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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" appeared in the "PS: It's Poetry" Anthology." My poems "Apogee of Grief", "To Be Loved" and "Sweet on You" appeared in the "PS: It's Still Poetry, Volume 2" 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 9" poetry contest is finalized.

Blog Posted:1/25/2022 2:16:00 PM

First and foremost, thank you all once again for giving me such gigantic quality of great poems! Wow, I've never seen such a competitive contest in a very, very long time! I don't remember ever placing 25 entries. A record? Hmm. Keep it up, guys! Some poems that I liked unfortunately didn't make the cut because I had to keep the list of placements to 25, that's how great this contest was! Most of the poems that didn't place were poems that had absolutely nothing to do with my contest themes. Heartiest congratulations to all my winners. I will take some time to reply to them all, so bear with me. If you don't see your entry in the winner's  list, don't be discouraged. I wish you better luck in my next contest! It should be up later this evening.

Have a blessed day, dear poets!:-)

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Date: 1/26/2022 7:01:00 AM
Keep those challenging endeavors forthcoming, Edward! I extend my appreciation and cheers to all who made the winning call, Aloha!
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Date: 1/25/2022 8:43:00 PM
Thanks for your contests. I like how you always give us a choice of themes. Thanks for my placement and Congrats to all the winners.
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Date: 1/25/2022 3:02:00 PM
Edward, thanks for the inspiration and the contest and for my placement, appreciate very much, and congratulations to all your winners ~
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Date Posted: 2/13/2022 6:55:00 AM
Update: Check poem titles for "Pick-A-Title, Vol.28" contest!
Date Posted: 2/8/2022 5:20:00 AM
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My "Pick-A-Title, Vol. 27" Poetry Contest is finalized.
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Date Posted: 11/30/2021 4:55:00 AM
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"This or That, Vol 1 Poetry Contest" is finalized!
Date Posted: 4/10/2021 4:38:00 PM
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4/24/2022 Fool, Not King Free versesatire,
4/24/2022 Focus Rictameterencouraging,peace,spiritu
4/23/2022 The Importance of Listening Didacticmeaningful,perspective,tr
4/23/2022 Revelry Amid Rain Senryuchildren,freedom,fun,inno
4/23/2022 If I Were Immortal Free verseimagination,life,metaphor
4/23/2022 Earth Day Acrosticappreciation,celebration,
4/19/2022 Deliverance Nonetfaith,fate,freedom,
4/19/2022 Wondrous Frangipani Monchielle Stanzaappreciation,beauty,flowe
4/17/2022 Cops and Robbers Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
4/17/2022 Thunder And Lightning Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
4/17/2022 Divide and Conquer Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
4/16/2022 With Strings Attached Narrativeappreciation,desire,humor
4/16/2022 honey badger Haikuanimal,
4/9/2022 Moxie Versecourage,perspective,stren
4/9/2022 Listening to Wind Chimes Verseanalogy,appreciation,morn
4/8/2022 What Keeps Me Going Verseencouraging,faith,inspira
4/8/2022 A Nightingale Is Near Haikubird,day,nature,song,soun
4/8/2022 Actor's Name Becomes A Verb Light Versecelebrity,humor,
4/7/2022 Live And Let Live Free verseencouraging,meaningful,pe
4/7/2022 The Black Feline Haikuanimal,appreciation,beaut
