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Deep in the dark

Deep in the dark

The night far spent

Dawn breaking stealthily

Terror lurking desperately

The unsuspecting sleeps

Oblivious of the danger

Driven by envy and hate

Aiming to inflict pain


Then time stands still

Flashing daggers recklessly

Terror hopes to intimidate

Yet fear seizes his heart


As my sleepy eyes light up

In wonder rather than fear

At the stupidity on display

Faith wells up from within


I am more than a conqueror

No weapon can prevail

No force can overrun

I declare, just as a King


Terror is held spellbound

Never imagined such boldness

A response totally unnerving

Has sent his mission spiraling


The words slashing like a sword

Has rendered him defenceless

He was programmed to flee

At such a firm resistance


The weapons dropped in haste

Ugly litters on that gory scene

Even deep in the dark

Faith’s steel held sway

…Inspired by events narrated here, that unfolded in an armed robbery attack in 2007

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About Kene Okoye

A creative writer, banker, pianist, composer and music promoter, Kene documents events and presents his viewpoint in compelling narratives. He sets out to create vivid pictures with his intelligent use of words and seeks to engage, thrill, educate and inspire the reader. Come on and enjoy yourself.


  1. Kene, I am short of words to actually describe you. Please keep these episodes for eventual compilation into a book. I trust you must have started thinking in this direction if you have not actually started. Best wishes and God bless you and your family IJN, amen.

  2. This is a breathtaking poetry…. Can’t wait for the main story.

  3. Hmmm….what a wonderful way to whet our appetite for the coming episode(s). Genius.

  4. This is nice Kene,another gift from God unfolding gradually,keep it up and more grace dear.

  5. Wonderful poem. The Word will always prevail. Kene – the poet. You are multi talented.

  6. A sure reminder to keep declaring the word. Nice piece.

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