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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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A Call At The Future

Listen… The wind is surging by Over the treetops on a hill A call… The whisper in ones dream After a daring days work Hören… Dreams grow like pumpkins Sprouting and clutching …as it goes A firm step for another …and another Then a brave walk Tension minimal It’s now… the future The call at […]

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By the Lakeside

Laying by the lakeside On a mild and quiet evening With the Tulips and Pansies waving In sweet union with the Airs And the kisses she gives the wetlands A sudden drop on the waters From the flowers that stood above the lake And the enchanting forested woodland, And the sweet smelling Rose bushes A […]

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Blood and Flags

Remember… These words that fall from me My knees are bent in prayers Tearful, shaking lips and nostrils Caution has let hope breed in me Though these days turn sour In lands where we once played But; is hope gone for real? Media, machines and man Inseparable pairs of destruction Seems they kill more When […]

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My Sun

Let’s pull the curtains to a side And see the rays of the Golden Sun Sieve in to greet from the wild A strong flight in a run Let me braid your hair As we watch the surging clouds I will hold your hands my dear And we shall stay were blue skies abound Let’s […]

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A Night with a Cricket

I laid my bones to rest A quiet night, dark and solemn A wild thought swept thru me But I was to be awake Cos I heard it I heard the screech A cold one, not far from me I listened Nothing else A neighbors cough at the next flat bothered it It stayed for […]

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Beautiful Dreams

Night has finally come Time to count the stars To smile on our spare shoulders This airy night A bed dressed of roses A spark off the black skies A feeling breezed down from above Tonight is really rossy A cold one A blessed one A good nights dream Study Questions. 1. Explain the last […]

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A Tale of the Wild Seas 1: Greece

Twenty and some months I laid on this white Sands of timeless times; a work of the tireless Tide A replica of the burnt downtrodden Arena of the Gladiators stand The home of a thousand sea creatures A scenario of reverend sweet breezes And calmly folded waters rolling in unison A stubborn mud stuck to […]

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Snowy Xmas

The snow falls silently Another leaf falls All is white And all is white! The icy wind blows lazily Squirrels huddle together Outside it’s all cold And it’s very cold! And then… The jingle We lived with It’s gift-ful Santa So take a wish And watch him give a nod.

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Dawn

Wed, 2 May, 2012 Destiny is a flower A hope unseen Weldin’ up in strength Nev’r to return to its bud. It’s a snail train Pilotin’ thru a rocky terrain On a journ’y of faith A journ’y of the unknown. It’s our tomorrow An expected smile Of persevered tears And a prayerful hug

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Was I Part of This?

A dark night had come Cold dry winds; brave, calm Hard thought of the day As I lay my sense to stray My soul has sought far and wild Soft words broken and soothing Bold with strong- steeled grasp When deep down, ladened joy abide And to me a Dream lay in secret Two heavy […]

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A night rain

Oh it rains again The clouds stomach rumbles This quiet evening of soft breezes Strong bashing up the pan At least the pan has found a companion tonight And up these village hills I can hear the swooshing trees Pray for some mercy When will the pan drummers ever stop? And the happy frog choir? […]

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Let Them Hear

Let them hear… From the hills of Isuikwuato My sleepy hilly land From my new’est bride Uyo To the ancient muds of Enugu From Makurdi’s Benue river beach To those peaked crags of Jos Let them hear… As I dream of the undying Lights of the Lagoon city The snake lanes of Abuja Cockcroachin’ thru […]

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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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The Legend of Wawadomea: 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 journey with the Cods A short […]

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Childhood Harmattan

I wonder why I miss the harmattan Why it is yet to come Why it stays in his cloak Shy and letting the rain bully him I miss the smell of dust cakes And our delay in burning the grasses So I can see the fumes dance to meet the sky And why we ‘stay’ […]

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Breaking the Kola

God our tryst makerOur lover and He who knows allChineke m, ke bi nigwe!Maker of the UniverseHe whom fetches water with a basketTo disgrace the bucketHe who whips us with one handAnd consoles us with the otherHe who stills a raging seaHe who made the Kola nutThe King of all foods!We break the Kola nutThe […]

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A Haiku of Love

When there was love I saw the clouds Clear as the sweet spring Leaping in joyful haste

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Anne Frank

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 are green And should our hearts be black then? There’s no whit of sense in it […]

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Sleep, dear Eyes

One evening Of wild winds, Earths rumbling stomach And delightful rains A hot dish of fried stew A long warm bath; the aftermath Of a long journey Streaks of lightnings Through the glassed windows Aptly, the neighboring Pines sing A warm welcome Of familiar smiles Hopeful, radiant and inspiring A clumsy, sleepy night In warm […]

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Poetry from the Skies

There was poetry up in the skies before we learned to write Awesome rhythms rendered as a strong winds might Surely we aint aware of this lyrics penned down by the clouds As such when it sings the green vegetations all bows There was poetry long before we learned to walk or hear Drums that […]

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The Fisherman by Robin Bliss

He sits on the dock Peering intently into the water Hunched over Rod in hand Line through fingers Waiting A study in concentration The waves are lapping The sky is blue Sun is shining The white sand Yet He sees not the beauty He stares into the water Seagulls fly around Fighting noisily Over food […]

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The Lone Wolf

Slowly tis moon surge-by Two shades join in harmony As the door sides creak Allowin’ the cold airs To filter in calmly Blind winds blow boldly Dogs bark and whine And the pines call Fear knows not himself Yet a dark cloak Sweeps fast across the lane Creepy and with leaps Takes cover behind the […]

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Some Tales of The WildWoods

Once upon a Time It was winter And a night of bitter cold The snow lay thick upon the ground And upon the branches of the trees Two Woodcutters made their way home And when they came to the Mountain She was hanging motionless in the air For the Ice King had kissed her So […]

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Poetry

Now poetry was passed down Long ago; thru a cloudy band And the lightened grey galaxies A mix of matter of time and climes And down it came To the swooshing trees And the singing waterfalls Passing thru some medium On a trading South wind venture Via the wildest rides of Nature Thru rivulets of […]

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