Chima Ononogbu

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Oh South Africa
Oh you South Africans, the black natives!
You once bled the blood of apartheid,
Drank the rage of renegades traversing your mountains,
You rebuked your humanity that you may calm their vexed eyes.
Earth On A Melting Point
That night, in a dream,
I found myself on a hill's skull
overlooking a quiet, dimly remembered, hamlet
hemmed by untrod expanse of sprightly vegetation
We're mere sojourners in life's great plains,
which they say isn't a bed of roses;
therefore I surmise it's a bed of thorns,
because life is either one or the other.
A Friendly Foe
In those earliest happy days,
when life at its freshest,
a spirited lad I really was; so innocent, so angelic maybe,
always in my father's loving arms cradled,
The Words Of The Sage
In my search, the sage told me:
When rails sparkle their brightest,
The stars in my abode shall descend,
And pleasant air the sacred oak shall blow,
Popular Quotes
15 September 2019
Freedom is a gift of nature and not of man. But man has created chains to bind the freedom of another man and demands that the latter seek for that same freedom; it's the superficiality of man's imagination borne out of a desire for control.
15 September 2019
Silence is far more dangerous than cruelty in a time when madness in the form of power reigns havoc. To speak up, to do something, is the noblest.
17 September 2019
We enter into this world not because we can bargain our way into it but because we can't bargain not to enter.
17 September 2019
Birth is a thing highly celebrated but in practical reality should not be if only the new born can understand the array of combats that lie in wait.
20 September 2019
The best peace is the one that springs forth from the tiniest molecules of the heart; it lasts through the trials of time.


Edward Kofi Louis 06 November 2019
Deep into your gaping hands! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Jason James 29 September 2019
Your poetry is fluid and precise. The poetic flow is excellent.
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Sussie Busch 20 September 2019
Chima is one of a kind writer and poet. I have read many of his beautiful works in other sites and now I find a few of his new productions here. Thanks Chima for engaging us beautifully and intelligently.
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