Poems by Ngozi Olivia Osuoha
WORDS ON MY MIRROR (12)
There is nothing wrong with nature. It is perfectly alright.
Nobody deserves to be treated badly.
Wearing the shoes of another man, you can never walk like yourself; and even with your legs.
I pray and hope to be happy and right too. Happy, to carry on right and right to carry on happy.
I have started thinking deeper about the ‘minority’ because some majorities are portable.
It could be better or worse than the beginning, it depends on method and mercy.
Jumping; you miss some knowledge.
Walking; you gain some experience.
The true ‘big people’ have no time for ‘display’.
Forget Certificates, refine your head. Papers can be burnt or bought, whereas your head stands upthere.
Everyone is a hidden or unknown president.
EVERYTHING IS OBTAINABLE
MANY A TIME (5)
Many a time, the King is neither bold nor old; either cold or sold.
Many a time, the bluecopy is neither sealed nor revealed; either bent or lent.
Many a time, grievances are neither questioned nor petitioned; either rumoured or murmured.
Many a time, friendship is neither decorated nor perforated; either sutured or nurtured.
Many a time, the leader is neither strong nor long; either committed or dedicated.
MANY A TIME IT IS THE CONTRARY
WORDS ON MY MIRROR (13)
Born great or small; there is an equivalent cross to bear.
Your arsenal becomes more valuable when it overcomes or at least withstands your challenges.
Leave on a clean sheet because you may return to wash your feet.
Look away from those beautiful dresses, flashy cars and flamboyant houses; the owner may be a corpse.
Whether i put on rags or diamonds; they do not have my value on them.
I have never prayed to be the world’s richest woman, neither have i ever dreamt of being the sexiest or trendiest; of course, i cannot.
If you remain a writing pageant, your beauty will radiate all over the world.
Friction or not, Velocity or not, Speed or not, Acceleration or not; apply greater magnitude of Force.
Life seems better being completely single.
Believe me or not; i do not have to swear to convince you.
SIMPLE AND SHORT