Stephanie,  don’t let no one despise you keep you head up high don’t lose yourself to another’s shadow be you and whenever you do that dance, do you may your new age brew beautiful memories #Pengician

Courtroom Pun | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 346: i am about to mock my ignoranceit’s okay if you cannot stifle the laughi’d be better off, because i write. i’m unaware, isn’t it the trend?about the working of a court,of scribbling porn, i was convicted,by the church, without the court by god, i swear, i meat no Ham’twas a harmless play on words,‘you’re […]

For Gloria

POEM 339: For Gloria There’s something magical about her legs,but that’s topic for another year There’s something mystical about her skin tonebut that’s topic for another year There’s something musical about her voicebut that’s topic for another year There’s something poetical about herbut that’s topic for another year There’s everything special about herit’s her passion […]

For Elizabeth

  POEM 333: For Elizabeth   this minstrel of mine, heart-singer, tickling my heart with melodies fair this minstrel of mine, eye-singer, bursting the ducts that habour my tears, this minstrel of mine, ear-singer, tap-tapping the talking drum in my ears this minstrel of mine, sweet-singer, not one note does sweetness not bear this minstrel […]

Libidinous Is Your Muse | Nnamdi Elekwachi

My birthday was few days ago (Monday 5th, November), and a friend dedicated this beautiful piece of poetry to me.  Couldn’t help but share. I hope you have a good read. Libidinous Is Your Muse (For Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu) I know not yet any better, young headStill far from twilight with light-years Whose span not halved, […]

Sex On My Mind | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 309: SEX ON MY MIND Living a life of chastity has showed mewhat true freedom isand what love actually means. I am able to see my girlfriend,not as a tool for sexual gratification,but for the beautiful woman that she is,and this virtue, she carries about,with dignity and respect. My many desire for herand countless […]

For Tydale | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 305: FOR TYDALE beads encircle the waist of mother earth,each bead spells Africawith a portrait of Tydale in between. at times she could be so cutting,wafting through a mangrove of men. pray tell, do you recall that pale,flat-chested girl who danced in the rain? you called her a floating dreambut she became the lady […]

Stefn Sylvester For President | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

Except being good with words  and an unrepentant scribbler of pun, I have absolutely no qualifications, but that has not mattered in the past. Aye? The eyes have it. ‘cos we’re fed up of being led by the blind. I have no idea nor udder-stand what the job description is, but I’m pretty sure I […]

Onyinye | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 232: ONYINYEOnyinye,the lone white rosethat squat with no effortin the black rowof the family, giving comfort. Onyinye,the third giftto grace father’s feetand suckle mother’s nip. Onyinye,the song of her mother’s smile,the pride of her father’s thigh,her brothers’ keeper Onyinye,the birth of my penwas your making.Today, with same penI join in the celebrating. Onyinye,may your […]

For My Sister, Mabel | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 216: For Mabel Anyatonwu, on her birthdayas I face life’s challenges and go about my daymy sister, my mother’s daughter sends love my way. as days turns into nights and I lay down to restmy sister, my mother’s daughter prays the sun sets sail. as I brush through bushy terrains in search of this […]

For My Brother, David | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

FOR MY BROTHER, DAVIDHappy birthday, dear brother of mine, Don’t go feeling like some elderly manIt’s another reminder againYou’re just a year older, which is perfectly fine. There’s no reason, to worry nor stress. Just relax, and go play some chess.Oh, I remember, dear brother mine,Life is the only game you can’t repineif you play […]

Here’s To The Bear Bard | Stefn Sylvester Anaytonwu

POEM 165: HERE’S TO THE BEER BARD Here is to the bear bard whose favorite quote is my third line; “Beer is the proof God meant man to be happy.” So for muse’s sake, a mug of acidic beverage he’d take, to feel just a little more alive and pen more poetic lines ink spilling  […]

Deep – Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 130: FOR MARTINS ON HIS BIRTHDAY DEEP The dept of being held and discarded The dept of being left alone and surrounded The dept of being loved and hated The dept of being forgotten and re-membered The dept of being alive and dead The dept of being dead and immortal The dept of being […]

My Vero

MY VERO My Vero, in you I’ve found the perfect friend Someone I’m sure will be there till the end It is not just a thought I hope to fulfill The sweet memories you embed in my heart, are thoughts that will stand forever still even after earth meets its prime. My Vero, As the […]


Vivacious, atrocious Fire, ice. Never capricious Now that’s just a lie. Precocious and ferocious Thunder and lightning. Precious and gracious, Peaceful when fighting. Malicious and facetious Half-man,  A soul ingneous Half-writer. Long lashes Gory gashes Fiery slashes Maddening mashes In the end,  Hannu! Hannu!! Hannu!!! Another birth- day!


So many people live around you, But not all get close to your heart. Some become so dear That with their thoughts, its beating starts. You are the one whose friendship explains the above. Your presence makes living worthwhile. Your birthday was in my mind, I didn’t forget Wishes though I couldn’t convey. There were […]

Happy Birthday…Anyway

‘Happy birthday…anyway’‘may the memories fade away’‘I have no more need for hay’Happy birthday…anyway’ Fingers trembling on guitar chords Yes, I compose songs Through tad toils my feet has kissed many soils From which gained a thousand spoils Still my heart boils On this endless journey of mine Gold I found, not silver All rot pearls […]

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