I remember taking poetry classes in secondary school and hating it, but now I'm addicted to poetry (nice, captivating and interesting ones). I disliked poems then because most of the ones I read were either too complicated (forgive my simple brain...lol) or just boring.
My re-introduction to poetry happened in Nairaland, but thats a story for another day (hopefully).
Anyways, here are my first 3 poems. Right now I'm still an amateur, but getting better :-)
Oh hail Nigeria
Land of multiple languages
Land of multiple cultures
Land of variety and diversity
You may say its troubled
You may say there is no hope for it
But I urge you, think again
For its the dawn of a new era
No other place would you find such uniqueness
People are happy regardless of adversity
Grace, style and perseverance is their hidden name
Always colorful in exotic outfits
Oh hail Nigeria, my home
Can't love any other like i love you
This second one was a dedication to the poets on a particular thread in Nairaland.
TASTE OF POETRY
Remembering how dull life past was
Only to discover the beauty of poetry
Truly a wondrous delight
Sometimes it leaves my eyes with tears
Sometimes it leaves my lips with a smile
Sometimes it even leaves me ecstatic
But every time my day is refreshed
As I begin to look at things with an artists eye
So I say thanks to all
For adding something good in my life
You have given me a taste of poetry
And now I can’t live without it.
Looking up and pondering
With broken hearts and broken spirits
Its been a struggle
Sighs heard all around
Waiting, hoping and praying for that day
When pain, suffering and hunger would be history
Looking up again
This time with dizzy eyes
Barely seeing the bird
Idle gaze suddenly disrupted . . .
A dove with an Olive branch
At last it will be well
Will be posting more of my poems (as i write them) and also those of my friends (once approved by them ofcourse).