiery slaughter

The moon dipped
they jumped out
incantations galore
faces smeared with terror
one pinched scream
then a whimpered silence
the march to the grove
of the ancestral spirits

Now her red is spattered
with the red of her blood
it is the ritual of ignorance
danced by dead and living
In the eerie market square.
As they danced
her head impaled
on the grimaced mask
of dead ancestors
and her children
wait for her return.

Thank you Biola for your extraordinary contribution.

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  1. I love Biola's name. Great poem. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Everything about Biola is wonderful. She's an amazing human with unbelievable talent. Thanks for showing love, M. :-)