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Easy-going, Diligent, Creative, and Spiritual
Brother of Stephen, Mildred, and Jeanette 
Lover of Nature, Women, and Poetry
Who feels Pain, Love, and Empathy
Who fears The Unknown, Snakes, and Heights
I would like to see The Eiffel Tower, El Castillo, and The Great Wall of China
Resident of Moravia Park Drive, Maryland

For the most part, I'm a romantic poet, but I also venture into satire, humor, nature, spirituality, existentialism, etc. I don't shy away from the sad and dark themes as well. I started writing poetry in November 2006. However, after losing my poetry notebook with about 135 poems in early 2009, I lost my passion for poetry completely. I was jobless for almost a year due to the recession of 2014, during that time period, I reignited my passion for poetry to stave off boredom. I discovered Poetrysoup and started posting my poems in 2016. The first poem I posted, "Wings of A Butterfly." My poems "Sing To Me, Nightingale", "Unfulfilled Dream" and "A Waxing Crescent" appeared in the first issue of Poesis Online Journal. My biography and poem "Musings of An Aging Man"  features in the "My Poet Friends" section of Emile Pinet's poetry book, "A Match In The Dark." My poems "Say You Will", "Winds of Night" and "Echo Chasing" were featured in the "PS: It's Poetry" Anthology"

I'm currently working as a Lot Associate at The Home Depot
I'm a Navy Veteran
I'm Nigerian-American born in Lima, Ohio in October 28th, 1976
Graduated from Lake Clifton Campus(formerly Lake Clifton Eastern High School), Baltimore, Maryland in 1995
Graduated from Essex Community College in 2003 and Brightwood College(formerly TESST College of Technology) in 2005
Certifications: Electronics Technology, Telecommunications, Fiber-Optics/Copper Network Cabling 



"This or That, Vol 1 Poetry Contest" is finalized!

Blog Posted:4/10/2021 4:38:00 PM

Thank you for participating in "This Or That, Vol.1" poetry contest! Even though this contest was somewhat sabotaged, it still turned out to be a pretty good one overall. I loved reading your wonderful entries. Choosing just 10 poems out of so many great poems is very difficult!  I wish those who failed to place better luck in my next contest! Heartiest congratulations to all the winners! As always, I'll make my rounds commenting on the winning poems. You guys have a blessed evening now!:-)

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Date: 4/12/2021 12:49:00 PM
Congrats to the contest winner. Great idea to do contests based on titles.
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Date: 4/12/2021 1:20:00 AM
Edward, thank you so much for the inspiration- I heard of a beautiful horse someone called Chimera because of its wild and mystical spirit and I always loved that and there is actually a breed of horse with a brindle coat called Chimera, can be found if you goggle Chimera horse, so I wrote about a magical dream horse, thank you for my placement and congratulations to all your winners, love _Constance
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Date: 4/10/2021 7:45:00 PM
Hi Edward, I think a lot of people didn't know what "chimera" means. Dreams and fantasies are a secondary meaning, but the primary meaning is monsters, gargoyles, etc. It might have been better if you had described more precisely what you were looking for. How was it "sabotaged?" I wasn't aware of that.
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Date: 4/11/2021 5:35:00 AM
I thought it was common knowledge the two meanings of "Chimera"(the mythological monster & illusion). I should've posted the definitions. My fault. Here's a direct link about my sabotaged contest:
Date: 4/10/2021 6:26:00 PM
Hi Edward, You held a good contest. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a wonderful day:-) Alexis
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Date: 4/11/2021 6:02:00 AM
Thank you, Alexis:-) You as well!

