Widowed Land - Odessa Gheeneil R. Agbas

Treasured paradise of the old:
A domain claimed,
and then, slaved to death.

This new life growing
beneath dead trees
branched out without roots.

Echoes of your melancholic chant
silenced by the sound of foreign voices
jammed into your mouth.

Now, one dream realized
while yours, killed
upon drops of blood,
staining parchment.

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Odessa Gheeneil R. Agbas has a bachelors degree in Mathematics. She writes mostly poetry. Some of her work has appeared in WalkingBlind Art and Literature magazine and the Emerge Literary Journal.