The Yellow House Poets

Owugah Christian Doubra: “I Know A Man”

I Know A Man
by Owugah Christian Doubra

 

I knew a man who will knock on our door
every night drunk
I know a man who swore in his last breath that he will take care of us,

You know a father, we only knew a man
He left us when I was 10, my sister 7 my brother 4
and my mother 29

I know a man whose name has died in our mouths and we forget to remember we have a dad

I know of a man who swore on heaven and earth that he will be there

Ebitare, Tari, for everything beautiful he named us after wanting

Oh lord men are always remembered in memories
I lost my brother last month and he also is now a memory

I pray that everything in the mighty name of Jesus
May everything we lost
Fly back to us
May the feathers of angel bring fresh air back to our lives
Amen.

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Owugah Christian Doubra
Owugah Christian Doubra

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