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The Man Died

He lies a mangled heap of naked shame
dead to nagging worries, thoughts and sorrow
a worn dusty dress clings to his lean marrows
silent he lies in a noisy street with no name

All his lofty dreams and achievements
lie quietly with him in his exposed grave
all his prayers and high hopes none can save
mute the too heap a colossal embarrassment

The joy of an only male child is still
the cheer of giddy success is silent
tears from sobbing hearts are absent
only a crowd of sober vultures at his heels

Curious feet walk briskly away from him
who once lived, loved and sinned like many
who now heedlessly lies without a penny
facing a shy sky who turns away dim

He remains a terrible sight of cold shame
putrid morning, a cynosure of attention
crowds salute hand over nostrils in petition
to our commanding John Doe with no name

A corpse of our national soul lies
dead in the center of our patriotic eyes


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Be like a Tree

If men would but stand fast like a tree
Though fierce winds blow and rains fall
Bending and dipping but not breaking at all
You will stand in quiet majesty, tall and free

When conditions grow harsh with disfavor
Stand strong, proud and unwavering in faith
The tides will turn though it may come late
It will crown you with laurels of honor

When seasons turn favorable spread your arms
May your fruits give the motherless food and hope
May your shade give the homeless reason to cope
Then the world will flock to bask in your novel charm

When all that is you is rooted good and deep
No storm can reach the rich dreams you keep.


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You alone 2

Some days may not lie in our hands
when we work as elephants but feed like ants
when the grains of our heart is seeded with can't
only you may choose to fall or to stand

When we try to but fail to understand
when a kissing Judas lies in wait as a friend
when all that hoped for comes to an end
only you may choose to fall or to stand

When our rich dreams sink in quick sand
misfortune courts our everyday life
we find no peace as we romance with strife
only you may choose to fall or to stand

When love breaks it's soothing band
our weary hearts are rent in twain
when all that is good seems to wean
only you may choose to fall or to stand

Even now when these words seem to fail
choosing Christ alone can you begin to prevail


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Adieu Maya

 A new star graces the sky
shinning bright, twinkling blue
an ebony star that was you
who sits upon our hallowed sigh

Your words echo promises of hope
rhyming our beating heart to our soul
making us become a verse of heavens goal
even though I wonder how can we cope

Maya you were too beautiful to remain here
where God's angels are seldom known
into the soil of our heart you have sown
rich laughter our eager ears still hears

Angelou you are our mocking bird
who sang clearly her divine song
who soared our heavens so long
your song seems like all we hear

We miss you our lovely Maya
our true black and proud mama


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gods of clay

Why do we sweat so to build
Magnificent ruins of marble and gold
Where poor souls are bought and sold
To tyrant lords their labors yield

Truth is lost in their rising ranks
Fattening upon tasked souls of the poor
Blind leaders blinded by their splendor
Anointed with worry over their looted banks

O! Such sweet hope drips down their snouts
They conduct poor souls to humbly follow
Leading down to bars of glorious sorrow
Forfeiting the promises their lies have bought

Fooled they follow their neon lights
Raised hands, rising pleas and deep fear
They offer their wealth, sweat and tears
To keep these brittle gods pleasant to sight

Awaiting to be redeemed they still strive
Dying slowly to keep their gods alive.


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Breath Again

Could such coarse hands
strike forth such sweet music
drawing gently the strings of your tunic
heavenly melodies I vaguely understand

Could such stuttering lips
eloquently call forth pleasure
drawing out the decibels we treasure
from the grooved fountain of the deep

Could blind eyes dare to see
the face that launched a thousand ships
imprisoned in blissful smile of companionship
dares me to be what I must be

What strange roars I hear?
what crimson storms rage?
feeble feet wobble shy courage
as my body shudders in pleasing fear

At the moment of little death
buried in arms we bring birth
to noble life as we breath again here.


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All I know

There is so much I don't understand
like the brilliance behind your smile
around you my joy lingers a while
you hold my poor heart in your hands

I know nothing about your charm
captured by the sweetness of your voice
O! that I swoon is not by my choice
I embrace peace buried in your arms

If only I know more about you
what little things will bring you joy
your angelic face I will never annoy
my days may ever remain bright and blue

The little I know is true. . .
I know I just love you


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Greaving Pride

On bended knees
She wails quietly to dark skies
Nodding sagely nearby are palm trees
Who try to raise her with their sighs

Mad heavens hope with a flash of rain
To woo her heavy broken heart
An acre of eyes feast upon her naked pain
She kneels paler than snow, impaled by loves dart

Up she staggers rapped by her lovers
Whose peach promises gall into lies
Whose fingers ravage her ripped coffers?
Leaving her a bloody queen of the flies

She stumbles on in bathed breath
Her jackal lovers linger hoping for a kill
She struggles to cover her bruised wealth
Pelted in pain she leans upon her will

She heals as the cockcrows for the day
Even when all hope seemed totally lost
A gathering of her sons rising from the dust
In anger they arise to make her lovers  pay


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A rested Relic

Where are you hiding?
My sweet ageless malice
 Seasonal in your incarnating
From deep within mothers chalice

You who came drinking dry
Mamas love, patience and hope
Keeping long vigils sighing into dark sky
At dawns cock crow our joy elopes

You bore the tale of myriad scars
Our offering of ash, yams, oil and goats
Charm not your feet from following the stars
Upon tear drenched mound you merrily gloat

Were you bond to severe family bonds
Making mockery of old sacred libations
Early morn your broken amulets are found
Another wail greets the day in sad repetition

Suddenly we are aroused by silence
Our sleepy eyes have seen your last
Our labored prayers and tears in your absence
Holds you fast in the quicksand’s of our past

Rest our newborn child, Obiaraije rest
Sleep our bundle of joy and hope at its best


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Teach me

Teach me
to live as a man not a beast
to hear and obey the wisdom of the East
to strive and better all I am to thee

Teach me
to voice peaceful decibels of sweetness
to fill all your days with happiness
to be as precious as gold may ever be

Teach me
to hear the prayers of your heart
to follow your dreams from the start
lifted by your smile to soar free

Teach me
to be strong and not to cry
to tell the truth without a lie
to be all you want me to be

Teach me my darling I beg you
better ways to still love you


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