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Quenched Flaming Dreams

With heart drenched in love They served our dear land With talents dripping From their eyes and speech They spilled services. These flaming dreams Lost in blade's thirst Were kits of hope And great, their deeds. Why the slay With daggers? For no cause Crack brained Hoodlums Why? Dedicated to Nigerian youth corps, who were killed during their post graduation service, when violence erupted after the incumbent president emerged the winner of the national election. For Debbie Guzzi's contest:'Jack out of the box'

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011




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Date: 6/3/2011 8:28:00 AM
fondest congrats for the leap, joseph! :) huggs
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Date: 6/3/2011 5:26:00 AM
My congratulations on the win in the contest of deb, Joseph
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Date: 6/3/2011 5:17:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in Debbie's "Jack Out Of Box" contest Joseph. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/2/2011 5:05:00 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!! well-deserved.. so touching... hope to see more from your poetries.. ***jun-jun
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Date: 6/2/2011 3:39:00 PM
Congrats Joseph on another glorious win by stepping out of the box for the contest and still creating a masterpiece in poetry luv..enjoy..
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Date: 5/24/2011 12:35:00 PM
Nice dedication with a lovely perspective on the theme of the contest, Joseph
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Date: 5/24/2011 8:07:00 AM
I wanted to say that this is a VERY appropriate form for the topic and that my heart goes out to you. Power is not easily shared and the best and brightest are always a potential source of rivalry with the powers that be, which is the answer to why..
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Date: 5/24/2011 8:07:00 AM
I have a friend living in the US who is Nigerian and comes and goes often there. We saw a movie at church on your delta & the oil ruining it, and he said things are better now for the government is giving training through education to many of the brighter rebel leaders obviuosly a ploy to isolation and separate the wheat from the dross. Now, they have been dealt with...when will man's inhumanity to man end? Perhaps not until man himself ends?
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Date: 5/24/2011 7:35:00 AM
Thank you for sharing your poetry with us today. It was a very interesting write. It was a pleasure to read your poetry today Osita. Love, Carol
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