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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 



My "This or That, Vol. 7" contest is finalized!

Blog Posted:10/9/2021 8:33:00 AM

First and foremost, thank you all for participating in my "This or That, Vol. 7" poetry contest, whether your entry poem placed or not. You should all be proud of the poems you submitted because they were all fantastic. Heartiest congratulations to all the winners!

Reasons for the N/As:

1.) No date, contest title and name of sponsor at the bottom

2.) The poem is wonderful but didn't make the cut.

3.) Poem title was changed before contest finalization.

4.) Poem submitted had nothing to do with my contest themes.


I'll be visiting all the winning poems pretty soon. From now on, I'll be alternating between "This or That" and "Pick-A-Title" (yes, I've decided to bring it back! I'll continue where I left off) contest series. My next contest should be up soon. Hope you're all having a blessed Saturday!:-)

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Date: 10/11/2021 10:08:00 AM
Thanks for another inspiring contest, Edward. I do so enjoy them!
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 10/12/2021 1:42:00 PM
You're welcome, Andrea:-)
Date: 10/10/2021 1:37:00 PM
Your contests always offer good theme choices, Edward. Now that I’m entering them again, I look forward to writing for yours.
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 10/12/2021 1:40:00 PM
Thank you for participating in my contests again, Jenna:-)
Date: 10/9/2021 8:18:00 PM
Edward, thank you for the inspiration and the contest and my placement, congratulations to all your winners ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 10/9/2021 10:11:00 PM
You're welcome, Constance:-)

