Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

(16 January 1968 / Umuahia, Nigeria)

Impediments


Seething fodder running in rasps-splash.
Cringing among the fodder is nature’s hack
So sterling in meretricious gold-wretchedness
Choosing among these worlds, the large mat for
Evening meditations,
Flaps and hoots carry in their messages such
Noise of inquest into the carnage and wails
From the bastinado practised among men of
Desolate villages scattered among themselves.

In haste you must come!
Leave, brother,
and sequester yourself.
I sense an apercu,
visceral and frail –
an aperient of the already bleeding bowels
of the earth.

Submitted: Friday, March 21, 2014
Edited: Friday, March 21, 2014
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Impediments by Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Aag Bun Kar Kisi Din Dehak Jao Na, Akhtar Jawad
  2. Life, Mohammad Siddiqui
  3. Soul of the soul of universe, Mohammad Siddiqui
  4. Day Of Introspection, Mohammad Siddiqui
  5. We are all beings of light, Mohammad Siddiqui
  6. Every breath I take, Mohammad Siddiqui
  7. Experience life, gajanan mishra
  8. For us, hasmukh amathalal
  9. It is nature, hasmukh amathalal
  10. Difference, hasmukh amathalal

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Herrick

Here we are all, by day; by night we're hurl'd
By dreams, each one into a several world.... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]