“With the earth of structure and the air of rhyme, the water of rhythm and the fire of passion, Kukogho Iruesiri Samson weaves his own brand of poetry, keeping faith with the old traditions, yet inventing new ones.” ~ Dike-Ogu Dike Chukwumerije Poet, Author Dear Sir/Madam, You are hereby invited to the public unveiling/launching of my … Continue reading INVITATION TO UNVEILING OF ‘WHAT CAN WORDS DO?’ (a collection of poems)
World over, the effectiveness of literature, and indeed poetry, as an agent of change is well recognized. It is in recognition of this that the ‘Eriata Oribabhor Poetry Prize’ initiative came to be in 2012 with Mr. Nwakanma Chika emerging the first prize winner of the 1st edition. The 2nd edition is here and WRRPoetry … Continue reading CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2013
My fellow upcoming and aspiring poets, please lend me your ears. Yes, I know you want to pen verses and some of you do…while some write sentences and break them at any point. Worse still, some gather words that are angry at each other and call them poems. Sometimes, I feel the poet was sleeping, … Continue reading Is That A Poem Or A Group Of Quarreling Words?
MAN-EARTH Would men survive without women; How would they have lived on earth Without them by whom they’re men? Would men survive, without women? How would the phallus sow its semen? Should it chase anuses, to find berth? Would men survive? Without women, How would they have lived on earth? ME OR THEM? Madman, I … Continue reading MAN-EARTH and ME OR THEM?
Rape, Domestic Violence and Women Abuse are evils that must not be left to roam free in our societies. The victims are our MOTHERS, SISTERS and DAUGHTERS and we cannot sit back and watch them suffer. Many have been damaged for life. More unlucky ones have died. Some of these victims have no voice of … Continue reading WRRPoetry CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS: ‘OUR MOTHERS, SISTERS & DAUGHTERS’: No To Rape, Domestic Violence and Women Abuse!
The entire world is awakened to novel approaches to effectively utilizing poetry as agent of change in diverse societies for peace and sustainability. Last year, the 100thousand Poets for Change (100TPC), Abuja, organized the 100thousand Poets and Musicians for Change event on 29th September, 2012. Being an annual event, this year’s version promises to be … Continue reading CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 100Thousand Poets for Change & WRRPoetry ABUJA ANNUAL POETRY SPLASH
The maiden edition of the Sir Eriata Oribabor Poetry Prize is here and the Words Rhymes and Rhythm platform has been selected to host it. In line with this, submissions are solicited from poets all over the world. PRIZES First Prize: N15,000 ($95) Second Prize: N10,000 ($ 63) Third Prize: N 5,000 … Continue reading CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2012
I met a damsel named Rebecca Who has the face of an angel sent from heaven. Now I’m hoping she’s not a heart breaker …Because she’s got me thinking of her 24/7! Alas, my Rebecca loves not poetry And her ears sway not for flowery words. But then my words are not flattery, Concocted to … Continue reading Wooing REBECCA who hates Poetry…
The story started In perfect garden Eden Where Man and God never parted, Till the Serpent made the garden his den! An apple forbidden Was brought to Eve’s eye. And they did eat, at Satan’s bidding. Their eyes were open, but they were cursed to die! But God loved man. So he sent another Adam … Continue reading The Adam Story
Only those who believe In their dreams of dark nights Can the laurel of victory receive. … Bring out the drums And beat a tune for our legs, Rhythm to bring to life our fat bums. Ahh, sweet verdict Of eagerly thumbing thumbs! Where are those that did failure predict? Mitt is muffled, The Oval … Continue reading OBAMA – A Victory Poem of Sorts
Sometime ago, i met a white girl on MySpace and i went poetic on her. at the time, i was an unemployed graduate tired of life after University and NYSC. The internet cafe was my refuge and social media were my hideouts. For a while, we chatted and I found the whole episode interesting so … Continue reading The Black Poet and The White Girl 1
That hole inside, Dug by the shovels of the mind… That dark brightness Where the eyes cannot see… That emptiness, yet filled With fears and wilted hopes… That strangling shadow That stays even in the glare of light… It shall remain Until you wake up and see That holes can be filled And shadows wait … Continue reading That Hole
You are the slender sugarcane
Swaying with grace
In the threads of the evening rain.
You that say Nigeria is but a map And call that we knife out borders – No more sisters and brothers! Here I’ll brew for you a poetic slap! If you will, laugh – drunken fools – As I tell to you my nut tale. I shall stand hide not my tail. For fools with … Continue reading WaZoBia NUTS (a Nigeria Satire)
She is the personification Of beauty in motion. She is the notes on the sheet That guides the drummer’s beat. She is the scent of the rose Come, let her tease your nose She is a soundless song, hear it And lose yourself in its beat. She is the flood waters of Jordan; She … Continue reading That Girl…