Travellers

The silent agony of our eyes
Are filled with complains our hearts can't bear,
Our homes are occupied by tenants of resentment and disappointment
Mumbling words only our hearts can hear.

We scream beyond our eyes
Life has treated us well!
We are pressed down with burdens, that are not ours
Burdens we trade during the night hours.

Can we escape the inevitable rot of life?
Can we embrace the voice within us?
Our faces are eaten up with thoughts of silence,
And blows of hunger and strife.

We are tired travellers
Finding our way home.

Copyright © Moses Chibueze Opara
(a contemporary Nigerian poet)

Praise

Praise to the giver of life
Praise to the taker of life
Praise to the grays
Praise to the foetus breathing
My praise to the white pigeons of peace
My praise to the kind doves of permanent blessings
My praise to the head
Among the four hundred and one
My praise to the Know-How
When trees fall on trees
My praise goes to the
Owl hooting
My praise goes to the
Night meowing
My praise goes to the
Dark chirping
My praise goes to the
Daily gravities
Moving thoughts and things
Beyond my reasonings
My praise goes to the ghosting father
And the forefathers of me
My praise goes also
To them with no ears
Yet vividly listening
To this rhyming of me
Carried by the breeze
Of this morning
Blowing north
Blowing west
To the east and south
I am not holier than thou
This day is bright
So bright and fair
O dear deities
Make it of joy
To me and all
Reading these lines.

Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
(The Leo with wings flying)

Few Among The Questions Naijapoets Visitors Have Been Asking

[QUESTION 1]
A naijapoets viewer asked:
"What is the meaning of blue peter?"

Admin Response to the question:
"If you rely on the phrase alone, you will miss the idea.

Im of the opinion that the "blue peter" means depressed fishermen. The word "peter" is part of the biblical allusion created by Gbemisola Adeoti between line 5-7 "fishers turn home at dusk/ blue peter on empty ships/ all Peters with petered out desires"'

[QUESTION 2]
A naijapoets viewer asked:
"Comment on blood of a stranger as a satires of culture"

Admin Response to the question:
"Probably if you have read the story, these points will be of assistance.

1) give a brief recap of the story
2) then talk about how people of Mando cherish their culture so dearly
3) talk about how the love of money made some of the characters in the drama go against their cultural believes
4) talk about how the trusted Soko was not as reliable as he seemed (he didn't sleep in the shrine at night, he gave false prophecies)
5) talk about how Kindo didn't regard the shrine as a sacred place
6) add other ideas that can back your opinion"

[QUESTION 3]
A naijapoets viewer asked:
"What is the literary appreciation of the poem ambush???"

Admin Response to the question:
"Speaking from an angle of a literature in English teacher I have to tell you that if you are asked to discuss the literary appreciation in Ambush by Gbemisola Adeoti just state that the poem is about improper governance in certain place which the poet symbolized as "The Land" in the inception of most stanzas of the poem. Then you have to tell your examiner about the major points or messages of the poem which are "The Themes" the talk about the figures of speech in the poem (e.g metaphor, repetition, alliteration, etc)

The two links below should be of a very huge assist in fishing out the themes, figure of speech (also called poetic devices), the structure, etc in the poem Ambush by Gbemisola Adeoti:-

(Link 1) http://naijapoets.com/analysis-of-ambush-by-gbemisola-adeoti/classic-love-life/

(Link 2) http://naijapoets.com/3-major-poetic-devices-in-vanity-by-birago-diop/african-analysis"

[QUESTION 4]
A naijapoets viewer asked:
"What makes Birches a nature poem"

Admin Response to the question:
"Any poem that poem that glorifies natural things like vegetation, hill, tree, sea, weather, season, star, sun, etc are nature poem. Schoolboy by William Blake is a good example. Daffodils by William Wordsworth is a good example. Road Not Taken by Robert Frost is a good example. Birches by Robert Frost is a good example.

Besides the fact that Robert Frost took time to describe the birch tree in the poem, he also made mention of many nature elements as "ice-storms" in line 5 and 22, "snow-crust" in line 11, "woods" in line 17, "Earth" in line 52, "cobwebs" in line 45, etc."

[QUESTION 5]
A naijapoets viewer asked:
"Examine the relationship between Wole Soyinka and Abiku and the arrangements between them"

Admin Response to the question:
"In an attempt to give personal opinionated answer to your question, Wole Soyinka is a Nigerian, the country where ethnicity and culture still maintain their long roots. Africa, not excluding Nigeria is a place where superstition can never end and one among such superstitions is the believe "abiku" a Yoruba name meaning the spirit child. Wole Soyinka could not separate himself from such believe because he's a Yoruba person.

As of the poem, Abiku speaks of himself as if yet known; to the extent, he considers mentioning those things that can appease him:
“Must I weep for goats and cowries
For palm oil and the sprinkled ash?
Yams do not sprout in amulets
To earth Abiku’s limbs.” (in stanza 2)

Abiku has a consistent personality and in such wise, the abiku concept can be compared to the adamant, persistent and consistent personality of Wole Soyinka in his chosen career field and other aspects of living.

