Poems by Ngozi Olivia Osuoha

Poems by Ngozi Olivia Osuoha

 

THE BLACK TONGUE (2)

Your ears are bears
Your loins are lions
Your stars are scars
Your gains are chains
Your thanks are pranks
And your lights are nights.

Your pride is landslide
Your meat is cheat
Your smile is sterile
Your shade is masquerade
Your ware is nightmare
And your song is wrong.

Your sentiment is detriment
Your handshake is earthquake
Your pace is disgrace
Your heartbeat is defeat
Your prayer is player
And your tool is stool.

Your coat is he-goat
Your page is cage
Your book is hook
Your stage is rage
Your wink is sink
And your speed is greed.

Your fee is bee
Your caption is pollution
Your intention is detention
Your smartness is darkness
Your powder is thunder
And your mind is blind.

Your relief is grief
Your cap is trap
Your host is ghost
Your comedy is tragedy
Your stock is shock
And your fertilizer is neutrilizer.

Your clock is knock
Your kingdom is boredom
Your robe is probe
Your Mum is rum
Your lemon is demon
And your reform is storm.

Your domain is stain
Your brain is cain
Your train is strain
Your rain is slain
Your dream is daydream
And your fiction is friction.

BLACK TONGUE…..IT IS A PITY

 

THE GIRL CHILD (3)

Immorality devours her purity
Immaturity declines her puberty
Carnality defiles her virginity
Society abhors her liberty
Insensitivity derobes her dignity
And audacity scars her cavity.

Poor creature
Child of nature;
Victim of culture
Feast for vulture.

Lubricity takes her to the city
Ambiguity finds her guilty
Liquidity buries every pity,
Poverty vibrates her mentality
Inhumanity ceases her ability,
And community robs her integrity.

The girl child
Growing mild,
The girl child
Blown wild.

Curiosity tortures her humility
Nobility abuses her sincerity
Polity violates her identity
Nationality forbids her minority
Dynasty truncates her popularity
And majority reject her simplicity.

She is a legion
Bound in a region,
Locked in religion
Without any union.

Gravity pulls her opportunity
Stupidity humiliates her crudity,
Brutality tears her nudity
Alacrity keeps her in captivity
Sovereignty cuts her longevity
And profanity burns her personality.

It is a man’s world,
He is the lord
He cuts her cord
With his sharp sword.

Reality makes her a liability
Cruelty buys her as commodity
Superiority fights her in generality
Inferiority condemns her as celebrity
Maternity becomes her priority
And enmity murders her, eternity.

None is close
Her bleeding nose,
Just like a rose
Good for prose.

Sexuality donates her as utility
Sterility binds her fertility
Pomposity orders her severity,
Paternity promotes her obesity
Disunity builds her obscurity
And familiarity whips her perpetuity.

Confined to tradition
Pushed to suffocation
Held for striangulation
Slaughtered for celebration.

THE GIRL CHILD

DEDICATED TO ECOWAS, AU, EU, UN, WHO, NGOs UNICEF, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, GOVERNMENTs AND EVERYONE

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