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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.

I grew up mostly in Baltimore, Maryland.

I'm married to a wonderful woman(and Registered Nurse!), Helen.

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 15' poetry contest is finalized!

Blog Posted:1/18/2023 5:21:00 AM

Greetings and heartiest congratulations to all my winners! Whether your poem placed or not, thank you! N/As were because of not adhering to contest rules, wrong/incomplete poem titles, poems without dates, contest title, name of sponsor at the bottom.

I'll visit all winning poems and post my next contest soon. Have a blessed day, soupers!:-)

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Date: 1/21/2023 4:01:00 PM
Edward, thank you so much for the contest and my placement, and congrats to all your winners, Constance
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Date: 1/19/2023 8:45:00 AM
Thanks a lot Edward for the beautiful conduct of poetry contests. Your topics are diverse and challenging, but quite interesting also. I look forward to your contests. Happy To say, I have been a winner in all your contests I participated...
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Date: 1/20/2023 10:34:00 AM
You're quite welcome, Valsa:-) I appreciate you always supporting my contests!

My Past Blog Posts

My "Pick-A-Title, Vol 34" poetry contest is judged!
Date Posted: 1/30/2023 7:03:00 AM
Check your poems submitted for "Pick-A-Title, Vol 34" contest: 24-hour Deadline!
Date Posted: 1/29/2023 5:00:00 AM
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Date Posted: 1/18/2023 5:21:00 AM
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Date Posted: 12/19/2022 5:57:00 PM
My 'Pick-A-Title, Vol 33' is finalized!
Date Posted: 12/15/2022 4:15:00 AM
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Date Posted: 11/12/2022 6:27:00 AM
Congrats to "Pick-A-Title, Vol 32" winners!
Date Posted: 10/17/2022 4:27:00 PM
Apologies for contest judging delay!
Date Posted: 10/11/2022 8:05:00 AM
"This or That, Vol.13" Poetry contest is judged.
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Congrats to "This or That, Vol.12" poetry contest winners!
Date Posted: 7/3/2022 8:14:00 AM
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Date Posted: 6/15/2022 2:04:00 PM
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Date Posted: 6/8/2022 5:28:00 AM
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Date Posted: 5/29/2022 2:19:00 PM
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Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
2/2/2023 Before The Dawn Grows Old Monchielle Stanzaday,desire,encouraging,po
2/2/2023 From A Wife's Perspective Light Versefamily,home,humor,husband
2/1/2023 Bedtime Rictametergood night,night,peace,sl
2/1/2023 Contemplate Free versedeath,grief,loss,memory,m
1/31/2023 This I Know In My Heart To Be True Versefor her,irony,love,romant
1/31/2023 Beloved Versededication,love,romantic,
1/25/2023 Heroes Rictameterappreciation,people,persp
1/25/2023 An Upswelling Otherpassion,romance,sensual,
1/25/2023 A Soldier's Tears Imagismemotions,grief,heartbreak
1/23/2023 How Do You Feel Dodoitsuencouraging,feelings,humo
1/23/2023 In A Cold, Bleak World Free verseanalogy,corruption,dark,i
1/22/2023 Elon Musk Clerihewcelebrity,people,
1/22/2023 Prevailing Faith Rhymeanalogy,encouraging,faith
1/22/2023 Be Not Fear's Prisoner Verseencouraging,fear,inspirat
1/22/2023 He Who Broke The Chain Diamantecreation,freedom,poetry,w
1/21/2023 Muffled Screams of Helplessness Free verseanalogy,dark,endurance,fe
1/21/2023 Vernal Ebullience Monokuchildren,freedom,fun,happ
1/21/2023 Askance Smirk Haikuhope,imagery,moon,morning
1/21/2023 The Monk Haikuimagery,nature,peace,
1/21/2023 Winter Postmeridian Haikuday,imagery,nature,snow,w
1/21/2023 This Spring Rictameterdesire,hope,imagery,sprin
1/20/2023 To Exhume Buried Pain Diminished Hexaversedeep,emotions,encouraging
1/20/2023 A Bridge To Nowhere Monokuanalogy,perspective,truth
1/20/2023 David Vs Goliath Diamantecreation,people,poetry,wo
1/20/2023 Fill The Empty Well Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
1/20/2023 I Can See It Already Light Versehumor,music,people,song,t
1/20/2023 Skiing Acrosticdesire,fun,imagery,sports
