Ballon d’Or

  Ballon d’Or   because i know my days are numbered like football jersey i run with the single purpose of netting the ball in the net   soon, this 90 years of running around the sales pitch   hustling from post to post   dribbling past obstacles swift and slow   falling on hay […]

Restraint

Restraint   accusing fingers,curious eyes,hushed voicescome crashing in like raging wavesknocking off the shadowsof self-control. you shut your eyesand let the mayhem slow fadeand drown in your yesteryears in the scent of akara frying by the roadside,the faint tick-tock, tick-tockof your neighbour’s grandfather clock.and the rushing sound of waterdown the drainto Aba river. in the […]

dear me

dear me, why do you think about the moments that would succeed your departure? why do you feel more clarity than you’ve have never felt after birth in the beautiful peace that succeeds death? why? you will not be freed from the voices,  from the pain,  from yourself you’ll get trapped,  as always,  in the […]

Don’t Die

Don’t Die I’ve learned to fill my black holes with droplets of hope perhaps someday a life unfair would be bleached to crystal clear and that which clouds my mind I’d fully understand I’ve learned to chalk my dark days with seven shades of grey, perhaps someday, perfection would dawn on me like sunshine does […]

Keep Me Safe

Keep Me Safe till the storm passes over keep me safe from caving in till the thunder roar no more keep me safe from imploding till the clouds take a walk from the sky keep me safe from these dark thoughts till my fears are knocked over keep me safe from myself and my doubts […]

may you find joy

may you find j.o.y may you never lose your sense of wonder and cease not to wander in search of joy here and yonder may you hold on to your sense of humor and with it brighten the lives of everyone may you go beyond ordinary goals, discover the extraordinary, silence stereotypes and dislodge abnormal […]

Friday Motivational || Look Up

Look Up! I had to get a new pair of eyeglasses that year. Stereotypism had started to mix with my nearsightedness making things a little bit blurry with my vision. Also I had to finally give in to another sign of long hours staring into the computer screen and get my first pair of bifocals. […]

The Glory of Spring

The Glory of Spring I opened up the door this morning and did a little jig. I smiled at the falling rain even though the drops were big. Those drops didn’t discourage me as they fell on the window pane, before the dawn of sunshine I knew there’d be some rain For now the barren […]

The Lord Shall Deliver

THE LORD SHALL DELIVER “On mount Zion there shall be deliverance” – Obadiah 1:17 When the roof of protection cave in and the walls come crumbling when the foundations of faith quake do not forget to remember, the Lord shall deliver. When clouds heavy hover above and the night is dark and dreary when the […]

Don’t Die (On Depression)

DON’T DIE na pesin wey mek you smile naim dey take him life every day he dey laugh but for night na cry gold fit dey shine like head wey oyel dey, but naim rust still dey rush depression na real, my brother, no be wash. she get that fine voice wey fit make you […]

Yes You Can! End Of Story

Life is not a holiday at the beach where children build sand castles and play with pebbles. It is a fight for survival and a battle against the ever scheming, always furious arch enemy of God and man. Everyone is involved in the warfare. Unfortunately not everybody wins. Some ignore the battle with endless hopeless […]

At Least You Have Life | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 360: AT LEAST YOU HAVE LIFE If by the end of the year you realize that you achieved just a few and gazing about, everyone made it but you be happy, at least you have life If you realize that the much energy exerted from the dawn of January compared to the little gain […]

God’s My Dad | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 359: GOD’S MY DAD while the world speeds by  sunlight looks upon me as I struggle along  and say “you have nothing left”, because this hurt doesn’t feel right but sunlight, you’re so wrong, in my heart, I am rejoicing, how I wish your burning eyes could see the gleaned grin that saturates my […]

In Spite Of All | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 347: IN SPITE OF ALL strong winds do not care to knowwhether or not the root is deep or shallowit just blowshard,bending, breaking, uprooting ocean waves do not consider the ship nor seamen losing sleepit just rises,high,rocking, flooding, upturning tough times are not concerned with my pain,whether or not I can bear another strain,it just […]

Peace | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 284: PEACE The best hurt [whatever that means]will eat at you for days, maybe even years, until something, some incident, some impulse, someone, maybe,triggers something in youthat finally, will help expel it, and you’ll find peace again, maybe. #365DaysOfPoetry#Pengician #SSA Enjoyed reading? Please leave a comment and sharing with friends. Thank you!

God’s Plan (ii) | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 266: GOD’S PLAN (ii) From me to God: Dear God, good morning, FatherWhy do I feel like you slept last night? While I slept, as the manner of men is,you also laid you down to sleep? It’s dawn but look, the sun is gone.Not one bird tweet a song. The little plans I tried […]

Believe | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 267: BELIEVE You may be getting older, but you can still get in time. You may have been denied a lot,but all is not lost. You may be slow at it, you’ve still got what it takes to make it. Believe!It’s a journey, no two friends took off same time. Believe!It will take a […]