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Poem: Like The Cactus

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I want to breathe like the Cactus;
I want to stay  unfazed knowing though
I may be the only green in a thousand miles.
Pulp on the inside spikes on the outside;
I want to be unaffected by frown or applause;
Cast little care for judgments or day-brings
But live like death is on a long, long sabbatical.
I want to make music out of wind-howls;
Sit tight on shifting sands
Refuse to hide or beg the sun. And when there is rain again
I want to glance at that modicum of hope
And not hold on to its flitting joy.

©Elo Jude Ifeme








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To Be (Poem)

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To be in the world
A place at a time, never more!
To walk the earth, high or low,
Wasted or restored, to live.
To feel like a god, like a king
Or a mere presence, soon forgotten.
To stare death in the eyes
And again be rudely reminded
Of your very impermanence!

Jude Ifeme


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