Obi Ogbuehi

Nostalgia - Poem by Obi Ogbuehi

I Went Home And Searched
But I Found No Grey Hairs
I Looked In The Back-yard
But They Have Thrown Away The Old Ways
And The Yam Barns Have Disappeard
I Waited For Days
But The Towncrier Did Not Come
I Looked Above The Fire-Place
But The Maize Were All Gone
The Road To The Stream Have All Been Sold
The Tracks To The Farm Have Not Been Cleared
I Yearned For The Sound Of My Roots
All I Heard Was The Cars And Its Hoots
The Sweet Songs Of The Birds
Have All Been Drowned
By The Noise Of The Jets.
How I Miss To Hear,
The Voice Of The Children,
As They Play With The Earth
And How I Used To Wake,
To The Sound Of The Train.

Topic(s) of this poem: culture

Form: Lyric

Comments about Nostalgia by Obi Ogbuehi

  • Jazib Kamalvi (11/13/2018 7:22:00 AM)

    A good start with a nice poem, Obi Ogbuehi. You may like to read my poem, Love And Iust. Thank you. (Report) Reply

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  • Chinedu Dike (11/10/2018 7:53:00 PM)

    Well conceived and nicely brought forth from the heart. Highly relatable. Thanks for sharing Obi and welcome to the forum. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 10, 2018

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