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Ihekuna Chimezi... February 22, 2016 - 5:49am

I have a collection of poems, titled "The P.O.T".  Below are excerpts of the work.

Preface

The P.O.T (Poured Out Thoughts) is analogous to water being poured out from a pot to the ground. Here, water is a representation of thoughts and the ground represents the peoples’ minds.

It is a collection of poems that draws its thoughts from the interests of inspiration, motivation, spirituality, personal issues, nature and mankind. Though, The P.O.T, consisting of long and short poems, portrays ‘cut-across-all-ages’ consequences, the thoughts about love and nature are being poured out on the grounds (minds ) of nature lovers and readers of (true) love.

The collection of poems has also two ‘poetic slices’---The Broken Mirror--- as found in the fiction piece, The Broken Mirror---written by the author. It has the Nigerian and foreign versions.

The thoughts poured out touch on the states people of all ages get to find themselves. From school children to the working population---to the entire population---including the ‘senior age’ persons, it mirrors their pursuits, pains, frustrations, pitfalls, discouragements, questions but tries the possibility of hope.

The eleven-poem piece has some of its sub-titles excerpted from the works of the author. For instance, “Out of the Box”, “If:”, “Heralding God’s Magnificence”, “See Life In Your Own Way” and “Dad Loves Me” extracted from his works: Talking Thoughts (Non-Fiction), comprising of “Out of the Box” and “If:”, The Christian Matrix (a collection of Christian stories), as having “Heralding God’s Magnificence”, “See Life In Your Own Way” and “Dad Loves Me” as found in The World We Live In (a short story collection).

The Making of self in the light of the tree

I’m Rooted in Self-discovery

I’m Stemming out in Self-realization

I’m Branching forth in Self-Dynamism

I’m Leaving in the process of Self-completion

I’m Flowering in Self-propagation

I’m Fruiting in Self-Productivity

True Poetry

True poetry is brought forth when there is a ‘Pouring Out (of) Emotions Through Real Yearning’. In other words, the ‘Pouring Out of Emotions Through (the) Reality (of) Yearning’ defines True poetry

Mr. Ben

Table of Contents

A) Out of the Box

B) See Life In Your Own Way

C) Heralding God’s Magnificence

D) We Are Children

E) Family

F) Nature’s Blessings

G) The Other Side of Nature’s Consciousness

H) Save Mankind

I) The Faces of L.O.V.E

J) Dad Loves Me

K) If:

Poetry Slices

Author Bibliography

(A)

Out of the Box

Out of the Box

I was lost in the box called life…In it,

(I)

I wanted learning

but my education was deafening

I wanted truth

but my reality faked its root

I wanted to buy the right counsel

but my mind controller got me its left sell

I wanted to be free

but my pursuit turned a tree

I wanted information

but my vision brought me deformation

I wanted wellness

but my state showed illness

I wanted food

but my money was rude

I wanted a wife

but my life mirrored a knife!

I wanted the clarity of pleasure

but my naked eyes saw the dullness of pressure

I wanted to live forever

but my death was to question For Ever

I wanted peace

but my perception reflected unease

(II)

I wanted to know about people

but my understanding was a fumble

I wanted to be everyone’s friend

but my experience was the pal’s end

I wanted to be rich

but my efforts didn’t catch a fish!

I wanted direction

but my limitation was the obstruction

I wanted to know the ‘why’ to everything happening

but my answer had to cry to all prevailing

I wanted to invest in good

but my previous return showed “fooled”

I wanted to scream because of pains

but my calmness showed up because of gains

(III)

I wanted people to hear my voice

but my quest was a noise

I wanted money

but my struggle was funny!

I wanted to know why the world was divided

but the response was: “Its control is what’s favorite”

I wanted to know what happens after death

but my physical life told me I was on earth

I wanted to tell people my experience

but my words failed me in their presence

I wanted to know if I knew what I know

but my existence replied with a “NO!”

I wanted to find myself through my works

but my inner-self whispered: “If you want to find yourself, then think Out Of the Box!”

Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRVOJ6fpgZs

(B)

See Life In Your Own Way

(i)

Deceptions try permeating my sub-conscious like a virus

Ugly events want to make me dance bad circus

I choose to see myself as the citrus

That grows in the field of peace

Never caught up by the weeds of disease

I’m hooked with creativity through my ability

To express my service to humanity

I see life my own way

Decided not to be in dis-array

It doesn’t matter the name;

Whose distraction is giving him the fame

For I know that’s his game

(ii)

I’m out for the money

but not down with the honeys

because they are monkeys

pretending to be like good mummies

I’m ahead of my time like time

That’s why you don’t see me all the time

That’s the way I see it…My own way

So, see life in your own way!

(C)

Heralding God’s Magnificence

Lord, thank you for grace

For you are with me always as I run my race

Inspite of my nakedness, you shield me with your lace

By faith, I can move mountains

For you’ve made me an ace

Christ is my base

I can’t be shaken by life’s rays

For in God’s presence, I’m more than all mays

And in Christ, I put my enemies at infinite bays

The Lord God is in charge of my case

For His word is greater than what anybody says

His death on the cross is greater than all my big pays

So, I’ve chosen to serve Him, Grace!

I look forward to hearing from you.

Below are my contact details and that of the work (for interested publishers):

Name: Ihekuna Chimezie Benedict (Mr. Ben)

Email: mrbenisreal@gmail.com

Phone: +2348062162220.

Pages: 23

Word Count: 2, 468 words