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EDITORIAL
WELCOME TO OUR POETRY ARCHIVE Dear friends we would like to thank you
all for taking our monthly web journal to a new height. Our Poetry Archive has
got a readership of more than 151900! With this March issue we are completing
our second year in web publish...

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SILASOLA ABAYOMI
OUR POETRY ARCHIVE FEATURED                      POET
OF THE MONTH SILAS OLA ABAYOMI MARCH 2017 OPA How long have you
been writing Poetry? We would like to know the early
stories about your growing up as a poet or writer in general. Who are your favorite
Po...

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CAROLIN FADI
CAROLIN
FADI The Fog Fell The fog fell while
the children cried.
The bombs were fired and the
lives of the innocent
floated like balloons in the
sky. A war had begun and the
enemies guns made the
people drop their silver
knives and run. The lives were
taken...

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KABEDOOPONG PIDDO DDIBE'
KABEDOOPONG
PIDDO DDIBE' THE PRODIGAL FATHER Woman, My desire for you
is now tasteless, My body hates
seeing you: You have an inborn
cancer of headstrongness, And now, too used
to obey me. I want someone who
obeys me like an unquestionable priest: One who, ...

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PRINCESS CHALYA MIRI-GAZHI
PRINCESS
CHALYA MIRI-GAZHI BUT MY SPIRIT HOLDS Born woman in a
crazy country, discriminated by traditions of men Born second in a
family of 10, with all the challenges of kith and kin Born Christian not
knowing Christ until Christ introduced himself to me B...

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SILAS ABAYOMI
SILAS
ABAYOMI AFRICA! AFRICA!
AFRICA! Africa-home to
Nile- earth’s longest
river, second largest
landmass after Asia; a centrally
located geo-political
confine nestled by four continental
waters: Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean,
Indian Ocean, and Red Sea....

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ASHLEY MAWERE
ASHLEY
MAWERE A TEACHING FOR THE
DISTANCE Scream for war as
men are born Shout for peace as
wives fall asleep Suffering will be A battlefield for
the children to inherit. Let those who
remain hold fast their
swords Let those who
march clench tight their
shi...

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BOUTHEINA BOUGHNIM LAARIF
BOUTHEINA
BOUGHNIM LAARIF TUNISIAN I am multiple; I belong to a
priceless Land My roots are
struck into The Mediterranean
depths. My blood is hot as
its desert’s sand… My forefathers are
the fearless Phoenician sailors And the brave
Carthaginian warriors… M...

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EDDIE AWUSI
EDDIE
AWUSI IN SEARCH OF HIMSELF. Sir! Did you see
me? My nerves are
screaming. I am drowning in
their hysteria. Can't hear a bit,
what are you saying, Speak a little
louder - Loud like a
town-crier. My hearing is
boycotted - The yelling, the screaming,
and...

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SOLOH AINA
SOLOH
AINA GIVE ME YOUR HAND Forget the pains The stains And the hunger Give me your hand,
and I shall hold you
well I shall nutrify
your heart and make you hale again. Forget the tears The sears And the throes Give me your hand,
and I shall gild you with
l...
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