“Chukwu”

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by John Umeh

Great Chi
Source of my Chi
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm

Totality of mystic propulsions
Source of life propeller and other propulsions
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm


Aka Ofu the first cause
Aka the First, origin and source of energy and light
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm

Chukwu the Universal Spirit
Revealer of Abia – arcane and other knowledge – first to Agwu
and then to His servant Di-Abia the expert in Abia
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm


Tide of Long-basket Abia
Source of round-basket divination Abia
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm

Olisa the Tide of the Universe
Destroyer and Restorer.  Head-water of eternal purity
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm

The one-eyed One
but all seeing Anthill with eyes all over
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm

Aka Ofu the ancient and the First One
Purest Blaze whose servant the blazing Sun is comparative darkness
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm


O’sa the Wisdom and knowledge that gave round-baskets of
knowledge and wisdom to Holy Spirit Agwu and Dibia
so that they immediately follow behind Him
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm

Obasi the High God
Whose child Dibia is to be titled the child of the High One
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm


Husband of Komosu
Father of the Beautiful Spirit Queen, my mother Idemmili
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm

Father of all fathers
You’re the Kindness, the Kindheart and the Merciful
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm


Chineke – the Creator
Not to be seen in His rectangular sacred Obi house
Komosu opened slightly to see
A spark of golden fire of creation escaped and caused
the greatest tragedy
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm

Love
You pressed the mystic brakes
Komosus corpse and particles of erstwhile monolithic world
come to balance
Some have continued to go round and round
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm


Love, Mercy and Kindness
You too back Your Wife
Wept Your Tears on Her corpse
Salty Oceans and seas that cleansed it of hatred, death
staleness and loss
It became the sacred land/earth
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm

SPIRIT greater than all spirits
Who comes First, followed by Agwu the Holy Spirit
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm


Revealer of all Abia
Dibia the Abia expert after his mission returns to God
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm

Omniscience
The greatest historian eventually goes back to God
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm


The greatest artist/technologist
Eventually goes back to God
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm

Eternal Mystery to the world
The children of the world are striving to know how you are
They are all guessing
For one one sees God and remains alive in this planet
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm


Completeness of potency
Whose words gave existence to innumerable beings and things
up and down the universe
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm

King of kings who verdict is final
being the Being of the last appeal
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm


Eternal Mystery to the world
With no beginning and no end
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm

Defeater of all those who’ve boasted they’ll defeat me
You’ve given me the Lion’s Ikenga that never cools off
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm


Igbulu Ukwu
Great Igbulu greater than Sacred Grove
Source of sacred altar
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm

The Light
Father of  small light the ancestor of all IduuOlu and Igbo
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm


The Potency
Whose hands touched and changed sands to Gold
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm

The greatest and all pervading
Omnipresent, omniscient and all seeing
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm


The One Who’s wide awake even in deep slumber
The one-eyed One that sees all
The One who duplicates Himself in countless numbers
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm

One who is not targetted to time and calendar
Save the time and calendar God has set for himself
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm


The Creator that created Himself
The Breath that breathes Himself
The Life that lives Himself
The Potency that Potentiates Himself
The Word that speaks Himself
The Psalm that sings Himself
The Song/Dance that sings and dances Himself
The Hymn that sings Himself
The Laughter that laughs Himself
The Lamentation that mourns Himself
The Peace that pacifies Himself
The Divination that divines Himself
The Supreme Thought that thinks Himself
The Reflection that reflects Himself
The Wisdom/Knowledge that knows Himself
The Mystic propulsion that propels Himself
The Wind that blows Himself
The Fire/Energy that lit/energized and sustained Himself
The Completeness of Aura that carries Himself
The Prophecy that prophecies Himself
The Title that titles Himself
The Medicine and the Charm that medicates and charms Himself
The Light that lights Himself
The Calendar and the Time that programs Himself
The Completeness that complete Himself
The Hidden Knowledge and the Wisdom that reveals Himself
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm

The Fire/Energy and the Light
Which the uniformed are seeking with their dim palm candle-light
thinking You’re Mkpu termite flies which can be attracted
by the show of owa dim light
Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm Ọm


From Okponku Abu by John Umeh

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