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To See Your Face

The evergreen bush is set ablaze By the merciless heat rays It scourges my gentle rose Now from my eyes tears flow The sun has sunk, the day is cold My tales to the trees I’ve told: That I cannot behold Your face, so gentle, so bold Again another hopeless day has gone by Again your memories have made me...

Lost But Found

I fought hard not to digress For my struggles caused me distress. I learned the pain of knowing pain, Lost but found I climbed mountains and treetops Early in the morning to see dew drops, I did all I could to stay sane Lost but found. I'll return from the mountain with dew Upon inhaling the aroma of mothers stew,...

Horizons

He touched me! deep, deep down to my soul He touched me! in ways I had never known Tears, tears I cannot c­­ry yet tears, tears that cannot dry burst my heart, my broken cistern and paint my mind with an eternal stain When, when can I feel the rain? Can it really wash off this stain? When can my...

Utopia

(April 21, 2021) Sometimes we need the riverbanks to break                 To know how tame the river has been                                 As wild floods sing her vindication Sometimes the change we seek and get                 Becomes a chain of tears and regret A scar on our flawless perfection We sit on the fence of our minds                 Never loving what we...

Castle

We all have dreams, but that alone will not make us realize our expectations. Hard work could...on lives too.

The Web of Life

(...for Ogbonnaya Agwu and his irreplaceable loss. December, 2015) It was just a simple phraseBut when dropped his world stood stillMine slowed down from the spillYes this world, this strange place What then should I say?Should I remind him he's no more here?Or will I say I understand,This complex science of sand-to-sand? We tangle in a web of life Like...

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