GREEN BURNS: Thoughts on Green Nigeria

Nwachukwu a place of bird poem and green burns

A PLACE  WHERE  GREEN BURNS:

  • GREEN BURNS
  • Is where poverty pours fire inside their minds
  • Break them into black Little leaves. 
  • Dying in the burning day as flame
  • When the big tree yard is small.
  • A footprint of smoke
  • Descends as burnt offering & they hide in the cloud. 
  • We dance in a choke of worries
  • Till we become grey madness
  • A footprint of smoke
  • All our mouths could speak 
  • Is blame- smoke-blame- smoke. 
  • Till the year run all over. 

TWO

  • Out of repair. 
  • The blessing gate is 
  • Hanging half off hinges. 
  • The security door creaked 
  • The dreamed window-paves were out.
  • The heroes plasters had fallen
  • Love not replaced.
  • This is just banana yard
  • And the smoke is everywhere

A PLACE  WHERE GREEN BURNS

  • We don’t want to hear any vision 
  • Keeping us lifeless.
  • We don’t want to see sickness  In the yard. 
  • We don’t want to hear of the broken tribes
  • And broken houses
  • We don’t want to hear any vision 
  • Keeping us lifeless.
  • We don’t want to see sickness  In the yard. 
  • We don’t want to hear of

  • Young men & young girls 

  • That went away & forgot their green land

  • And lived burnt dark loose & idle lives. 

  • We want our dreams 

  • Seeing all the leaves coming

  • Together to become one tree. 

BRIEF  BIOGRAPHY: Nwachukwu Michael anene, is a poet who writes in obosi eastern part of Nigeria in Africa. He sees nature, individual, religion, moral and society as a reflection of each other in his poem. He is known with works well written in blogs, magazines, and journals (haiku for Nelson  Rolihlahla Mandela, 2014).

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