NEW YEAR by Dominic Ayegba Okoliko

Let all hearts break into joy With gratitude boiling Beyond containing measure For the great pleasure Of witnessing a New Year Like a sweet soft flowing streams The year has swept our feet Washing us with elation And drawing close our dreams For greater actualisations Like mist amidst the greens...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR by Sunsampaul Egwu

Happy new year to those cows, That were marked to please the stomach. Happy new year those lads and lasses of the year, Who only eat chicken once in a year. Happy new year to those blind bergers, Who wish to see and become Cheerful givers. Happy new year to...

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THE NEW YEAR

Let the new bring peace Making troubled minds ease With comfort and love Giving from above Let the Helpless find a fort That remains an evergreen support Let the new year bring hope Making the Poor able to cope Let seed of unity Sprout in each community Adding more births...

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ENTER 2014

The New Year’s come, lets shout “Hurrah!” If you’re alive, Victor you are… Some wept over the crossing line Many, still bound by last year’s twine They bear its scars and festering sores Into Twenty-Fourteen’s doors … Twenty-thirteen is dead Log turned coals, no more red Time’s wind blows the...

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THE YEAR I DRANK FROM ALL CUPS

We began the journey in January slogging our way through February but the pains of March never scuppered plans for April With tears and fears we stormed into May, praying that in June our failures won’t leapfrog to July: Didn’t you promise us rains in August?

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CHRISTMAS IN HARMATTAN

Green turning amber as old hair turn grey The slender trees wither and the tiny grasses too The blades will not cut blunted at the edges by the taste of harmattan The biege crust of sun-baked mud with cracks, as the lips of a desert derelict As if already begging...

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PLOUGH AWAY MY FRIEND

Shift my friend, please give me space, Allow me, don’t mind my craze. Have I not climbed o’er the ridge? Am I not here across the bridge? Come my friend, let do a dance For some are dead craved this chance! Yes, some that offered fervent prayers Lay still now...

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