The Prophet & I - Kyilleh Dominic Arituo

I scouted for power
And found it in an hour.
In a world without a savour
To rule over those that labour.

I came in for fame
And hither is shame,
But I do not care –
To live I must dare:

He shuts his gate
And thither was hate
With many that cry, "Why?"
And their voices went high:

Peace! O, peace!

There is peace in Eden,
The green serene Garden
With happy singing birds,
And many sleeping bears.

I hankered for peace
And met my soul’s thief
That bids me come,
And I followed him home.

I crawled here to worship –
In the temple is hardship
With clerical oppression,
But to backslide is transgression:

He shuts his gate
And thither was hate
With many that cry, "Why?"
And their voices went high:

Peace! O, peace!

There is peace in Eden,
The green serene Garden
With happy singing birds,
And many sleeping bears.


Kyilleh Dominic Arituo was born in Fielmua, Sissala West District. He is currently enrolled in B.A. studies at Valley View University.

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