Author: Oscar Ogero

A performing Poet|43rd Slam Africa poetry King|writer|Photographer | Founder: #UpgradePoetry

Some life is found on roads Where particles of dust thrive To remind us of our journeys But what are journeys without dust And books without words Find me in the covers of books Smelling scents of ink in black and white Feeding from stories with hats and kites Fold me at the edges of pages That move like rivers’ broken banks Some life is found on trees Where birds tweet in early morning sprees Singing wordless music to an ignorant humanity Find me in the spring of leaves The sway of trees Working to gift the air with purity…

Found Places via @theMagunga
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Carry me Far from sunsets and soon to be withered flowers Away from phony conjured warmth Flown under the guise of chocolate fondness. Not near words inked in cards Nor the suspense bred with the play  of ribbons upon coloured boxes Away from births of new gifts inscribed    as care Far from open sleighs with horses Carry me Far from white sands and the singing of its breeze Far from holding hands with hearts held apart Not near morning scents or the fall of the rain upon our clasped selves. Far away from far Carry me not To candles…

Carry Me via @theMagunga
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I won’t write Of dusty African streets beggars begging for coins in expensive bowls. I won’t write of how diseases make us scary and how wrong prescriptions are sent our way. I won’t write of how the government squanders our money how we get lied to with roads and fly overs. I won’t write of the women raped by the road side where I take time to buy roasted maize and how that bench at the base turns into a bed in the night. I won’t write of pregnant teenagers who say the priest isn’t the father And how they…

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These are the tears i never got to cry Prayers I never said an AMEN to because sin took the A and i am left with MEN MORTALS.WHO TRY TO BE God but they end up with a small g Men who fancy anything that starts with letter G; G-strings, G-spots and gay Forgetting the creator has a G before the OD Men who don’t cry for that girlish Men who never went for theatre classes for they don’t ACT responsibly Men who never say I LOVE YOU to their wives But very sure to say I want you to their…

I Want My Man Back via @theMagunga
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