‘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.

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