Biography of Goodness Tchibueze
Goodness Mgbemere graduated from Jet Age Private Secondary School, Umuobiakwa, Obingwa L.G.A, Abia State, Nigeria...
Goodness Tchibueze's Works:
Rare Jewels from a Treasure chest (Poetry)
Goodness Tchibueze Poems
What gives breath to this hide, Reeling off cadences woven in beauty? Beauty that tickles dancing-tide, Dancing-tide that sprays a fragrance dusty
The sun unsettles the water, Taking her hot soul To the calm-adjuring court of heaven, Where she is appeased with some easement thereat.
Little did i know that the whirlwind twirled upon my roof... Drained by duty and the sudorific sun, I trudged my weary way bare-feeted -
The Other Lane
The nauseating scent Of mixed blood and mist Stifled fresh air From the lungs of Morn,
Does Worry sleep and wake with the day, While her trails in the sand of memory lay? Hearts oft seem to crumple and compress, And pulsations into the shell of fear retrogress:
Before the elephant breaks the food-speaking drum, And pestilence heals the land in the next recompensed Beat; scour the scraps scattered in your minds,
Come to this, who toll a disconsolate bell...: Though the Sun upon her youthfulness marches, Summer's breath oft her leaves smites to arches; And Weather off course veers in suddenness,
I had a girl - Kel: She was lissom, pliant and pleasing, a gel; Her sparkling teeth shamed the sun, my angel; Tho' together in love we were, oft we fell,
The Damsel From The North
From the plains and plateaux Of the Guinea savannah, Came, with a calabash loosely Hanging on her head,
Two Hearts Beat As One
Absence and distance might have kept them, And the aching of the arms to be warmed, together; Unmindful of the prominent sun, each faced the other: A lad and a lass; the sun, inbetween, stood saturninely,
Patchily graded the clean cloud seemed, Denuding a vast acre of the sky; The giant, fiery orange emerged esteemed, Saddling the horizon a little nigh
Mutiat, the name with the diamond's age, The way to nature's bank of life, The herb from nature's unleafed page; You are the strength to whittle life's strife.
I Compare You
I compare you to the diamond eye of the sky Which leads the weary, blind night without blinking; As you cast a glowing glance, dreams comply: Pouring beauty to the minds of men without sparing.
On The Housefly And Mosquito
The murmuring of the earth is never dead: When all the chugging mouths are faint with rust, And chew some endless cud, a voice will thrust Pressing our drums; pestering the body and head -
I make Quietude
At a time when
Dense dins die dry;
Gray shadows seem to ply
The roads of men,