These themes are evident in the poem to support the Abiku philosophy: (1) cultural believe (2) supernatural (3) pride (4) discontentment. The poem is of 8 stanzas with 4 lines each. It holds a rural setting with a boastful tone. The few poetic devices evident in the poem are rhetorical question in line 5-6, personification in line 23, an apostrophe in line 26, imagery in line 16, metaphor in line 13-14, run-on-line in line 10-11, repetition of Abiku, time, oil, etc.

If these thoughts of mine seem a little bit helpful to you, do endeavor to share naijapoets.com on your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, whatsapp, etc. Always visit naijapoets.com to catch up with updates. Thanks Asking Something"

[QUESTION 6]
A naijapoets viewer asked:
"how does the poet exposes the effect of war in the dining table"

Admin Response to the question:
"You do agree that The Dining Table by Gbanabom Hallowell is a war poem.
The following words taken from the poem show the effect of war (1) my boots are suddenly too reluctant to walk, (2) cholera breaks its spell on cracked lips, (3) my Nile, even without tributaries come lazy, (4) vegetables die in their tongue (5) switchblades in their eyes, (6) the spilt milk of the moon, (7) guests look into the oceans of bowls (8) gun wounds, (9) children from alphabeta.

If the question you ask was given to you as an assignment, you will first tell your teacher a brief background of the poet and briefly what the poem is about then follow by the 9 effect of war I have listed here. After you have done that, conclude you answer by telling you teacher that all the points listed are prove that the war had a very huge negative effect on the victims."

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Theory Of Leadership: Trait And Situational

In this post, the following theories of leadership are explained (1) the traits theory of leadership (2) the situational theory of leadership.

Traits Theory of Leadership: This leadership theory states that leaders are born and not made. Certain people are born to be leaders or are naturally endowed with leadership qualities. Such qualities include honesty, loyalty, ambitions, aggressiveness, initiative, drive, etc. This theory is of the believe that whenever a leader leads his followers well, such leader is born to be a leader but a leader with flaws is not born to be a leader. The traits theory of leadership does not put other factors into consideration; factors such as situations, followers believe, etc.

Situational Theory of Leadership: The opinion of this theory opposes that of the trait theory. It states that leaders are not born but made by situation from which the leader emerges and the situation the leader works in. Leadership, whether successful or unsuccessful, good or bad, does not depend on the natural qualities of the leader, but on the situation which the leader operates and such as they that the leader leads, socio-economic, political and legal factor. The situational approach is on the behavior of leaders and their followers not excluding the type of situations. This theory contends that there is no one best style of leadership for universal application for all situations; a leadership style effective under one situation may become ineffective under another.

Irrespective of whether a leader is born or made, the following styles are obvious in leadership; democracy, persuasive, autocracy, free reign. An autocratic leader does not consult or co-decide with his colleagues or subordinates. A democratic leader is the one that considers the views of his colleagues or subordinates during decision making. A persuasive leader is then one that pushes opinion into that of colleagues to make it seem unanimous. A free reign leader places reasonable level of decision making on the followers; which means that a decision to be acted on can come from anyone.

Automobile Piston, Cylinder And Pump

(1) A piston is a solid disk or cylinder in an automobile that fits inside a hollow cylinder, and moves under pressure as in an engine or displaces fluid as in a pump

(2) An automobile cylinder is a cylindrical cavity or chamber in a mechanism, such as the counterpart to a piston found in a piston-driven engine.

(3) A pump is place in an automobile where moving or compressing of liquid or gas is necessary.

(4) A valve takes fuel and air into the cylinder of an internal combustion engine, or one that allows combustion gases to their safe exit.

(5) A tube is a hollow and cylindrical shape container, usually with a crimped end and a screw top, used for containing and dispensing semi-liquid substances in an automobile.

(6) A wire is a metal conductor that carries electricity in an automobile.

The Requirements Before Checking The Front-end Alignment

This brief automobile tutorial will outline what the preliminary requirements that are prior to a front-end alignments check are; then it will further make a list of its inspection routine.

In order to be able to check the front-end alignment, all checks must be made with the automobile level and with the weight of the automobile on the wheels. No load on the vehicle is usual, but in some cases a load is specified.

Before any attempt is made to check or adjust caster, camber, toe-in, king-pin inclination, or toe-out, an inspection routine should be made on parts which influence the steering of the automobile.

The inspection routine which must be carried out prior checking front-end alignment is as follows:

(1) Inflate tyres to the recommended pressures

(2) Check the adjustment of the front-wheel bearings, and correct if necessary

(3) Also check steering-gear adjustment

(4) Check the runout of wheels and tyres, and correct to 1/8in. if necessary

(5) Also check the shock-absorber action, and correct if necessary

(6) Check for looseness at the king-pin; if found excessive, it must be corrected as well before alignment readings will have any value

(7) Check for looseness of track-rod ends, and replace if necessary
It is also necessary to check the front leaf springs (if fitted) and tighten U-bolts

(8) Check the wheels and tyres for balance, and correct to specification if necessary.

[NOTE:-]

(1) Camber:- A vertical alignment of the wheels of a road vehicle with positive camber signifying that the wheels are closer together at the bottom than at the top.

(2) Caster:- A wheeled assembly attached to a larger object at its base to facilitate rolling. A caster usually consists of a wheel, which may be plastic, a hard elastomer, or metal.

(3) Toe-out:- This is the front of the wheel pointing away from the centerline of the vehicle.

(4) Toe-in:- This is the front of the wheel pointing towards the centerline of the vehicle.

