N’IME OBI

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E mechaa,
Mgbe anyasị ruru,
Anyị a gụọ egwu ahụ ọzọ –

Ọ egwu Chineke
Tinyere n’ime ụwa,
Egwu obi, egwu obi,
Egwu mkpụrụ-obi… –

Unu a jụna m
Ihe mere e ji m a gụpụta ihe dị m n’obi…
Unu a jụna m
Ihe mere e ji m a sụ nani asụsụ nke m…
Igbo bu otu, anyị ma,
Ma onye ọbụla nwe asụsụ bụ sọ nke ya,
Maka ọnye ọbụla dị iche –
Ị jụna m ihe mere e ji m a sụ asụsụ nke m –

Ma, ị chọọ,
Ị bịa mgbe anyasị ruru,
Mgbe ọnwa na-achị n’eligwe,
Mgbe ukuku na-ahwụ nwayọ kwa,
Ị bịa,
Ka anyị wee gụa egwu ahụ anyị nile ma,
Egwu ahụ Chineke tinyere m’ime ụwa,
Egwu ahụ Chineke tinyere anyị nịle n’ime obi,
Egwu eziokwu na ịhụnanya,
Egwu idinotu.

– Che Chidi Chukwumerije.

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Che Chidi Chukwumerije – Mmiri a zoro nwayọ nwayọ (english / deutsch)
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illustrated by Okam Abraxxzas

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