If We Die Tonight: Poems by Nnaemeka Oruh

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If We Die Tonight

If we die tonight,
What stories would they tell?

…of billions siphoned while
Millions staggered around on broomstick legs?
Of destruction of millions from vendetta sought
As the commander-in-chief?
Of the millions murdered,
As they innocuously sipped on your cola?


Of the maverick who
Dressed like a mad man,
Drank like a fool,
Danced in the middle of the night to his own drumbeats,
Refused their religion when it took from the poor


Gave his last penny to the penniless?

If you die tonight,
What story shall be told?


My Blessings!

(For Susan Bassey-Duke)

My blessings lie in;
Living fully for today,
Picturing a tomorrow,
Setting the canvas,
and creating it.

My blessings are couched in;

“Thy Will Be Done”
As You are my father, Your will is my will
The world is Yours, so it is mine–joint heir with my siblings

My Blessings!

My blessings lie in;
The sea of love I bask in,
The warmth of humans,
The fellowship of friendship
And the challenges of enmity

My Blessings!

They are the everyday challenges,
The joys and pains,
The lows and highs
–the whole gamut–
Of being alive.


Poems: Nnaemeka Oruh
Original image: MK1_FIESTA via Pixabay.com

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