I WON MYSELF

Dust kissed the sole of my feet as I trod upon the ground valiantly a herculean task was set before me I peered into my heart and courage was visible I peeked at a mirror and I saw a fidgeting image whose image was it? I battled in a bottle filled with mixture of fear… Continue reading I WON MYSELF

FUSION

The world is merging Continents are melding Not by space Not by time Consequence of media fusing strangers Traditions clash We get shocked Ways of one Taboo to another Diverse in background, uniform in humanity Africans bleach, Caucasians tan We’re fast becoming one clan We tinker, we compromise

IN AFRICA

Lions will roar me lullabies Dark nights will bring me fireflies Gazelles stride the savannah Monkey hunts for banana Kilimanjaro sits with his head in the clouds Alone, yet simply majestic Deserts, forests, savannah, swamps With mother, each one of them camps The rivers bring an all year spring Flaunting their life engagement ring The… Continue reading IN AFRICA

WALLS OF UNENDING SCARS

I I have seen The four walls Coated with gory hand-prints Of criminals and suspects In-scripting awkwardness Pleading for a public presentation I stared at slogans Screaming…. “we die…innocent” “i was here” “and so what” “are you the president?” “dem go fire me” “na today” “…save us” My heart tears my eyes And the graffiti… Continue reading WALLS OF UNENDING SCARS

FORGIVENESS

All around me I see the faces that are hurting I hear the hearts splintering under the weight of your betrayal Everything once shared fast withering into nothingness Visions of a future with you teetering on the precipice of expulsion I feel the trust – once so priceless – disintegrating Fragments of it blowing away… Continue reading FORGIVENESS

MADU CHISOM KINGDAVID WINS ERIATA ORIBHABOR POETRY PRIZE 2013

Winners have emerged in the Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2013. Several poets from all around the world heeded the call for submissions. Submitted poems were top quality, touching on every aspect of social change. It was a close contest. So close that 11 poets made the shortlist, instead of 10. After the second round, the… Continue reading MADU CHISOM KINGDAVID WINS ERIATA ORIBHABOR POETRY PRIZE 2013

HER STORY

Drowning in the streams of constant thoughts She sat alone, together with her thoughts On a slab near a lit dark street, in the dark of day Posing healthy and sane but torn far away She is the child tattered morrow A run-away from lasting sorrow Hear – her words are not twaddle Learn from… Continue reading HER STORY