TWO POEMS BY UMMILO
But oceans are beautiful even in storms
She remain glowing in a coal mine
Bragging of mornings and love songs
Of parties and candle sauce
Of candles and glittering sights
but inwardly detriment and anguish
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.
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.
A cry for the redemption of our land.
Is death the beginning of a new life? Or the beginning of being forgotten? What truly is next?