“don’t give in to giving up”– mum

“God wants you to understand
that he understands”
– dad

and yesterday, I saw new reasons
to trust those sayings.

I haven’t been on earth too long
nor have I achieved so much

but the deluge of love that struck yesterday,
brought me to tears, like they would say.

it was overwhelming
you are all amazing

I haven’t written masterpieces –
no, not one

but your accolades and epistles
overpoweringly, counters verse seven

I may not reply all,
nor come adulating on your wall,


know I noticed you,
I recognized you,
and I appreciate, a heartful
the words you served like sweet stew.

know I love you
I celebrate you
…to say the least,

I am honored
and will always be reciprocal

accept my bouquet of gratitude

– with love, me.

#Pengician #SSA

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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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