March 8, 2017 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION


Emmanuel Joseph




(Dedicated to the women around the globe,

International Women’s Day, March 8, 2017)



Pitter pattering feet

around the world they marched

folding hands in togetherness

under clouds of painted amity

in citidel of ethnicity

In a row they strode

striding with echoes across

terra Firma of deprived rights

echoing the cresedo of the silent

wailing, yelping in vigor

for their body we turned to drums

and the love turned to horns

and caring turned to rebellion

They marched with an applause

against disenfranchised franchise

crying for the lost dignity

pride, dreams, hopes we buried

in sepulchres of selfishness

As they marched with teardrops

flooding in the ocean of their eyes

overwhelmed I was

in regretful memories

within my living memory

in the depth of my soul

to take back my missing ribs

and give her the deserved dignity

and pride I lost

buried in lost forgotten days












Emmanuel Joseph

Emmanuel Joseph is a poet from Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa, who writes on contemporary issues and past issues within living memory. He is presently studying politics at the Fourah Bay College, USL.

He heads an online poetry group of his fellow poets inspiring many over the years in engaging in the field of poetry. His book ”Green Foliage of Dried Leaves” will be out soon.

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