Forgive Me Dear Governor

Satin sheets
On feathery pillows, your heart merrily beats

King on a King size bed
Not a care, not a worry as you lay your gracious head

Forgive me dear governor
For I have sinned
Gatekeeper of hell's door
I seek your pardon
It is for you I pray, I live and I die
For I am naught but an insignificant and a small fry

Of absolutely no consequence
Dear Sir, dear royal eminence
Forgive me dear governor
Charred bodies bow
The grounds please plough
Human beings here for you to sow
Mangled bones
Mass graves of droves
Bury us in our day's clothes
For ours is a chapter that need be closed
Forgive me dear governor
I realize I may have offended you
From my grave, my apology is true
If I could only move between these here grave buddies

I swear, I'll testify that for my death you deserve no worries

Forgive me dear governor
Bury my fragility
Detain my vulnerability
In cells or graves,
By bullets or ablaze
Draped with earthen sheets
Asleep with quiet beats
Mando's residents at peace
Please don't lose your receipts
Till we meet
Till we are raised
Rest your feet
May your Lord be praised
Forgive me dear governor
-Dr. Peregrino Brimah; @EveryNigerian

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Articles by Perry Brimah, Dr.