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A Windy Tale

There are nights that the world stays calm Quiet, silent not even a time of wink or snare A time, poets stay alone in thought Wondering what others see as absurd Unnecessary, awful and undeserved The lines read in the mind Draws a quieter person Turns the mind to a great arena, A giant field […]

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A run in the rain

The clouds are crying The lines of silver Wash off the dark clouds There was no moon today No stars either Just I and nature The pattering bash on my head On this night I was naked as I came The raindrops beat me In a soothing understanding The colds ate into my flesh Grasping […]

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A bright morning in December

Wake up Walk up to the window side Watch the golden sun rise Majestically from the East Feel the morning airs Swooshing thru the yellow fields Feel the heat of mother Nature The warmth that gives life Look around, look out for the birds Migrating and home comers It is bright morning It’s a nice […]

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The Moons Tale

Tonight we sit under the moons light She gave her torch for all to see From dark houses, or from the seats Beneath the huge trees in the hamlet The moons light always came with soft airs Mild, enticing, strangely something Divine Then the noises of children playing Rent the air, yelling, wailing infants The […]

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Who I love

Oh I am in love Your grapes gave me wine Your love gave me life It is at your table I dine I stand at the foot of a hill Watching the setting sun Near the busy oil palm mill I see women, their quarry burn The road to the stream Are littered with fallen […]

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The Messenger

Kokookoroko kokorokoro A greeting called from afar The children ran out excited As if the message was for them But then who knows? Heads up, listen attentively Komkom korookom Another beat rang out Pushing the mild hit Into the ears of even the heaviest village sleeper ‘Oh how cute, it is one of the Kings […]

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Musing: Strange Loneliness

One creaky windy night, By the house near the riverside Stood a tree, solemn and queer Standing like a sword wielding knight Posing to take a decisive blow Bending on strange parts, different The branches full of green algae, Stood like the muscles of Hercules And its rough body smeared with sap Patches of a […]

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Back from traveling

All the while I sat on a bus My mind was already with you Dreaming all I could see When I arrive to your embrace Oh beautiful tree Standing solemnly outside By my room window Waving her green leaves When the Night comes with her breeze Making melody for me Singing a cool lullaby But […]

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Help me get there!

Dear poetry friend and family. I was shortlisted for a poetry contest in Nigeria. I seek your support and help by reading, voting(by sharing the poem on your Fbk or twitter) and asking your friends to share the poem. I need to make this poetic breakthrough, I need your support. Thanks and God bless you. […]

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A Lonely Dream

There’s a star Out’here Lookin’ lonely and hapless It looked even more prettier alone I saw it from the bed When I pushed the curtain to a side Tis cold and moonless night It was shiverin’ Or maybe I thought it was Just under my bed I heard a cricket shriek Maybe he was mad […]

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A tale of the Wind

The stars are glittering this evening Showing their white shining teeth Baring the light that twinkle once upon a minute The window curtains dance to the tune Played by the passing romantic air The wind plays a calm flute, a lyric Which the whole clan hears and listens The forest dwellers, the hamlet and town […]

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Tonights Wishes

How light I feel tonight I have been fighting myself Asking rhetorics, muttering about Where things got wrong Muddled even to believe That our love is no more Praying silently, lips moving With teary eyes I stood Peering at a lonely partridge Plucking the seeds of a tree The love I had for you The […]

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Cold Harmattan

If there comes a knock on the door Don’t be in a hurry to answer For there goes a strong wind Rushing about the dry cloud A very strange bust of air Roaming the streets, the fields Pulling leaves, and sand along Dancing on the pathway leading to the hamlet Painting faces with all white […]

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The Seeker

I see a golden ray Giving light from afar Up the lonely road Near the cliffs edge Where the leaves fall in circles Caring about nothing As they fall, happily And the skies not to be seen But a sieve of the suns light Falling thru the waving trees Now and then, The rodents of […]

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The way

Love stands watching, With eyes deep red Tears running down As a stream on a slope Wetting the land on its rush A clear spring water But then no one to drink For men thirst not again There’s a land full of sorrow Strife, hunger, riot and war The world knows no peace We hate […]

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Musing: my mood

The love I have I can’t really tell The wind blows The trees dance The flicker of hope Dwelling in me hops In my heart, lives joy Seeing the clouds white And the sun shine Hearing from the Egrets And the mooing cattle Sitting amidst my street kids Playing soccer in the fields And waking […]

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Musing: Dear Diary

Dear diary, This cold morning I sit on my bed Near the glass window Staring sleepily up, at the fan Though the fan stood still I do not understand why I stare The dry air had come It had sucked up, all moisture All the liquid here I stare up, aye Cos I am deep […]

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Musing: my Poetry

Strange if we may ask Have you ever fallen in love, To see the beauty in what you do? The light in my heart Comes from painting poetry The Lord had given me this And I shall not let go Oh poetry my dearest My very heart throb The smiles you bring to me, I […]

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Ovim, my homeland

To Thee My homeland My mothers birthplace The land of the brave Ovim- land of strength What baffles me most, Through this bewildered mind The uncertainty of what Must be thought and said Is the serenity about thee I speak of you with pride With love, with joy Thee Ovim, my Father land A beauty […]

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The Harmattan

In the morning before tea With natures best company, Trees, shrubs and rodents The warm air sifts about Like the whistling Nightingale Singing to the red Rose Now, the doors of the tent Must be opened for the airs Which comes with dried lips Which the kids lick all day Faces crack, voices deepen more […]

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The River Niger

Have you seen the snake river That flows about the Savannah? The sun rays falls on it, And the whiteness woos the eyes The hippos and crocs love it The river pythons dwell about it A beckoning waterfall up the rocks And Mother Nature sings loudly, Always as she washes her garments On the clean […]

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Sweet breezes

Oh there are sweet breezes Come from the ocean And drawn by the wind about All over the little hamlet When the nights come The skies become gloomy And the trees shuffle Enjoying the romance of the air But the wind smilingly, silently Sieves thru, pushing the heat And making the lovers night chill The […]

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Shift from Professionalism to Creativity

Why do musicians, actors and comedians earn more than medical doctors, bankers, accountants and the rest of them professionals? Sometimes, what an active musician earns in a month is much greater than what an average doctor earns in a year! Even, they count in hard currency, I mean the entertainers. Why is this so? Will […]

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Musing

When you sing, it seemed you were crying The darks corner stays A quiet night, one of singing Let the warmth of the song light my ways The hot sun of these times The winds of the blessed clouds The Harmattan with her garments All driving about in her chariots When you wake the next […]

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