Tag Archives: Free Verse

Old Age Not A Pride

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Some are proud to be older than me
When I’m not proud to be someone’s elder
Everyday young is what I plead God to be
Cos I don’t want to be a history in years later

You’re getting old and approaching your death
A phenomenon I wish can be erased
It only sends you to that lonely depth
In the memory of your friends, you’re erased

Though it’s a road everyone must ply
The old wish they can once again be young
Knowing death always makes the mouth cry
With tears that may be with love ones for long

I write as if forgetting the unplanned end
A moment when things don’t work as it should
When buckets are kicked by the young with no amend
My ink tries to avoid it as far as it could

I never want to grow old with having nothing
A reason that makes me forget my birthday
All my desires are still labelled longing
Hoping someday they will come my way

By force is how I’m accepting it
When my facial structure attempt a change
Then I have to fight for here is it
Making sure I leave a remembering change

© Chris Ekong

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My Appreciation

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I’ll call you my happiness
For this luck you grant me
Giving me enough words
To write when am in need

I never hope of this
Talking about you is fun
Putting it down gives memory
Updating it here gives me copyrights

See what you have done?
Making me the poet I wanted
With hourly words to write
About you without exhausting

My appreciation is rendered
Not with a dollar or pounds
But with the smile on my face
While I ink down this piece

© Chris Ekong

We Ain’t Same

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You having a white job
I’m doing a pink job
You having a glass house
With me I live with a mouse
Playing with your girlfriend
I do not even give a send
I feel proud to be me

You fixing your teeth with gold
I work all day in the sun with a mould
All that trash is to make a living
So why not keep your boosting
For those that may accept them
Maybe their food you provide them
I feel proud to be me

Leaving close to the creeks
Earning a living with the bricks
Feeling happy with what i work on
So what are ya feeling god upon
I feel proud to be me

I’m not jealous that you be
But just allow me to be
Don’t put your wealth in my eye
Cos tomorrow I will be in the sky
My name written on top magazines
Dining all day with the Kings
I feel proud to be me

© Chris Ekong

Memory Lane

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Submitted by: Akanimo Edet.

I have seen what I can’t explain
I have heard what I can’t talk about
I travel nowhere but I was there when it happens
I try and failed countless times
But now I have started a fresh
I try to ignore all the old memories
But how can I forget my origin?
I heard myself asking this question
I pause for some moment to think
For some seconds still not an answer
I asked my wise friends but they can’t answer
I asked my elders but still no answer
I asked Google but no result match it
I feel ashame and disappointed
But I see myself laughing on the wall
Smiling in a small and big hanging paper
My failure memories still hunt my mind
Just like a hunter hunting lions
I succumb myself to nature
I lie down waiting for sleep
Without a reason this world is cruel

© Chris Ekong

Proud To Be Me

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You having a white job
I’m doing a pink job
You having a glass house
With me I live with a mouse
Playing with your girlfriend
I do not even give a send
I feel proud to be me

You fixing your teeth with gold
I work all day in the sun with a mould
All that trash is to make a living
So why not keep your boosting
For those that may accept them
Maybe their food you provide them
I feel proud to be me

Leaving close to the creeks
Earning a living with the bricks
Feeling happy with what i work on
So what are ya feeling god upon
I feel proud to be me

I’m not jealous that you be
But just allow me to be
Don’t put your wealth in my eye
Cos tomorrow I will be in the sky
My name written on top magazines
Dining all day with the Kings
I feel proud to be me

© Chris Ekong

Ghost Tale III

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After the many hours in cinema
Being left alone by my friends
The time speaking some minutes to midnight
I now have to walk home all alone
With all the vampire movies i watched
All images of the movies reflecting
Reflecting as lonely I trek home
Worsening situation for me
As I remember the ghostly track
It seems all the vampires I watched
Are all chatting in the track
Thinking they won’t let me go
Without doing what they are known for
“Blinding people who sees them”

Such a lonely ghostly thought I had
A thought that slowed my motion
Making the road three times longer
And ninety nine times scary

© Chris Ekong

She Changed The Night

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Feeling bored
Cos I was lonely
So lonely the night was
That the time moves so slow
But started a chat with her
I feel someone besides me
I had someone to talk to
Someone to share feelings with
Its made me feel happy

A night I was praying
Praying it should yield a new day
Cos it was so bored and lonely
But with her as my companion
I stayed beyond midnight
Midnight seeming like so fast
That I got angry with the clock
Asking why that fast it should tick
Knowing its reality
I accepted its fast ticks
Cos only fast it was
All because She was with me
Filling the night with smiles
Turning the night a bliss

© Chris Ekong