4/6/2022 Civilian Casualties of War Monchielle Stanzadeath,horror,war,
4/2/2022 Lime Green Spring Haikubeauty,color,earth,nature
4/2/2022 Love At First Sight Laylove,romance,
3/27/2022 Self-Love Rictameterlove,perspective,self,tru
3/26/2022 Recoupling Senryuinspirational love,relati
3/26/2022 Madeleine Albright, RIP Clerihewappreciation,celebrity,pe
3/26/2022 The Stuntman Monokucareer,jobs,people,
3/26/2022 The Sky's The Limit Diminished Hexaverseencouraging,inspirational
3/26/2022 Entanglement Kimopassion,poetry,
3/26/2022 Sink Or Swim Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
3/26/2022 Of Tears And Laughter Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
3/26/2022 A Black Cat Spotting Verseanimal,imagery,
3/26/2022 A Passing of Life's Test Kimoinspiration,life,strength
3/22/2022 Junk In The Attic Verseanalogy,metaphor,peace,pe
3/22/2022 Lazuli Bunting Haikubird,imagery,morning,natu
3/21/2022 Unfettered Freedom Free verseencouraging,freedom,inspi
3/20/2022 Senseless Juejuanger,city,horror,sad,vio
3/15/2022 Black-Chinned Hummingbird Haikubird,flower,imagery,natur
3/12/2022 Phenomena Tankabeautiful,insect,nature,n
3/12/2022 Young, Beautiful Spring Tankabeauty,nature,spring,
3/11/2022 Tiger Pleiadesanimal,
3/10/2022 Sheer Determination Imagismanimal,imagery,
3/9/2022 Even Soldiers Cry For World Peace Lyricpeace,perspective,war,
3/7/2022 Leaf Cutter Ants Haikuimagery,insect,nature,
3/7/2022 A Windy Day Shadormaday,humor,imagery,wind,
3/7/2022 My Dream Vacation Imagismvacation,
3/5/2022 Aphrodite Pleiadesmythology,
3/3/2022 foggy daybreak Haikuimagery,morning,nature,ra
2/26/2022 Irreparable Fissure Free verseheartbreak,sad love,
2/25/2022 Powerless Dodoitsuchild,family,fate,husband
2/25/2022 Empty Nester Shadormafarewell,father daughter,
2/24/2022 Recovering Addict Free verseaddiction,life,
2/20/2022 Springtime Rhapsody Ninettebeauty,nature,seasons,spr
2/15/2022 A Comforting Caress Ethereeencouraging,love,
2/13/2022 A Dear-John Epistle Versebetrayal,break up,girlfri
2/13/2022 Bank Robbers Footlehumor,imagery,people,plac
2/12/2022 Ah, Alas Versecrush,desire,passion,sad
2/12/2022 Arrested Winter Haikunature,weather,winter,
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2/8/2022 Doomed To Catastrophe Dizainheartbreak,relationship,s
2/4/2022 Cosmic Divinity Verseallegory,hope,romantic,sm
2/3/2022 Left To Chance Versedestiny,fate,sad,
2/3/2022 Heads or Tails Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
2/3/2022 Paying It Forward Versehumanity,irony,meaningful
2/3/2022 On Dangerous Ground Rhymeanalogy,anxiety,conflict,
2/2/2022 A Red Squirrel Haikuanimal,imagery,nature,
1/30/2022 Succor Dodoitsucare,emotions,grief,image
1/29/2022 A Changed World Senryuchange,dark,god,hope,morn
1/27/2022 Sunup Ditty Haikubird,morning,nature,song,
1/27/2022 Frozen Iguana Haikuanimal,imagery,nature,win
1/25/2022 Make Me Whole - POTD: A Collaboration with Heidi Sands Free versedesire,encouraging,longin
1/24/2022 Defenseless Verselove,passion,romantic,
1/23/2022 At Night's End Fibonaccimorning,night,poetry,sun,
1/23/2022 Passive-Aggressive Dodoitsuperspective,
1/23/2022 In An Ideal World Didactichumanity,meaningful,visio
1/23/2022 To Smile or Frown Diamantecreation,emotions,poetry,
1/23/2022 Keola - Nonet Nonetencouraging,happiness,wis
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
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1/17/2022 Edge of Life's Cliff Coupletamerica,anxiety,dark,life
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Changing Sky Pantoumnature,sky,
Truth To Truth Free verseconflict,devotion,heartbr
