Chukuemeka Akpe

Chukuemeka Akpe
Lagos, Nigeria
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Biography
I started writing poems in 2003. My first poem was 'August 24' written in memory of my brother who passed away on that day in 1999.

Writing, I have found, is a soothing balm against the unrelenting aches and pains that society subjects you to daily. It gives a voice where muteness is foisted on you.
Popular Poems
1.
A House Is Not A Home
They adorn these walls as ugly ornaments:
Invisible trails of vermin
Painted with the bile of bitterness
for all to see.
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2.
Africa
A patchwork of decorated combatant lords
Stitched together with diverse fragile cords
Into a tapestry of nations hung on frail words.
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3.
An Elegy To A Fair Lady
A decade of decadent silence
Voided by errant memories:
A prayer on wheels to muzzle fear,
The demon pounding at life’s chamber.
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4.
Innocence Lost (In Memory Of Baby P)
A precious Gift
Wrought by the tenderest of Hands:
Eyes that behold love in every face,
Too pure and ignorant of evil.
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5.
Jews’ Ennui Still Universe’s Savior
Judas staked his life for pittance in avarice
Joisted on a beam for derision and dishonor
Juxtaposed with thieves to corrupt his piety
Javelin taunts ribbed him of water and blood
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