Poetry

October 12, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Dieu Nalio Chery/AP

 

By

Ngozi Olivia Osuoha

 

 

Hurricane Man

 

 

I hear brotherhood calling

I feel the pain of nationhood,

The burden of a country

The agony of one people,

As the scavenger looms

And ravages the nations.

 

Arresting laws, jailing policies

Swallowing bills, scraping services

Eroding values, molesting cultures

Murdering peace, fertilizing wars,

Killing unity, sowing discord

Abusing freedom, planting sodom.

 

I see boredom everywhere

As morals get imprisoned

And loyalty impoverished,

I percieve disarray

As rules get stolen

And labour disabled,

I sense earthquake

As constitutions drown

And regulations trapped,

I envisage landslides

As terrors fortify

And racism magnifies,

I learn violation by exploitation

Because patriotism sinks

And development dies,

Dishonesty threatens a collapsing economy

As bandits cart away resources.

 

Hurricane man; worse than all hurricanes

Hurricane man, the rage of destruction

Hurricane man; the stormy hand of hurricanes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poets In Nigeria

 

 

Partners, Invading Nature

Penetrating Ignorant Noses

Producing Imaginary Nuance

Perpetrating Incandescent Neuron,

PIN; Poets In Nigeria.

 

Polished In Numbers

Proudly Improving Newness

Politely Investigating Nudity

Peacefully Initiating Niceness,

PIN; Poets In Nigeria.

 

Policy; Inculcating-Neon

Powerfully Infusing Normalcy

Practising Imbibable Norms

Puncturing Irresponsible Negation,

PIN; Poets In Nigeria.

 

Periodically Instigating Nationality

Patiently Injecting Neatness,

Patching Imcomparable Negligence

Picking Impulsive Nobles,

PIN; Poets In Nigeria.

 

People Illuminating Notes

Police, Instilling Nemesis

Painters, Inscribing Names

Preachers Invoking Naughtiness,

PIN; Poets In Nigeria.

 

FOR AND ON BEHALF OF POETS IN NIGERIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ngozi Olivia Osuoha

Ngozi Olivia Osuoha is a young writer from Nigeria. From a family of eight, including both parents she is the second daughter but fourth child. She read Estate Management and has some experience in Banking and Broadcasting.

She has published some works in a Liberian magazine, Ghanian news platform and an Indian poetry publication.

Many of her works have gone abroad for evaluation and publication. She wrote the longest poems/rhymes in the world, yet to be published. Writing is life.

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