Chima Njoku Ray
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Chima Njoku Ray Poems
The Rose That Grew On Concrete
Come see the beautiful rose tendrils That came to grow on concrete; Never meant to make it Through all life's perils.
The Ghosts Of The Past
My dear countrymen and women; Friends and foes in arms; The ghosts of the past Have begun to haunt us;
So stoned. So cold. I wonder what happens next. Monster headache.
Tower Of Angels
That's the view of St Mary's Tower, From my house, At number 1 Abel Agiriga Street, Okigwe; A tower erected by the late Most Reverend Doctor Anthony Ilonu;
Righteous Politician In Nigeria
Looking for a righteous politician in Nigeria Is just like looking for the proverbial just man In Sodom and Gomorah.
The Bard's Delight
The muse dictates the word to me, And write the inspiration's what I do, In fashions we the bards decant, For all to take; yet, filled, be scant;
MY STROKES In the river of life; In the studios of life;
A Lot Has Gone Amiss
A lot has gone amiss since last we met; A lot I can't recall in detail yet. Am sure it's all about how true we are To us in spite of where indeed we are.
When I was growing up in Okigwe, I used to think of Okigwe as the town of rocks, Until I went to Oduduwa's land and came back.
Morning time; When I emerge from the darkness of night, And sing to life: 'Welcome, little Miss Sunshine'.
My Coded Testimony
Love pours when it rains; And as the foliage of January blossoms, The self-giving of the seeds, To Earth,
Ever In Shades
Ever in shades; Life is a lot lighter than we see it. Though the shades may darken here, It is always brighter on the other side.
When you find yourself in an open nest on rainy days; When it rains and pours and falls in greys; Soak it up, and preen yourself in later days. It always pays.
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Ever In Shades
Ever in shades;
Life is a lot lighter than we see it.
Though the shades may darken here,
It is always brighter on the other side.
And if we wait a little while longer,
It will brighten over here too;
And we'll see things in shades of fairness.