Stella Omoregie

Rookie (Nigeria)

Litmus Paper - Poem by Stella Omoregie

Honey, horny or thorny
Bees stings and spikes boring deep
Into my flesh!
My night disturbed by nightly fears, my eyes
Half shut, my brain signals that it is only some
Bitter past.
For which I thank my creator: grateful for it is only but som
Past! !
Half asleep, I hibernate when the tribe....mentions us.


Ha! How astounding is the thought? that I, repeatedly;
Tell myself, it wasn't me! !
I see the signs all over, everyone looking through me to save
Nobody here to keep the silence afar(a sign) .
Casualties are not only those who are dead
They are far from it! Not those injured....installment.
I nod and sigh, the lines speaks what I cannot!
My heart is a burnt toastaa; I am reminded that I am one
Casualty and once upon a time,
I did share the communion: flesh and blood with you fellow!


Comments about Litmus Paper by Stella Omoregie

  • (1/20/2012 9:51:00 AM)


    This one is really good. I will for sure be reading more. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/5/2012 6:54:00 AM)


    wow! wow! wow! great poem, this is! first the the rhythm, then the thoughts and messages scattered in the line... it speaks for the often ignored victims and casualties... the physically and psychologically traumatized.. the unknown and unseen victims... may the find courage to speak and be healed...... another past comes calling... nightmare of unpleasant experiences... the event last longer than the real acts... this is something to be bothered about... post-trauma stress. good works, Stella! (Report) Reply

  • Ebi Robert (1/2/2012 9:24:00 AM)


    good genesis of this poem..... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 27, 2011



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