Memories of Boyhood Boyhood didn't last long enoughBut like the blink of an eyeOur darkness meshed with brightnessAnd gave birth to sweet sights in balanceMaybe, boyhood lasted for just a weekAnd six of the seven, we were sick Boyhood didn't last long enoughOur girls were too shy, secretive and toughThey failed to appreciate the loveThat … Continue reading BOYHOOD DIDN’T LAST LONG ENOUGH | By: Membis Okorie C.
Born in affluence yet breathingThe worst of life situations. Vulnerably surviving that living becomesAn acceptable option of whatever happens. Our resilience and ingenuity, cheaply they Buried for streets selling and begging. Life successes have become a thing of hope For many hanging on the discretion of few. A night of sleeping as a child is … Continue reading “An African Child” – Reviewed
I am an African childBorn on the fertile soil of AfricaSkin rich in mineralsRaised by a mother who never allowed me to feel sorry for myself I am an African childDeeply rooted in the African dreamBright and thoughtfulA treasure characterized by witnesses of many clouds I am an African childThough I am black and beautifulI … Continue reading ‘I am an African Child’
Tell me, tell me, smiling child,What the past is like to thee?'An Autumn evening soft and mild,With a wind that sighs mournfully.'Tell me, whst is the present hour?'A green a flowery sprayWhere a young bird sits gathering its powderTo mount and fly away.'And what is the future, happy one?'A sea beneath a cloudless sun;A mighty, … Continue reading Tell Me, Tell Me, Smiling Child
The sky was high, high above Like a hot, hot summer sky, The sun scourging so high. The rain could be miles and miles away But so sudden it came like a doom day! Behind the yard, 'agagai' yelling for rain Then in a flash, thick clouds came hurring from west, Blinding and hidding the … Continue reading RAINFALL IN AFRICAN VILLAGE