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"This or That, Vol 1 Poetry Contest" is finalized!
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4/27/2021 Time And Love Fibonaccilove,perspective,time,
4/26/2021 Lost In Arrested Moments Haibunappreciation,introspectio
4/25/2021 Tempest Verseanger,angst,conflict,feel
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4/25/2021 Last Train To Auschwitz Free versedark,history,horror,truth
4/23/2021 Apogee of Grief Verseanalogy,emotions,grief,me
4/23/2021 Rain Haikuearth,imagery,nature,rain
4/23/2021 An Ache Fibonaccidog,fate,memory,relations
4/21/2021 Summertime Verseappreciation,poetry,summe
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4/18/2021 haiku Haikubird,imagery,nature,sky,
4/14/2021 A Spring Ninette Ninettepoetry,spring,
4/14/2021 Recidivist Versepoetry,write,
4/11/2021 Sit Beside Me In Silence Free verseappreciation,introspectio
4/10/2021 Give Your Heart To Me Fibonaccidesire,heart,poetry,
4/10/2021 Beacon of Light Fibonacciencouraging,inspirational
4/9/2021 Popular Versepeople,
4/4/2021 Capitulation Senryufreedom,love,
4/4/2021 Tata, Sugar Coupletaddiction,change,woman,
4/3/2021 Otherworldly Versebeach,beauty,imagery,
4/3/2021 Euphoria Versehappiness,imagery,love,pr
4/2/2021 I Cherish Free verseappreciation,
4/1/2021 One Last Embrace Verseemotions,goodbye,imagery,
3/31/2021 Kingfisher Haikubird,imagery,nature,
3/31/2021 Scorpio Acrosticpoetry,write,
3/30/2021 Where The Sun Doesn't Shine Narrativebreak up,fate,love hurts,
3/29/2021 The Pessimist Free verselife,people,perspective,t
3/29/2021 With Just A Wink Senryupoetry,
3/28/2021 Got It Bad And It Ain't Good Free versehumor,perspective,truth,
3/28/2021 Be My Valentine - repost Acrosticdevotion,love,poetry,vale
3/27/2021 Spring Ladybug Haikuimagery,insect,nature,sea
3/27/2021 Humphrey Bogart Clerihewappreciation,celebrity,pe
3/27/2021 My Dear Rictameterpoetry,sensual,
3/27/2021 Danger Zone Verseallusion,animal,deep,imag
3/27/2021 Open Scab Versebetrayal,break up,deep,fe
3/26/2021 Enablers Dodoitsuabuse,addiction,perspecti
3/26/2021 Dreamcatcher Personificationimagery,poetry,
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3/20/2021 A Sight For His Sore Eyes Sijocute love,soulmate,
3/19/2021 sunflower follows sun Haikuflower,imagery,nature,sun
3/17/2021 Relaxation Tableau Verseencouraging,peace,
3/14/2021 Unstoppable Verseconfidence,strength,
3/14/2021 Running Scared Senryuanxiety,relationship,
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3/11/2021 Yarrow Imagismappreciation,beauty,flowe
3/10/2021 Shivers Versepassion,
3/10/2021 Idyllic Repose Monokuappreciation,peace,sound,
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3/7/2021 A Noontime Outing Free verseappreciation,beauty,day,i
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Changing Sky Pantoumnature,sky,
Truth To Truth Free verseconflict,devotion,heartbr
Whiteness Acrostictribute,
Ransomed Free versefaith,jesus,
Then I Wake Rhymeabsence,love,miss you,mis
Listen To Life Free verselife,philosophy,truth,wis
Tell the Night to Hold Me Lyricforgiveness,heartbreak,he
To Read You Free verseappreciation,metaphor,pas
I wander the desert alone Free verseimagery,metaphor,nature,o
The Red Leaf Free versedeath,emotions,grief,hear
Your Cloud Rhymelove,simple,sky,wind,
Ineffable Free verseallusion,appreciation,bea
The House of Light Rhymebeauty,nature,
The Sounds Of A Rose Free verseflower,rose,
Roses Roses Roses POTD Free versered,rose,
Child Diminished Hexaversechild,
Polka Dots And All Sonnet10th grade,beautiful,beau