The Method Of Release Lever Adjustment In Assembling Clutch

Let's try look at the method of release-lever adjustment when assembling a Borg and Beck clutch.

The release lever must be set by means of the special Borg and Beck according to the diagram below:
Assemble the gauge plate in the flywheel, in the position normally occupied by the driven plate, and mount the cover assembly on the flywheel, tightening the holding screw a turn at a time by diagonal selection and ensuring that the gauge plate is correctly centered with the three machined lugs directly under the release levers. Any position of the gauge-plate lugs will give satisfactory results on the 11-in. models which have four release levers.

After the cover assembly has been fitted to the flywheel, place a short straight-edge across the centre boss and the bearing surface of one release lever, then turn the adjusting nut until the lever is exactly the same height as the gauge-plate boss. Repeat the same process for the other levers.

[NOTE:-]
Flywheel is a rotating mass used to maintain the speed of a machine within certain limits while the machine receives or releases energy at a varying rate.

Clutch is one of the pedals used between engine and gearbox in an automobile to disengage or interrupt power transmission.

Gearbox is part of an automobile's transmission containing the train of gears, and to which the gear lever is connected.

Gear is a configuration of the transmission of an automobile or motor car so as to achieve a particular ratio of engine to axle torque.

8 Possible Causes Of A Stiff Steering

Speaking of possibilities, an automobile steering might become rigid and painful to stir; what might be the probable cause?

An automobile steering is that which the driver uses in controlling the direction or guide the course of his or her automobile or car while in motion. Flexibility in the steering always aids the ease of an automobile navigation.

From experience, below are listed possible causes of a stiff steering:
(1) The automobile may have a low or uneven tyre pressure
(2) The automobile steering gear or connections adjusted may be done too tight
(3) The front springs may be sagged
(4) The front axle or suspension arms of the automobile may be bent or twisted
(5) Another probable cause may be as a result of an excessive caster
(6) The steering of an automobile may become stiff due to insufficient or incorrect lubricant used
(7) Another probable cause may be due to frame bent or broken
(8) The steering of an automobile may be stiff reacting to stub-axle knuckle bent

The solutions to the aforementioned possible causes of a stiff steering are to check one by one and readjust or correct the cause. Check wheel alignment by testing the camber, king-pin inclination and caster. Correct front axle as necessary. Replace independent front-wheel arms with new ones.

3 Main Risks Of Becoming An Entrepreneur

The risks of entrepreneurship can be classified into three which are financial career and personal risks.

(1) Financial Risks: - The risk here arises from losing the capital invested in the business. A capital can either be venture or working capital. A capital for a business is a product of cash whether the capital is building or carriable equipment or not; that is to say, a capital is the money put into business for purchase of goods and services that aid the running of a business. An entrepreneur stands the risk of losing the money either by purchasing substandard materials or by not making profit just to mention little.

(2) Career Risk: - The risk here arises from the possible difficulty in returning to former profession after resignation due to the pursuance of a new personal enterprise. It is truth that not all job has job security or satisfactory job security, but a job that an entrepreneur resigns from have been serving as a steady source of income but the new enterprise of the entrepreneur is still under probability. The entrepreneur stands a risk because success of the new enterprise not guaranteed.

(3) Personal Risk: - The extent of personal risk is so difficult to capture. The risk here involves one’s family, friends, and other associates who reaction may be harder to predict than one’s own. These external forces might turn out to be very victimizing, discouraging, pessimistic, etc. Starting a new enterprise demands the commitment of one’s energy, sacrifice of one’s leisure time, and to be candid, it entails a lot more sacrifices on the part of the entrepreneur; his or her family, friends and associates. These factors put a lot of strains on the family and other relations. The prospective entrepreneur should therefore compare his or her future life as an entrepreneur with his or her future life on his or her current job. WHO IS AN ENTREPRENEUR? An entrepreneur is a person who organizes and operates a business venture and assumes much of the associate risks. An entrepreneur is considered by most people as a meaningful risk taker. Most entrepreneurship begins as an SME (Small Medium Enterprise). An SME can be described as an enterprise that can employ either one or thirty five people; though some still consider an enterprise capable recruiting hundred people as an SME. Most SME utilizes by-products or intermediate products from larger firms. While some organizations define SME in relation to value of assets, others define it in terms of turnover and number of staff employed. Nation Council of industries defines SME as follows: Cottage industry costs excluding land not more than #1million Small scale cost excluding land but including working capital not more than #10million Medium scale with total costs excluding land but including working capital above #40million The gain of being an entrepreneur is that it gives the chance of accumulating a lot of wealth, fame, social distinction, and recognition from the use of one’s talents and energies in building a successful enterprise. The entrepreneur also stands the possibility of receiving a disproportionately high return on investment of energy, time and worry, relative to other equally talented hardworking people.

Roles Of SME In Developing Countries: Nigeria As A Case Study

Roles of SME in Developing Countries: Nigeria as a Case Study


The impacts of SMEs in Africa cannot be belittled. SME (Small Medium Enterprise) can be defined as an enterprise capable of employing maximum of 35-100 workers. It must be clearly stated that some organizations do define small scale enterprises in terms of their value of assets, or in terms of turnover an number of staff employed.

