Category Archives: Poetry

The ‘N’ Words — by Eze Amma

The ‘N’ Words

I am that I am
Negus Negusta
The King of Kings

I am
The Great Negus
Watching
Cardinals sin cardinal sins
With lies still dripping from their quivering lips
And vampiric hands clasping cups filled
To the brim
With the blood of the innocents
Waiting to be drunk dry
And with even more blood on their heads
Pooled in a round red puddles
And pouring off their shoulders on down to their feet
In sanguinous cascading folds that color their
Processional paths a river of bright scar-littered red read more

Akhenaten’s Hymn to the Aten

Edited by Jide Uwechia

Hymn to the Aten

Your dawning is beautiful in the horizon of heaven,
O living Aten, creator of life!

When you set in the western horizon,
Earth falls into a deathly darkness.
People sleep in chambers, heads covered,
oblivious of the world,
the possessions in their head stolen.
Every lion comes forth from its den,
the serpents sting.
Darkness reigns,
earth is silent,
as their maker rests in heavens. read more