1/15/2023 Of Moon And Stars Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
1/12/2023 Run For Cover Free versemeaningful,perspective,wi
1/10/2023 Sliver of A Chance Trioletencouraging,life,love,rom
1/10/2023 Keeping The Faith Monokuanalogy,endurance,faith,m
1/10/2023 The Price of A Cup of Coffee Nonethow i feel,meaningful,per
1/10/2023 Blood Over Water Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
1/10/2023 Let's Hope And Pray Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
1/10/2023 Depth of The Human Soul Free versehow i feel,meaningful,per
1/4/2023 Use As Fuel Free verseinspiration,me,muse,
1/4/2023 Winter Storm Brewing Imagismimagery,winter,
1/3/2023 Second Skin Verseanalogy,longing,time,
1/3/2023 A Gift That Keeps On Giving Monokufor her,love,romantic,wif
12/30/2022 A Yalto for Milt Hankins Verseappreciation,dedication,f
12/27/2022 ice Haikuchildren,fun,imagery,natu
12/27/2022 ZigZag Road Rhymeadventure,encouraging,lif
12/27/2022 Priceless Rictameterfor her,romantic,wife,
12/27/2022 Winners And Losers Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
12/27/2022 Fight Day Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
12/26/2022 Song of Blackbird Haikubird,nature,song,sound,
12/21/2022 Let Bygones Be Bygones - POTD Rhymeencouraging,perspective,w
12/21/2022 Bobby Fischer Clerihewcelebrity,people,
12/21/2022 Incredulous Imagismhumor,imagery,
12/20/2022 A Vagabond Sapphic stanzadark,life,sad,scary,
12/20/2022 Heart Versus Mind Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
12/20/2022 Of Light And Shadow Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
12/17/2022 Follow That Fire Sapphic stanzadesire,encouraging,inspir
12/14/2022 Immergence Haikuday,imagery,nature,sun,
12/14/2022 Confidence Verseanalogy,change,confidence
12/14/2022 For You Rictameterdedication,for her,love,p
12/13/2022 Egret In Flight Imagismbird,imagery,sky,
12/11/2022 Cuteness Overload Versebaby,cute,father,imagery,
12/11/2022 Clark Gable Clerihewcelebrity,humor,tribute,
12/8/2022 Come As You Are Diminished Hexaverseencouraging,faith,god,lov
12/8/2022 Nice Try, Though Rhymepoetry,write,
12/7/2022 Aggression Verseanalogy,anger,emotions,me
12/4/2022 a winter outing Haikubird,imagery,seasons,soun
12/4/2022 Rooted To A Spot Free verseadventure,imagery,memory,
11/28/2022 Don't Quit Your Daydream Free verseanalogy,dream,encouraging
11/27/2022 Common Sense Prevails Imagismimagery,poetry,
11/27/2022 A Stroll at Nightfall Juejuemotions,imagery,moon,nat
11/21/2022 To Slay Life's Dragons Verseinspirational,meaningful,
11/20/2022 Winter Fury in Buffalo, NY Haikucity,snow,winter,
11/20/2022 Avoiding Peer Pressure Didacticencouraging,inspirational
11/20/2022 At New Moon Nonetimagery,moon,night,peace,
11/20/2022 The Better of Two Words Didacticencouraging,meaningful,wi
11/17/2022 Diane Nash Clerihewappreciation,celebrity,pe
11/17/2022 Restoration Haikuimagery,insect,nature,
11/17/2022 So, Let Me Get This Straight Sijoamerica,angst,confusion,p
11/17/2022 Unwelcome Guest Versecancer,dark,horror,
11/17/2022 Happy Hour Monokudrink,fun,time,
11/15/2022 Redress Haikubird,dark,hope,imagery,na
11/15/2022 Mother Ewe To Chick Light Verseappreciation,bird,humor,
11/6/2022 Intimacy Monokuemotions,passion,perspect
11/6/2022 Haunted House Visit Footleemotions,fun,house,people
11/6/2022 Caterpillar To Butterfly Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
11/6/2022 To Stay or Go Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
11/6/2022 Of Trash And Treasure Diamantecreation,poetry,words,
11/2/2022 Ululations Tankaanimal,emotions,imagery,m
10/31/2022 The Sound of Rain Free verseappreciation,peace,rain,s
10/30/2022 Rejuvenescence Haikuallegory,happiness,hope,i
10/30/2022 A Mind Made Up Verseanalogy,imagery,metaphor,
10/30/2022 Hope's Message - NW Free verseencouraging,hope,inspirat
10/20/2022 Pieces of You Versepoetry,
10/20/2022 To Those Who Don't Get The Kudos They Deserve Odeappreciation,encouraging,
10/19/2022 Despair Imagismdark,imagery,
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10/19/2022 Cherished Reminiscences Tristichchildhood,fun,imagery,mem
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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 House of Light Rhymebeauty,nature,
To Read You Free verseappreciation,metaphor,pas
