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A Muse: Arise, my Sunshine

Goodmorning my sunshine Should I let the curtains open To let the suns warmth reach us? See the sun rise fast above the clouds From the silhouettes of caves she rises Showing herself in between two cliffs Painting the grey land gold; There is smell of burning grass Come from farms awaiting the suns heat […]

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The rivulet, Oko’pia

You stay far away And you beckon to us From the quiet hamlets we hear you call Messages passing thro the forests rumbling stomach To the white clouds garnished by the sunshine And the tree pathways, leading to you We sit on your banks, telling stories of the wild You let the trees surrounding us […]

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The Butterfly

There was this little yellow butterfly Fluffy, gracious and hovering all about me She seemed to be searching for my legs Though shy she seemed, she kept flight And at a point she came down to the floor Flapping her little wings calm but swift I watched her, trying to understand her gesture With my […]

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Choosing a school

Choosing a school can be hectic and stressful. Most times, selections are made wrongly by prospective candidates. Some make choices based on family influences or peer pressure, the fact is your the one who is going to school, not your parents or friends. It is important to make proper investigation on a school you would […]

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Take me there

Take me to a place where the sun shines Where flowers blossom in the summertime And the yellow wheat fields stay in quietness Even as bees and beetles buzz about the trees And butterflies hover about in sweet abandon Take me to a place where the airs are mild In the mornings after a stormy […]

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Your Smiles

Your smiles are awesome They make me speechless And when the day is spent Upon my face, the stress With your smiles and scent Thoughts of you are heart warming You are sweet and hug deserving

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A Psalm : Hide me in Your Shadow

Hide me in your Shadow Lord Let me be invincible to the worlds strife In the vales were dry bones lay And up hill were the skies touch the Earth Let me stand blameless before You I have fallen for I am just human Weak, frail and vain, but You perfects all this Now I […]

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Hold my hands

Hold my hands Let’s take this stroll together Let’s grow older together Your smiles light my world I am lost to endless wonder Hold my hands Let’s take this walk together Let’s smile at each other Let’s walk beneath the tree shed In a dry and airy evening of December Hold my hands Let’s forget […]

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Xmas

How happy the day ended And now the stars glitter in the night With laughters of joy resounding about While up the hills, the grass burn How joyful the hugs and smiles are From loved ones and friends And the entire acquiantance made As celebrations and festivities abound Now the birth of our Lord, Christ […]

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Festive Season

In the mornings and evening And as the sun rises each day Comes the joy of the festive season On the roadsides the dry grasses lay Waiting to be gathered and burned So the flames can dance happily To meet the sky, his sweet bride And the fest ends as the soot falls solemnly But […]

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Yehobhah, God of Invincibility

Oh Lord of all life The one with the power of invincibility He who made the Universe and all in it With mere words of mouth The pillars of the Earth stand erected! He rides the thunder storm in the dark And like the passing of grey clouds The Sun rises on His command The […]

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Aba, The Enyimba City

See the roofs on houses, dust cladded And the palm trees stuck to the ground Like a majestic knight standing guard The streets wind up the road Ogbor sits on a hill up the vale The ancient city and fortress Once on the river flowing fast Washing strange mens nakedness The harmattan brings dusts upon […]

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Let us dance

Let us dance while the moon shine As we swerve about together To see the stars as they glitter Let us dance under the baobab Besides the termites castle And the grazing field for the cattle When we dance under the baobab And the moon light up the cloud is bright All beautiful memories come […]

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Be there for you

When love is taken to the moon And for many, numerous reasons The lines of your teary eyes Grow dim as your love deepen Your hug drives me crazy It transforms my view of the world A dance of the flickering flight On the black eyes that watch my lips As you peer into my […]

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By the Window side on the Harmattan

Once by the window side One can see the greenfields The tulips and the sweet smelling Rose And the little spider crawling about in her net The golden sun shines forth Bringing her warmth through the window And the birds twitter on the tree Which live near the windowside Sometimes squirrels come bounding in Throwing […]

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God is Reading

Now write of the falling leaves From tree tops and heights As they fall in solemn circles And as the wind rock them about Write about the mountains and hills About the hollow sound made When the birds hover over them Painting silhouettes upon the ground Write about the trees And their sweet awesomeness The […]

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Musing: Longing for thee

My soul longs for thee, dear motherland To run the dusty red muds And to swim in the rivers all over you To climb the trees of your forests And wallow on the shallow streams My soul longs to nibble the tender pumpkin seeds Freshly cut from the farms To dance with warriors, home with […]

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When the Sky Fall

Will you look upon this weary face When it all ends some coming day – When the volcanoes erupt And the sky fall Or will this face be saddened With sudden human twist of betrayal? Will there be your shoulder to lean on Will there be your care and pats, When tears cloud the blue […]

