Reflecting on the birth of Christ, the reason he came and what doom awaits whoever treats his love like a piece of rag, I prayed to not be found among them who refused the dawn he brought with him – salvation. May I be not among those who was opposed the glowing grace of the son of God.

Jaachi AnyaTONWU

etched in my soul are desires
I dread to satisfy;
each frown, a smile imploded

grafted in my eyes are quests
I dread to chase;
each blink, a tear hoarded

scribbled on my palms
are songs that make my psalms;
each victory, a war you dreaded.

so, when darkness spreads over your sky
like dust in harmattan,
do not gaze around like a lost monkey in alien forests,
just remember I am the dawn you rejected

& those desires unmet,
quests unseen, psalms unsung
shall ever haunt, hunt, hurt

but I pray you to heed & reciprocate this love
now while time in your favour is.
life is so short, you know

may the journey to endpoint be full
of more good & less of the ugly



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Jaachi Anyatonwu
Jaachi Anyatonwu is a poet from Nigeria. His writings are inspired by everyday happenings and observations with writings that cut across many genres like poetry, prose, essays and music. Jaachi loves to create rich content; creative writing tips, authorship tips, humorous stories and micro poems. He's the author of Sweetness, a collection of poems.

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