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A lot do happen in Nigeria, where I currently live and in the world around me. I didn't study literature, but this is how I process and express my innermost cogitations; sitting back with pen and paper, painting words and polishing them until they become flowered verses. I guess for these actions, I could be called a poet or what do think?

  March 2021     1 day ago

Submitted Poems 39 total

The Ghost Whimpers

Now watching her funeral
She weeps not her death
Awful awkward hypocrisy
Heads down to mourn
Feast and feast so fast
While her body lie in state

But she died of hunger
Maggot crawled her wounds
Friends fled to be friends
Day after day she...

by Benson Chukwueke

added 1 month ago
Ojuelegba Sleep

Ojuelegba sleep
O, where is sleep
On this insomniac night
Aroused by songs of music
Blaring through the holy hours

As bachelors seek for companion
Husbands ran away from home
From the torment of their nagging wives
And adventure into the...

by Benson Chukwueke

added 2 months ago
Tighten Your Belt

Oga Preseedo, we hear you
You say make we tighten our belt
Make we de saakpa, de live a fasting life
Cos dis time naa austere times
But you loose di rope of your shokoto
And sit-don dey chop life
Ten wraps of amala with éwedu soup

by Benson Chukwueke

added 3 months ago
Witch of Ilu-aje

We know you now
Chief cook of the evil one
We know you

Stirring bitters to boil hot
And cooking trouble
Is your favourite dish

Slaughtered many lambs
Eating flesh and drinking blood
Refresh your stony heart

Stalking kins and friends

by Benson Chukwueke

added 3 months ago
A New Season

Today starts differently
Morning breaks chill fog
No rain, No thunder
Just a dried cold December morning

It is a new season
I can feel its power
With the smell of rain still on my nose
My lungs breathe meek dust
Which signals...

by Benson Chukwueke

added 3 months ago

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Latest Comments: 5 total
More poems are written for mothers. Glad to read this piece of art dedicated to the sacrifices fathers make. Sometimes, we take them for granted. Thank you.

10 days ago

Great poem, of how politicians lead us to senseless war, young people conscripted without enough training meet their doom
Great work of art and campaign for lasting peace ✌

12 days ago

Quite amusing to watch the double-vision of some of these organizers of Financial Freedom Seminars; claiming to be millionaires

4 months ago

This is a classical 'Persona poem' written from the point of view of a fictional married woman which the poet created, who is the speaker of the poem.
Speaking of her crushing experience with the poet.
The poet some worth omniscient to tap into the secret passion and emotion of a married woman who accused him of always stealing adulterous glance at her, but was indeed crushing on him too. A feeling both of them couldn't consummate.
The poem will resonate on such people that found themselves in secret lusting, sometimes, obsession for impossible love

11 months ago

Wow, your poem is so beautiful with the way you used words in your expression "but in her own twisted ways she was beautiful." Your use of paradox to depict the uniqueness in the way we live and love goes on to show that beauty is in the eyes of beholder. I read this poem again and again, and bookmark it. Well done. 

12 months ago


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