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Claws Of The Mighty by Kufre Udeme

Sweating drummers
Growing so wild
Anxious crowds
Expanding like ringworm

Hefty hefty
Like a bunch of palm fruits
Huge shoulders
Dancing into the sandy circle

Smoky cloud
Drifting across the dying sun
Human voices
Chanting their names

Tough palms
Clashing like swords
Heavy legs
Rooting like Mangrove

Trickery trickery
One plunged the other down
Roaring crowds
Lifting him shoulder high.

Kufre Udeme is a strong-willed writer with an artistic commitment to beat the blind criticism of Africa. Since 2007, his writings have been published in local and international publications, including All States, The Evangelist, and Update Newspapers. His poem “The Obama Nation” was published in 2011 by Fullosia Press. Please visit to contact him.