olumide emmanuel

Rookie - 10 Points [anglophile] (Dec 25,1984 / Nigeria)

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Currently a student of English Language, Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.I have penchant for introspecting my experiences of life in verse.My life, like any other hustling Nigerian youth with the obsession of success, is filled with chequered experiences: successes and failures. more »

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Dirge For Mandela

The soul departs, the body is dreary
As she comforts him from life's weary
A blind has no fortune of his
Except a help to grant his bliss
Many a warrior has in battle slept
To awake in world of death bereft
Many dirges in sweeping lines have rung
But all were mortal grieving song

No song or dirge can thy transit take
Nor can my rhyme restore thee awake
O, Mandela, Man of the people,
Wading thru tides bigotry cripple!
Thy passage, world dealt mortal blow
No death so shaken mortal has known

Rolihlahla, who stared tyrant death in face
To ...

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