All posts by EnigmatikPoet

Iyke for short, I was born and bred in Lagos Nigeria. A rating in the Nigerian navy, enjoys writing poetry and stories. A 2005 national winner of Scenarios From Africa and Words, Rhymes and Rythm Nigerian Poet of 2013, my works have been featured both locally and internationally in various anthologies. I own www.enigmatikheartflows.wordpress.com and www.facebook.com/Heartflows. I tweet via @enigmatikpoet

The Cell – 1

The silence was so heavy, it crushed their spirits. It was so loud, it drowned their composure. The sound of erratic breathings and the loud beats of their hearts against their rib cages filled the little space they were confined in. Ekene was preoccupied with thoughts of his last moments with Nneka. The look in … Continue reading The Cell – 1

Enough Is Enough

0035Hrs. 30.08.90 The silence of the dark night was shattered by the cacophonous ramblings of tens of riffles spewing pellets of death in all direction. Like falling snow, bullets rained elephants and hippopotamus on almost every roof in our community and the darkness of the night was murdered by flying Molotov cocktails. Five minutes later, … Continue reading Enough Is Enough

The Champion

The Champion

Uche sauntered into the square smiling confidently. Spectators cheered. The defending champion danced lightly, stopped and faced Ebube his challenger. They circled and sized each other. Tension built. They locked and with one deft move Ebube sent Uche’s back to the ground. Silence fell.

Never To Return

Never To Return

Okenwa lifted his head from the book spread on his laps and turned to the direction of the approaching feet whose sound broke his concentration. For the umpteenth time, he marveled at the craftsmanship of the designer of the universe, gazing upon Daberechi‚Äôs curvilinear body accentuated by the deep cut, body fitting mini-gown she was … Continue reading Never To Return

If I Do No Good Today

When I lay me down to sleep Those sleep so profound and deep When my eyes are shut for life And I, done with earthly strife Will men tarry to merry With faces spelling teary? When my relatives and friends My accomplishments and deeds will start with me a journey The last, making the journey … Continue reading If I Do No Good Today

Into These Eyes

Into these eyes Many have fallen Whenever the face rises Like the sun in the morning Never to play, no, never to slay But to accentuate what the lips say. On these lips Many stares have lingered Many have stolen more than a glimpse At it their hooded eyes stared Never to drop, no, never … Continue reading Into These Eyes

The Wake

The Wake

The calm sea breeze caressed our skins as we sat on the sand, our legs drawn in until our heels touched our bums. We sat so close together that from afar in the dark, we were one solid mass. “You can only run run run pass Terry G when you run mad…”. She searched frantically … Continue reading The Wake

Night Out With Stars

  The calm sea breeze caressed our skins as we sat on the sand, our legs drawn in until our heels touched our bums. We sat so close together that from afar in the dark, we were one solid mass.   “You can only run run run pass Terry G when you run mad…”. She … Continue reading Night Out With Stars