Kingsley Egbukole

Kingsley Egbukole Poems

I reason death in its glorious beauty
Like golden evening cloud
On a bright sunny day


My nutrient drink
My propelling force

Cry of any mother pierces the soul
Knowing her tenderness and love
Whosoever causes the flow of tears
Is worthy of incarceration.

Just like the cloud everywhere
You need not search anywhere
You need not even wait too long
To notice the village braggart

The waters around me
are shallow with debris
Unappealing to my taste

Early to work
Late to return
Family duties awaits to attend
I dare to write

The day after tomorrow
Is the son of tomorrow
The grand son of today
If we adhere to hereditary genetics

Truth has a pulling magnetic force
That attracts enemies to self
Bearing attacks of fallacy

Sometimes the future looks so bleak
That with the two eyes open you see nothing good
All around challenges compound you about
That you wonder the possibility if any


A single child
And only child
is all alone

She cared like no one
And no one ever loved like her
Each passing day brings the pain
Created by her void

Radiant is my face
When my pen began to flow again
Words form and rhyme.
The voice of my soul

The soil, Black
That habours the seed
And gives it life to man

Dear Poet Friends

When I breathe no more
This life so vain is gone

My spirit eyes
Contradicts the physical
It sees light
Where there is darkness

First day at work
In the magical 2020
When all must be perfect
We resumed with expectations

Reeks of alcohol
His body, his breath alike
Shabbily dressed and unkept
With speeches slurred and unclear

Only by inspiration
My pen is tasked to pen
Not of contest
Neither by force

Met her three years back
Very quick, casual and unplanned
Little was said and no feelings shared

By deceit and coercion
Is the colonization first
By wilful submission
Is the colonization second

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The Beauty Of Death

I reason death in its glorious beauty
Like golden evening cloud
On a bright sunny day

I think of death in its peaceful silence
Like "Otamiri" river
purling in moon-lit night

I ruminate death in its soulful rest
Devoid of dust
Like cool gentle evening breeze

I look toward death then
When the task is over
Much more toward
When satisfactorily accomplished

To wash my sticky hide of labour
In transparent river "Otamiri"
My frayed nerves calmed
In cool evening breeze

To take the deserved rest
In peaceful clouds of heaven
My portion of the Father
And Son through death.

(Saturday 14th March,1998,2.19 pm)

Kingsley Egbukole Comments

Hans Vr 03 October 2019

A poet, speaking to the heart of his reader with verses that provoke deep thoughts and inspire the soul.

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Tony-Cemaluk Egbuonu 03 September 2023

Thanks so much, Senior Poet Kingsley Egbukole for your comments on my poems. I appreciate.

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Kingsley Egbukole 30 September 2023

Thanks brother. Keep on writing. Remain blessed

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Thomas Dooley 15 September 2020

Just wondering why do you do a poem as part 1, part 2 ect? Why not condense them into one poem?

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Kingsley Egbukole 30 September 2023

I appreciate your advice

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Panagiota Romios 08 February 2020

A great Poet constant friend and supporter. Sorry. Trouble with site. I don't get notices when you publish or comment 2/8/20. Nor yours to mine, Miss you and Kostas and Fran and Sandra Feldman...

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Patrick okot 11 January 2020

You will continue with this kind think

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Haruna Garba 07 November 2019

But inexhaustible From constant drawing Good imagery about continuous use of hope. Thanks for sharing.

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Kingsley Egbukole Quotes

To everyone is a garment of diverse size

Peace is cheap to the meek and humble but dear to the proud and arrogant

Life without pain is tasteless and without pleasure bitter (Monday 20th September,2004)

Endurance makes the strong man

Conscience is the eye that sees true self and does not lie.

The blood of innocent Nigerians shed will give birth to nations. (Saturday 18/08/2023. 11.39am)

What is knowledge and no peace. Our fathers gone are indeed wise. (Tuesday 26/05/2020) .

Getting to the top of the ladder is a great achievement. Getting there first is elevating with the temptation of arrogance. (Tuesday 15/08/2023. 11.56am)

There is no highest ladder. You climb one today, another person climbs a higher one tomorrow. (Friday 18/08/2023. 9.48am)

If yesterday is better than today in a forward movement, it is a retrogressive motion orchestrated by those who raped the day before of its added values meant for today. (Tuesday 15/08/2023. 3.44am)

There are certain things you don't tell certain people, because some people among the certain people don't forget certain things. (Monday,11/10/2021,11.24am)

The strategic position of the nose is to prevent the mouth from swallowing smelly things. (Wednesday,23/08/2023,7.13am)

If you allow a politician to feed you, he will use you for campaign. (Monday,25/9/2023,7.23pm)

Every wealth must not come from a corrupt root. (Wednesday,22/11/2023,6.05am)

What nobody knows, somebody somewhere truly knows. (Saturday,16/12/2023,7.41am)

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