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


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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