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Very important "Pick-A-Tile, Vol. 26" contest update!
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My "This or That, Vol. 7" contest is finalized!
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"This or That, Vol 6" Poetry Contest is finalized!
Date Posted: 9/8/2021 5:22:00 AM
My "This or That, Vol. 5" contest is finalized!
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"This or That, Vol 3" Poetry Contest is finalized!
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Date Posted: 5/31/2021 2:39:00 PM
"This or That, Vol 2 Poetry Contest" is judged.
Date Posted: 5/13/2021 4:33:00 PM
"This or That, Vol 1 Poetry Contest" is finalized!
Date Posted: 4/10/2021 4:38:00 PM
Update: Please keep title chosen as is for "This or That, Vol 1 Poetry Contest."
Date Posted: 4/2/2021 2:41:00 AM
The Biting Satire Poetry Contest is finalized!
Date Posted: 3/13/2021 9:51:00 PM
OK, lemme ask a stupid question:-)
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My "Pick-A-Title, Vol 25 -Rhyme 2 - Poetry Contest" is finalized!
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Thank you, Constance...
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My "Pick A Title, Vol 24 - Triolet - Poetry Contest" is judged!
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My "Pick A Title, Vol 21 -Dizain - Poetry Contest" is judged
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Update on my current contest(Very Important!)
Date Posted: 7/24/2020 3:27:00 PM
In defense of all the winners of my recent contest
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All who participated in Pick-A-Title, Vol.17 -Yalto-...THANK YOU!
Date Posted: 5/20/2020 1:19:00 PM
Pick-A-Title, Vol 17, Yalto contest update: Check bottom of your poems
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
10/22/2021 It's Now Or Never Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
10/21/2021 I Love You Free versedevotion,love,romantic,
10/20/2021 Into The Far Distance Verseanimal,imagery,nature,
10/18/2021 It Shines From Within Versebeauty,perspective,truth,
10/16/2021 True Love Stays Rictameterlove,meaningful,truth,
10/15/2021 It Saddens Me Lyricperspective,
10/15/2021 Nocturne Haikubird,nature,sound,
10/10/2021 Goodbye, Hello Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
10/10/2021 Gods And Monsters Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
10/7/2021 What She Wants, She Gets Versechild,cute,desire,girl,
10/7/2021 Blessing of Rain Haikuflower,imagery,nature,rai
10/6/2021 Reveal Rictameterencouraging,poetry,
10/6/2021 Your Secrets Are Safe With Me Verseencouraging,poetry,
10/6/2021 Demonstrate, Rather Verseencouraging,love,
10/6/2021 Paper Tiger Monokuperspective,write,
10/4/2021 Conversation Between Widower And Only Child Imagismfather son,grief,imagery,
10/3/2021 Woolly Bear Caterpillar Haikuimagery,
10/3/2021 Feel of October Dawn Free verseappreciation,autumn,hope,
10/3/2021 Contemplation Coupletintrospection,woman,
10/3/2021 I Do Not Like Hospital Visits Prose Poetryanxiety,dark,how i feel,h
10/2/2021 A Toothache Light Versepain,perspective,truth,
10/2/2021 Danger, Danger Imagismhorror,imagery,
10/2/2021 Runaway Teen Senryuanalogy,teen,
9/30/2021 CROSSROADS Shapeart,creation,poetry,
9/29/2021 Bring Me Home Free verseencouraging,remember,
9/29/2021 Blue-Collar Jim Couplethome,imagery,jobs,work,
9/29/2021 Facts Verseperspective,truth,
9/28/2021 Right As Rain Tristichemotions,endurance,freedo
9/28/2021 Life's A Vehicle Diminished Hexaverseanalogy,life,metaphor,per
9/27/2021 Quandary Dodoitsuconflict,fate,mother son,
9/27/2021 Just Say No Verseperspective,
9/26/2021 A Sense of Humor Free verseappreciation,humor,life,p
9/26/2021 Zephyr Acrosticautumn,happiness,imagery,
