Why slay on hay when no pay?, a poem by Professor Ikechukwu Benjamin Ezeohagwu

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Professor Ikechukwu Benjamin Ezeohagwu
Professor Ikechukwu Benjamin Ezeohagwu

I

Why slay on hay
when no pay?
in hour  of tour, we are,
in dire need of progress,
no need slay all day.

II

Why pray as lay
when no ray?
in hour of sour, we are,
in hire deed of clueless,
no need slay all day.

III

Why bay on fray
when no way?
in hour of dour, we are,
in cire weed of distress,
no need slay all day.

IV

Why say in gay
when no fay?
in hour of jour, we are,
in mire feed of emptiness.
no need slay all day.

V

Why play in stay
when no yay?
in hour of lour, we are,
in lire meed of impress,
no need slay all day.

VI

Why trail in dray
when no gray?
in hour of pour, we are,
in fire reed of interest,
no need slay all day.

Ben Ezeohagwu won the Onigraffiks Prize for literature (2017).  He is Professor of Graphonomy and Chancellor, African American University, Porto-Novo, Republic of Benin and can be reached at Email: benezeohagwu@yahoo.com, www.africanamericanuniversity.org, 08173175540.

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