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Monday, October 3, 2022

Trumpet With Certain Sound

Poetry Slam

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...

The Hordes and the Spin Doctors

The Hordes and the Spin Doctors By Chudi Okoye Spare a thought for the huddled hordes in our forlorn fatherland Their muddled minds spooked by relentless spinmeisters Daily assaulted by fatulent accounts of a fabulous reality Supposedly their lot instead of a dystopian existence Created...

The Sod’s Prayer

The Sod’s Prayer By Chudi A. Okoye Our dearly beloved Father Thou which art in Aso Rock Hallowed be thy name! Thy kingdom come Thy will be done in Igbo land – The land you crush with iron hand – As it is desired by Fulani bands. Master,...

Awka Times Launch Prayer

(Being an adaptation of a prayer offered by the African American, George Lawrence, in New York, commemorating the fifth anniversary of the abolition of slave trade in 1808.)By Chudi OkoyeO! thou father of the universe and disposer of events,...

Awka Arise!

(Awka Times Promotional Advert Script) By Chudi Okoye Awka is a town pregnant with possibilities No one can yet decipher what she will deliver Awka was part of the nexus of early Igbo civilization Throughout, Awka has carried the burden of Igbo history Great deeds...

Hurray to Humans!

By Chudi Okoye I wonder what they see! I wonder if there are Cosmic Beings with Elysian seeing Peering at the batch on this lonely patch called Earth Who watch as we hatch a response to match A microscopic assailant trying to...

Biafra Mourns Nigeria

By Chudi Okoye                                                                          ...

To Be Young In Nigeria

By Chudi Okoye "Who is a 'youth' in Nigeria?" Who, you ask, is a 'youth' in Nigeria? Hush, impetuous questioner! This will cause mass hysteria! Though you are a native sojourner And not a supercilious foreigner You must not dare to interrogate The wisdom of our local...
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