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Thursday, July 18, 2024

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20% Population, 1% Political Power

20% Population, 1% Political Power By Chudi Okoye The math is simply mind-bending Bleaker even than in racist America Where once the beleaguered Black, Considered as White man's chattel, Were estimated three-fifths a human In their owners' political calculation. America re-jigged its rusted math After eighty years...

Stooperpower

Stooperpower By Chudi Okoye Anthony Blinken blinks inartfully At the spate of unspeakable horrors Visited upon Gaza by America's vexed ally. Joe Biden, his boss, bends unabashedly To the whims of a wild client state With balls bigger than its budget. Oh, how are the mighty crawling! Amid...

Achebe Mourns Nigeria

Achebe Mourns Nigeria By Chudi Okoye October 27, 2023 It looks indeed as if God Himself, like a Vengeful Creditor, wants to deny this country any respite or Civil Peace. It feels truly as if it is the Beginning of the End....

And The Voters Went Out To Vote

And The Voters Went Out To Vote (Lament for the 2023 Nigerian election) By Chudi Okoye (First Draft: Feb 27, 2023) Oh hear now all ye here gathered Words akin to ones once rendered By the Lord in his Parable of the Soils Here recast as...

Spit-At-Home Day

By Chudi Okoye December 14, 2022 It is sit-at-home day in the South East One fiercely enforced by local bandits Who have caused a split in our homes And cut a reddened slit in our hopes Today they killed a pregnant woman One among many harmless...

Rise Up and Walk!

By Chudi Okoye November 25, 2022 Apostle Peter looked upon the lame Squatted by the gate called Beautiful Fractured and forlorn, with no name His arm stretched out seeking alms And Peter said: Silver or gold, I've no stock But in the name of...

The ‘Dot’ and the Sloth

By Chudi Okoye November 21, 2022 The big shot who called us a 'dot' From his spot in blighted Aso Rot Is now caught in a demeaning squat Wasted and become but a naught. In our history he'll be seen as a blot A sloth who,...

Still, We Rise!

By Chudi Okoye (Tribute to Maya Angelou: “Still I Rise”) You may slight us with your mockeries Or spite us with your hateful forgeries You may grind us into the very muck And even bind us to the rueful murk In which you and your...

‘The Struggle’ (An Ode to the Igbo Revolutionary Activists)

The Struggle By Chudi Okoye Nov 26, 2021 The struggle may look like lunacy To those seduced into vain ecstasy By the Nigeria of their vast fantasy. To them, the activists are arsonists Who, in bouts of revolutionary fervor, Treat the commoners as cannon fodder Tipping their lives...

Worn Nigeria

Worn Nigeria By Chudi Okoye How great it was to be Born Nigerian! Long long ago, in our mass hysteria We felt elated, as with keen mysteria Simply to be citizens of One Nigeria We grew up knowing a Fun Nigeria We had our fill of...
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