Poems by Ngozi Olivia Osuoha

Poems by Ngozi Olivia Osuoha
 
 
WORDS ON MY MIRROR 
 
Nothing disappoints nor hurts more, when a leader toils with the loyalty and submissiveness of his followers.
The spy and undercover agent who never watches her back, pulls out on her own.
Even the ostrich can never hide its head for too long.
The circle is neither wide nor big.
The rope is not that long nor thick
The clique is chaseable and scatterable too.
Remember, the bravest can turn the most timid.
The cage, the wall, the hedge, the ceiling, the trap,…all are collapsible.
The pointer can be wrong, especially if tampered.
The stone remains in perpetual shame when the egg cracks the palm nut.
 
A DOG SHOULD NOT EAT THE BONE HUNG ON HIS NECK
 
 
 
 
STRONG WORDED MEMO TO MR UNIFORM
 
I saw the angel of doom;
In front with his sword,
I saw the angel of vengeance;
By the left with his axe,
I saw the angel of retaliation;
By the right with his spear,
I saw the angel of destruction;
Behind with his arrow,
I saw the angel of ‘Tsunami’
By the centre swimming in blood,
I saw the angel of NIGHTFALL
He passed around.
This is a strong-worded memo
How i wish you would understand,
I pray that you think twice,
Crawl to safety and take cover.
Mr Uniform; Please reform
Inform and perform,
Arise O Compatriot.
 
Your sleepless neighbour.
 
 
 
GUESSTIMATE
 
Frozen but hot
Calm but wild
Reserved but weird,
Alone but crowded
Bored but busy
Foolish but wise,
Poor but rich
Crude but standard
Unknown but wanted
Mad but sane
Blunt but right,
Small but great
Cheap but priceless
Common but costly,
Free but guarded
Cool but crazy
Quiet but loud,
Slim but gigantic
Hidden but shiny
Timid but bold,
Weak but strong
Helpless but fit
Empty but full
Far but near,
Scanty but sound
Moody but cheerful
Silent but excited
Afraid but courageous,
Introversive but lively
Natural but beautiful
Local but international
Primitive but LEGENDARY
 
GUESS WHAT?
I LEAVE YOU THERE
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