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Family Warmth

Times shared with kinsfolk are second to none
It was a serene and jovial eastern climate
Atmosphere was full of character
Sitting under the shadow of avocado tree
The moonlight beaming through the aperture of the leaves
The enticing and awe-inspiring sound of ‘Oja’- the African flute
Blaring mixed rhythm of ancient folklores,
Flowing through the sky and leaving imprints on the minds
The drum beats bringing to life the spirits of dead kinsmen 
Every stomp of the feet reminding us of our fallen legends
Calmly hours moved slowly with the cycles of past memories
Smiles melted into laughter, memories turned into scripts
If I could hold eternity in my palm, I would make this time endless
Life is such a lifeless object without family.

Copyright © Chuma Okonkwo

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  1. Date: 11/29/2013 7:28:00 PM
    As a believer in the whole and extended family, I salute you, Chuma. Great Write!

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 10:12:00 AM
    It can be if we let it [give of yourself to folks around you and perhaps they will become extended family?] Thanks for stopping by and reading my verses! Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 8:04:00 AM
    so very true...the scene you set made me feel relaxed, I wanted to be there...beautiful write!

  1. Date: 8/30/2013 9:56:00 AM
    very warm indeed. So loving these kinds of moments are!! well done with your poem.

  1. Date: 8/30/2013 8:05:00 AM
    Great work honoring family in our lives..Enjoyed reading this morning.Sara

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 5:10:00 PM
    how true your write is, without family this life would be pointless we have children and our children have children we watch and admire, such a wonderful life circle, enjoyed your write, ~always, Linda