It is accepted that small scale business forms the bedrock of any nation’s industrial take off especially in a typical developing country like Nigeria, in the following ways:
SMEs provide more employment per unit of capital invested because they are generally more labour intensive.
SMEs generally source their raw materials locally while a good number of large units rely on imported raw materials. In this era of scare foreign exchange, industries that source their raw materials locally stand a better chance of becoming more prosperous.
SMEs encourage indigenous entrepreneurship which will help to develop man-power techniques. SMEs will also help develop our non-oil sector especially agro-allied industries which may offset rural migration.
SMEs will help form the technological base where such industries would start from small units operating and innovating indigenous technology to suit our particular needs and utilizing local value of resources products, equipments and man power.
SMEs would aid larger industries by manufacturing raw material input and generally act as catalyst to larger industries thereby generating the desired forward and backward linkages required to build a healthy vibrant industrial base.
SMEs make possible the act of self-employment and self-employed. Self-employment can be defined as an alternative source of income created by someone with a trained skill as to support public service job or to cure a problem of unemployment. Self-employment does give the employee the opportunity of engaging in his trade or business talents. It prevents trauma of undergoing job-selection interview. It also gives a sense of fulfillment.
An overall look at the SMEs sector would reveal macro-economic facts pointing to developments that would enhance more income parity, raise capacity utilization of industries, lower inflation by producing more and creating competition.
Further development of SMEs would also increase GDP and will overall raise the standard of living in Nigeria.

Business

Evil tongues poison shallow minds
Into believing the falsified
They gathered with their bird-eyes
Studying the upside down ways of the bat-me
My success tact and tricks
They just
Cannot cope with my style
They really wanna
Determine my life scope
They scurry here and there using
Stethoscope
Telescope
Microscope
And even oscilloscope;
O, what a souls full of dope!
To cynically watch another man's life
Is a huge waste of time.

Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
(the Leo with wings flying)

First Bank Of Nigeria: Extra Cash For Urgent Needs

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Celebrating Bing Ads Special Day

On this day in 2012, an Ads network was born. This day marks her 4th year of existence since the day she has been brought to life.

"On September 10, 2012, adCenter was renamed to Bing Ads, and the Search Alliance was renamed the Yahoo! Bing Network."

If at this point, you still do not have a basic knowledge of what Bing Ads is, then I'll have to simply say that Bing Ads is the kind of Ads network that makes use of Pay Per Click advertising and Search Engine Marketing.

Bing Ads are featured on Bing Search Engine, Yahoo Search Engine and AOL.

Wikipedia Monument Competition

Not every competition can surface on the internet without the feeling of doubt but the integrity of Wikipedia makes the 2016 Wikimedia Photography Competition a fun to be part of.

Nigeria is up for the 2016 Wiki Loves Monuments Competition. According to the wikipedia article, "Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM) is an annual international photographic competition held during the month of September, organised worldwide by Wikimedia chapters, groups and local Wikipedia volunteers. The public takes photos of monuments, upload those to Wikimedia Commons, and then they can be used in Wikipedia and elsewhere."

It doesn't take any stress nor photography prowess. If you're a Nigerian and there is a monument nearby, just take a shot and be part of the fun. What is a monument? A monument is a structure built for commemorative or symbolic reasons, or as a memorial; Olumo Rock in Abeokuta, Ogun state is an example of a monument.

The competition is supported by Wikimedia User Group Nigeria and and the competition starts 1st September, 2016 till 30th September, 2016 then the competition result by the end of
October 2016. Contestants can promote their monument pics on social network sites with the hashtag #WLMNigeria.

It must be clearly stated that wikipedia expects contestants to upload only the images of the monuments listed below:-

1) Chief Okoroji's House in Arochukwu, Abia State

2) Obu House in Elu Ohafia, Abia state

3) Chief Ochu Kalu's House in Ndi Okerere Abam, Abia State

4) Omo Ukwu Of Ndi Nzera Clan Asaga-ohafia in Ohafia, Abia State

5) Sukur Cultural Landscape in Madagali, Adamawa State

6) Gidan Madaki In Kafin Madaki in Kafin Madaki, Bauchi State

7) Dutsen Damisa Rock Paintingnear in Gumje, Bauchi State

8) Dutsen Zane Geji, Rock Paintings in Toro, Bauchi State

9) Shadawanka Rock Paintings in Bauchi, Bauchi State

10) Shira Rock Paintings in Shira, Bauchi State

11) The Cairn Of Stones at The Foot Of Panshanu Pass, near Mile 31 On The Jos-bauchi Road Known as Kwandonkaya in Toro, Bauchi State

12) First Mining Beacon, Tilden Fulani in Bauchi, Bauchi State

13) Rabeh’s House/fort in Dikwa, Borno State

14) The Old Residency in Calabar, Cross River State

15) The Old Consulate in Calabar, Cross River State

16) Chief Egbo Bassey’s House in Calabar, Cross River State

17) Carved Stone Monoliths in Alok, Cross River State

18) Carved Stone Monoliths in Emagbabe, Cross River State

19) Palace Of Chief Nanna Of Koko in Koko, Delta State

20) Chief Ogiamen’s House in Benin City, Edo State

21) Chief Aikoriogie’s House, Enogie Of Obazagbon Edo State, Benin City Walls and Moat in Benin City, Edo state

