Addis Poems - Below
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Roasted Faraway, for Pius Adesanmi
addis, africa, death, life, tribute, voyage,
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
THE PACIFIC AND THE SPEAKER
addis, death, deep, future, judgement, light, remember, son,
Form: Free verse
"THE PACIFIC AND THE SPEAKER"
$260.00 in my bank account.
34 years old.
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
addis, culture, love, romantic, spiritual,
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
African Queen wake up
addis, africa, beauty, metaphor, song,
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
MAGDALENA NUMBER 6
addis, family, father, father daughter, father son, mother,
Form: Free verse
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
addis, art, death, deep, depression, loss, love, son,
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
Black Africa Still In Chains
addis, abuse, africa, black african american, education, environment,
Form: Dramatic Verse
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
The night is young
addis, desire, dream, how i feel, nostalgia,
Form: Blank verse
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
Midnight in Johannesburg
addis, forgiveness, freedom, history, hope, inspirational, introspection, journey,
Form: I do not know?
feathery, misty, settling gently on this city’s breath.
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
addis, courage, peace, mother, africa, mother,
Form: Light Verse
Oh! Mother Africa!
From the East to the West, from the North to the South of
addis, nature, people, places, song, sound, song, sound,
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