Chinonso Iroegbu

Chinonso Iroegbu Poems

My name is written on the stones of memory
I've lived through times and centuries
I've seen civilizations
I've known the world.
...

In a luxuriant forest
Near a lake
Enclosed by fine trees
A countryside with a few abodes
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Seek peace,
Peace is better;
Avoid violence,
Violence is perilous.
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Chinonso Iroegbu Biography

Chinonso Iroegbu is a Nigerian writer, an enthusiast of art, music and literature. He is currently a Final Year student of Political Science at Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria. He hails from Umunumo, Ehime Mbano, Imo, Nigeria. His literary domain encompasses Fiction, Poetry, Plays and Literary Essays.)

The Best Poem Of Chinonso Iroegbu

Black Man

My name is written on the stones of memory
I've lived through times and centuries
I've seen civilizations
I've known the world.
I explored America as a slave
In chains, I journeyed to Europe;
My glory is in my home
My home is Africa.

I'm the Lion of the Savannah
The courage of my people
I'm the Asiwaju of Africa
The fearless one.

I ruled my people
In justice and in truth,
I managed my affairs
Before the foreigners came.
Wealth was mine
Gold and silver
Prosperity was prevalent
Until I was impoverished;
Captured and sold;
Sold to lands faraway.

I bathed in the Mississippi
In chains, in ignominy.
My footprints scatter round the world
In the plantations of bourgeoisie,
In the homes and farmlands
Of Americas.

I'm a Black Man
I've lived through the ages,
I've survived wars and adversity.
I fear no man or god;
I've lived, and I still live.

I'm a Black Man
The Asiwaju of Africa.

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