Friday, October 1, 2021





My Country


Come, cry for me

For I am troubled, so troubled

Come, cry with me

For I am in pain, so pained,

Painted, fainted, a dirty painting

A fainting that is draining me.


My country burns, burning in flames

My homeland mourns, mourning in shame

My fatherland is quaking

Quaking loud and aloud

Shaking the cloud and crowd.


Pray for me please, please I pray thee

My land bleeds in greed

Lives waste in hundreds

Tears overflow daily

Fears gather amidst

Nothing, nobody is safe,

Please pray for me, my people, and my country.


In The Wings Of Violence


Hear the wind rage

See the rain raging

The thunder strikes

Lightning gives horror

My people are swept over.


In the wings of violence

My land encroaches to war

Fighting, killing, maiming, raping

Hear war sing freely to us.


In the wings of violence

I hear innocence moan,

In the wings of terror

I see generations groan

Look deep and yonder

Leadership is terrorism.


Religion has beheaded us

Politics has bewitched us

Hatred, falsehood, fallacy, dogmatism

Hey! I fear now and tomorrow!


Cold War


We are at war

We are barely alive

They pounce on us raw

We are halfway dead.


A cold war so loud

The world is busy

So busy that we are insignificant.


The world is on

On, ongoing with activities

The world is on its wings

As we oscillate on swings.


Leadership is no more fair

Friendship is now a nightmare

Partnership is cruelty

Relationship is wickedness,

The world looks the other way,

As we dive and plunge into the abyss

Head on collision with death.


A cold war, within and without

Gold, hold, sold, fold, told and untold.




NGOZI OLIVIA OSUOHA is a Nigerian poet/writer/thinker/author. She's a graduate of Estate Management with experience in Banking and Broadcasting. She has featured in over sixty international anthologies and has equally published over two hundred and sixty poems in over twenty-five countries. She has authored twenty-three poetry books and some of them are archived in the United States' Library of Congress. She is also a tailor. Some of her poems have been nominated for both the Best Of The Net Awards and Pushcart Prize. Some of her works have also been translated into and published in some languages, including Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Macedonian, Russian, Romanian, Khloe, Polish, among others

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