I struggle and strife
Thrusting my trembling hand
Through the surface
Or dark clouds
The warmth of sunlight
Warms my face
I feel again
My skin embracing my spirit
Yes, you are breaking forth!’
I looked up…
Lifting my head through cloud
Pushing through, slow yet steady
As my eyes shifts from darkness
Into the light that my face caress
to colourful light
Now I know
Why whenever I open my weary eyes,
from a weary journey through the night,
all I see is sunless days
waiting for my smiles
to light up the sky.

…and I hear the whisper again
You are just beginning,
Feel fly
But don’t fold your wings
Still fly


30, a collection of poems by Jaachi Anyatonwu
Jaachị Anyatọnwụ
Jaachị Anyatọnwụ is a poet, editor, and publisher living in the suburbs of Aba. He is the author of numerous poetry chapbooks and collections, and the Editor-In-Chief of Poemify Publishers Inc. Jaachị is passionate about discovering new voices and mentoring emerging poets. He is also a fierce advocate for the boy child and sexually molested.

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