This is a slightly revised version of a poem published by Parousia Magazine in 2018. We thought to share this with you in the spirit of Easter. Enjoy this sizzling Easter poem!
Stuck in the throat of the wind
is a song, a dirge for Golgotha:
where Mary’s eyes, like this poem
became drip lines;
Where Peter wished
he could resuscitate the three crows
which died in the beak of a cock;
Where Judas stood,
haunted by the ghost
of his murdered conscience-
as it whistled in his pocket,
singing a naked song (stripped of
its beats) like this one: “you too,
Judas, will be killed with a plate
of poisoned kisses;
the same way those nails &hammers
showed no respect for a carpenter’s son.”
The Master was sent off soaked with blood
& spittle & phlegm & tears
Farewell songs brewed in broken hearts:
Mary’s, Martha’s & Lazarus’
The Master arrived the streets
of the afterlife, Death received him proudly
like a new captive, an extra feather in its cap
but the Master rose on the petals of the Easter morn,
leaving a note for the proud captor,
“Oh Death, where is thy sting?”
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In Sunflowers and Sunburns, Joshua Effiong shares what we would like to refer to as the recipe of hope.
Enjoy the #read: https://eboquills.com/2020/09/18/sunflowers-and-sunburns-a-poem-by-joshua-effiong/
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Our #MCM this week is the charismatic Kukogho Iruesiri Samson @BrainyPoet. He is the Founder/CEO of Words
Rhymes & Rhythm Publishers Ltd. His multi-award-winning #book "Devil's Pawn" will be officially released by @farafinabooks in October and we just can't wait to #read!
We wake up to multiple mails from some of you, private messages and whatever. Please stop being a pain in an #editor's ass!
I’ll no longer be publishing the work of Samuel Junior Irusota in Chambers this month, as he sent me multiple messages across my different social media accounts, one of which was my private Facebook account.