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August Poem

August is a beautiful month and my month of birth. In seven days time I’ll be a year older. Have a beautiful month!

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On Covid-19 Vaccines by West Indamakin

Author’s opinion, editted by oiroegbu.com Today Africa is slapped with Covid-19 vaccine testing because of her over dependence on the West for solutions to every challenge faced by the continent. African leaders deny their countries modern medical infrastructure like hospitals and adequate resources to support professionals to attain desired results and match what health practitioners […]

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The Flock

Fonuoha: I dreamt of a flock How I’d watch them graze But I’m always out of luck Like a mirage my dreams erase Oiroegbu: For some of the flock are mirages And their mirages, people in my life Those who cast their nets before my bridges And dream to reap where they sowed strife Fonuoha: […]

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The Ancestors by Oke Iroegbu #WPD2019

Boundless Sailing in the wind like a stray newspaper Casting shadows in the hearts of many Now they called you spirits Spirits of men who lived in ages past, Evil, good, angry, indifferent Spirits who gave and took And could fall out with one If you would not reverence it

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I’m coming home, with Deborah Nnagbo

1. Dn I’m coming home,dear forgotten land. For I’ve wandered so far away in the dungeon of life, So far away I journeyed into the rusted past. I picked pebbles of zeal and sealed my fears, I traveled far from home searching for hope Beside the faded branches of loss and pain I was blinded […]

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The Pathway

Maybe I am lost, lost in the quiet Plantain forest Following a trail of leaves, to a place where I know not Maybe I am found, searching for my way to the top Walking hopefully to a place where better tree ropes drop * Maybe the path led to the dreaded Crocodile river Or to […]

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The path to Harvest

Joy is the fruit blossomed in the heart of the farmer His smiles are meshed with the days toil and sweat Patches of brown earth possess a part of his tired face On his shoulders he carries a huge basket with some tools And now it is harvest time…   Now the fields are ripe, […]

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My muse: Rejoice

My heart rejoices, but why I can not say!  The sun has risen, the land is golden The firmaments are bright, blue and grey Dews melt, trees dance, flowers open I rejoice for the lights which has come For the love which I see all about me For the little fine hamlet I call home […]

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The Shepherds Tale

Lonely stars filled the cloudy night Crickets quizzed behind the rocks But the lonely Shepherd stayed awake Watching the glittering from the star light Listening to the bleating of sheep, his lullabic songs Sniffing wet and mild airs that came from the lake He lays on his soft pillow of wool Wrapping his arms about […]

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Teach my Heart

Reach my hands Help me stand firm Draw me close to Your embrace Let me see the beauty of Yout Love Teach my heart To do the needful To slay not time in any way But to master the seasons of wealth Touch my words That I may speak only wisdom Let my lips heal, […]

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First Words of P’Ville, SummerTown

When the Winter Witch got tired of the warmth Which the fine golden sun brought She decided to leave the sunny, pitiful city And with her she took all her trinkets and jewellery Then she would stare across the vast wild Oat fields And all she saw was melting ice and she always sighed In […]

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The Tree leaves fall

Permit me a sec before reading this piece. I am pained to see the world destroy green life, I feel the grieve of these wonderful creatures, I feel even worse knowing I might not be able to save all the trees from the cruelty of my own kind. You all know that the trees are […]

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A muse: Heavy evening rain

  And now it rains with thunder The hand of Cold had come for her asunder, Come let us see the rains fall by the window Let us dance in the rain and have fun while we can Surely, the heavy rain has come to sow And her many seeds are spread across the land […]

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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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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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Gods Love Endures: A Happy Birthday to me

”…Goodness and mercy shall follow me, all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the House of the Lord for ever and ever, amen.” From the rising to the setting sun Gods love endures forever and ever In the warm summer or cold winter And by His Grace we are winners! Let […]

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Folk: One night, one story

It has been long I left my village And they must have felt my absence For the moon still shone always But then no one to tell the childrens tales I missed seeing the grey bearded moon I missed the serenity of the countryside I missed seeing the birds circle the sky And the calls […]

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My Love

Onyinye Chukwum! The pearl that shines with the sun, Your skin glitter like pretty diamonds Upon the darkest of nights you shine From the Earth to the heights of Heaven Your thoughts come to me like fine wine! The love we share knows no bound It is like the harp and the players fingers A […]

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Pastoral: The Shepherd

Aye, he stayed in the vast wild lands alone, With only the bleating of sheep as his song And smell of grass and dung as his perfumes The singing of birds play him sweet hymns And his friends and companions are mother Natures abundance Under the trees, he sits to play a song for his […]

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Rainmakers’ tales: 2 tales of Oke- Iroegbu

