Chukuemeka Akpe Poems
- Africa A patchwork of decorated combatant lords Stitched ...
- A House Is Not A Home They adorn these walls as ugly ...
- An Elegy To A Fair Lady A decade of decadent silence Voided ...
- Innocence Lost (In Memory Of B... A precious Gift Wrought...
- Jews’ Ennui Still Universe’s S... Judas staked his life for...
- Inquietude Infringing thoughts thunder in this cave of ...
- I Fear… A dome of dark, gloomy clouds caps this ...
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. more »
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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.
The roof is a dome of cobwebs
Spun with entangled filial threads
that trap the sun’s warmth
Plunging the enclave in perpetual cold.
Its fragile foundation,
quaked by a split along maternal lines
that displaced brethren into separate camps,
still records intrigues and suspicions as after-shocks.
The patriarch wears a mask of anger
to scare off domestic intruders
and hide the wrinkles of frustrations
Etched so ...