9/25/2021 Appetite Loss Monorhymefood,humor,silly,sound,
9/25/2021 Interrupted Rendezvous Kimobird,encouraging,moon,nig
9/25/2021 Numbing The Pain Dodoitsudrink,grief,husband,image
9/25/2021 One More Egg To Fry Senryuhusband,marriage,woman,
9/25/2021 Entrapment Monokupoetry,romantic,write,
9/25/2021 Thirst Acrosticpassion,sensual,
9/25/2021 A Prayer For A Bigot Dramatic Monologueencouraging,forgiveness,g
9/25/2021 Of Poets And Pen Coupletinspiration,perspective,p
9/25/2021 Panorama Imagismallusion,animal,beauty,im
9/23/2021 Outrage Dramatic Verseabuse,anger,perspective,r
9/20/2021 A Daffodil Verseflower,imagery,poetry,
9/20/2021 How One Knows Verselove,meaningful,perspecti
9/19/2021 To My Future Self Prose Poetryencouraging,future,life,s
9/19/2021 Bugs And Daffy Clerihewcharacter,poetry,relation
9/17/2021 Deep Wounds of A Narcissist Verseperspective,truth,
9/17/2021 Meandering Free verseallusion,analogy,life,per
9/15/2021 Should You Leave Verseencouraging,poetry,write,
9/15/2021 Hello, September Verseappreciation,autumn,seaso
9/13/2021 KEY Verseencouraging,heart,home,lo
9/10/2021 Seep Monkeyflower Monokuflower,imagery,wind,
9/10/2021 Live Life Fully Acrosticinspirational,life,wisdom
9/10/2021 Bug Bite Tankahumor,insect,
9/9/2021 Inner Child of Mine Free versechild,freedom,happiness,p
9/8/2021 Beauty of Fall Verseautumn,beauty,seasons,
9/7/2021 So Complicated Verseconflict,perspective,rela
9/5/2021 Fall of Afghanistan Free verseconflict,horror,places,wa
8/26/2021 A Journey To Self-Love - POTW Verseappreciation,confidence,g
8/23/2021 Lost And Found Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
8/23/2021 Fall Noon Ablaze Tetractysautumn,humor,imagery,meta
8/21/2021 Looking Out To Sea Diminished Hexaverseimagery,memory,sea,sunset
8/16/2021 Aubade Senryupoetry,write,
8/15/2021 Triskaidekaphobia Senryuanxiety,day,emotions,fear
8/15/2021 Black Woodpecker Haikubird,imagery,nature,
8/15/2021 Don't Hide Your Scars Free verseappreciation,beauty,encou
8/14/2021 Lark Sparrow Haikubird,imagery,nature,song,
8/14/2021 A Grasshopper Imagismimagery,insect,nature,
8/14/2021 You're Missed, Carolyn Odedeath,farewell,people,tri
8/12/2021 Look For A Compromise Didacticconflict,encouraging,wisd
8/10/2021 The Taste of Her Lips Versekiss,passion,romance,
8/10/2021 Time Is Of The Essence Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
8/10/2021 Rain Or Shine Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
8/10/2021 King And Queen Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
8/7/2021 Growing Pains Nonetconflict,perspective,teen
8/7/2021 Puppy-Love Blooming Free verseboy,cute love,girl,youth,
8/5/2021 Go-Between Dodoitsuconflict,family,relations
8/5/2021 The Gamut of Life Nonetendurance,husband,life,me
8/4/2021 Gym Rust Senryuperspective,
8/4/2021 Alone With The Moon Personificationbeauty,loneliness,me,moon
8/3/2021 Winter Migration Haikubird,imagery,nature,seaso
8/2/2021 The Great Pyramid of Giza Concretecreation,poetry,
8/2/2021 Impasse Verse9th grade,boy,feelings,gi
7/31/2021 Children Lyricchildren,perspective,trut
7/31/2021 Devour Versedesire,longing,metaphor,m
7/31/2021 Miasma Imagismimagery,
7/31/2021 Red Leaf Haikucolor,imagery,nature,
7/30/2021 In My Daydream Verseimagery,
7/30/2021 Haven Acrosticencouraging,heart,peace,p
7/30/2021 Existential Dread Dodoitsuangst,fear,
7/30/2021 Blood-Orange Sky Monokuimagery,nature,sky,
7/29/2021 Never Say Die Acrosticinspiration,people,tribut
7/29/2021 On Saturnine Days Rhymedark,day,god,perspective,
7/29/2021 'You're Fired' Senryuperspective,
7/29/2021 Langston Hughes Clerihewart,celebrity,people,poet
7/29/2021 Mohabbat Verseimagery,love,romance,urdu
7/29/2021 A Gnawing Urge Free verseabuse,dark,drink,drug,lif
7/28/2021 Butterfly Chasing Haikubutterfly,flower,happines
7/28/2021 Once Bitten, Twice Shy Free verseperspective,wisdom,

