Biography of Shachia Oryila
Shachia Oryila is a blogger, freelancer, translator, media consultant, publisher, professional writer and editor. He has been writing professionally for many years now and has a number of published and unpublished works. He is currently working on a historical novel and a collection of poetry which will soon be published. He is also collecting ten thousand Tiv proverbs, aphorisms, metaphors, sayings and idioms which he hopes to post on a daily basis. For many years now he has taught English, Literature in English, Communication and Language courses to A-Level and O'Level students. With his 'Writers & Editors' Kitchen', he has indulged in freelance editing, hired book reviewing projects, paid public speech, profile and citation writing consultancy, event anchoring, for clients and referrals, among others.
Shachia Oryila Poems
Is This What Parting Means?
My mind went blank as I stared into the abyss tortured by thoughts of farewell boulders of tears stood in my eyes
A Fisherman's Dilemma
It's no longer a cruise sail In our leaky and unmended boat I'm cowed by the waves' fury Should we go on,
If your torchlight Could shine as bright As a dull yellow bulb, or For once like the deep yellow lights
We now roll out the drums Amidst fine songs and dance; Let champagne pop out and Palm-wine bubble with freshness
A Cry For Help
We're poor diseased by years of neglect naked save for the pairs of tattared shorts we've on
We want power we were born on its runways crawled on its runners defecated on its runners
The World's Angel
I stood under the umbrella tree on a cool and breezy night waiting for an angel. dozens of years had gone by
We now roll out the drums
Amidst fine songs and dance;
Let champagne pop out and
Palm-wine bubble with freshness
And with stomachs filled with
Fried chicken, fish and beef
We share small talk and chop
As we wash off this tortous road
To become a Chalkboard General.