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QUESTIONS

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QUESTIONS

Like the youthful consistency of a Swange dancer,

On this parallel line of life’s inconsistencies;

I see black and white. Pain and peace

All to a journey to self-discovery

 

I reclined in my thoughts and ask these questions

Upon this temple of liberation:

 

How do I skanky-leg my way to the truth

How do I dance uncontrollably towards peaceful protest?

How do I sway from side-to-side, smiling at the emergence of false reality?

Will this unsuspecting audience applaud my false bravery?

 

I reclined further, then I asked again

Why is the world a monotonous cacophony?

 

Why are seeds planted upon the earth, and not in our minds?

Why do babies announce their arrival with a loud cry and not a lullaby?

What is natural when natural is as natural as can be; organic?

Why do cows eat blades of grass and not spears of metals, guns or grenades?

Why does fire start on this dry land ravaging all in its path?

 

Why does biology determine the sex of an individual; male or female?

Why does social media teach our girls to be Medea against our boys;

boys who never cared if love is freeborn

Why does rain drown itself in its tears, flooding the earth?

Why is depression an option that blinds the feeble

pushing to sue men in death’s court?

Why do we spend years arranging alphabets only to spread them as suicide notes?

Are these men of letters the perfect voice for these lost boys who sojourned?

 

Why do the sun and the moon avoid each other before the strike of six?

Are their words like clubs and sticks by day and by night?

Why do children prefer moonlight but not the stories of old?

Why do they forget the history told at the footstool of our ancestors?

Why are the old too strong for giving up their weakness?

Why are the young now too weak giving up their strength?

 

What is this world without you and me?

Why does the world seek you and I daily?

How often should we fight the universe and the universe pretend to not exist?

Do monkeys go to hell for their selfishness?

Do snakes eventually have hands to keep the heart warm?

 

These questions are the meaninglessness of life

This life is engraved in meaningless questions

If you ask me why I asked these questions

I would tell you about the river drowning itself

I would tell you how the ocean came to its rescue;

Their bond is a challenge that is deeper than the eyes can see

This bond is a challenger deep not many can reach

 

These questions

are deep…

 

 

 

© NEO.Flo.Etry

5/22/2019.

1:15am

 

 

Picture credit: http://www.pixels.com
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IT WON’T GO AWAY

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IT WON’T GO AWAY

It wasn’t so humorous

When all I see is your silhouette

Taking careful steps towards my reach

Each stride reminded me of pauses

Like that of an unfinished note, the ellipsis;

 

You came into my fastidious life

Like the congregating soft rain in August

On a quest to soothe my towering pain

You vowed and strained all the way

To bring the distant sunshine to my face

 

How can I forget you?

How can I not remember you who ploughed my garden?

You who planted seeds in me that never sprouted

How can I forget the hands that closed my doors?

How can I not remember that stormy day too?

 

For sure, we fought well

We loved hard, we did, but

The cracks in our hearts gave way…

 

No such memory would go away…

 

© Neofloetry

1/11/2018

6:38am

 

Photo credit: “modern love” http://www.nytimes.com

PORT HARCOURT LITERARY SOCIETY OPEN MIC April Guest Poet

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PORT HARCOURT LITERARY SOCIETY OPEN MIC April Guest Poet

For several months, The Port Harcourt Literary Society (PHLS) has dished out quality literary ingredients in making it’s Open Mic Evenings one to be sought after since its’ emergence.

The Society has featured Guest Poets and Guest appearances since its maiden edition in November of 2017. The likes of one of Nigeria’s top most spokenword poet- Efe Paul Azino, and one Nigeria’s notable Actors- Samuel Achibi Dede, were featured in the March edition. Others that have graced the PHLS stage as Guest Poets are the ever-so sultry poetess- Iquo Diana-Abasi, Nengi Ilagha (Pope pen), and several other music groups and act. PHLS Short Stories excerpts made its debut entry last month.

Poets and short story writers are expected to bring their best works for an enjoyable literary evening.

April’s edition promises to be exciting as one of Niger Delta’s finest Poet will be the Guest Poet.

Guest Poet Profile:

Kudo Eresia-Eke (Guest Poet for April)

Kudo Eresia-Eke is a thinker and prolific writer with numerous publications spanning poetry, short stories, inspirational and academic essays. An accomplished communicator and seasoned administrator with rich experience in the media, academia, government and the oil and gas industry he holds a PhD in Political Theory from the University of Port Harcourt; and a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos.

Has worked with Nigerian Television Authority as presenter and newscaster, as well as the Daily Times, the Guardian, Rivers State Television, Radio Nigeria, Radio Rivers, and Sunray Group of Newspapers. He was also a columnist for Vanguard.

He was also Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Culture, State Director, National Orientation Agency, as well as lecturer in various universities in Nigeria and South Africa.

In 1998, he was appointed the pioneer Community Relations and Development Manager for Nigeria LNG Limited, and served as Public Affairs Manager, Government Relations Manager, and until recently General Manager, External Relations NLNG, among so many other accomplishments.

But it is perhaps for the brilliance of his poetry, for which the University of Port Harcourt appointed him Resident Poet, that the Port Harcourt Literary Society most honors him for.

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The PHLS Open Mic happens Every last Friday of every month, of which this month’s date is APRIL 27th

The venue remains the same: Port Harcourt Literary Society Library, G.U. Ake (Eliozu Rd. Bypass) beside Air Assault Golf Course, before Pleasure Park.

The Open Mic time starts at exactly 4pm.

See you there!

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