Freedom or Something Like That
When they gave us freedom
And asked us to dance wild
Like savage beasts around bonfires
We did not see the smirk
That rocked the corner of their lips.
Reached down and touched –
No – torched our chains into molten
Metal, leaving us scars like tattoos on our
Wrists, we did not hear the chortle it tried to hide
But we danced around bonfires
And thanked the heavens for the gift
Of thunder because they both gave us some
Freedom or something like that.
© Benjamin Cbimnonso
Covenanted Chimnonso Benjamin was born in Nigeria where he lives and writes and tries to make a living. He first encountered poetry in Kindergarten through poems sung to the twinkling little star. He started writing his own poetry much later in 2013 and has since developed into other forms of writing. His works have been featured in Brittle Paper, Kalahari Review and elsewhere.
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