TWO POEMS BY UMMILO
Religious poem talking about the results of sinning in this world.
About life and death but using the euphemism of Garden and roses. The roses are actions and results. The garden is life and leaving it is death.
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.
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.
A poem describing the horrors of being broken emotionally, the feeling of aloneness, the anxiety and the feeling of sinking deep into ditch of sadness.
The Lion stakes his claim
To the leadership of the pack
The greatest black nation on the planet is failing to reach its potential and it’s dragging black people behind with itself. But who’s to blame for the death of the dreams, hopes and aspirations of us?
This poem features the dark terrors that now hover over our lives as Nigerians living in Nigeria.
It talks about how evil, malevolence and corruption have only escalated within the last six decades since the country gained her independence from the British.