Silver
Chinonyeisraeluche

Members »

Chinonyeisraeluche
  Silver Member

Birth of Birth: 18/9/57 Nigerian, Igbo BA(Hons), '82, Theatre Arts, University of Calabar, PGDE,'87, University of Nigeria, Nsukka Poet, playwright, Publisher Retired teacher

  April 2023     1 month ago

Submitted Poems 71 total

Odiegwu O

Chei, Bigger Thomas
how you died--
roasted on the electric chair!

How I wish you had earned your first salary
before you got into trouble!
Neither you nor your mother
and siblings enjoyed your first pay.

Just the first day at work
and...

by Israel Chinonye Uche

 4 Views
added 11 months ago
Rating
The Trouble With Bigger Thomas

Chei, Bigger Thomas
how you died--
roasted on the electric chair!

How I wish you had earned your first salary
before you got into trouble!
Neither you nor your mother
and siblings enjoyed your first pay.

Just the first day at work
and...

by Israel Chinonye Uche

 5 Views
added 11 months ago
Rating
Requiem for Bigger Thomas

Chei, Bigger Thomas
how you died--
roasted on the electric chair!

How I wish you had earned your first salary
before you got into trouble!
Neither you nor your mother
and siblings enjoyed your first pay.

Just the first day at work
and...

by Israel Chinonye Uche

 4 Views
added 11 months ago
Rating
In Memoriam: Bigger Thomas

Chei, Bigger Thomas
how you died--
roasted on the electric chair!

How I wish you had earned your first salary
before you got into trouble!
Neither you nor your mother
and siblings enjoyed your first pay.

Just the first day at work
and...

by Israel Chinonye Uche

 5 Views
added 11 months ago
Rating
He Will Seat Me With Princes

You can treat me with scorn
you can treat me with disdain
you can insult me
bully me

 because

 you are rich,
powerful and influential.

Yes, you can belittle me

 because you have pedigree,
remember there is God(Chukwu).

But, remember...

by Israel Chinonye Uche

 2 Views
added 11 months ago
Rating

... and 66 more »

Favorite Poets 3 total

Voted Poems 0 total

There are currently no voted poems

Collection 0 total

The collection is currently empty

Latest Comments: 6 total

Poetry.com
The story of "Roots" never fades. New every morning. The story is fresh each day you read it. Great artistry.

1 year ago

View
Poetry.com
To fight and die in the process is a sign of failure. You fight to win, and celebrate, and not die, and be mocked, or ridiculed.

1 year ago

View
Poetry.com
There are elements of doubt, uncertainty and worry in the poem.

1 year ago

View
Poetry.com
I like your poem. Jisike.

1 year ago

View
Poetry.com
Well done. Good job.

1 year ago

View
Poetry.com
Interesting. Keep it up. Ndewo.

1 year ago

View

We need you!

Help us build the largest human-edited poems collection on the web!

July 2024

Poetry Contest

Join our monthly contest for an opportunity to win cash prizes and attain global acclaim for your talent.
7
days
10
hours
25
minutes

Special Program

Earn Rewards!

Unlock exciting rewards such as a free mug and free contest pass by commenting on fellow members' poems today!

Browse Poetry.com

Quiz

Are you a poetry master?

»
Who wrote the poem "No Man Is An Island"?
A Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
B John Donne
C Ezra Pound
D Robert Browning