Chukuemeka Akpe

Rookie (January 02,1962 / Lagos, Nigeria)

Chukuemeka Akpe Poems

1. Reminisces 6/6/2006
2. The Man Died… 6/6/2006
3. This Dangerous Blessing 6/6/2006
4. Neighbours 6/23/2006
5. Yet, More Than A Brother 7/13/2006
6. Moving On (A Poem For Ijeoma Rita Obu) 7/26/2006
7. Symphony Of Power 9/30/2006
8. Flights Into Oblivion 11/22/2006
9. 'Wish Greenpeace Were Here 7/11/2007
10. A Hole In The Heart Of A City 9/14/2007
11. Not Yet Uhuru I 10/5/2007
12. High And Mighty 10/17/2007
13. Soldiers Of Fortune 10/25/2007
14. O, What A City! 6/3/2006
15. Militrocracy 6/3/2006
16. Omolara (From Heaven To Earth) 6/3/2006
17. Sots Of Sorts 6/3/2006
18. Casks Of Our Life (Ii) 9/7/2006
19. Chasing Shadows 9/15/2006
20. Not Yet Uhuru Ii 1/11/2008
21. Not Yet Uhuru Iii 1/14/2008
22. Madiba 4/22/2008
23. Fear Of Strangers 5/26/2008
24. Uniformed Lies 6/13/2008
25. A Nugget From Shakespeare's Tomb 7/24/2008
26. How Much Longer, Mr. Mugabe? 12/18/2008
27. Echoes From A Time Warp 5/25/2010
28. Act 2, Scene 1 6/3/2006
29. Casks Of Our Life 6/3/2006
30. The Castaway 6/3/2006
31. Beauty And The Beast 10/18/2006
32. The Tin Gods 9/20/2007
33. Jewels Of The Land 1/7/2012
34. Yinka @ 40 (A Poem For Tolani's Sister) 6/3/2006
35. Crying More Than The Bereaved 6/23/2006
36. Face Values 3/26/2008
37. I Fear… 9/26/2006
38. Inquietude 7/30/2006
39. Innocence Lost (In Memory Of Baby P) 11/24/2008
40. Jews’ Ennui Still Universe’s Savior 8/9/2006
Best Poem of Chukuemeka Akpe

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 ...

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Africa

A patchwork of decorated combatant lords
Stitched together with diverse fragile cords
Into a tapestry of nations hung on frail words.

A pariah of immense but modest beauty
Ogled from afar for her acclaimed booty
Yet shunned by peers for being naughty.

Heavily burdened with debt as rocks

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