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Tag: African Poems

WHEN PAIN LEAVES THE BODY AFTER A LOCKDOWN, WHERE DOES IT GO?

UNFORGIVENESS IS A BLANK PAGE

I’ve been caged by unforgiveness for years without realizing the effect it was having on me. I lost joy and peace. Though I was hurt I felt I had the right to punish those who hurt me. The interesting side was that I was hurting those who were ready to love me. This poem is from a deep side.

Passing the Baton

BATON, A POEM BY UCHEDU NJIONYE

My father said:

No man walks off a good dream except those weaken by the aftermath of choices . That’s why thunder and lightening mate; to birth a pluviophile: someone who’d live to perform unrehearsed scripts.

STRANGERS AGAIN

STRANGERS AGAIN

One more time we are strangers again
like it was from the start
no one to blame
no streaks of fake smiles.

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TWO POEMS BY WINIFRED KIJIE ODU

The struggle with anxiety can be raw, scary, and debilitating. These poems about anxiety give a glimpse into the difficult struggle. Winifred’s poem is like moonlight piercing through wall cracks, unveiling anxiety.