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The Warmth of Life

To my love My hearts desire My heart dances when it rains But the heat, the warmth I miss The trees wave all about the land And the white sea water rush- All foaming towards the earths frontier How pretty they are, How perfectly made The network of blue clouds Passing in a solitary march […]

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Isuikwuato

Oh land of the brave The temperate, the strong The oneness of Nature The beauty all desire Oh dear humble African land The green forests of Amaeke With those daring masquerades Prowling about town On hot sleepy days Cloudy days; rain and sun Hills, ancient and fresh Streams running thru them Giving them some life […]

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Musing: The Rains Dilemma

Tonight it drizzles outside Quiet, solemn and calm And sitting on a bench Made of thick lumber Carved of the finest workman Under the shed of a Mahogany People rush about, here and there Papers fly up the sky And the cloud blackens, the more A scarecrow for all to see A bugle for home-retreating […]

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The Train

I see you pant Gasping for air As you climb the heights Chuuu, you say, Chuuuuuu! I wonder how it be How you muster such courage Such strength and majesty The children are happy to see you When your long snaky body Pulls through the length of the village ‘ChuuChuuuChuuu!’ they cry Though scared, they […]

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Musing: All Things Beautiful

Queues of tiny cute rabbits Unperturbed and playing in the corn fields Eagles watching patiently over them Neon-lit streetlights in the dark Scents of the Rose and the Marigold Calls of the Patridges across the forested waterfalls Emeralds dressed in flower-smiles Yesterday was fast snoring, again Cakes of snow; Hopes beautiful painted in artful sceneries […]

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A Run In The Rain

Now the clouds are crying The lines of silver show off And the dark skies drain Not a sight of the moon Non of the stars either Just me and Nature The patterings bash on my head On this night, I was naked as I came The rain drops beat me In a soothing romance […]

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Church Boy

1. The church clock-bell dings On light morning sundays Waking the hamlet, the neighborhood Solemn, pink and sunny day A reverenced time, absolute All roads lead to the Lords House Pulling strange flowers on the way As the morning sun wakes from his slumber The clouds let the airs pull us about Leading us to […]

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Our African Heritage

The sun has risen with hopes It throws its light on our faces On our farms, and our homes And we see our shadows cast back Our African heritage comes alive To do her best for all human kind For all beautiful infants For all that gives life This is our own, our pride From […]

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The Journey

Dreams grow Winds blow There’s a dust on me Cos I’ve been away On a journey To a land far away A journey To a land of honey An epitome of beauty A home to my raging fury I’ve been away to A land of hills Of great vast lands A land of brave warriors […]

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Musing: Aye a Pirate

Down by the waterside I ached for a ride Then came a tiny canoe sail Rollin its small tail Mind you sailor I-the wielder of the Ockrentor The ‘craziest’ poet And can you him beat? I dream I believe He sparingly revved Life has made me a panther I a lynx do be rather He […]

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Maker of Poetry

Now poetry had it all A way of life, dreams and fancy When we wake, it sings At bedtime it comes around In the fields, in the airs On the back of the Camels On automobiles on the streets It is on the food we eat Can you hear it pray ‘eat me?’ The fishes […]

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Under the Baobab

Tonight we will sit under the Baobab To scratch each others back And we shall let all the children Gather about us, happily Tonight the moon shall visit us With his smiles and dimples And a tale shall be told With all sleepy eyes listening Tonight the squirrels will listen As we tell of great […]

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Poetale

Hello pals, Top of the day to you, I bring you poetic greetings and hearts. I will like to introduce you to another poetic invention: poetale. You might just wonder what it is, it is a fun way of telling stories in poetic styles and stanzas. Most of my poems come in this form. Poetales […]

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The Legend of Wawadomea

Verse 1: Cannibals of the East Far out the lonely seas of the Indies Our maiden vessel sailed Hitting the strongest winds Surfing the wild oceans And at all times; bumping into the skies In this quiet piece of the ocean A strange sea of some sort Where there stays a blue sky An evenings […]

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Cold Nights

A drop of the rain outside Another, and then a shower It is very cold here; lonely And my thoughts wander about And I wonder what goes on your beautiful mind I missed it all The cold touches my bones Shivering from all of the touch Clutching my feathery pillows It’s a perfect monster weather […]