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The sunset

The sun set slowly The grey dusts of time Sink as the dark come As the birds fly away The winds become softer It lets the moons sign Come upon the clouds as a print The smell of burning grass rent the air The golden color of the wheat Which stays when the sun shine […]

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Airy Night

The evening is cold The airs are mild It blows very sweet Into the eyes of all Burnt ashes fly about Even as the evening is dull And people lay yawning The wind continue to blow

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The Leopard Man

Once, deep in the heart of the hamlet A terror strikes in the dead of the night Tears, blood trails, and fresh paw marks After the moonlight comes a deep roar From the forests that live with the hamlet A terror descends upon the quietness Two small balls of light ravage the village In the […]

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Umudinja

Tonight, reminds me of thee motherland Thee land of great forests and men! Of streams and vast farmlands! The home of the Cashew and the Palm The scenery of Mother Natures beauty A painted work, done only by Nature herself Great hills and vales surround thee Oh how love flows when you are remembered All […]

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Worthy Is The Lamb

Holy is the Lord The mighty One of valor He rules over all the Earth He commands all nature And holds the Heavens With pillars we see not He is seated upon the throne In the heaven of Heavens Praise be to You, Jehovah! Worthy is the lamb of God

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Musing: Besides the Waterfall

I stand before the rocks On the edge were waters fall Through the block were ferns grow And the white crystals drop solemnly And I call out to thee Hear me, dear mother Nature Though I am confused and shy I come to ask of thee something All about me, I fear greatly I fear […]

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Natures Fury

Even as your shadow fall upon me But in the midst of the grim darkness I see a ray of light, I see hope You summon the wind with your mind Scattering the tree leaves all about You drive the wild cattle away from the field As the clouds separate the blue from the white […]

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My Lover

The wind let my ship rock But you commandeered my heart My sails are up in the sky The flag of love flies desperately Now you lay beside my weak bones Cuddling me, through my shyness We whisper and talk slowly While the woods sigh in the chimney In the waking morning You are my […]

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Fantasy: “I Am”

I am a mist Covering the green woods In the early hours of the morning Descending upon the streets a mirage I am a shadow Hiding in the quiet streets Following lights wherever it goes Swerving about in the lights flicker I am a rainmaker One who invokes the rain One who calls upon the […]

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Musing: Sun Rising in Africa

When the sun rises upon the quiet hamlet There is joy, there are smiles and laughter The curtains are thrown open for light The golden rays of the sun swing in Hopes are high, answers to prayers come The children roll out their bicycles As their dogs follow them, fast The little ones stay behind, […]

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A short Psalm

When I found Your light amidst the darkness, it made my life so beautiful Up the mountains, down the valleys, in the hamlets and in towns The nights bring her blanket upon me, making my heart faint The cold feast upon my flesh, making me shiver and cry out But Your Providence surpasses all my […]

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A tale: The Boar and The Tortoise

Once in a land far, far away… The Tortoise and the Boar made friends. There friendship was known all over the land. The two families were very close. One day the Tortoise asked the Boar to lend him some money. Out of the old friendship which existed between the two families, the Boar lent out […]

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Kpe’re in the Harmattan

Now real love feels like Standing on a rocky land Surrounded by bamboo trees On a very hot sunny day By the side of a flowing stream Filled with children playing In the coldness of the waters And watching the hovering hawks Circle the area like a scout As each burst of Heavenly air Shakes […]

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Flowers from the front

Dear, I found a flower on a dirt patch This morning, as the sun rose It looked a little sickly It’s redness almost lost And it shivered on the morning breeze It told me about the dying world And I had pity on it The world is dying dear Man and machines are helping her […]

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Umukwu: In Cold Mornings

It is a very cold morning As dew descend upon this land From those ancient hills Standing like medieval knights Protecting, shielding and guiding the hamlet Quiet, queer and strange But full of amazing life When you feel the cold Touched by the tip of a grass leave On your way to the stream Or […]

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Musing: If Love

If love is a fruit it will be an orange If love was up the firmaments, it will be the sunshine If love was a poetale, it will be the tale of the Giraffe and how he ate the sickly moon half If love was a color, it will be many hues mixed together without […]

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Tears

1. When life smiles, smile back But most times, life never smiles Then pain becomes a part of it all But do not let that rule you 2. Have you seen dying infants Starving of bread and milk? But somewhere, somehow Grains are refined to make fuel Wit asks, Food or Fuel? Why are we […]

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Verses of December

THE MIST The morning is filled with the mist The pathways are treacherous Filled with stray serpents and scorpions Come to land to get some warmth HARMATTAN The heat burns the flesh Dried skin and teary eyes The wind is merciless pushing away All that dared to stand before her BURNING GRASSES Burnt grasses give […]

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Love Life

Sometimes life is dry and brown The green leaves of trees mean a little The sight of snails crawling gives no fun And all about there is no color or joy The firmaments seem to be grey The rain that falls tickles painfully And the scorching sun so annoying Isolation from Natures cruelty comes But […]

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