Has it gone the way,
The beautiful gossip paved?
Who spoke with my invisible destiny?
Was it you who asked its trapping?
That caged I might become?
Who danced on my invisible destiny?
Was it a ballet or calypso
Of some sorts?
Who celebrated my invisible destiny?
Maybe that way
We would all be celebrities.
Who prides in my invisible destiny?
Is it you, me, or my paper?
Who will groom my invisible destiny?
You who is tame, yet wild
You who has believed in me and us
You who is bored with invisible destinies?
Don’t mind me
Today, am full of questions.
BIOGRAPHY: Nkemjika Crystyn
Nkemjika Crystyn came on board several years ago in the ‘quiet’ Aba town where she had her nursery and primary education.
She started scribbling short stories from the age of 4 as means of self expression and kept at it up until she started her secondary education at Federal Government Girls’ College, Umuahia, Abia State. There, her writing skills became refined and she competed in several inter school essay competitions. She also wrote poetry at the time, most memorable of which was a poem on HIV/AIDS.
Nkemjika’s desire to write got a boost when she got admitted into the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, to study English and Literary Studies and by 2009 she began compiling them.
In recognition of her skills, Nkemjika has been invited to the Fidelity Bank Creative Writing
Between August 2012 and January 2013, she was published in 6 international poetry anthologies and some national newspapers in Nigeria.
Workshop and the Garden City Literary Festival Workshop.
“It keeps getting better in the hub of the WRR family, the ANA and other poetry groups, clubs and friends.”
Poet Nkemjika, or Kemji or Nkem is a very nice person with a very strong passion for poetry which I think will propel her higher as she consciously strives to improve her skills.
As a friend, ma’am Kemji is best described as suave and kinda phlegmatic. The way she receives corrections and suggestions is encouraging and worthy of emulation.
I am a member of the WRR editorial team.