22) Chief Nwokolo’s House in Ukehe, Enugu State

23) Rock Paintings at Dutsen Habude in Birnin Kudu, Jigawa State

24) Rock Inscriptions, Gong and Shelter at Dutsen Mesa in Birnin Kudu, Jigawa State

25) Rock Paintings at Dutsen Murufu in Birnin Kudu, Jigawa State

26) Rock Paintings at Dutsen Zango in Birnin Kudu, Jigawa State

27) Zaria City Walls in Zaria, Kaduna State

28) Kufena Hillsnear in Zaria, Kaduna State

29) Steel Foot Bridge, Built By Lord Lugard in Kaduna, Kaduna State

30) Habe Mosque in Maigana, Kaduna State

31) Habe Mosque in Bebeji, Kano State

32) Gidan Makama in Kano, Kano State

33) Kano City Walls And Gate in Kano, Kano State

34) Gobarau Minaret in Katsina, Katsina State

35) The Tumuli and Baobab Tree Known as Durbi-takusheyi in Katsina, Katsina State

36) Old Katsina Training College in Katsina, Katsina State

37) Ojogwu Atogwu Tumulus near The Palace Of The Attah Of Idah in Idah, Kogi State

38) Relics Of The Steamer “dayspring” in Jebba Hydroelectric Power Station, Kwara State

39) Old West African Frontier Force Fort in Okuta, Kwara State

40) Old West African Frontier Force Fort in Yashikera, Kwara State

41) Stone Figures in Ofaro, Kwara State

42) Stone Figures in Ijara, Kwara State

43) Ilojo Bar in Lagos Island, Lagos State

44) Iga Idunganran (Oba's Old Palace) in Lagos Island, Lagos State

45) Water House in Lagos Island, Lagos State

46) Old Secretariat in Marina, Lagos State

47) Tsoede's Tomb in Gwagwade, Niger State

48) Site Of Mai Jimina's House in Wushishi, Niger State

49) Ruins and Site Of Colonial Government House in Zunger, Niger State

50) The Katamba Of The Palace Of Etsu Nupe, Mohammed in Bida, Niger State

51) Sungbo's Shrine Oke-Eri, near Ijebu-ode in Ogun State

52) Igbara Oke Petroglyphs near Igbara-oke in Ondo State

53) The Old Palace Of The Deji Of Akure in Akure, Ondo State

54) River-side Shrine and Sacred Grove Of Oshun in Osogbo, Osun State

55) Shrine Of Osun In The King's Market in Osogbo, Osun State

56) Shrine Of Osun at Afin Ata-oja (palace) in Osogbo, Osun State

57) Ita Yemoo in Ile-Ife, Osun State

58) Carved Stone Figure in Igbajo, Osun State

59) Stone Causeway in Bokkos, Plateau State

60) Stone Causeway Forof in Bokkos, Plateau State

61) Stone Causeway Trading in Bokkos, Plateau state

62) King Jaja's Statue in Opobo, Rivers state

63) Ruins Of Ancient City Of Surame in Surame

For detail about rules of the competiton and how to apply CLICK HERE

Neighbors

Neighbors
Oh, neighbors are so essential to us
But what are they for?

Why the hell do we need neighbors?
Bring me a different definition
I always define neighbors as
People with jealously wicked cells
Saluting one another with smiles;
Now you can see that neighbors are nice.

Neighbors are nice
So nice enough to dial 911 while husband and wife fight

Neighbors are nice
So nice enough to donate OMO detergent at home infernos

Neighbors are nice
So nice enough to gather and sympathize like crocodiles
At one another's downfall or demise

Neighbors are nice
So nice enough to unknowingly loose their goats roam
When another neighbor's maize is close to maturation

Neighbors are nice
So nice enough to faithfully fry the fried rice
And the surplus meat into insufficiency
For the guests at the party

Whenever someone says "it's good to have a neighbor"
I always nod my head "Yes"
Knowing how neighbors live peacefully as Tom and Jerry.

Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
(the Leo with wings flying)

Decayed Sonnet

Within the heart of a thinker there truth lives within
Look around you_ dare look around for a second
Then cast the eyes of your faithful heart backwards
Through to the years gone by, you'll then realize
How very vast all things simply tamed by changes;

Life keeps rotating like a wind really whirling
Vast changes keep piling like electricity bills
From time to time, hour in hour out_ the new devour the old
Superstitions, Traditions, and folklores lazily concur

From cave to civilization; from stone to industrialization
From human tyranny to this computer domination
Oh Good God, I don't care to know what comes next
You've tutored me enough to know none is static
As changes keep coming in; so life moves on.

Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
(the Leo with wings flying)

The Rigid Man

THE RIGID MAN
I have seen,
the man with a stone heart
like the days of Pharaoh
whose heart was so strong
stronger than the zuma rock.

I have seen,
the man with a lion heart
like the days of David
who stood before the giant
with faith and boldness in him.

I have seen,
the man with a cunning heart
like the days of the Serpent
who twisted the heart,
of the man in the garden of Eden.

I have seen,
the man with a holy heart
like the days of Jesus
that came to the world
to save us.

