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The Storm



The Storm comes and goes
But the damage it causes
Stares us in the face

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In life, there are storms of different kinds. The storm of anger, the storm of jealousy, the storm of envy, the storm of insecurity, and even the storm of over excitement and so on, all of these come and go, but the havoc they cause stays for a longer time, thus Fidel in this poem tries to remind us that we should always remember to put our emotions under deliberate control so that we don't cause for ourselves problems that we will have to regret later, or so that we don't cause for ourselves irreparable damage either to ourselves, to someone else or to a system. This to me is one of the very best Haiku poems ever written on the surface of mother Earth. 

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Written on August 04, 2021

Submitted by fidepet on August 04, 2021

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Fidelis Peter Olowu

Simply called Fidel by his friends, he was born in Agbarho Kingdom in Ughelli-North Local Government Area of Delta State, South south, Nigeria. He holds a Bachelor of Nursing Science degree from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. Fidel won the first prize in Rapidly Applied Poetry (RAP) contest during the second edition of the Lagos Festival of Poetry organized by the Association of Nigerian Authors, Lagos State Chapter, (ANA-Lagos) in the year 2005. He also has a good number of literary achievements internationally such as: - Nominated as an "Honorary Poet Fellow, Noble House, London England in 2006. - Nominated for "Poet of The Year Award" in 2007 by the International Society of Poets (ISP, USA) - Nominated for "Poet of the year Award" in 2008 by ISP, USA. - Enlisted in "The International Who's Who in Poetry" in 2008 by the ISP, USA. Published in numerous Anthologies, magazines, etc. Apart from being a poet and a practicing Nurse, Fidel is an inspirational Broadcast Journalist, a song writer, singer with a good level of music production skills, a very interesting corporate MC, a Graphic Designer, a Voice-over artist, etc. A little wonder he's referred to as The Wonderman. more…

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