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Addis Poems

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Roasted Faraway, for Pius Adesanmi
By Izunna Okafor

Beyond the shrubs of Sahara 
Lifted a munt of brainy bond 
Over the Mississippi of Ethiopia
Lofted a penner with his hunky thoughts

Across the bridge of a foreign land
Hovered a book of beautiful pages
Tightly enclaved yet as an Ireland
In a skull...Read More
Categories: addis, africa, death, life, tribute, voyage,
Form: Elegy


$260.00 in my bank account.
34 years old.
240 pounds.
2 failed relationships,
well there were more than 2. 
what I’m referring to is the 
ones that produced children.

as the Midnight Special plays
to my Pacific, I speak truth
about these two...Read More
Categories: addis, death, deep, future, judgement, light, remember, son,
Form: Free verse
Ethiopian Eyes

Addis Ababa pulse,
Blue Nile passion flow
into the heart of a Mtoto midnight

Tropical forest desires,
soft Harari waves moving
at the tidal touch crescent height

Jijiga sepia legs
dancing Danakil closer to ebb dreams
Anticipated pleasure from the static electricity

Nubian swaying hips,
snowflake moans Mekelle melted
Zebra fire...Read More
Categories: addis, culture, love, romantic, spiritual,
Form: tristich
African Queen wake up
In Kampala African queen lives
In Johannesburg African queen sleeps
In Nairobi African queen smiles
In Lagos African queen sings

In Kinshasa African queen dances
In Addis Ababa African queen debates
In Juba and Mogadishu Africa queen weeps
To Kigali and Accra African queen flies

In Churches African...Read More
Categories: addis, africa, beauty, metaphor, song,
Form: Lyric

today I returned home from 
work and hung my coat up on 
the coat rack. 
I took off my hat and set it 
on the hook right next to it. 
Magdalena came to the door 
and asked me if...Read More
Categories: addis, family, father, father daughter, father son, mother,
Form: Free verse


when it comes for me
there won't be a sound
but I'll know it when 
it gets here because it
won't be here to take me
for the first time.
I met Death the day Eddie
and Robert were taken.
I was brought back to 
father...Read More
Categories: addis, art, death, deep, depression, loss, love, son,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Black Africa Still In Chains
Its creation’s simplicity still stands as a difficult puzzle
head is twisted backwards while in a forward motion
still looking behind at the chronicles of some centuries ago
long before the infiltration of Christian missionaries and Arab traders
is the exact factor making its...Read More
Categories: addis, abuse, africa, black african american, education, environment,
Form: Dramatic Verse
The night is young
In the night when I can not sleep,

when I dream about dreaming

when even God is sleeping

and the devil is out looking

for lost souls.

I think about silly things,

I think about the baker

who just woke up, his

poor wife, leaving a

warm bed for...Read More
Categories: addis, desire, dream, how i feel, nostalgia,
Form: Blank verse
Midnight in Johannesburg

Calm descends,
feathery, misty, settling gently on this city’s breath.

Elusive sleep,
hiding amongst the clouds,

while silver ribbons of moonlight, caress the concrete.


Midnight in Jo’burg,
alone, in this wild-eyed, crazy city,

warm and cruel at once,

ragged, torn, sublime,

brimming with African life,

alive in an African summer...Read More
Categories: addis, forgiveness, freedom, history, hope, inspirational, introspection, journey,
Form: I do not know?
Oh! Mother Africa!
From the East to the West, from the North to the South of     
                  ...Read More
Categories: addis, courage, peace, mother, africa, mother,
Form: Light Verse


A place to be; a home to live,
Full of cultures and traditions,
rivers of live.
In crossing the Mediterranean,
‘criss-crossing’ the continent, you see…

A mountain of rivers,
running the Niles to desert,
crossing the Niger to the ocean,
a Congo in the Basin, an orange of...Read More
Categories: addis, nature, people, places, song, sound, song, sound,
Form: Epic