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THREE POEMS

 

 By David Ishaya Osu

 

Saturday, January 7, 2012.  

 

JUNCTION OF FOES III

                        I

 

Dressed in greens                                                                                                                           

A bushy harvest perfumed with a fragrant morn

They danced to choruses                                                                                                              

Sung by heavy canaries                    

With its wintry smile

A sun invaded into their camp                                                                                                    

Racking their whistling mirth

 

II

In shawls of soothing dews                                                                                                          

We were wrapped

Yet that fiendish sun                                                                                                                     

With its brutal rays raided

Shriveling our charming mien

 

III

Their fertilized wombs                                                                                                                  

Though patched with estranged oases

Today                                                                                                                                                

Bursts with thumping edenity

 

HOW?

 

How drunk was the night

That it coughed spells

At the wake of your bud

How drunk were you

That the neonate suffocated in its cradle

How...?

 

 

ON THIS HILL

Red streaks encompassed her locks

Fainted the blueness of her smile

On this hill

We bled to soothe blisters

Swathing our beds

Fumes from carcasses yet

Terrored pulses of our horn

Canoeing to ressurect bulwarks

 

David Ishaya Osu is a Nigerian journalist, writer and poet. His creative writing have appeared in several publications and he won a Honourable Mention for a National Poetry competition in honour of Prof Remi Raji at 50. Osu who was born in 1991 is currently a student at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Federal University of Technology Minna, Niger State, Nigeria.  

 

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