THE SECOND CHANCE (poem by Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize Judge Passy Amaraegbu.)

When you reach the end of the rope When the road is bent and blocked Your sight becomes blurred At the same time you are sapped of strength When earlier you stretched and screamed Because stress and strain Multiplied and mounted on you Life turned upside down A forty day journey of jubilation Exchanged with… Continue reading THE SECOND CHANCE (poem by Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize Judge Passy Amaraegbu.)

RED EYED SOLDIER

I saw a soldier by the church steps Behind the pile that now smokes. His torn tunic showed bloody biceps, His eyed reddened like a fire stoked. His tears ground a trough On hollow cheeks withered and sunken, His neck thick and rough, His once sturdy legs weak and broken. From the field of fierce… Continue reading RED EYED SOLDIER

PRAYER REQUEST

Baba God, For dis gate of tears, Na him I put my prayer request. Yet, after 5 years You still no send. My life be like flute, Wey dey sound like generator My heart be like fruit, Wey be poison to belle. Cloth no fit cover my shame, Perfume no dey hide my odor As… Continue reading PRAYER REQUEST