THE GODS WERE KILLED BUT WHO DID? – BY IKOROMASOMA EMMANUEL
Long long time ago centuries past
At the outskirt of modernization
Divinity was the only map through
And liturgy was the only meal
They feast on and become strong
As it passes their vanes and spines
More than the sacrifices in their shrines.
Like the wind they transcends
Living an immanent assertion
Deeply watered by its reign
“Man has no voice, yes no voice”
Rather than to sing paean and bow
To them and when they say piom
Nobody dare says poim poim.
They all bear different names
Zeus, Jupiter, Shango and Amadioha
They are but kings of all gods
And the gods of all kings
They were the soil upon which
Fertilized and man was planted on
Like a coconut tree in a lawn.
Only they were knowledgeable and wise
Man was nothing but tabular rasa
Depended on everything both his name
And so they toiled with out fate
Faithfully like a bunch of debris
Rained on and smash by the sun
Until undecided man decided to shun.
He shunned by living on his feet
Rather than die on his knees
Like a soldier seriously bleed
Even before he was wounded
He unshackled the chains with questions
Questions that lead to his leaving
As unexamined life is not worth living.
They nest and fed in our heart
What happens when the heart is shut?
To them man is a boat without paddle
Floating in the mid middle of nowhere
But what are they without worship
Nothing but a dead illusion
Existing in the minds contemplation.
Man’s thirst for knowledge expanded
Like the dreadful depth of lost
Fed by logic but unsatisfied
Until Sciences pave its way through
With the strength of a tsunami
And man turned is own problem
When objectivism became the emblem.
An aphorism that savaged
The thinking faculty of the 21st
Century man saddled and conditioned
Again and again like the dogs
Dogs conditioned by Ivan Pav Lov
“Anything not seen does not exist”
And the gods seized to exist.
Who killed the gods they asked
Was it SCIENCE, GODS or MAN?
Some said Sciences other man
It is rightly left for you to decide
But to a logical or rational end
Man is the ultimate of all things
And of all that life brings.
Written By: Ikoromasoma, Emmanuel.
I am from Rivers State and a native of Okirika. I attended New Era Brilliant College Borikiri, graduated of Rivers State University Port Harcourt were i studied Office and Information Management. I did a certificate program in Uniport in the Department of Theatre and film Studies. I love writing, dancing, and sport. I fell in love with poetry in my secondary school days and ever since poetry has changed my life.
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