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Entries for the World Poetry Day 2018 Poetry Competition

The Brain Wave – by Abimbola ‘Fadel’ Fadunsin

Soothing kisses from heavenly rays, To show hopeful hands of brighter days. Sonorous chords of the nightingale, To tell the beautiful tale.   This, the truth the rabbi told, That for the span, I may behold.   But days I…
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Deja Vu: Embrace of the Unknown – by N.M. Bassey

Do you know I have been here before in this room with you sitting just so? heartbeats gallop, ponies in a frenzy I am not sure what follows gaps, whispers, wonder swirl in my head, a sentient soup If I…
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Because You Are A Woman – by Adejoke Adeyanju

  Because you are a Woman You can’t be hard You must learn to be soft A Woman is soft Because you are a Woman You CANNOT be Stubborn You CANNOT have your own Mind Because you are a Woman…
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Sands of Time – by Nnamdi Ogochukwu Komlan-Dodoh

Once I was a babe, Succored by Mother’s teat, Another day a boy, Carefree in the waters of childhood, In youth, I did dance in earnest.   The sands of the hourglass mock me; Cascading ever downwards like angry tears,…
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The Gift of Mortality – by Lydia Durunguma

At birth, I was offered the gift of mortality I accepted, unaware of its fatality Although not of my own volition How could it have been? I knew not of its imposition   Now that the mist have found a…
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The Affair – by Lydia Durunguma

He loves me, he loves me not.   These  insecurities you have made love to And borne renegade offspring These your head has tried to construe The idea your heart keeps abrogating That your man could love the other woman…
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It’s Just My Age – by Di Castle

Now I’m sixty, perhaps I’ll be Arthritic in my hip and knee. Maybe it’s time for headscarf and rollers. Have crowns and plates instead of molars? Shall I sit in rocking chair? Knit woolly socks for Oldies Fair? Stay at…
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Age – by Oluwaseyi Samuel

  Can a man die in his youth? And the world would be at peace, What if his goal was to grow a beard, His chin filled with the harvest, Isn’t that a fulfilling life, Your screams do not wake…
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[WINNER] Dance Is Ageless – by Oghenero Juliet Ogodo

When we were younger We practiced our moves at night The stars watched us And soon became jealous For we shone more than they  twinkled   And for ages to come We continued to dance underneath the moonlight And the…
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Déjà vu – by Aruchi Thompson

  I don’t know if I consciously hid it or it disappeared Cause my heart was doing its thing and nobody interfered I felt it was too complex for anyone to identify on the remote Although one time somebody was…
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