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Tanka: Dying with honor

Take me above skies
Before all my feathers drop…
On sands I shall lie;
After swapping flaps for flop
Than to die without honor.

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Onyeche Vincent Onyekachukwu

Lagos


The horn blows loudest
In the city of Lagos
Land of opportunities

No one ever sleeps…
The yellow buses, street hawkers
Crowds arrive to take a chance.


The crazy traffic
Shines its beautiful magics
When lines fall in places as planned

Hustlers will hustle
And still make a low profit;
Clocks tick fast in Lagos town.


Tomorrow comes fast
Without even noticing
Yesterday was even dark…

With crazy rush hour
And the motivations fire;
Lagos life has its stories.


Looking back, at the
Beautiful city, often
Some lag while many progress

Some are saved by ticks
That hides all the ages that pass
While plebs yell; “Lagos… na wa!!!”


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Onyeche Vincent Onyekachukwu

Tanka of freedom

Take down the subway.
Remember; the best of things
Are found not searching;
Freedom as seas paves way
Duck no heads while flapping wings.

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Onyeche Vincent Onyekachukwu

Tanka: Hunter green

Life is not a trap
Lessons are meant to be heed
And not all the snares
In woods are made by hunters
Nature is a hunter green.

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Onyeche Vincent Onyekachukwu

Tanka: Bird of Juno

Bird of ill omen
Please do not perch on my roof
Must I scream Amen…
Before chance grants waterproof
And birds of Juno on sprees.

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Onyeche Vincent Onyekachukwu
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