Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu
Umuahia, Nigeria
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In The Diary

Walk on stilts,
High above stercoraceous grounds.

Waterstones crumble on
Broken firths
In one stertorous plunge of
Heavyweight planktons,
Raising the belly of waters
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Gerwine Sager 18 June 2012
The poem leaves the reader with a crawling hopeless discomfort, finding solace only in believing in nature’s power and strength to renew itself. Life can never die!
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Gerwine Sager 18 June 2012
Again Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu treats us to his language of outstanding and ever surprising metaphors. His diary this time receives the tears of nature, raped and mistreated endlessly, even that madness has nothing left but yawning. Bliss is censured and the once celestial choir has become vainglorious. The beauty of shores – the firths – are spoiled by waterstones until we will not see them again one day because the rising water will drown what was once to please the eye and now endangers the settlers. No more freshness, no more plankton to feed innocent fish – a scenario of despair, of a dystopian nature that does not allow anyone even to breathe…
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