Short Bread {Poem}

By Odimegwu Onwumere

Her heart was bought with short bread some years back
when love was administered under the shades of moonlight
the dark was the toast and witness of a burning passion.

Pear and fruits were the best of gifts to woe her tendril heart
with few words laced with inconsequential statements
each understood what the other verb-oozed
and passion was as holy as the sacrament of cathedral attendees.

Many bodies pulled down the bush paths and farms
in a quest to taste the woven honey comb
when seeing a lad and lass together was characterised by sin.

Parents frowned at such company, lads and lasses
were separated in the classrooms but not their hearts.

The dignity of a lady was held in highest esteem
men climbed mountains against their dignity for her
and love was later crushed on the altar of civilisation
and now, short bread cannot win her heart but short cut.

*Odimegwu Onwumere*

May 16 2019

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*Deformity* {Poem}

*Deformity*

Not only the blind
Not only the cripple
Not only the armless…
Are deformed.

Pix of a lad with Complex Spine Deformity {Culled online}

Some wish they have big boobs
Some wish they have big phallus
Some wish they have big eyeballs
Some wish they have big buttocks…

When you are rejected
By what nature gave to you
You are deformed.

Some wish they have small boobs
Some wish they have small phallus
Some wish they have small eyeballs
Some wish they have small buttocks…

When you are not comfortable
With what you have
You are deformed.

Some have good looks, without wisdom
Some have wisdom, without good looks
Some are leading, without followership…

When lack one think or the other in you
Remember that the deformed
Are not only those not walking the way you walk
Are not only those not seeing as you see
Are not only those not using their head as you use…

Always remember the word Deformity and be humble!

*Odimegwu Onwumere*
May 13 2019.

Hijacked Morality {poem}

Hijacked Morality

We had Igbo values, ethics, norms…

Our people behaved very well.

Morality and good consciousness

Were at their expedient.

We were not Abrahamic religionists

To be hyper-moral people.

Today, Alas!!!

One Arthur C. Clarke says:

“One of the greatest tragedies

in mankind’s entire history may be that

morality was hijacked by religion.”

These religions hijacked the original,

gave us broken China.

And a Chinua Achebe says:

“Things Fall Apart”.

(c) Odimegwu Onwumere; Jan. 27 2019.

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The Poor {POEM}

By Odimegwu Onwumere

He said nothing to anybody

but they keep distance from him.

Many of us have worked ourselves

from strength to poverty, strength to riches.

We lay on bed, people think we are sleeping

whereas our hearts are smelted with thoughts.

Just as they keep distance from him

who said nothing because he is poor

Envy is the reward of the made by many

due to poverty.

Odimegwu Onwumere; Jan. 20 2019.

{POEM} Snow

Helon Habila tweets photo “my front door this morning”. Jan. 13 2019.

Snow

The way of nature
keeps discerning minds wondering.

It kisses the grasses with gentle flakes
shutting human beings out of space in wonderment.

Many find it an unwanted freezing water
falling, drifting against paths in parts.

© Jan. 13 2019; Odimegwu Onwumere

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{POEM} Eyes Inside Of Her

This pix was culled online to demonstrate the poem and the poem doesn’t in any way mean the pix

By Odimegwu Onwumere

His eyes are inside of her
as his heart is half-full
as she wriggles her waist.

The moon turned to sun
and his heart choruses different tunes.

She disappeared from his sight
but his eyes have undressed her
without a touch of her beauty self.

(c) Dec. 22 2018; Odimegwu Onwumere