Pleasant blossoms lxvi




A kiss has come from the rose by the grave
For the wreath is still wet from morning dew

The placid air of quietness and restive silence

The bended knees and certain whisper of goodbye

Has made the candles prostrate in due respect

For the days of light ahead and welcome change

A carnival is on with drummers and trumpeters

A parade goes past with voices and visions

A masquerade is levied with a blunt blade

Pointing at the pupils of silver spooned children

Dangling a tail taut with ancestral pressures

Dancing a tune of gongs wooden and metal

Conjuring the spirits of comfort to placate

The hearts of men wounded in the battle of shares

The passion of women whose model is deceased

The glory of histories whose author is prolific

Some love has come from the handsome undertaker

Whose spade us always polished and well displayed

Whose sweat falls like tears on marbled epitaphs

Whose artistry saves grief as lessons for the future

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Scheme XX A X X X A X B X X X X X X X C B X C
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
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Words 165
Stanzas 19
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Tochukwu Esq

Tochukwu Callistus Ipere is a contemporary Nigerian Poet born in Enugu. Tochukwu is a native of Ideato North in Imo State, South East Nigeria. Tochukwu was educated at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the Chartered Institute of Administration, CIA where he qualified as an Associate, (ACIA) in Corporate Administration and Finance in 2011. He currently has four publications (all collections of poems)to his credit, The Creeping Fire Of Hope SGS,IMT Enugu ,1999, Dance Of The Golden Baby, Delta Enugu 2000, Get The Way and Dignity, Madonna University Press Enugu 2011 and Xlibris Publishing Corporation USA 2011.Tochukwu Ipere has won many awards as a poet these include: 1. The International Poet Of Merit Award 2001. 2. National Judge/Advocate of poems @ website http://www.poets.com 2005. 3. International Poetry Achievement Award 2007. 4. Editor's Choice Poetry Awards 2006,2007,2008. 5. International Who's Who Golden Poet Award 2007.6.International Poetic Ambassador to the International Society of Poets 2007.Tochukwu was an executive member of the Association of Nigerian Authors ANA Enugu State chapter from 1999 to 2003. He is active online and the founder of a Causes page called Support African Poetry. He has a Post Graduate Degree in Education PGDE with the National Teachers Institute NTI Kaduna. He is currently studying for a masters degree in Educational Administration in the National Open University of Nigeria(NOUN). He has interest in music and is a song writer. Tochukwu has up to 800 poems to his credit.[edit] References Ipere, T.C(2011) Get The Way, Enugu: Madonna University Press Profile on Lulu.poetry Ipere, T.C(1999) The Creeping Fire Of Hope, Enugu: School of General Studies, Institute of Management and Technology Ipere, T.C(2000) Dance Of The Golden Baby, Enugu: Delta Publications more…

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