Written By: Eduardo De Bosco
The Liberian poet, Eduardo writes about the new tempo of life in Liberia since the pandemic. The closing lines are full of hope and positive vibes. This is a beautiful poem written in the form of a letter to the dreaded Coronavirus. Enjoy the read!
Life was a rainbow till you came
and replaced the chirping of happy birds,
the laughter with our families and friends
with the wailings of the ambulances’ siren
The swing on our playgrounds is swung
only by the winds and storms
And death has unmasked himself,
knocking boldly on every door
We are fed with fears whilst our thirst
is quenched by our own tears
in which we are drowned
You are chanted in the lamentations of widows,
the dirge of the orphan, and the grief of the widower
Our blood run cold like a fountain
A pool of sorrow in which we are immersed
I sit in my house, kneeling and praying that you become a past tense
Lost in the history of time, defeated by humankind
Relighting our rainbows
and dancing again to the happy chirping that announces every dawn.
Eduardo de Bosco, birth named Edward Boateng, is a Salesman of Don Bosco, a songwriter, an activist, and a poet; whose love for humanity and the values of society is the chief source of his inspiration in poetry. He has written a number of socio-politico poems as well as other poems published in international magazines and in anthologies across the globe. His works present striking interrogatives of his home country Liberia, of Africa and the world at large on the themes of: liberation, colonialism, reformation, restoration, corruption, preservation, self-discovery, African culture, identity, nature, and religion
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When it comes to writing poetry, the new cool is to write something so cryptic and difficult to critique.
The message/artistic beauty is often lost in the poet's desire to put out something grand.
Billy Collins says clarity is the real risk. One that many are not willing or confident enough to take, for fear of criticism or standing 'naked' in front of their audience.
We want you to know that you're not putting out sub-standard poems just because yours is simple and relatable!
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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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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.