Call For Submission

Words Rhymes & Rhythm (WRR) is now receiving entries for the BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST (BPPC) SEASON III, 2017 (April edition). Poets from Nigeria, Africa and all over the world are hereby invited to submit their poems on the theme: ‘KNOWING SELF: THE MENTAL HEALTH SILENCE’ “Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.…

via CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST 2017 [APRIL] – THE MENTAL HEALTH SILENCE — AUTHORPEDIA

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BROWN

Let me wake up to your brown

Eyes, feet, hands

Let me wear this as crown

Here there is no forever,

Here, the sky kisses the waters goodnight

So I will wake up to you

A child every day

Till time tells stories on your skin

Like ancient symbols of kings

Yet your brown would be a memoir

Of breakings and blooming, dyings and dawning

For you are the calligraphy of heaven.

Then at dusk,

I would bathe my brown

In our brown memories

And sew a temple of your brown soul

There, there I would worship.

©Wisdom Nemi Otikor

TWISTED

What did you see

when his palm brought wars

to your cheeks

as fingers in battle with drums.

Who wins?

 

I know

I see you cower, lost in your skin

*That’s a story for another time.*

 

But what sight met you

when his fingers  reminded you

that this is a war zone.

 

Please, do not tell me STARS.

You saw that already

When he said ‘I LOVE YOU.’

 

©Wisdom Nemi Otikor

Photo Credit: http://www.shutterstock.com

OPUINE… For Mother

There is beauty here

There are beauties

In the silent places of this world.

*

Your hands are a sanctuary

Of rivers drowning the drought in me

Springing forth broken buds on summer day.

 

Your bosom is balm

A tower of light

And you raise the dead.

 

None sings your praise yet

Your neck wears no laurel

Forgive me.

*

You are beauty

In the silent places

Of this world.

©Wisdom Nemi Otikor

#WritingPrompt #WritersChallenge #Poetry #Writing #Literature #ShortStory #Admire

Photo credit: © Roses for Nigeria by Won

For Oyom

07:47pm, Wed 22-03-2017

Today I remember you
and the whimper that is your aura
and the arson that is your print.

with you,
I am a burning bridge
with no route to redemption song.

You heal my body
feeding off my soul.
___
You remind me how much of a miracle I am.

I AM ALIVE.

#dairy_dairy

By Wisdom Nemi Otikor

 

Continue reading “For Oyom”

Of the woman at the well.

And of the many hands sapping you
Men; and hearts drinking off you
Till all that is left
This broken canyon listening for footsteps.

So you have come to fetch
To feel a little human again.

Come, let me fill you.
Woman, let me make you whole.

#John4#LifeThatFlows
#SundaySpeakings

 

 

Poetry and Photo Credit: Wisdom Nemi Otikor

Model: Marvy Mamus

UNIPORT STUDENTS’ PEACEFUL PROTEST

With tags on placards as ‘ unequal relationship: uniport vs students’, ‘uniport: another strategy of imperialism’, ‘when I remember school fees, water run away my eye’, ‘ our fees must reduce’, ‘fee increment is uncorresponding, unnecessary. Why?’, ‘bring back our girls, take our VC’,  the students of the University of Port Harcourt staged a peaceful protest yesterday at Choba, East-west road. Starting the protest with the Nigerian national anthem, they disrupted vehicle movement, causing traffic jam. Moving to strategic points (Delta campus gate, Abuja campus gate, Choba campus gate, then to AP gate), they chanted songs pointing out their total rejection of the hike of fees.

The protest met with fierce resistance from the Police as they tear gased the-so-harmless-students, and at one time a gun shot in the air. They (Police) later said they were not necessarily against the protest, as all they are against is the idea of students COMPLETELY halting movement.

The students who seemed so organised and coordinated, when asked for their leaders claimed not to have any but various union leaders, majorly Faculty presidents. The protest came to an end at a few minutes to 2 pm after various media organisations had interviewed some students.

It was also noted that the Student Union Government was not in support of the protest so tried unsuccessfully to hijack it. But as the saying goes, ‘stronger is a bunch, than a stick of broom’.

While we all wait and see what tomorrow has for us, let’s pray that their pleas be heard and major steps be made to make education affordable. With tags on placards as ‘ unequal relationship: uniport vs students’, ‘uniport: another strategy of imperialism’, ‘when I remember school fees, water run away my eye’, ‘ our fees must reduce’, ‘fee increment is uncorresponding, unnecessary. Why?’, ‘bring back our girls, take our VC’,
the students of the University of Port Harcourt staged a peaceful protest yesterday at Choba, East-west road. Starting the protest with the Nigerian national anthem, they disrupted vehicle movement, causing traffic jam. Moving to strategic points (Delta campus gate, Abuja campus gate, Choba campus gate, then to AP gate), they chanted songs pointing out their total rejection of the hike of fees.

The protest met with fierce resistance from the Police as they tear gased the-so-harmless-students, and at one time a gun shot in the air. They (Police) later said they were not necessarily against the protest, as all they are against is the idea of students COMPLETELY halting movement.

The students who seemed so organised and coordinated, when asked for their leaders claimed not to have any but various union leaders, majorly Faculty presidents. The protest came to an end at a few minutes to 2 pm after various media organisations had interviewed some students.

It was also noted that the Student Union Government was not in support of the protest so tried unsuccessfully to hijack it. But as the saying goes, ‘stronger is a bunch, than a stick of broom’.

While we all wait and see what tomorrow has for us, let’s pray that their pleas be heard and major steps be made to make education affordable. With tags on placards as ‘ unequal relationship: uniport vs students’, ‘uniport: another strategy of imperialism’, ‘when I remember school fees, water run away my eye’, ‘ our fees must reduce’, ‘fee increment is uncorresponding, unnecessary. Why?’, ‘bring back our girls, take our VC’,
the students of the University of Port Harcourt staged a peaceful protest yesterday at Choba, East-west road. Starting the protest with the Nigerian national anthem, they disrupted vehicle movement, causing traffic jam. Moving to strategic points (Delta campus gate, Abuja campus gate, Choba campus gate, then to AP gate), they chanted songs pointing out their total rejection of the hike of fees.

The protest met with fierce resistance from the Police as they tear gased the-so-harmless-students, and at one time a gun shot in the air. They (Police) later said they were not necessarily against the protest, as all they are against is the idea of students COMPLETELY halting movement.

The students who seemed so organised and coordinated, when asked for their leaders claimed not to have any but various union leaders, majorly Faculty presidents. The protest came to an end at a few minutes to 2 pm after various media organisations had interviewed some students.

It was also noted that the Student Union Government was not in support of the protest so tried unsuccessfully to hijack it. But as the saying goes, ‘stronger is a bunch, than a stick of broom’.

While we all wait and see what tomorrow has for us, let’s pray that their pleas be heard and major steps be made to make education affordable. 

#Reduceuniportschoolfees