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Broken

Nothing is barely interesting
Birds squabble over nesting
Languid moments fade away

Emotions rock my defenses
I’m sick of mending fences
Can’t the head find me a way?

I find no answers in the stars
I’m done counting distant cars
I close the lids to yet another day!


2010© J.Ifeme

O' Jos

Weep great city of the highlands
For your serenity again is snatched away
Your morning and mourning become one

Weep for the souls of the untimely
Buried in mass graves –
Hacked, slaughtered, butchered in cold blood –
This remorseless feud!

Weep our once peaceful city of Jos
The world is tired of your loss

2010©J.Ifeme

FARIDA

Farida still speaks in my head
She is the rat nibbling my will, chewing my ego –
Her scent lives in my bed
And her memories won’t go

I see her in saintly halo –
She wades through the fields of my soul
Reviving seas of flowers bowed and sallow
A trail of our broken dreams to console

I trace footsteps vanished in time
When beauty and insipid
Freely rhyme
When we thought we knew cupid

Every memory starts a fight –
Forlorn wishes I trade at night
But Farida…
She still speaks in my head
“Love is a puzzle, you need not a muscle”
That’s what she says to me

_J.Ifeme

Ami Once Lived

Even birds knew Ami had no one –
It was easy to call him names
Didn’t matter if he ran
His skies trailed with blames

But you couldn’t hear the heart
Until you’d left the crowd
Dreams can fall apart
When the will is all but around

Ami smiled for the last time
Before a bullet ripped his head
Chasing a life of drugs and crime
The living sooner is dead

© J.Ifeme