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The first Beer I drink

The first Beer I drink

It was the school days

Childhood mentality across the way

Before these days

Unintentional sins I had sinned

To them it was a play

After the long time tabled

I feel my soul astray

In the evening; come what way

Sanctity or devilish; rebuke me

For my conscience rebukes be

Straight to hell; all the way

Where tipsy made no say

I was high in my ghostly way

My conscience said I had sinned

My best friend Odiwe said I sinned

I was so scared of what they say.



    By Onyeche Vincent Onyeka

    © 2010 https://vinzpoetry.wordpress.com


Echo simile


Hello! We echo as smart as a whip.

Echo, our mirror tone of voices,

Million years much older than us,

Years in total stasis like Brine shrimp eggs

Echo, a cryptobiosis our hidden voices

Never wanting to hear us talk,

Whether railway loud or graveyard silent, he never mind;

Like deuce and tennis, here and there, he tows our voices

Mountains high or valleys low, even dirty gutters and earth,

Coming back, he fuss through

Like a tone of air bubbling to the surface water

Exploding our voices like mine to an Army’s death

Sending messages to families and friends

All around us from east to west

Wonder if he needs some rest.


By Onyeche Vincent onyeka

© 2010




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