Tag Archive | Prose-Poem

A Poem Written For Me…!

This poem was written on my birthday (September 9) by one of my Facebook friends. I decided to post it here today. 🙂

 

Stroll through her timeline
You are sure there to find 
accolades that blow the mind 
For lots and lots have been said 
That it seems needless to say mine
But No, this day has the Lord made
And I’m so rejoicing along with her
For having travelled down thus far. Continue reading

Happy Birthday To Me!

Wow! Another year has come!

To celebrate another Birthday
I am shouting it loud
It’s my birthday today
Yippee! I am so elated
So grateful to God
For His mercies and love
It’s my birthday today
I wonder what the future holds
I wonder how many more years
But I hope all goes well
And I pray the future brings good tidings
The years past has been filled with surprises
And memorable moments
Both good and bad
But such is the essence of life
So, I celebrate today
I celebrate a new milestone
Hoping for the best in the coming years
It’s my birthday today
Here’s to another year
And here’s to many more years
Happy Birthday to me
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Peace and Love!


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Dear Girl Child – 2

Speak Out.

Your Voice Must Be Heard. 

Any attempt to relegate you to the background will not be acceptable.  Any attempt to limit you from marching forward will not be tolerated. Enough of the stereotyped prison that has caged you for too long. Enough of the restrictive mould that has hindered your progress. Enough of the cultural and traditional norms that erode your self-esteem. Enough of the sexual harassments and violence and rape that you’ve been subjected to. Enough of the taboos that trail your womanhood.  Enough of the abuse on your person. You’ve been slapped many times. Beaten uncountable times. Manipulated several times. Dehumanised again and again. Continue reading

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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