by Tolu’ A. Akinyemi
Flood us with your mercies, Lord Calm this tumultuous wind, Raging like a sweltering firestorm Can’t you hear our intense groans Reverberating like heartbreak songs? We will: Atone for this error. That has birthed terror And gloomy weathers. Burn incense On glistening altars. And shy from the error of our Ways that have become a consuming fire.
Tolu’ A. Akinyemi (also known as Tolutoludo & the Lion of Newcastle) is a multiple award-winning author in the genres of poetry, short stories, children’s literature, and essays. He is a co-founder of Lion and Lilac, a UK-based arts organisation, and sits on the board of many organisations.