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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 "Pick-A-Title, Vol. 27" Poetry Contest is finalized.

Blog Posted:1/1/2022 6:01:00 AM
First and foremost, Happy New Year, my fellow soupers!
Thank you all for participating in my "Pick-A-Title, Vol. 27" poetry contest, a rather difficult one to judge because every poem submitted was absolutely fantastic! Unfortunately, I had to DQ a lot of great for not meeting the contest requirements. Heartiest congratulations to all the winners! You guys truly did a spectacular job! I'll visit your winning poems soon.
If your poem didn't place, it's because of one of the following reasons: a.) Nothing wrong with your poem. I liked it; it just didn't make the cut, b.) No date, contest title and name of sponsor at the bottom, c.) Poem submitted had nothing to do with my themes/wrong title. Better luck with my next contest, which I'll post later today. Have a blessed Saturday guys! 

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Date: 1/2/2022 1:04:00 PM
Edward, thanks for the contest and my fine placement and congratulations to all your winners ~ friendship and poetry _Constance
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Date: 1/10/2022 3:00:00 PM
You're welcome, Constance:-)
Date: 1/2/2022 10:53:00 AM
I always enjoy your inspiring contests, Edward. Thanks for my placement in this new year of contest results.
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Date: 1/10/2022 3:00:00 PM
You're welcome, Andrea:-)