The Sounds Of A Rose Free verseflower,rose,
Roses Roses Roses POTD Free versered,rose,
I wander the desert alone Free verseimagery,metaphor,nature,o
Ineffable Free verseallusion,appreciation,bea
Child Diminished Hexaversechild,
The Red Leaf Free versedeath,emotions,grief,hear
Your Cloud Rhymelove,simple,sky,wind,
Some Are Not Meant For This World Free verseabuse,allusion,death,dest
Polka Dots And All Sonnet10th grade,beautiful,beau
Inside a Cubicle Terza Rimawork,
U G L Y Personificationanti bullying,beautiful,b
In My Beautiful Dream Versedream,
SYLLABUS Versekiss,love,sensual,
Shooting Stars Verse10th grade,beautiful,imag
UNBEARABLE THIS LONGING Dramatic Versedeath,how i feel,
Civil Twilight Free verseappreciation,beauty,memor
My Winter Free verseinspirational,lost love,
My Darling Boy Quatrainanalogy,boy,childhood,inn
No Longer Two Verse10th grade,emotions,feeli
Blink Out Verse10th grade,11th grade,all
ONENESS Verseamerica,destiny,imagery,i
DAYBREAK Versebird,joy,life,morning,
a muse abused Versedance,freedom,muse,
Transcending Hope Versehope,
Fragility of Fate Free versedeath,love,love hurts,
To the One I Long For Free verselonging,love,
Fear Of The Unknown Narrativefear,feelings,
Tutankhamun Verseadventure,appreciation,hi
Sometimes love just isn't enough Free verselost love,
Spirit dance of butterflies Rhymegrief,happiness,
If Only You Knew Rhymedream,emotions,love,
A Feral Frozen Free verseanimal,appreciation,beaut
Frown around Rhymeanxiety,confidence,courag
The Clown Rhymeangst,character,conflict,
Would You Still Love Me Free verseanalogy,love,relationship
Fingertip Tracings Upon My Skin Free versesensual,
To the Dandelion in the Concrete Personificationcharacter,endurance,flowe
Down The Primrose Path Lyricdark,fear,garden,imagery,
Eye Love, You Free verseappreciation,beauty,muse,
The Last Good Days of Innocence Free verseinnocence,lost,sorrow,
TREES SOBBING Verseemotions,nature,rain,
Soliloquy of Abandoned Lighthouse Rhymehope,light,loneliness,oce
Susurrus of October Acrosticoctober,song,
The Woman They Know Free verseanalogy,courage,hope,wome
Catharsis Versedeep,emotions,endurance,f
Suicide of Speech Free verseangst,conflict,silence,
I Keep Coming Back Free versedepression,
ANODYNE Free verseheartbreak,
I Lay Bare My Wounded Heart Free verseemotions,endurance,lost l
Trance Free versemeaningful,
Lift somebody's dawn Lyricencouraging,inspiration,m
Its a part of me Prose Poetryemotions,introspection,li
White Privilege Rhymeracism,
Carousel of Dreams Free verseanalogy,courage,dream,hop
Memories In the Sand Dramatic Monologuememory,missing you,passio
Be to become Ethereespiritual,
Monsters of the Sea Sijomythology,
Crushed Free versedaughter,death,family,mem
Thats when I fall down upon my knees, song version Lyricdepression,feelings,god,h
Grandeur of nature Rhymeimagery,nature,
Time Verse10th grade,11th grade,9th
At Cusp of Dawn Rhymemoon,sun,
Rebirth Of The Third Angel Free verseangel,beauty,butterfly,de
Summer Camping Free versegood night,inspiration,mo
Goodnight Kisses Verse10th grade,11th grade,age
Ambrosia Free verseappreciation,kiss,love,pa
Simulacrum Sapphic stanzaimagination,
Dragon's Tooth Sapphic stanzadeath,evil,fantasy,
King Oedipus: Foreshadowing Rhymedark,fate,life,light,
Ambedo Free verseanalogy,childhood,growth,
In Soft Tongues Free verseangst,
Someone who used to be you Blank versedream,lost love,love,
the reap Free versedeath,
Chimera Blank versefairy,fantasy,
fragile Free versecute,life,metaphor,wisdom
Promise Rhymeamerica,appreciation,conf
HEALING POWER OF THE DRUM Free verseinspirational,native amer
Queen Rose and Her Many Sisters Imagismflower,
The Two Drivers In My Life Free versebirthday,childhood,parent
Giving Godly Grace Acrosticgiving,god,
God Bless the USA Dramatic Monologueaddiction,satire,usa,
Forlorn Hope Verselost love,moving on,
A Stranger Came From Nowhere Dramatic Monologueallusion,god,religious,
A Poem For My Algebra Teacher Free verse6th grade,abuse,betrayal,
Forlorn Hope Free versehope,
A nightingale sings of dawn's glory Versebreak up,hope,love hurts,
Open Up Free versefaith,hope,love,
frogspawn Haikunature,
Yalto-IN ROWS OF YELLOW CORN Versewriting,
Wise Words To Ponder Monokuwisdom,
I saw a praying mantis Rhymeprayer,
Falsehood Monokuallusion,analogy,

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