When I am not making the rain fall And flood the villagers huts and farms And to make the river banks overflow So that the forests pathway is swampy And the great crocodiles are washed ashore; Then I will be watching the glittering stars And talking about the stars, the night and moon Well, the […]

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Musing: Stare into my eyes

1. I love to stare into your eyes To let you know how special you are I heave a sigh of relieve Each time, tears of grieve Dry from your pretty face Never let go of sweet memories Make them stay in your bossom Enjoy all blossoming Summers And the ice-cold Winters But never let […]

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Wanderer by Obiajulu Nwodo

Wander-man, Tiger-man moves; sipping from different fountains overflowing with milk of life and death He hops; From Jagua Nana to Annan Wanger Never satisfied with his own wife and life Hannah Who Kisses empty sheets Droops and sags in Jeans Eating Bullshit Wander-man, Bat-man Fly! While Hannah cries High five! Wine! While Hannah dies You […]

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I am: Three poems of Okechukwu Iroegbu

(1.) Hail the sun rises! Down from the hidden hills And up to the white clouds The rains has come upon us And Mother Natures romance has begun (2.) I am a rainmaker For the days are stuffy and hot And to the cold rains we must go I am a painter For each morning […]

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Yesu, my love

”The sweet fragrances of the morning Has come to my nose and face Yesu masoyina, You made this possible! Even when I lay like a log of wood You came to wake my slumber Lord…” Now the mornings has come It is still dark but very warm With the morning, Divine providence I hear the […]

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Oke’s Poetale: The Duck Tale

Once upon a blue quiet lake Beside a green florishing forest Lived a Duck and her chicks All day they waddle about Enjoying the peaceful serenity But a day came and the Duck Brought her chicks all around her ‘Quack quack Daak’ she began Turning to the nearest chick ‘You have been friends With the […]

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Wake me up

Wake me up With your tears Of love and care Let my consciousness comfort you Wake me up To plough the fields To gather wheats And see your smiles Wake me up Even when I’m strengthless To feel the airs Come from the mountain Wake me up Draw back the curtains Let the Golden Sun […]

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The Waterside

…by the Waterside See the waters queer like a green tea Flowing quietly in the dry season The haste of waters upon the rocks As the tides airs treat the trees And all lively nature around it Even in the quietness of the stream A sort of hush and joyful sigh is heard A soft […]

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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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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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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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My Sunshine

I call you sunshine in the morning Because when the golden sun rises Thoughts of you come to me Like clouds gathering to give the rain Throw the curtains open Watch the sunshine filter in Thro the windows, painting gold Upon all it touches as it wakes Now there is no star in the morning […]

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A tale of a Bard, at first

There was a land far, far away Told to have been located by the bay The day wake with good tidings and bird twittering The wings of the Falcon flap above the hidden squirrels The skies clear with print of dark blue One of grace and light bright hue The trees tall as the mountain […]

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A Poets Tale

Have you seen the sun set over the dark clouds Behind the lonely traveller marching up the hilly mounds? The evening sets in, covering all the light living on Earth It was about time for, moon-lit tales and screeching crickets The wind surge, we are left to feel it The birds fly away, as the […]

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Angels

It becomes heavily cloudy The Lord lets it rain On the bosom of the rich and poor The suns ray beat us all this while Scorching she is, but our vegetables grow In the heat of sleepless nights The Nights calm airs come upon us They give the warmth we desire Sometimes the cripple on […]

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The Summers Tale

When summers come around The flowers bloom, red, pink The clouds are proud with mild sun Joy gives hope, the bridges a link The green fields grow We see the farmers sow The summer leaves, taking the hue Blowing all a hearty kiss As her cold monstrous nephew Comes taking the once a bliss 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 Old Man and The Bulb

I met an old man Walking down the lane Passing thru the barn With a face, bold and stern He dropped his stick And I watched him stoop His body rattled, weak And down the steps, I took a hop “Hello sire, lemme help you” He looked up, a bright smile “Oh, goodness, my son, […]

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Flowers for you

Flowers are natures gifts They bloom, they are fine And bees find nectar on them The airs delight on their fragrance Flowers reminds me of you A tender but strong woman One of Natures goddesses One of Natures sweet flowers One of Natures gifts to man

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Courage

for Uwakmfon Ebong 1.6.2015 The breadth of the Earth lay wet But the Sun rises from the East From vague sights and the mist The dark jungles, cool and serene But the Lions stride through the green Fearing neither man or faun A shriek of strength is heard up the skies The Eagle soars high […]

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the Farmer

What beautiful things a farmer can be The late night he dreams of his cattle The other days dream was for the pigs And always the sweet music of the farm Comes to him as an embrace What beautiful things a shepherd can do At the call of the Rooster, early morning He, off his […]

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