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So Long A Dreamers Joy

The sun gave its last smile Then went to sleep for the day Cool wooing sea breezes wash thru Sending an emissary notice To the gleefully shining stars On a night many wondered about The moon happy as he seemed Searched the beautiful glades in haste Looking for ones love –his love Once, more crickets […]

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A Tale of the Lakes: The Duck

Once upon a quiet lake Beside a green forest Lived a Duck and her chicks All day they waddle through the waters Enjoying the serenity A day came and the Duck Brought her chicks all about her ‘Quack quack Daak’ she began ‘You have been friends With the Turtle You know the Lake More than […]

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Farewell

Farewell to thee city It is time I move I long to stay But something else calls I wish to play But if I do, what shall I gain? The clouds are grey All is solemn But despair not I shall continue to write To paint colors To draw smiles on faces To tell tales […]

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Night rain 2

It’s raining The clouds are dark And we are huddled together Listening to the sounds out there All is calm, all is good The cold wind Which had made the rain A companion; drives wildly Not a cricket could be heard How awful, me thinks The Whistling Pines wine outside They never been too cold […]

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Another Musing

The air blows out there And it shoves my friend around Here, a cricket calls out mildly Thru its dark hidden caves And light moths congregate on my lamp dancing excitedly Forgetting too soon the dangers of the lamps prisoner There’s no moon tonight The clouds were usually quiet Now and again, the Wind bullies […]

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To thee Fairest

To thee fairest of all I lay confused on this bed And why this is, I know not I stare up the ceilings To find answers to my voidness And alas; I find none Maybe, I find many selfish; Alone in this game of love But then my senses are undisturbed Though I think of […]

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Rain drums

When there’s a dark cloud Hopes are for rain The Garden plants dance in excitement And the little ants enjoy a day off Cloudy sky to many Presents a sign of hope And when it pours, There’s joy all over the land The ground would be little good for nothing If she disallows the rain […]

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A Tale of the Trees

Tonight, it is airy And I can hear voices I heard the Pine trees whisper To all trees, Baobabs, Oaks; and the bald Owl A tale of the nights With the Moon on guard The Wild Plums struggling to stay awake To hear the tale of the trees ‘Listen brethren, I get a tale’ The […]

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Soar with you

If I was an Eagle I would soar up the blue skies But I won’t without thee my fairest When a lion roars It’s kin gather about it And when I behold thee my fairest My heart leaps in joy My lips dance the dance of the Pigeon And it all dawns on me That […]

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Lullaby

I will write a poem for you tonight Close your eyes and let your head rest Lay close to me and listen to my tale Do you feel the breezes shove our hair? The Fireplace refuses to loose out on the tale There’s only one explanation of this A light rain will help strike a […]

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Poetry in the morning

While we wait for the warmth from the sun And let our minds roam and run Now the Winds still blows Looking for his bride to woo The clouds are still sleepy And a Bumblebee buzzed pass, happy Scents from trees tops Descend upon the little mushrooms And all is happy on the sight There […]

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A Haiku: Nature’s Drum

The way it rains now You might think the world is ending What a sound on the roof, And this is Natures drum.

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A Muse

Paint me in your words It’s time I lay my bones But a night is incomplete Without a pen and poem Paint me in your minds eyes Let the wishes of all sweet dreams Come lay on our bosom For the Day has gone to sleep Taking his lights with him And if I become […]

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A Tale of the Wildwoods 2

There’s a land behind those hills Covered in the forest A green foliage; brushes and roots All the time the Clouds are blue And the king of the Forest Do fall in love with it When the cloud blushes It rains softly; mildly And the little creatures Which live in the land Look up to […]

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Sunshine on my face

Have you wondered why the Sun shines Letting its heat come warm us? Have it not been for this That we see the lighted day? Have you been to the Sunflower? Ask her a question or two See her dance excitedly Once you whisper her brides name Do you think there’s life in the deserts? […]

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Anne Frank

Originally posted on Oke Iroegbu's Diary of Hope & Nostalgia (African Poems, Tales and Proverbs):
See how the blue skies smile Watch the Sun fall beneath the cliff Greet Le Chambon when you pass by Thank all for their humanity, corn and beef I wonder why the Vegetations are green And all beautiful beans…

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