Copyright © Gabriel Ajiri Eziorobo
(A contemporary Nigerian poet)
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Sullen Rhythms

When yesterday came in through my window
it sang a song at the threshold of memories
like an inebriated man, offering delicacies at
the table it did claim
I tasted vinegar.
Through the stillness of the night,
hear I the footsteps of my dreams wade down
the lane in my heart unseen and though the
bell at the door jingles and mingles with the
rhythm in the atmosphere I stand as no man
for any man's will.
Morrow is no bearer of yesterday's infidelity
ask me no questions till the light
shines thru' this darkness hovering still.
no tears have I neither fears to offer
bring me epistles of hope, I'll read at the lawn
Though changes abound everyday
its fate no dominion have over my faith
you say I smile? I breathe life.
look into my eyes looking high above
you'll see stars in them cos I see greatness.

Copyright © Moses Chibueze Opara aka Mr. Humility
(A contemporary Nigerian Poets and poetry analyst)

Communication

Dear Motivator, motivate me
Aid my emotional subsidiary
Like emeritus Sindel in the Mortal Kombat 3
Where wishes are private beings
Attitudes are journalistic
A news is a new hearsay embraced
Preacher of stormy weather
Let not this fire die
Let not this serpent pass on the rock
Let not this footprint fade away with the shore
Let not at all this fire fade
Let not at all this reptile route the rock
Let not at all this mark be forgotten at the beach of memories
Many brains befriend fervently
O Leaf-of-grass! O Leaf-of-grass!!
These syntaxes still exists
Ambitious intestines still recite.

Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
(the Leo with wings flying)

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CHRISACEDARUTH
        (The Long Awaited)
        

    Samuel C. Enunwa




             CONTENTS
Dedication……………………..
Acknowledgement…………….
Author’s note………………….
My wealthy neighbour………...
Jungle………………………….
Johnny as a kid………………..
At the stream………………….
What happened in heaven…….
Under the spell………………...
Two tombs…………………….
Eligible married couple 1&2….
Detective Tel 1,2,3,4&5………
My love promo………………..
Chrisacedaruth………………..
Ode to the poet’s curtain……..
Halle Bery…………………….
They’re searching through Google…..
                       
         DEDICATION:
                         To thee, lovers of poetry
                 Pretty
                       effort and ability
       I dedicate this to thee willingly.

             ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
       I thank God for this book, if not for him this would have been in vain. Mrs. A. A. Enunwa, I won’t stop trying though I know I won’t be able to repay your motherly love; Thank, you mother. My thanks also goes to you, Mr. & Mrs. Bamgboye, your labour and pain over me will never be in vain and in your family, blessings will continually rain. Daddy Leonard, I dey hail o and make blessing full your too, Amen.
     Enunwa Onyeka, Enunwa Eric, Enunwa Ruth, Bamgboye Kolawole, I appreciate you all. Aribido Daniel(D-Gbegbe), you are so mouthed; how is Rufus Giwa Polytechnic? Engr. Akinrelere Omotayo (T-money), how far? Ajibade Taiwo (Jah. Mr. Okra, Mr. Federal ); I appreciate you all.
     I can never forget you, all the Durance Publishing crew and those of the www.i-proclaim.com. Thank you and keep up the good work. May the good Lord reward you all, Amen. Finally, to all my friends @ www.samueldpoetry.webs.com
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           AUTHOR’S NOTE
      It gladdens the whole of me, each time the thought and assurance of the fact that the scope of poetry is broader than anyone can mention, comes to my thinking. Poetry can take any form; it can be lyrical or satirical, come in form of praise or in a long narrative form which happens to be the poetic form, I’ve made use of in this book titled CHRISACEDARUTH(The Long Awaited).
     As I’ve said, this book contains more than ten narrative poems in which CHRISACEDARUTH(The Long Awaited) bears the same name with the title of this book and has over two thousand five hundred lines, divided into more than fifteen stanzas. It is the story of a village boy, who happens not to be who he thought he was but later maybe through the help of luck or through the force of fate, or maybe through his personal strives, discovered his true self, his weaknesses, strengths, etc.
  It is also true that the poem: CHRISACEDARUTH(The Long Awaited) is the major reason for this book but I’ve also garnished it with inclusion of other funny, entertaining and educating poems like The Eligible Married Couple 1&2, the most wanted, Detective Tel 1,2,3,4&5; and My Love Promo, which happens to be the favorite of almost all my fans @ www.facebook.com, among others.
     Aside from the fact that the poems are rhyme oriented, I’ve tried and made sure they are sculpted with simple languages and diction. Before you ask me my reason, I’ll tell you that I do not believe in complexity. What’s the essence of turning enjoyment to homework? My paramount aim is to cure your boredom. My major aim is to make this book, your teddy bear, your pet, you can take anywhere and as you read, I believe your boredom will be deleted. Thanks, for your love.
                        Samuel C. Enunwa.


 
   
   MY WEALTHY NEIGHBOUR
He never cheated nature
But pilled himself to labour
At exactly twenty four
He met expected future
Became a famous employer of labour
And poverty couldn’t knock his door
Then sighed and took a resting posture
And slept and slept and snored
And fell from couch to the floor
Yes, he was held by nature
Who? The famous employer of labour
Whom we were once a neighbour
And loved his hardworking nature
He slept and snored on the floor
While they knocked his office door
For they loved his overture
Yet he slept and slept and snored
And slept and slept on the floor
And so scared of his earth departure
They knocked and knocked his office door
And knocked as if to create puncture
And opened and found him on the floor
When broken his office door
“When did oga start this nature?”
They asked and laughed him on the floor
And logged him from the floor
Back to his resting posture
He slept and slept and snored
And sometimes fell on the floor
And feeding became his failure
And was only catered by neighbours
Where he slept and snored
And must be dreaming, I’m sure
Of living with lady he adored
And they talked and toured
And shared a love adventure
Where he slept and snored
At exactly ninety four
He woke from his resting posture
And was a celebration galore
And walked on the floor
Then fell and got final departure
And that my wealthy neighbour
Who was dead on the floor
Taught me not to cheat nature.
               Samuel C. Enunwa. July 13, 2009.