Some Are Not Meant For This World Free verseabuse,allusion,death,dest
UNBEARABLE THIS LONGING Dramatic Versedeath,how i feel,
Inside a Cubicle Terza Rimawork,
My Winter Free verseinspirational,lost love,
My Darling Boy Quatrainanalogy,boy,childhood,inn
In My Beautiful Dream Versedream,
Civil Twilight Free verseappreciation,beauty,memor
U G L Y Personificationanti bullying,beautiful,b
SYLLABUS Versekiss,love,sensual,
Blink Out Verse10th grade,11th grade,all
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Shooting Stars Verse10th grade,beautiful,imag
Transcending Hope Versehope,
Tutankhamun Verseadventure,appreciation,hi
Sometimes love just isn't enough Free verselost love,
No Longer Two Verse10th grade,emotions,feeli
DAYBREAK Versebird,joy,life,morning,
Fragility of Fate Free versedeath,love,love hurts,
Spirit dance of butterflies Rhymegrief,happiness,
a muse abused Versedance,freedom,muse,
To the One I Long For Free verselonging,love,
Fear Of The Unknown Narrativefear,feelings,
Frown around Rhymeanxiety,confidence,courag
Fingertip Tracings Upon My Skin Free versesensual,
If Only You Knew Rhymedream,emotions,love,
A Feral Frozen Free verseanimal,appreciation,beaut
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The Clown Rhymeangst,character,conflict,
To the Dandelion in the Concrete Personificationcharacter,endurance,flowe
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Eye Love, You Free verseappreciation,beauty,muse,
The Last Good Days of Innocence Free verseinnocence,lost,sorrow,
Memories In the Sand Dramatic Monologuememory,missing you,passio
Down The Primrose Path Lyricdark,fear,garden,imagery,
White Privilege Rhymeracism,
Crushed Free versedaughter,death,family,mem
Thats when I fall down upon my knees, song version Lyricdepression,feelings,god,h
Time Verse10th grade,11th grade,9th
Soliloquy Rhymehope,light,loneliness,oce
TREES SOBBING Verseemotions,nature,rain,
At Cusp of Dawn Rhymemoon,sun,
ANODYNE Free verseheartbreak,
Carousel of Dreams Free verseanalogy,courage,dream,hop
Summer Camping Free versegood night,inspiration,mo
Monsters of the Sea Sijomythology,
Simulacrum Sapphic stanzaimagination,
Dragon's Tooth Sapphic stanzadeath,evil,fantasy,
The Woman They Know Free verseanalogy,courage,hope,wome
Grandeur of nature Rhymeimagery,nature,
Ambrosia Free verseappreciation,kiss,love,pa
Ambedo Free verseanalogy,childhood,growth,
Susurrus of October Acrosticoctober,song,
Be to become Ethereespiritual,
I Keep Coming Back Free versedepression,
King Oedipus: Foreshadowing Rhymedark,fate,life,light,
Its a part of me Prose Poetryemotions,introspection,li
Trance Free versemeaningful,
Catharsis Versedeep,emotions,endurance,f
I Lay Bare My Wounded Heart Free verseemotions,endurance,lost l
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Lift somebody's dawn Lyricencouraging,inspiration,m
Someone who used to be you Blank versedream,lost love,love,
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New Beginnings Acrostichope,
In Soft Tongues Free verseangst,
the reap Free versedeath,
Promise Rhymeamerica,appreciation,conf
Queen Rose and Her Many Sisters Imagismflower,
fragile Free versecute,life,metaphor,wisdom
God Bless the USA Dramatic Monologueaddiction,satire,usa,
A Stranger Came From Nowhere Dramatic Monologueallusion,god,religious,
Open Up Free versefaith,hope,love,
A Poem For My Algebra Teacher Free verse6th grade,abuse,betrayal,
Wise Words To Ponder Monokuwisdom,
frogspawn Haikunature,
Chimera Blank versefairy,fantasy,

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