Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Specter



A tale of the specter that reined amongst the living for convenience.
He spoke the language of turncoats and sang the song of cowards.
The gullible humans fell for him and raised him as their new guru.
He judged and adjudicated matters as though he was their Nehru
Phantasma thou art, phantasma thou grew, Phantasma thou returns.

The specter did not know, it has been made an imaginary king just for a day.
As the sun was walking across the universe, and the moon was asleep in the bay
The rains were coming from heaven, and the trees were dancing to their trumps
All had imagined the day will be dull, but no one had imagined it will be dumps
Phantasma thou art, phantasma thou grew, Phantasma thou returns.

The village had an enlightened prince who plied his trade in schools stocks
The specter sought to pull him downward, but he always faced clinker walls.
Constant presence of the erudite prince, gave the specter an everlasting loss
Conquering the land slept in the specter’s mind that he labored to be a ladislaus  
Phantasma thou art, phantasma thou grew, Phantasma thou returns.

Suddenly the specter devised a plan to become the ruler of the village mob
He called the prince the people’s spy, so the mob will execute his dirty job
The herd was in ancient arms of slings and stones of character assassination
Those were all weapons of old that cannot withstand tomahawks of education
Phantasma thou art, phantasma thou grew, Phantasma thou returns.

The prince heard the herd clarion, he laughed and laughed as they all gathered
The rains were just about to stop, then came a bigger storm that crisscrossed
The real Guru in his room afar, saw what no swamp dweller had seen anear
The specter that had reigned some time, lived in London like a lawyer besmear
Phantasma thou art, phantasma thou grew, Phantasma thou returns.

The old man who was thought akin, denied a thousand times in different oaths
The old man made a plea for the ghost to leave the village and spare his peace
The ghost lingered for some time, spitting bushfires that caught on every site
The time the ghost returned to the grave, its havoc had set the whole swamp alight.
Phantasma thou art, phantasma thou grew, Phantasma thou returns.

Hamilton Ayuk 2014. 

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

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