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Lament of the land

All life long, I search for the principles
Behind massacring and taking life
I search none stop for the rationale
Behind the devastating laws
Economist call; “the laws of demand”.

Those in command demands accolade
Folks skin dry elephants at one end
While fighting for conservation
And bio-diversity preservation
Exclusively and intensively at the other end.

Some store milks for their ancestral lineage
Reaping off funds from a fellow brother
And sharing pints back as community service;
Whereas the purpose of life ought to be prime
Not creating wealth by multiplying poverty, evil and crime..

Laws of land replaced by the laws of demand
Brothers controlling water are hiking price
Sisters in charge of fire does the same
The government tarrif for air is huge
Everyone in charge of sand, double price…

Slavery may be old but never dead
The world was created to roam in freedom
But even in this time, people leave in chains
It may not be the metals you expect
But an unbearable and frustrating life you see..

The economy in Nigeria is worsening
But the fact is, it isn’t Nigeria but Nigerians;
…For the problem of a country is created
Not by a country but its citizens,
Screaming make the world a better place.

©2018 https://vinzpoetry.wordpress.com
Onyeche Vincent Onyekachukwu

Nichole to Nicholas (1): Swimming in a dead sea

Here goes two good friends
To cherish to the end;
A male and a female
Feeding secrets to an ear.

She thinks they are an item
Leaf and flower on a stem.
But how do you tell an Angel
Dreams could be ambiguous…

When she ought to know
She is not part of his plans…
But a crazy heart pumping
Blood cells, dead on arrival.

©2018 https://vinzpoetry.wordpress.com
A Nichole to Nicholas Series by
Onyeche Vincent Onyekachukwu

Solid as rock

God so love the world,
That he sent His son…
He loves, to die,
So we might be saved
So the bible says…

If great sacrifice
That love brings is death
I am so scared
Of opening the door
And falling in love

But she whispered
“Cool your temper dear
You are my luck
My blind but strong faith
Solid as a rock”.

©2018 http://Vinzpoetry.WordPress.com
Onyeche Vincent Onyekachukwu

Breads on tow

Oh… can you see
How the hill of bread
Has fallen… ?

Spontaneous in bits
Resolute is not
A function of strength

Draw zigzag lines
Take babies steps
Break complex down

Logics plays roles
If you see that
The ants do tow.

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Onyeche Vincent Onyekachukwu

Trivial goals

Regardless of how
Little or trivial
A goal may seem,
Challenges are quizzing
To make you great.

©2018 http://Vinzpoetry.WordPress.com
Onyeche Vincent Onyekachukwu

Period of my rebirth

If I am to be rebirth
I shall love my destiny
To roam and scout for any
Trace of my present parents

I shall not just travel
To feel the beautiful world
But find an umbilical cord
Deep right inside my cradle.

Before water breaks or flows
I shall love to receive
All their sweet beautiful traits
Genetics and hereditary throws

I hope, they are not stressing
Worrying about my tomorrow
For nine months in a row
While the bumps is growing.

©2018 https://vinzpoetry.wordpress.com
Onyeche Vincent Onyekachukwu

Weirdness of the African gods

References must be cited,
My lecturers emphasized.
Be of good behavior
My parents urged I endeavor

Today’s trends in Nigeria
Breeze sickness like malaria
As these politicians are embezzling
The pretty ladies go prostituting,

Fake pastors be casting out demons
As these men spin wheel of quick monies
The country is no doubt
A shadow of its unborn self…

The fortunes that favors the bold here
Are our indigenous identity we fear
As others make it inferior by faking
To be another thing yet utilizing

Our heritage but as the hidden secret
Beyond these laments, my questions are
Will you rather be a virgin that made hell
Or a professional prostitute that made heaven?

If you were the African gods,
Will you rather people come into your shrine for miracles
Or give out charms to an anointed prophet
Who goes performing your miracle in another gods name?

©2018 http://Vinzpoetry.WordPress.com
Onyeche Vincent Onyekachukwu

Avoiding depression

Self development is
A prerequisite
For career excellence

Self discovery gives
A boost in confidence
To actualizing achievements

Self satisfaction is
A blend of self discovery
And self development;

So know what you need
And go after it to avoid
Present or future depression.

©2018 http://Vinzpoetry.WordPress.com
Onyeche Vincent Onyekachukwu

Eclipse of Shelter

I am a moon, never homeless
Or battered helplessly
Around the orbits of the sun.

When the earth, comes in between
Spreading darkness and all its twine
All I need when in ecliptic times

Is just a touch of travelling waves
Transcending from the yellow sun
In whose shadow, I find refuge

Knowing fully well, my shelter
Is the Sun, I stay resolute
Until darkness shall disappears.

©2018 https://vinzpoetry.wordpress.com
Onyeche Vincent Onyekachukwu

Individual Units of Life

Exchanging air, perusing space
Inside myself, in bold and fear
I wonder the secret ingredients
Used to cook up an existent
Applauded more by diversities
Separating the ups and downs,
Distinguishing right from left
Making beauty so crystal clear.

©2018 https://vinzpoetry.wordpress.com
Onyeche Vincent Onyekachukwu
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