Is it right that we who are so small
accept to fall
when we ought to stand tall?
My heart - Lull...
The caresses of complacency
stroke me gently
its own currency
stimulating me to deceptive docility
I am given stale bread
for my stupid silence
you are fully dressed in holes and red
answering forever’s call in muteness
I should have stood for you
King of the exceptional few
but I am no hero: ten mouths call more to feed
so I lie with the crumbs, praising and mourning you.
(From BRING OUR CASKET HOME)
Su’eddie Vershima Agema is a writer and publisher who lives in Abuja and Makurdi. He is a development, literary and cultural enthusiast who has a web presence and blogs Here. 'He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Association of Nigerian Authors (Benue State) and Team Leader, SEVHAGE, a literary promoting organization, In addition to other literary pursuits, Vershima Agema has a poetry collections BRING OUR CASKET HOME