            JUNGLE
Happiness dwindled
As loneliness doubled
And none to rekindle
But while ago were whistles
Shout for passes and dribbles
Songs held their paddles
Till end of the battle
A football battle
Mirthful and memorable
Two elephants wrestled
Grasses had to struggle
At the grassless middle
Fell he who dribbled
Stood and took water bottle
From the first aid people
More than thousand people
Young, old and middle
Aged happy people
Singing were married couples,
Kids and searching singles
Lovers turned compatible
Pretty belles chew bubble
Received short cuddles
As they screamed amidst people
During goals, shots and dribbles
And the pretty one I cuddled
Made the battle memorable
I wished for endless battle
Because of love incomparable
That waited amidst the people
But the final whistle
Changed the people
Made happiness dwindled
And loneliness doubled
It was unbelievable
Only me at the middle
Of chairs, I couldn’t buckle
My shoes, I mingled
With darkness, no candle
To see, I was cripple
And had to struggle
I learnt after the battle
That change was flexible
Though I was able
To escape that silence jungle.
   Samuel C. Enunwa. Sept. 12, 2009.

         JOHNNY AS A KID
One Sunday, immediately after
One a.m, Jonathan Odda
Appeared on earth like other
Children born in Igala
Jonathan Sunday Odda
The son of Mr. Jack Odda
A very skillful welder
And Mrs. Jane Odda
A sweet kola nut seller
Was fair as his father
Not hairy as his mother
Had a brother and a sister
And friends and grandfather
Only called him Johnny Odda
When Jonathan Sunday Odda
Began walk and talk to his mother
His father and every other in Igala
He began to surprise his mother
Father and every other in Igala
And loved to stick to his mother
And they both crossed the Igala boarder
On foot to villages next to Igala
Where she sold her sweet kola
One Sunday, immediately after
Six a. m. Jonathan Odda
Left the side of his mother
Who hadn’t crossed Igala boarder
For she was short of kola
And two years old Johnny Odda
Trekked and crossed Igala boarder
For he missed his female lover
Who happened to be the daughter
A beautiful two years old daughter
Of a major buyer to his mother.
             Samuel C Enunwa Jun. 15, 2010.



   
        AT THE STREAM
I met a beautiful lady at the stream
With no fetching bowl at the stream
“What a beautiful lady at the stream!
Beautiful than the advertisers of cream
She might even be goddess of this stream”
I said to myself at the stream
Then to the beauty …


        UNDER THE SPELL
I wish I was an angel
To feel the feelings people feel
And stay and make them feel
Well when others bid farewell
Because I knew very well
Of a village near a dell
Where a beauty …




       TWO TOMBS
My buttocks and two thumbs
Are sitting on a tomb
Waiting for mother to come
You should know Ukpom
The greatest warrior of Atagom
Slim, dark and handsome
But where does …

ELIGIBLE MARRIED COUPLE 1
Eligible married couples
Soon get into trouble
Offer each other battle
Live so unstable
And uncomfortable
And regret being couple
When the …

      DETECTIVE TEL 1
Hi! I’m Detective Tel
Investigating the death of Micheal
The death of Joseph A. Micheal
Found dead at the street of Sel
Not far from Pleasantry Hotel
The thirty two years old, Micheal
Was dark and huge and tall
And had wavy hair as well
More attractive than I can tell
Married women and mature girls
And those with age I’ll not tell
Will do anything to have Micheal
When I heard the death of Micheal
I became scared than I can tell
And felt this world is a hell
Cried and couldn’t feed well
Took my Bible and my bell
Prayed God rescue from this hell
But who could kill Micheal?
Took and slaughtered A. Micheal?
There was a quarrel between Micheal
And his landlord where he dwelt
And Adam Cole threatened Micheal
Who slept with his girl
And Joseph A. Micheal
Had empty wallet where he fell
Lent money to Campbell
And jilted so many girls
But who could killed Micheal?
Took and slaughtered A. Micheal?
The police and I, Tel
Have locked the suspects in cell
My investigation on Campbell
Showed he paid Micheal
And the landlord of Micheal
Only quarreled with Micheal
Over payment of where he dwelt
And he had paid as well
But couldn’t pick a jilted girl
Or who emptied the wallet of Micheal
And today, Adam Cole died in cell
So who could kill Micheal?
Took and slaughtered A. Micheal?
Who only if I tell
Could suspect me Detective Tel
Took and slaughtered A. Micheal?
For having affair with my wife, Arnabel.
            Samuel C Enunwa Jun. 27, 2010.

