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Psalm: Father, I thank You

Father I thank You I thank You for the airs come to me For the light and colors my eyes see I thank You for the noises of people I hear And the garments You gave me to wear The cloud wore a white garment The future we see is very bright The earth herself […]

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Waiting for the Rain

We are baked in the sun While waiting for the rain, But now she remembered us The clouds has been moody and we knew she must surely cry now she wept, throwing rain water All over the little hamlet Now I claim the first drop And you claim the next drop Oh look up and […]

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Poetale: The Musk Rat

Prologue: There was this tale my old granny told the children She will always say “Listen my children, listen.” And we; little, full of curiosity will look up patiently Then it was usual before each tale to play about In the strong moon light which swept the garden In between the plays, we wrestled and […]

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Smiley

I like you to blow out laughing Turn around and see me make a face I like to see you smile The pains in my heart go soothed away I want to see the curves of your mouth dance to the lyrics of my daydream But call me names if you would Call me the […]

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Beauty and Beautiful

Ecstacy is beauty It is a feeling formed to feel A scent, a wish, a moment A flower, a dinner, a kiss maybe Which undescribable, won’t stay For it is just a sweet mirage Like a fine deer on the forest, In the quiet hunting season The deer ate thru yellow hay And when the […]

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Let the World Sing…

Let the world fall before Thee, The One who rule the Earth and the Sea And drags the wind like as a child will his toy The plants You let germinate on the grey soil With Your great hand You made man in Your image And yet You made the fullness of the Earth man’s […]

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Myrrh: A song of Oke Iroegbu

I want to sing of the butterfly That roam the green garden Happily she glide with the air Watching the sun shine in the noon And waiting to fly to other lands Where the sunflower glows when the sun shine I want to sing of undying hope The harbinger of light, smokeless Like an infinite […]

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Poetale: Three Memories

Okay I recall vividly when I was younger and I wore skirts cos I forgot to get some trousers for the long holidays and I traveled to place where I couldnt get trousers or shorts. Then I played with other kids wearing skirts like the Scottish, just that I had no pipe to play. I […]

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The Zoo

Sunny, lazy Sometimes muddy Full of weary trees Tree stumps And overlapping tree branches The green and brown mix, Part of the enclosures. Quiet in the noon In the heat of the day And the hustle of survival The streams are green with mold And the pathways are sticky with mud But the fun of […]

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The Nomad

As the twilight came I took a walk for some air And down the roadside I went There stood a young man Bearded heavily like myself Throwing corn seeds into his mouth And grinding them with such relish That his brown teeth showed in the process He stood by our fence And I decided to […]

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Breezy Evening

This evening is quite exceptional No stars, no fireflies, no light No torch, just a quiet darkness And a sweet surge of sweet wind The clouds are dark and light And upon it the lightning flash Now and then, sparks of white Stray through the firmaments Raindrops fall slowly, quietly She seem to travel light […]

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The song of a Methodist

Our job is to praise You Bring down Your glory The trees bow before You Your works are Beauty The wind is Your messenger The clouds like a fog to You Nothing compares to Your power Nothing is greater than You Little is the whole Universe to You Decorated with fine firmaments You make the […]

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The Commonwealth Annual Short Story Competition 2017

The Commonwealth Annual Short Story Competition call for submissions. We’re delighted to let you know that the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is now open for entries. The closing date is 1 November 2016. The prize is for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000-5,000 words) in English; regional winners receive £2,500 and the […]

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Amuse: A High School Certificate

Now I return to my hamlet With a high school certificate From the Government College And to the amazement of my people And welcoming of the King himself! I march down with my long socks And my pants which is torn everywhere As the crowd sang me a victory song Even the Kings daughter herself […]

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Tale: The Animal King: Confusion and Disunity

Gather now… Come closer Warm your hands, sit near the fire It is a cold evening, is it? Now pay attention to this poetale I hope it helps warm you up And trust it prepares you for a fine sleep   Once upon a time In a land far away Across seven rivers And seven […]

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A Poetale: Night and the Wind

Flirty Breezy wind of the south Woo my candle light Which danced like a mad man She paint the wall With the silhoutte of the light Drawing pictures of many objects Showing a magnified view of shapes Scary and gigantic. Titanic! The curtains are thrown up At each blast from the wind And her underwears […]

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A muse: And Today I am Human First!

1. ”Do you know why people miss it a lot? We love things and not people We love money and not someone We love machines and gadgets And will give those our time and concern While the world dies from human pain and poverty The world dies from neglect and carelessness So much machines are […]

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Arise in the morning, with commentary

Morning is breaking, So is the sun upon the horizon On a day many will till And many will waste still The clouds grow and spread A blue apparition they made With scupltures on the wind And strange painting on the cloud The waking day beckons to all To everyone to work… Arise when it […]

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African Tradition: Calling upon the African rain storm

‘The land is hungry, so are my words… Let’s make it rain… Let’s flood the dry earth and let the ink flow again!’ Now I seek to hear the sound of the rain fall Yes let it rumble through the clouds Like the stomach of a child about to purge The vegetations here attest to […]

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Ogbor Hill

She sprawled across the breadth of the land. She lay humbly Like someone listening to the Ocarina of time Wasting away to carefree and careless governments Losing the charm it was once known for And settling for lesser things and lesser people Ogbor hills abbatoirs lay with blood of sheep, pigs and cattle The river […]

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it’s about to rain

Now here goes the first rain and wind storm of September… And it came like a quarel Throwing punches Holding each others throat and Blowing thru their fury noses On their path, they throw fine sand around Pulling the weak rooftops about Now the clouds blacken with each provocation The rain beat down like pellets […]

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I wish

I wish I could smile forever Sometimes it does not come so I wish I was to pick comely flowers Out in the fields where grain grow I wish I could help the dying world Though it seems some wish otherwise I wish the nights are free of the cruel cold For those who have […]

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A muse: The Eclipse

Today I woke hopeful Thinking about yesterdays news It is already past the hour And there is no eclipse here Hmmm… Maybe it is happening Somewhere, Vancouver or Siberia But here it seem like a saturday Not much traffic of people like before I told a friend of mine about this And she asked… ‘What […]

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Fly High September

How time flies Memories fade too But wear a smile And always be good Sing a song Hum a tune Dance along Share a Coke The days turn to weeks The weeks to months And the future we seek But stay in Divine soothe The grace of God blesses It is a wonder And from […]

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