Saturday, July 2, 2016

Picture of You

To the memory of my father Rev. A. S. Akpan (1940-4eva)


With this life I’m going to paint a picture of you
Cut a canvas out of reality splash on colors so true
Erect a living effigy in my flesh offer up my body
For all time in pursuit of this solitary soulful duty;
I’m gonna walk your walk until I’m eligible to talk
Like you once did during your stay on this mortal ball,
I got a feeling I want to feel it how you took the heat
And polish, refine, weave it into the theme of my masterpiece.

Akpan