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Protection Mistaken

Every morning will be 
glad for its noon
Not a drying debris of a 
forgotten lagoon
Where fishes fret, 
streamline too soon

To swim deeper like us 
cowering in hustle;
Mosquitoes chance on a 
scrotal hair- to shuttle,
To srike is di-
pain.Labourous fund's 

Upon the rind and egg-
shell. And proud yolk
Aloofly dance, wiggling 
slippery tail, chalaza folk;
Warm under pointy 
squeeze of teat of milk

Puppies thrive. A pouch 
opens to hold
Stuffs from a refined 
periphery. Was it mold
The thrifty twilit and 
stories of old told?

So this pouch remains 
warm to our body:
We who its benevolence 
steadfastly try, study
While we err and pride 
swerve us, gaudy.

-c-Onyebuchi, 2011.
3rd Place in Brian's 'Any 
2011 Poem' Contest.

Copyright © Onyebuchi Okonkwo

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  1. Date: 1/11/2012 8:03:00 AM
    I am stopping by to thank you for sharing your poetry with us Onyebuchi. I would also like to thank you for your kind comments on my poetry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 1:50:00 AM
    i really love writing this way. Congrats on ur win. More shall come ur way!

  1. Date: 11/18/2011 5:12:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Brian's "Any 2011 Poem" contest onyebuchi. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/17/2011 1:01:00 PM
    I like them rhymes kid, keep it up.

  1. Date: 11/15/2011 10:39:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Brian's contest Onyebuchi

    Okonkwo Avatar Onyebuchi Okonkwo
    Date: 11/16/2011 12:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wow! Thanks Bob. Sincerely, you are the first to remind me of warm regards.