The Red Ridges LX



Here son, take this, this is a talisman
 It will protect you from untold crooked ends
 It has the blessing of a million city gates
 It has the comfort of the afflicted and mystical rose

 You wil defeat every ill on your way with this
 The might of God and the grace of heaven
 The ends of the earth and the depths of the seas
 The hearts of wars and the crowns of peace

 All know about this great gift, the talisman
 When your heart goes down just kiss it and love it
 When the spirit rises put it in the heart of your head
 It feels like a song in a holy cause of goodness

 It works miracles in many fields of human labour
 It is an antidote to green sands in the pots
 It is a check to red salts on the dining table
 It is a healer to blue grass and purple goats

 Yes, the talisman that took a thousand men
 From the field to the altar of God in marriage
 And won the hearts of the women for supremacy
 From genderized commitments that grow rancour
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Scheme AXXX XAXX AXXX BXXX XXXB
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 931
Words 189
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 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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