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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 



Congrats to "This or That, Vol.11" winners!

Blog Posted:4/23/2022 7:08:00 AM

Quite a competitive, challenging contest to judge because so many great poems were submitted. Well-done, guys!

Why poems didn't place:

a.) Awesome poem, but not quite what I was looking for

b.) Nothing to do with my contest themes.

c.) Poem title wasn't kept as is

d.)The Big 3(date, contest title & name of sponsor) not included at the bottom.

To increasing your odds of placing, it's VERY important to read my contest descriptions top to bottom! With that being said, congratulations once again to all the winners. I've already visited your poems with my feedback. My next contest is already up. Have a blessed Saturday, soupers!:-)

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Date: 4/23/2022 8:54:00 AM
Edward, thank you so much for my placement in your contest, so honored and looking forward to writing for your new contest ~Constance
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Date: 4/23/2022 6:42:00 PM
You're quite welcome, Constance:-) Looking forward to reading your entry, my friend.
Date: 4/23/2022 8:49:00 AM
Thanks for the contest, Edward. Although I didn't place, I thoroughly enjoyed writing for it. Congratulations to all the winners!
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 4/23/2022 6:41:00 PM
You're welcome, Milt:-) Hope you're enjoying your weekend, my friend.

My Past Blog Posts

Congrats to "This or That, Vol.12" poetry contest winners!
Date Posted: 7/3/2022 8:14:00 AM
My first poetry book is out!
Date Posted: 6/15/2022 2:04:00 PM
Added an audio to my poem, "A Glimpse of A Promising Day"
Date Posted: 6/8/2022 5:28:00 AM
I had to step away.
Date Posted: 5/29/2022 2:19:00 PM
Very important "Pick-A-Title, Vol. 30 Poetry Contest" alert!
Date Posted: 4/23/2022 8:22:00 PM
Congrats to "This or That, Vol.11" winners!
Date Posted: 4/23/2022 7:08:00 AM
"Pick-A-Title, Vol 29 Poetry Contest" is judged.
Date Posted: 3/27/2022 9:32:00 AM
"This or That, Vol 10" poetry contest is judged.
Date Posted: 3/2/2022 2:51:00 PM
Please check your titles for "This or That, Vol 10" contest.
Date Posted: 2/24/2022 4:18:00 AM
"Pick-A-Title, Vol 28 Poetry Contest" is judged.
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
"This or That, Vol 9" poetry contest is finalized.
Date Posted: 1/25/2022 2:16:00 PM
My "Pick-A-Title, Vol. 27" Poetry Contest is finalized.
Date Posted: 1/1/2022 6:01:00 AM
My "This or That, Vol.8 Poetry Contest" is finalized.
Date Posted: 12/5/2021 8:07:00 AM
Prayers needed...
Date Posted: 11/30/2021 4:55:00 AM
My "This or That, Vol. 7" contest is finalized!
Date Posted: 10/9/2021 8:33:00 AM
"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!
Date Posted: 8/20/2021 10:24:00 AM
"This or That, Vol 3" Poetry Contest is finalized!
Date Posted: 6/18/2021 6:12:00 AM
Happy Birthday to our very own Caren Krutsinger!
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:-)
Date Posted: 2/1/2021 9:01:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
7/3/2022 Scarlet Tanager Haikubird,nature,song,
7/3/2022 Bells And Whistles Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
7/3/2022 Trial To Triumph Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
7/3/2022 Fight Or Flight Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
7/3/2022 Hammer Strikes Nail Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
7/3/2022 For Peace To Reign Monokuconflict,peace,
6/28/2022 Mahatma Gandhi Clerihewappreciation,celebrity,pe
6/27/2022 Saving Grace Free versefaith,imagery,life,meanin
6/26/2022 Beachside Scenery Haikubeach,day,imagery,summer,
6/26/2022 damselfly Haikuimagery,insect,summer,
6/25/2022 Do Not Hide Behind 'Listening' Verseencouraging,motivation,po
6/19/2022 Clutter Free verseencouraging,heartbreak,pa
6/19/2022 Devastated Versefaith,grief,imagery,metap
6/19/2022 Schadenfreude Dramatic Versesatire,
6/19/2022 To All Worker Bees Free verseappreciation,encouraging,
6/16/2022 Each Day Is A Blessing Monchielle Stanzaday,inspirational,meaning
6/15/2022 You See Me Verseappreciation,beauty,love,
6/11/2022 Like Sugar And Sodium Diminished Hexaversedesire,passion,
6/11/2022 LEAVES Verseimagery,nature,wind,
6/11/2022 A Thousand Hours In The Day Imagismimagery,metaphor,time,wom
6/11/2022 Submission Versechild,cute,desire,emotion
6/10/2022 Kingfisher Haikubird,imagery,
6/10/2022 Hello, June Moon Free verseimagery,june,moon,night,
6/9/2022 Feverish Touch Ethereelonging,passion,simile,
6/8/2022 A Fatal Flaw Personificationbird,home,humor,imagery,p
6/5/2022 In A Split Second Verseimagery,longing,
4/30/2022 A Moment of Zen Senryupeace,
4/24/2022 Hosanna, All Birds Sing Monchielle Stanzabeauty,bird,imagery,joy,m
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 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,
2/9/2022 Gambler Rictameteraddiction,fate,loss,money
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,

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

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Lewis Raynes Australia Flag Australia Read
Panagiota Romios United States Flag United States Read
Hilo Poet United States Flag United States Read
M. L. Kiser United States Flag United States Read
Lady Labyrinth Australia Flag Australia Read
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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
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Sandra Adams United States Flag United States Read
Linda Milgate United States Flag United States Read
Rama Balasubramanian India Flag India Read
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Quoth TheRaven United States Flag United States Read
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L. J. Carber United States Flag United States Read
Christuraj Alex India Flag India Read
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