A piece of holiness I bear by Emmanuel Ben-Aboje - The Isaac Somto Foundation

  • A piece of holiness I bear by Emmanuel Ben-Aboje


    Echo of a whisper I hear
    Within boisterous acts and noise
    Within decision, acts and choice 
    Graceful herald of the voiceless voice
    Like the 'one crying in the wilderness' 
    Emerges the echo of a whisper 

    Resounding cognizance of the voice within
    Smooth, quiet bellow like a breeze
    Answering unheard quiz
    Discerning and perplexed but at ease
    Tamed with chains of own thoughts
    Brood with a crazy pace, still
    Emerges the echo of a whisper

    Indifference or refusal are lethal as bullet are
    Like a range point-blank, shot at the beckoner 
    More than actions thoughts are mischief
    So was my conceptual belief
    Until light, dream and vision makes vivid
    As an unsheathed sword, light dispels scales of darkness 
    Emerges unyielding echo of a whisper 

    Illumined from the cove of the heart
    From the wake to dusk, ecstasy or hurt
    Now, not felicitous, because boyhood was apt 
    The prime of time worth more than dimes 

    Though a little late is the recognition just for the mind 
    Never better a time when he bespeaks 
    Chains of whispers are now apprised 
    In faces, places, cases and convictions  
    I'm a subject seduced as the prophet of old 
    From the whispering echoes!.

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