‘THIS POEM IS NOT AN ELEGY’ / ‘THE NEWS’ / ‘MY PEOPLE’ / ‘PERFECTIONIST’ | four poems by Emmanuel Karibi Obuala

“This Poem is Not an Elegy” expresses unrest for justice against wrongdoing and the struggle against a desensitized society. “The News” portrays the constant barrage of violent news, breeding fear and paranoia. “My People” discusses societal pressures to conform, while “Perfectionist” reflects the challenges of artistic creation. Emmanuel Karibi Obuala is a Nigerian poet and literary enthusiast.


The poem “Emotion Tactile” explores the various types of touch and their emotional impacts. “From Your Beloved Dead” reflects on the lingering presence of a lost love through sensory memories. “Weeping Falls” portrays nature’s sorrow in response to environmental degradation. Andre Bshara is a resident physician specializing in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, with interests in global healthcare and personal hobbies like reading and gaming.

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