By Alaowei Cleric
The seasonal mare clausum in South Africa’s Nightmare is here again lurking around.
Oswald Soweto’s dreaded nightmare is the premonition of the Niger Delta’s August visitor.
In the news, the messenger gave me the broadcast of the impending holocaust,
The devastating mayhem the trojan horse will bring.
Even the USA’s friendly atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki are child’s play
As our august visitor prepares landmines of eternal scare on our psyches.
The august visitor is the seasonal flooding in River Forcados,
Always calling the harbinger of deaths and destructions
Like the river bird of John Pepper Clark.
In the prognostication, the august visitor will wreck yet again another havoc
On the emasculated communities angling at the Banks of River Forcados.
Oh! My beloved Ayakoromo people have inherited Noah’s Ark,
Waiting for the climaxes of the invasions at the Suomo Oweiyai (September) and Bouweibiriye (October).
As the august visitor is eagerly lying in wait with its venomous claws of torrent water volume.
Sure, the legendary Forcados will be raped underground by the consuming flood.
And the Talking Drum is not talking, Retelling the untold to the ears waiting for the education. Even the inherited story teller in Ekanpou Enewaredideke has been yanked off by the invading flood?.
The mystics of Joseph Benike’s academic prowess can’t defeat the august visitor?.
Has Hon. Paul Kurugbe’s sixth and seventh Books of politics can’t read the political myth to ward off the invading visitor?
Will the invading visitor defeat the Olotu in Chief Julius Takeme of the great Obotebe Kingdom?
And Oziko and Agbegu will just be standing at the pavements of Ofonibengha and Ayakoromo
In the face of this provocative invasion?
If Forcados is overwhelmed by her strength
Then we plead the Ekueweme and the Akatakpo of development masters to raise their unbeatable weapon of Stronger Delta,
To defeat this monster visitor of River Forcados.
Alaowei E. Cleric, Esq.