Whiteness Acrostictribute,
Ransomed Free versefaith,jesus,
Listen To Life Free verselife,philosophy,truth,wis
Tell the Night to Hold Me Lyricforgiveness,heartbreak,he
The Red Leaf Free versedeath,emotions,grief,hear
To Read You Free verseappreciation,metaphor,pas
Your Cloud Rhymelove,simple,sky,wind,
Ineffable Free verseallusion,appreciation,bea
I wander the desert alone Free verseimagery,metaphor,nature,o
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,
My Winter Free verseinspirational,lost love,
My Darling Boy Quatrainanalogy,boy,childhood,inn
Inside a Cubicle Terza Rimawork,
In My Beautiful Dream Versedream,
Civil Twilight Free verseappreciation,beauty,memor
U G L Y Personificationanti bullying,beautiful,b
SYLLABUS Versekiss,love,sensual,
Shooting Stars Verse10th grade,beautiful,imag
Blink Out Verse10th grade,11th grade,all
ONENESS Verseamerica,destiny,imagery,i
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,
a muse abused Versedance,freedom,muse,
Fragility of Fate Free versedeath,love,love hurts,
To the One I Long For Free verselonging,love,
Spirit dance of butterflies Rhymegrief,happiness,
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
Would You Still Love Me Free verseanalogy,love,relationship
The Clown Rhymeangst,character,conflict,
The Last Good Days of Innocence Free verseinnocence,lost,sorrow,
To the Dandelion in the Concrete Personificationcharacter,endurance,flowe
Eye Love, You Free verseappreciation,beauty,muse,
Suicide of Speech Free verseangst,conflict,silence,
Memories In the Sand Dramatic Monologuememory,missing you,passio
White Privilege Rhymeracism,
Soliloquy of Abandoned Lighthouse Rhymehope,light,loneliness,oce
Down The Primrose Path Lyricdark,fear,garden,imagery,
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
TREES SOBBING Verseemotions,nature,rain,
At Cusp of Dawn Rhymemoon,sun,
Summer Camping Free versegood night,inspiration,mo
ANODYNE Free verseheartbreak,
Simulacrum Sapphic stanzaimagination,
Carousel of Dreams Free verseanalogy,courage,dream,hop
Dragon's Tooth Sapphic stanzadeath,evil,fantasy,
Monsters of the Sea Sijomythology,
The Woman They Know Free verseanalogy,courage,hope,wome
Be to become Ethereespiritual,
Grandeur of nature Rhymeimagery,nature,
Ambedo Free verseanalogy,childhood,growth,
Ambrosia Free verseappreciation,kiss,love,pa
Goodnight Kisses Verse10th grade,11th grade,age
King Oedipus: Foreshadowing Rhymedark,fate,life,light,
I Keep Coming Back Free versedepression,
Trance Free versemeaningful,
Its a part of me Prose Poetryemotions,introspection,li
Catharsis Versedeep,emotions,endurance,f
Susurrus of October Acrosticoctober,song,
Lift somebody's dawn Lyricencouraging,inspiration,m
I Lay Bare My Wounded Heart Free verseemotions,endurance,lost l
In Soft Tongues Free verseangst,
Rebirth Of The Third Angel Free verseangel,beauty,butterfly,de
Someone who used to be you Blank versedream,lost love,love,
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,
Wise Words To Ponder Monokuwisdom,
A Poem For My Algebra Teacher Free verse6th grade,abuse,betrayal,
frogspawn Haikunature,
Forlorn Hope Verselost love,moving on,
Forlorn Hope Free versehope,
Chimera Blank versefairy,fantasy,
Falsehood Monokuallusion,analogy,
HEALING POWER OF THE DRUM Free verseinspirational,native amer
Giving Godly Grace Acrosticgiving,god,
The Two Drivers In My Life Free versebirthday,childhood,parent
A nightingale sings of dawn's glory Versebreak up,hope,love hurts,
SILHOUETTE Lyricallegory,women,
Carpentry Free verseendurance,

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