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Someone Different | By Emmanuel Etop Idem | A Poem

IN Calabar, night falls solemnly: the lulling feets of homegoers call to me, the smell of exhaustion permeates the streets, calling to me a remembrance of childhood now lost in the murkiness of memory. They retire with the chickens here in Calabar. Sometimes, my mind strolls through these empty streets, my feet becoming the feet […]

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Songs from the Honeycomb | By Emmanuel Etop Idem | An African Poem

To the Queen Bee THESE are sonnets directly from the beehive, Searching for the whereabouts of its queen. These are songs on which the soldier bees thrive, Fighting enemies outside and within. O Queen, my pen sings of your majesty, The sweetness of the honey from your comb. When you smile I tingle with ecstasy, […]

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Under Your Smile I Build My Poems | by Emmanuel Etop Idem | A Poem

Under your living lips: a miracle of creation, Red, as fierce desire I take my lyrical roots and erect an empire of tasty words flowing freely from my nectar. Under your talking eyes: the mirror to existence, A path leading to enlightenment; White, as untapped innocence I plant my words, fertilized by hope. Seeking a […]

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