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POEM 270: GRIM LAND
Crawled walls today
with the intent of stumbling on some ‘Hail Naija’ pieces of poetry,
extolling with words brights and beautiful,
the exotic future that await Africa’s wounded giant.

Alas, my eyes were blessed with a hail of sour words
sprawling on broken walls
and craving for succor
in the lyrics of Majek Fashek’s ‘Redemption Song’.

The land is grim.

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Jaachi Anyatonwu
Jaachi Anyatonwu 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. Jaachi 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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