The adrenaline complex xiii




Here lies the body of the brave paratrooper
Who travelled to the crest of cloud nine
And landed in the middle of a brain storm
A great soldier amidst fires friendly and not

Here lies the evidence of the dawn of renaissance
When prison gates walk about hunting and preying
On clandestine gang planks and spooky castles
On sexuality chi-squares and non-conformist tendencies

Here lies the frame shift mutation to everlasting freedom
As virgins survive orientation camps and move on
As grandfathers donate seed yams to their children
As great grandmothers drive jeeps to church and pray

Here lies the status quo of militarist decrees and melees
As troops warm up in sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East
As pilots gear up in far reaches of Asia and America
As sports men take over the promotion of leading coys

Here lies the dead ant in our pupils
As advocates broker the ways forward in life
As teachers borrow leaves from the clouds
As moralists beat the windows and doors of reaches

Here lies the soul of the saint amongst us
Who embraced the rock of ages out of love
Who dialogued with generals to come low their heads
Who challenged God to give us our own rewards
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Scheme XXXX AXBX XXXX AXXA BXXX XXXX
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 1,139
Words 206
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

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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