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
1/19/2022 Epitaph for Sidney Poitier Epitaphcelebrity,death,tribute,
1/19/2022 Tanka Pleiadesperspective,poetry,write,
1/18/2022 The Cold Side of The Sun Trioletabsence,allegory,desire,l
1/18/2022 a gentle wind Haikuimagery,nature,wind,
1/18/2022 Grandpa's Wisdom Acrosticappreciation,grandfather,
1/17/2022 Edge of Life's Cliff Coupletamerica,anxiety,dark,life
1/17/2022 Joy And Pain Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
1/16/2022 winter's confetti Haikuimagery,nature,snow,winte
1/16/2022 On The Hunt Haikuanimal,imagery,nature,
1/16/2022 Fer-de-Lance Monokuanimal,imagery,
1/16/2022 Three Out of Thousands Monokumeaningful,perspective,wo
1/16/2022 Poison, Antidote Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
1/16/2022 Heroes And Villains Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
1/16/2022 Reality Meets Fantasy Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
1/14/2022 Taking Chances Monokuanalogy,perspective,
1/13/2022 A Day of Thunder Footlefun,humor,weather,word pl
1/13/2022 Go, If You Must Fibonaccidesire,passion,
1/9/2022 In Quiet Dawn Haikubird,morning,nature,song,
1/9/2022 A Rainbow Appears Haikuhope,imagery,nature,rain,
1/9/2022 Snow Leopard Haikuanimal,imagery,nature,
1/9/2022 Winter Preparation Haikuanimal,imagery,nature,win
1/9/2022 No School Day Haikuchildren,school,snow,wint
1/9/2022 Wake-Up Call Haikubird,morning,nature,
1/2/2022 Happy New Year Acrosticencouraging,endurance,hop
1/1/2022 Day of Rain And Fog Haikuday,imagery,nature,weathe
1/1/2022 It's Okay To Fail Diminished Hexaverseencouraging,fate,inspirat
1/1/2022 You Are Special Diminished Hexaverseanalogy,for her,how i fee
1/1/2022 Down On His Luck Versefate,life,sad,
1/1/2022 Mercurial Fibonaccianalogy,character,
12/31/2021 In Too Deep Cinquainpoetry,write,
12/31/2021 Cessation Cinquainconflict,peace,relationsh
12/31/2021 In Wondrous Company Kimobird,food,imagery,woman,
12/30/2021 Without Conditions Free versehow i feel,love,romantic,
12/30/2021 Hurry, Frat Boy, Hurry Senryuboyfriend,funny love,home
12/30/2021 Take Your Pick Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
12/30/2021 By Destiny or Design Diamantecreation,destiny,poetry,w
12/30/2021 Being A Good Citizen Verseencouraging,how i feel,me
12/28/2021 I'm Laughing At You Now Free versefate,imagery,poetry,write
12/28/2021 At Forenoon Haikubird,day,happiness,nature
12/28/2021 A Suicide Narrativebetrayal,confusion,father
12/28/2021 Infidelity Ethereebetrayal,perspective,rela
12/27/2021 A Butterfly Among Butterflies Blank versebeauty,butterfly,dream,ga
12/24/2021 Dog On The Couch Senryuanimal,dog,imagery,sound,
12/24/2021 Chain Reaction Senryubaby,emotions,imagery,smi
12/24/2021 Sibling Rivalry Versechildren,conflict,family,
12/24/2021 Brad Pitt Clerihewcelebrity,people,tribute,
12/24/2021 A Long Road To Normalcy Sijoperspective,sad,truth,
12/17/2021 In Calm Solitude Diminished Hexaversememory,peace,solitude,
12/16/2021 Killjoy Senryuchildren,fun,games,mother
12/16/2021 Wandering, Not Lost Free verseadventure,journey,life,me
12/15/2021 Make Your Own Rules Didacticencouraging,humanity,mean
12/15/2021 Failed Hunt Haikuanimal,imagery,nature,
12/15/2021 Camouflage Haikuanimal,imagery,nature,
12/14/2021 In Azure Sky Acrostichope,sky,
12/10/2021 For Keeps Alliterationlove,passion,
12/10/2021 Agree To Disagree Lyricconflict,perspective,rela
12/10/2021 Reveal - 2 Rictameteremotions,encouraging,myst
12/6/2021 Hold On Cinquainencouraging,faith,hope,lo
12/6/2021 Bad Sportsmanship Dodoitsuperspective,sports,
12/6/2021 Nature Vs Nurture Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
12/2/2021 Year of The Street Urchin Verseendurance,imagery,life,me
11/20/2021 Rejection Ethereeinspirational,meaningful,
11/20/2021 Bill Duke Clerihewappreciation,celebrity,pe
11/20/2021 Just Married Dizainhappiness,joy,love,marria
11/20/2021 Raindrops - hiku Haikuimagery,metaphor,rain,
11/15/2021 Leave Me Alone Free versepoetry,write,
11/14/2021 Raccoon Personificationanimal,
11/14/2021 I Conquered A Mountain Free verseallegory,celebration,moun
11/13/2021 Gimme Some of That Flavor Sijodesire,sensual,
11/13/2021 Crocodile Tears Light Verseallusion,perspective,sati
11/12/2021 White Christmas Haikuchild,christmas,holiday,i
11/12/2021 Unbroken Versecourage,endurance,hero,im
11/11/2021 Military Appreciation Night Free verseappreciation,community,fo
11/2/2021 Ray Charles Clerihewappreciation,celebrity,pe
11/2/2021 Dancing Silhouette Monokuimagery,lost love,memory,
11/1/2021 Soulful Ebony Eyes Free versefor her,metaphor,passion,
10/31/2021 Wonderment Monokuappreciation,imagery,peop
10/31/2021 Alpha And Omega Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
10/31/2021 I Listen To Life Free verseimagery,life,nature,persp
10/24/2021 On Thanksgiving Day Tankaholiday,humor,thanks,than
10/24/2021 Hell Hath No Fury Sijoanger,break up,perspectiv
10/24/2021 A Pledge To You Rhymededication,devotion,love,
10/23/2021 The High Road Free verseanger,forgiveness,inspira
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,

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Fav Poems

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

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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
Susan Ashley United States Flag United States Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Gregory Richard Barden United States Flag United States Read
Emile Pinet Canada Flag Canada Read
Teddy Kimathi Kenya Flag Kenya Read
Freddie Robinson Jr. United States Flag United States Read
Lewis Raynes Australia Flag Australia Read
Panagiota Romios United States Flag United States 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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