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?”
Image Source: Pinterest
5 hours ago
We don't know one writer who has so mastered rejection that s/he doesn't feel bad when a new rejection letter arrives inbox.
True that editors are becoming kinder and picking their words carefully to ensure they do not crush a potentially great writer whose talent is just in its budding stage, but rejection hurts, anyway!
We guess it makes the writer think back on how much time they spent working on a particular piece. The research. The reshaping of characters. The editing of hundreds of sentences. And all these make it even more difficult to swallow.
But then, your "best" might just not be what such and such editor wants. This is why every writer must be patient with themselves because what you consider your best just might be like the prodigal son who left home with everything and returned with nothing.
. ... See MoreSee Less
"...but sometimes, the sky breaks into dawn with the proclamation of
thunderclaps & gloomy downpours, instead of the gaiety of sunshine,
as if to say that it, too, is still learning the art of joyfulness."
- By @boloere_sod
#poems #poetry #poets #eboquills #thursdaymorning
Every line of these poems is embroidered with mesmerizing metaphors. The poet @AyooluwaOlasupo shares what we would like to call a personal documentary of her journey to healing. In all, her poetry is full of hope and promise. https://eboquills.com/2020/11/19/two-poems-by-nigerian-poet-ayooluwa-olasupo/
Mustapha Enesi's (@Enesi_Is_Fine) story, TRISHA is a sizzling short story. It makes a worthy read for the adventurous. So, if you love adventures, don't sleep on this one!
#stories #shortstories #storytime #eboquills #storyteller