Half a Life. A poem by Musa Aruna Chemnchu

Musa Aruna Chemnchu

HALF A LIFE
For we first came with facts,
And swapped with artefacts.
As recorded in arts,
and spreaded in parts,
Around the globe in oratures,
as testified,
by men of arts with sculptures.
Some fully terrified.


And others with the blue moon,
to seek harmony and bloom
the light of love,
to be spread about by the Dove.

The full swapped took the lane
And we became them in cultures and in arts,
Living half in half like them.
But they are with our spirituality
As we take on their religion, their culture.
Our spirituality becomes theirs in full lane.

Jesus, Mohammed, Amun-ra? Where are we?
For all? Then we are a hybrid.
For one? Then which one of them?
Half we are, living half in half
as in half a life

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Musa Aruna Chemnchu is a PhD researcher in the University of Bamenda. He teaches English and Literature in English in Government Bilingual High School Downtown-Bamenda. He is interested in Cultural Studies, Black British Literature and Diasporic Studies. He has written a close range of poems on contemporary subjects, related to the preceding fields of studies. However, these poems are yet to be published.  

 

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Darcie Friesen Hossack is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers. Her short story collection, Mennonites Don’t Dance, was a runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Award, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Evergreen Award for Adult Fiction. Citing irreverence, the book was banned by the LaCrete Public Library in Northern Alberta. Having mentored with Giller finalists Sandra Birdsell (The Russlander) and Gail Anderson Dargatz (Spawning Grounds, The Cure for Death by Lightening), Darcie is now completing her first novel where, for a family with a Seventh-day Adventist father and a Mennonite mother, the End Times are just around the corner. Darcie is also a four time judge of the Whistler Independent Book Awards, and a career food writer. She lives in Northern Alberta, Canada, with her husband, international award-winning chef, Dean Hossack.

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