We would be here (A Poem of comfort) By Agatha Aduro (for Sephaa Charles-Ayede) and For the Living, we cry at death ( a poem) by Su’eddie Vershima Agema

For Sephaa In an instant, the gourd was smashed Broken into irretrievable infinitesimal pieces Your world rocked on its axis Your steps faltered Wobbled for that tiniest fraction of eternity For what is time? But a fraction of eternity And when I, I thought indeed This load should seem a crippling weight Time passed. And … Continue reading We would be here (A Poem of comfort) By Agatha Aduro (for Sephaa Charles-Ayede) and For the Living, we cry at death ( a poem) by Su’eddie Vershima Agema

THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF AN UNANSWERED PRAYER (A Poem) by Hyginus Ekwuazi

   [for George Egbuchulam]   The oxygen mask the tubes the tapes the poles and all those sachets of healing fluids dangling and dripping from them   and the pain and the pain—   your hand, gripping mine, trying to communicate the searing pain coursing through your body—   did your hand gripping mine carry … Continue reading THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF AN UNANSWERED PRAYER (A Poem) by Hyginus Ekwuazi

BE STRONG

(for my sisters, Annie and Rosarii Ngohide Gberikon) At grief’s graze Be strong Deferring death’s despair The inconsolable loss Losing us in a haze… Be strong Cry the wells of emotions away The best way to many miseries slay But stand forth on The glory of the sun Reminding us It could have been worse… … Continue reading BE STRONG