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POETS CORNER

Poems by a young Nigerian Poet Micah Ogugua Okoye

Do you know that last night ‘The day was patiently waiting For her turn to adorn the sky Do you know that the earthen pots Were once mudly clay Cast underneath the depth of the earth Never knowing The sweet taste of the protruding river Do you...
O mourners Black choirs of dead men Let not your tears Taint the linings of my box "I knew those that loved me And those who never cared" O preacher Psalmist of my day Read no verses above my bone For the gods you preached Were silent while we...
If I forget the path to the light Will you walk with me Leading my saintly frame Away from deathly paths If I am drowned by my tears And I forget to dance in the rain If I hold on to my fears And in my...
In the eyes of this lad I see the beauty that we were In the tears of this infant I see, the streams of all you once were In the cries of this baby I hear the whisper of your lost breathe With each new...
How do i say "I love you" When your eternal beauty Have learnt to seal my lips How do I see you in my dreams When you whom I now crave Have learnt to steal my sleep How do I not fret At the break of...
Forget the rain that once caressed your lips Forget this heart that once beat for you Forget those dreams that kept us up Forget my dreamy lines that once mused your heart Forget my face and all it meant to you If our fate...
I am telling her That my ink is not exhausted And my candle has not burnt out I try to let her know That my owling companions Have not gone to bed I stand with cravings of wit From the infinite intelligence But they say to me Go...
When you were lost We didn't set out to find you When you strolled away We never went after you   We weren't there to be family Leading your little frame Away from a deathly cause We all were meant to be there for you But we just...
When my breath is lost And my lights burn out When I am bent by age And mortality weighs me down When I cross the fleeting bridge And glide through strange tracks When it is my time To walk the ways of all men When all this...
While you were here You were the bliss of my life And the portrait of all my fantasies   But now that you are gone I carry within my chest A damned heart   In this spell of our doom I was the sculptor and clay The tainted artist...
If I said "I love you" You whom I have loved Would deem me insane   If I held your hands And whispered it all You whom I have loved Would fret in disbelief   If I told you I tried To overcome this pretence You would stare in awe Never...