In painful memory of the lost lives, that witnessed the black Wednesday of Onitsha and Lagos.
Sudden death is tragic to families and loved ones. Words barely describe how the devastation changes lives forever. This poem follows a sister's grief after the death of her brother to gun violence.
I originally wrote this memorial death poem in August 2009 as part of an art and poetry collection that I was developing. The original poem was inspired by an abstract metal painting that I had named "My Fathers Mask". Then today as I got ready to...
There are many who cannot articulate to themselves or to their loved one how they feel at the time of loss, of painful separation. I wrote this for them.... I wrote this for me...
Poem based on - spring the time of year when cherry blossoms flower is supposed to be a happy time, but sometimes such beauty blends with the sadness we are feeling - read the poem here -
Senseless acts of violence and terrorism are once again reported as breaking news across the world. This coordinated act of violence will no doubt take its place in history as one of the worst ever.
Behold the dolphins that use to swim under our feet. I wish you could've been like them. This is an elegy to a surf-partner and childhood friend who caught his last wave way before his time.
The word Elegy has been derived from the Greek word elegeia, which is further derived from the word elegos, meaning a mournful poem. According to Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, elegy means a poem or a song of sorrow, especially for the dead.
By definition, the elegy is a poem that expresses sorrow and loss. Writers often use the elegy to respond to a loss, turning to pen and paper to capture the hurt and subsequently find release.
This poem is written in memory of my friend Charleen, a caring, loving person. Admired and respected by all, she was always ready with a smile and kind word. Praying and singing is how I remember her.