Tag Archive | Prose-Poem

Nigeria Is In Acute Pain…!

We lit candles every day for lost souls 
‘Cos a mournful dirge is on replay at the background
Vibrating with the requiem that buried our ancestors
Cries of woes float in the air
As the deafening echoes of death 
Drown the great bell at the citadel of miracles
Oh, ye gods
Our land is in dire need of a drastic surgery 
To expunge these cankerous beasts 
The days of slushy drivelling are past
Call not upon the heavens no more
For we bring this curse upon our land
Betrayed by the brutality of a monstrous tyranny 
Our familial landscape wallow in a fetid sea of misdeed 
Look, the mangled bodies of our brothers
The charred remains of our sisters
Look, our children hacked to death
Charred mangled bodies of our parents
The gory sights of charred mangled remains of our kinfolks
Litter in all the nooks and crannies of Nig and Eria
The sacred land is desecrated 
The ground is swollen and engorged to a bursting point
Ouch, the pains are inconsolable 
The recurring elegies are sorrowful 
These besetting nightmares in our land are traumatizing
Pungent, bitter, awful, 
No, this bloodbath tastes horrible and sickening
Ah, when will this lamentation end?
When will this insidious erosion of humanity stop?
When will Human blood cease to flow daily?
This tale of anguish is far from soothing 
The earth is grief-stricken
Her feeble body weep for her suckled offspring
Cut down in their primes by a putrid legacy

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PS: Nigeria has recorded a humongous rate of death in this month of June. Yesterday, a tanker carrying petrol exploded and there was a raging inferno with about 30 cars burnt to ashes… The number of casualties cannot be ascertained yet. Charred and mangled bodies of the dead littered on the highway where this avoidable calamity happened. I couldn’t sleep last night due to the gory videos that circulated social media last night.

This poem is borne out of my low energy this morning.  My only means of venting my anger.

 

Peace and Love!

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The Daily Prompt – Notable!

Genevieve graduated from a notable institution where she studied theatre arts.

Today, she feels accomplished, having believed that one day she would become an important figure in her industry.

Indeed, her acting career has paid off well. She is one of the famous actors in her forties, who has lived a modest life with a notable lack of grandiosity. Continue reading

The Daily Prompt – Bestow!

Love is free

But you pay a price for loving

Love bestows responsibilities

It bestows the task to nurture

To honour

To defend

To protect

To bless

To praise

To provide

To feed

To appreciate

The heart that you love

Love bestows responsibilities

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In response to The Daily Prompt – Bestow.

Peace and Love!

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The Daily Prompt – Vague!

It was a fatal accident and Peter suffered a severe brain injury. He could vaguely remember seeing a car coming towards him that Thursday evening.

He tried to narrate the ugly incidence to those around him, after three days, when he finally came out of a coma in the hospital. But, alas, his family were hit with his decline in memory. Continue reading

Be Passionate About Life!

Again I say unto you
Live your dreams and your passion
Be enthusiastic and passionate about many things
Be passionate about your work and studies
Be passionate about your health
Be passionate about other people
Be passionate about giving
Be passionate about love
Be passionate about the things of God
Don’t sit on the fence for too long
Be passionate about life

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The Daily Prompt – Loophole!

There are always loopholes in policies, rules and regulations. And there are people who enjoy using these lapses to maximise their earnings by cheating.

Sometimes, it takes only a brilliant lawyer to notice the loopholes in the law. A reason why some hardcore criminals escape jail terms when they hire such defence lawyers. Continue reading