       DETECTIVE TEL 2
Hi! I’m Detective Tel
Everybody knows me well
I investigated the death of Micheal
The death of Joseph A. Micheal
Found dead at the street of Sel
Not far from Pleasantry Hotel
I swear, now …

 


  MY LOVE PROMO
Here comes the info
To shorties with no
In this sumptuous promo
Where soft Hi! Wins, Hello!
And makes you my duo
In my attempt to woo.

We’ll date without ado,
Travel and zoom to zoo,
Watch animals like rhino,
Lion, merino and buffalo;
Birds like flamingo,
Puffin, kiwi and cuckoo.

Tour place like Toronto,
Boarding a beautiful jumbo,
Cruising a stretch limo
And by rail, the loco
Making the trip in toto
To places we go.

Visit a beach lido
Where you’ll bask in lilo
While I play waterpolo
Or an American rodeo
By dressing like gaucho
And gallop a bronco.

Party and listen to rondo
Where served burrito or taco
When I dance tango or zydeco
Amidst White, Indian and Negro
Or act opera with libretto
Blended by cello for physio.

Then drive home as love and bro
When the sky is indigo
To pour you some ouzo
In my room with stereo
Playing songs with intro
While you watch my photo.

At this very canto,
Once you aren’t a bimbo
And possess a libido,
I won’t act as bozo,
Loving will be our cameo
To prove our brio.

I’ll move like yo-yo,
Making the process in vivo,
And move to hear Sam o!
Making the process in vitro
So you can call me hero,
And a love supreme.


        CHRISACEDARUTH
          (The Long Awaited)
      
I’m glad, I can be heard
The journey of over hundred
Years, this’ how it stared
The sun over our heads
Was nothing but fire red
Hotter than hell was said
To be; maize, …
The above poems are excerpts from the book titled CHRISACEDARUTH [The Long Awaited] which is available both in hard copy and e-book at www.i-proclaimbookstore.com/poetry/chrisacedaruth(the_long_awaited)
  The poems below are just for you to have a taste of my next book titled “PEOPLE PLACES AND PERSONALITIES” and I’m sure, you’ll derive from it all lessons and fun you wish for. Thank you.

ODE TO THE POET’S CURTAIN
Eh! What a screen with a heavenly picture!
Picturing an artistic fixture,
Turning my bedroom to a museum of culture
That handsomely showcases the native of passion
With the exhibition of heavenly creatures.

Hi! You scattered lightening of illumination!
I embarrassingly cherish your illustration;
What a great explanation!
For illuminating heaven’s innovation.

Oh! You banana shaped fluorescence of harmony!
Harmonizing damsels as the heavenly legacy;
I marvel at your melody
Because you speak from memory
To the best of my memory.

Hello! You specially carved image of passion!
Sitting on the harmonious banana fluorescence
With a crown-like beret of assertion,
Wearing an angelic gown of emergence
Ribbonly embellished for fashion;
What a comely face of continence!
That never conceals emotion
By reproducing an alluring smile
Romanticizing my soul with affection;
All in this heavenly picture.

     HALLE BERY
I’ve blind argued many, many
Beings of this arresting beauty
Till I set my eventually
Double opened nakely
Eyes on Halle Bery
Not in the telly
Not physically
But the cover of Ebony
Where waited she sexily
My friend! My foe!! My family
Now I can bet my money
Bet the whole of my money
With conviction in my belly
That God Almighty
Sculpted Halle Bery
On Monday very early
To possess such a beauty.
       Samuel C Enunwa Mar. 11, 2011

THEY’RE SEARCHING THROUGH GOOGLE
Hi! I’m Enunwa Samuel
I wrote, “Detective Tel”
“Under the Spell”
Plus poems people wanted
And also authored
“How Love Is Treated”
I’ve never wanted to
Tell my story _ true
But people are searching through
Google,
Devilfinder, Ask and Yahoo
To hear the horse’s mouth too
From C.R.I.N Staff School to
Ibadan Grammar School to
The one and only TASUED
Not where I learnt bonjour
I understand English too
Igbo, Yoruba _ ki lo tun ku?
I’ve never wanted to
Tell my story _ true
But people are searching through
Google,
Devilfinder, Ask, and Yahoo
To hear …

      INDEX OF FIRST LINE
And at me she stared…………
And the man regreeted……….
And the shadow of a hand…….
Eh! What a screen with a heavenly picture!......
Eligible married couple………
Everywhere was neat and weeded…
Fylid………………………….
Fylid, I was scared……………
Gently, she held……………...
Happiness dwindled………….
He never cheated nature……...
Here comes the info………….
Hi! I’m Detective Tel………..
Hi! I’m Enunwa Samuel……..
I faintly narrated……………..
“I know”, he said……………
I looked……………………..
I mean, when out of bed……..
I met a beautiful lady at the stream…..
I’m glad, I can be heard………
Immediately morning appeared….
In the village we landed……..
I sat and threw above my head…….
I sat quietly on my bed………
I searched and searched……..
I thought in my head………..
It was sudden descend………
I’ve blind argued many, many….
I was so, so, so scared………
I wish, I was an angel……….
Lying amidst the long dead….
My buttocks and two thumbs…
One Sunday, immediately after…
Someday, I’ll be in heaven……
Suddenly appeared……………
Then father held me and Fred….
Then I called…………………
They learnt human can never be predicted….
They were the ones at our bed….
“This can’t be Helied…………
When they beheaded………….
We trekked and trekked and trekked….
…Your mother narrated………