Listen to the rhythm And you will find the music In the noise. Listen to the hum And the drum Dance to the beat Even in the heat. Listen. Listen to the silence And hear the songs Of life it reveals. Listen to nature And to culture Enjoy the muted sounds Free your … Continue reading Listen
Bitter or sweet, it all begins from the heart My thoughts, my feelings, creates an image within Like a secret longing to be revealed through a medium It remains unknown to the universe. In the agony of my deep thoughts Nature smiled at me, and it glistened like the sunset Definitely, a new hope is born The hope to share my thoughts in writing A poetic work of Art. A poetic work of Art There you can reach my thoughts So beautiful, it reflects the heart A ‘Priceless’ tool that can’t be bought. With the power of Art I’ll effect change Where poetry leads I’ll follow!
Books, thick and thin; books, old and new Always keep the boredom at bay Leafy pages crooned as winds blew Whisp’ring in the glade where I lay. The sweet caress of fine words Like puffs of white clouds scutt’ring by Disperses beguiling hordes of melancholia, as dusk draws nigh.
At the river bank I sat, once in a naija neighborhood On a cool evening, when the sun was near its home Gazing at the flowing waters. With an admiration that flooded my being with serenity Lost in this nature’s wonder As filtered air calmed the nerves of my hairs. How blue the waters were … Continue reading An Evening by the River Side
Wasn’t he foolish? Captain Carlos’ first and last move: to plough the sea. To straighten the sea waves in plumbed manner. An Architect’s Masterpiece was his intention. Tools on deck; tape, chords and all He set out to his dream. Swinging back and forth, he became his own victim As angry waves grew and leaped. … Continue reading Measuring Waves
I tread my path invoking the spirits, Loudly I chant and call on beings divine. I converse with the clouds through smoky veils, and scrawl on the ground Writings of the ancients. I sail with the wind united as one, And aloud we sing songs secret to all. I be of the gods a true … Continue reading Voodoo Child
Have you ever stopped to wonder, have you ever stood to ponder Have you ever sat to think, who made the water that you drink, created the ground on which you walk, and gave you that voice to talk Who made that bright beautiful moon, and the sun that shines at noon Who in wisdom … Continue reading Who is this Wonder and other Poems
You are the root of countless discoveries The origin of numerous symphonies Your elements are all beneficial They inspire all things artificial Ideas take form in your clime and terrain Drawing energy by grazing on your pasture Your lessons are hunted time and again Yielding inventions soon after their capture Buildings evolved from your caves Military tactics owe … Continue reading Mother Nature
The drops seemed a few All it touched came new But how shallow a man’s mind To bear this rain’s own mind *** Soon a few drops tripled Almost like a mindless ripple Suddenly nature seemed unkind And submerged toils of every kind *** Here, landowners richly accrue Each building for afterlife’s use Pelting followed … Continue reading Purple Rain
I took a stroll down the lane, Getting ready to see like never before, Packing my hair, so that I can concentrate, Checking myself so that I do not disturb the air. As I took my first step, my hair ruffle, Quite surprising as air got into my hair. As I took my second … Continue reading Nature
(For Japan) Listen, can you feel death’s breath- Beneath these rubbles? If you can, feel Once more the cold feet of Takashi and Kitasata Taking rude steps over your sunken breasts.
These our hands, five fingers Two palms, twin bringers The creation of God from earth Earth? So they are mere dirt? Earth perish at the hands of earth This I ponder sitting at my hearth