Poetry from Oghenero Ezaza

DO NOT

 

Do not trade your heart to please anyone

Search deep down in your heart

And settle the cravings in your heart

She is dearest to you

 

Do not shun your conscience to love the world

Agree with your feelings and let her rest

Do not trade your soul to please the devil

Search into your soul and set her free

Do not kill your dream for society

For no man has died and time has stopped

Society will use you to have its way

And will fail to see you die in your folly

 

Do not mar destiny to please surroundings

For no man has screamed and the earth has torn

Surroundings hug you ‘thanks!’

But don’t blame surroundings

Because none sees the tears inside of your head

 

Do not trade your pursuits for bully’s sake

Do not dish your God for dictator’s breakfast

Your God whom you worship is your life

Your life which you live is your God’s

Do not deceive your heart for it cannot be done

Do not deceive yourself and then believe your own deceit

Do not kill your life to please this life

For this life will kill you before you die

And will fail to see you die before your death

There is one Lord, one and only one alone

Same is the maker, the start and the finish

 

Do you know what it is to serve a God

Do you know what it is to bow before this stone

And say this stone is my God

I don’t think you know as half as much

For if you do, you will never leave the stone to check on the trend in town

 

It is that stone that loves you more

Do not hurt the maker to please the made

It is that stone that put your spirit in you

Your spirit knows its maker well and good

You can neither fight your spirit nor your Lord

 

Do not kill your life and your soul to serve the devil

The devil does not mince acts

In killing your life and your soul

 

 

FLEE FROM TICKS

 

Son of man flee from ticks

They are filled with filth

Son of man run from ticks

They make you sick

Son of man away from ticks they are so sticky

They may be little like a dot

And so small like they are nought

But son of man they carry fluid

And they will give you the flu

Give them not your skin to perch

No, not your body to rest

They are little little pest

But they eat away your strength

Son of man they are germs

And are so filled with dirt

They are very little things

But they suck out your dreams

Your destiny will die

When they pierce into your life

And unto you they cleave

And will never want to leave

Be wary of those things

They are little but they kill

 

 

 POEM OF HEAVEN

 

Write me a poem

Speak me the words

Sing me a song

Tell me the lyrics

 

Show me blissful zion

Where the heart is hundred gold

And nothing is before the Father

 

I am here and I am in

I am there and I believe

I will live in it as I am here

I will live in it when I get there

 

This world is not the place

Show me the heavenly place

 

Paint me a picture of heaven

Tell me a tale of paradise

Tell me the heavenly feeling

Of the golden crown with stars of souls

 

This world is just a sham

Show me the incorruptible land

This flesh that can’t endure

Tell me the immortal soul

 

Write me a poem of heaven…

 

 

Biography:

Oghenero Ezaza writes prose and poetry. He is a literary critique for PIN quarterly Journal, published by Poets In Nigeria. He has published a collection of poems titled: REFLECTIONS. His poems have also featured in various anthologies, which include: Who Shall I Make My Wife, Black Communion, Wushapa – Beating the Drums of Peace. He is also a Gospel Comedian with the stage name, Genza. His facebook page is named: GENZA – Literature and Gospel Comedy, and his Twitter handle is @ReflectPoems. He was born and is still resident in Warri, Nigeria.

 

 

Oghenero Ezaza

writes prose and poetry. He is a literary critique for PIN quarterly Journal, published by Poets In Nigeria. He has published a collection of poems titled: REFLECTIONS. His poems have also featured in various anthologies, which include: Who Shall I Make My Wife, Black Communion, Wushapa – Beating the Drums of Peace. He is also a Gospel Comedian with the stage name, Genza. His facebook page is named: GENZA – Literature and Gospel Comedy, and his Twitter handle is @ReflectPoems. He was born and is still resident in Warri, Nigeria.

 

 

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