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Fav Poems

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
I wander the desert alone Free verseimagery,metaphor,nature,o
To Read You Free verseappreciation,metaphor,pas
Ineffable Free verseallusion,appreciation,bea
The Red Leaf Free versedeath,emotions,grief,hear
The House of Light Rhymebeauty,nature,
Your Cloud Rhymelove,simple,sky,wind,
The Sounds Of A Rose Free verseflower,rose,
Roses Roses Roses POTD Free versered,rose,
Child Diminished Hexaversechild,
Some Are Not Meant For This World Free verseabuse,allusion,death,dest
UNBEARABLE THIS LONGING Dramatic Versedeath,how i feel,
My Winter Free verseinspirational,lost love,
Polka Dots And All Sonnet10th grade,beautiful,beau
My Darling Boy Quatrainanalogy,boy,childhood,inn
Civil Twilight Free verseappreciation,beauty,memor
Inside a Cubicle Terza Rimawork,
In My Beautiful Dream Versedream,
a muse abused Versedance,freedom,muse,
Transcending Hope Versehope,
To the One I Long For Free verselonging,love,
SYLLABUS Versekiss,love,sensual,
DAYBREAK Versebird,joy,life,morning,
U G L Y Personificationanti bullying,beautiful,b
Blink Out Verse10th grade,11th grade,all
ONENESS Verseamerica,destiny,imagery,i
Fragility of Fate Free versedeath,love,love hurts,
Spirit dance of butterflies Rhymegrief,happiness,
Shooting Stars Verse10th grade,beautiful,imag
Tutankhamun Verseadventure,appreciation,hi
Sometimes love just isn't enough Free verselost love,
Fear Of The Unknown Narrativefear,feelings,
No Longer Two Verse10th grade,emotions,feeli
If Only You Knew Rhymedream,emotions,love,
A Feral Frozen Free verseanimal,appreciation,beaut
Frown around Rhymeanxiety,confidence,courag
Fingertip Tracings Upon My Skin Free versesensual,
Would You Still Love Me Free verseanalogy,love,relationship
The Clown Rhymeangst,character,conflict,
Memories In the Sand Dramatic Monologuememory,missing you,passio
Crushed Free versedaughter,death,family,mem
Simulacrum Sapphic stanzaimagination,
Down The Primrose Path Lyricdark,fear,garden,imagery,
Dragon's Tooth Sapphic stanzadeath,evil,fantasy,
Soliloquy of Abandoned Lighthouse Rhymehope,light,loneliness,oce
TREES SOBBING Verseemotions,nature,rain,
To the Dandelion in the Concrete Personificationcharacter,endurance,flowe
Ambrosia Free verseappreciation,kiss,love,pa
Ambedo Free verseanalogy,childhood,growth,
Eye Love, You Free verseappreciation,beauty,muse,
The Last Good Days of Innocence Free verseinnocence,lost,sorrow,
Its a part of me Prose Poetryemotions,introspection,li
The Woman They Know Free verseanalogy,courage,hope,wome
White Privilege Rhymeracism,
Susurrus of October Acrosticoctober,song,
Thats when I fall down upon my knees, song version Lyricdepression,feelings,god,h
ANODYNE Free verseheartbreak,
I Keep Coming Back Free versedepression,
At Cusp of Dawn Rhymemoon,sun,
Time Verse10th grade,11th grade,9th
Carousel of Dreams Free verseanalogy,courage,dream,hop
Trance Free versemeaningful,
Grandeur of nature Rhymeimagery,nature,
Summer Camping Free versegood night,inspiration,mo
Monsters of the Sea Sijomythology,
Someone who used to be you Blank versedream,lost love,love,
In Soft Tongues Free verseangst,
Be to become Ethereespiritual,
Lift somebody's dawn Lyricencouraging,inspiration,m
Promise Rhymeamerica,appreciation,conf
Suicide of Speech Free verseangst,conflict,silence,
King Oedipus: Foreshadowing Rhymedark,fate,life,light,
Catharsis Versedeep,emotions,endurance,f
Queen Rose and Her Many Sisters Imagismflower,
I Lay Bare My Wounded Heart Free verseemotions,endurance,lost l
God Bless the USA Dramatic Monologueaddiction,satire,usa,
A Poem For My Algebra Teacher Free verse6th grade,abuse,betrayal,
A Stranger Came From Nowhere Dramatic Monologueallusion,god,religious,
Goodnight Kisses Verse10th grade,11th grade,age
the reap Free versedeath,
frogspawn Haikunature,
Open Up Free versefaith,hope,love,
Wise Words To Ponder Monokuwisdom,
Rebirth Of The Third Angel Free verseangel,beauty,butterfly,de
Forlorn Hope Verselost love,moving on,
Chimera Blank versefairy,fantasy,
Forlorn Hope Free versehope,
Falsehood Monokuallusion,analogy,
fragile Free versecute,life,metaphor,wisdom
The Two Drivers In My Life Free versebirthday,childhood,parent
Carpentry Free verseendurance,
A nightingale sings of dawn's glory Versebreak up,hope,love hurts,
HEALING POWER OF THE DRUM Free verseinspirational,native amer
Giving Godly Grace Acrosticgiving,god,

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Lu Loo United States Flag United States Read
Subimal Sinha-Roy India Flag India Read
Line Gauthier Canada Flag Canada Read
Constance La France Canada Flag Canada Read
Maurice Yvonne Canada Flag Canada Read
Kevin Shaw United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Tania Kitchin United States Flag United States Read
Vijay Pandit United States Flag United States Read
Mark Toney United States Flag United States Read
Heidi Sands United States Flag United States Read
Brandy Nicole United States Flag United States Read
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Freddie Robinson Jr. United States Flag United States Read
Lewis Raynes Australia Flag Australia Read
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M. L. Kiser United States Flag United States Read
Lady Labyrinth Australia Flag Australia Read
Gideon Idudje Nigeria Flag Nigeria Read
Regina McIntosh United States Flag United States Read
Jenna Logan United States Flag United States Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
Chantelle Anne Cooke United States Flag United States Read
Unseeking Seeker India Flag India Read
Sandra Adams United States Flag United States Read
Linda Milgate United States Flag United States Read
Rama Balasubramanian India Flag India Read
Lasaad Tayeb United States Flag United States Read
Quoth TheRaven United States Flag United States Read
Aditi Mishra India Flag India Read
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