Beauty

Beautiful One

Ugonna Wachuku 

 

When silent drums speak;
when silent hearts beat;
when silent birds sing'
I'll listen. I'll be there.

 

I'll listen because I am
on a journey through life.
I am on a journey through
green hills and valleys.

 

Through the dark, weary
night, dawn shall meet
me with caring embrace
and soothing smile.

 

I must walk on; towards
this land of hope and
new love amongst 

humankind. 

 

On this inspiring land,
I'll tell uplifting stories  

of this journey from

my deep heart.

 

I'll tell you why the

tortoise has lines

on his hard back.
I'll tell you why

humankind must

love one another.

 

I'll tell you wonderful
stories for the survival
of humankind and our

enchanting earth

home.

 

I'll kiss you welcome
and take you to that
lofty land of my being
where dews from

heaven refresh my

day.

 

I'll make you sweet
smelling egusi soup.
You will love it.  

And when you are

done, I know you'll

ask me: "Where is

the beautiful one?"

 

I'll gladly say to you:
Here is the
beautiful one
because you

are

the
b

e

a

u

t

i

f

u

l

o

n

e

!

 

Where are the Beautiful Ones?

Ugonna Wachuku

 

Nothing seems real.

Not even your face.

Not even your tears

and laughter.   

 

Silent voices are

here.

Everything is

silent.

Everyone is

silent.

Even you.

 

Streams and waterfalls

are silent too.

Love is also silent

if you know what

I mean. 

 

My heartbeat is

silent for the

first time.

Now, I must rise

and go to your

beckoning, silent

heart.   

 

Drumbeats from deep

forests of home sound

no more because we are

all silent.  

 

We have entered the

time of no return

in starring faces of

newly born souls.

Now is the time to

take up our mats

and search for love. 

 

Let us head for

silent rivers and

streams.

Let us meet nature

in the day's

refreshing silence.  

 

Let us stand

empty.

Naked.

In nothingness.

Let us bleed from

wounds by these

fragrant roses.  

 

Let us search for

the beautiful ones.

Let us ask where

the beautiful ones

are.

?

?

?  

 

Days are short.

nightfall must

not meet us

because there

will be no

moonbeams. 

 

So, let us rise;

and in the silence

of our bountiful

hearts, search for

the beautiful ones

because we can.   

 

(c) Ugonna Wachuku: 2000

 

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Hold the Night

Ugonna Wachuku

 

Hold the night. Hold my love.

Hold my dreams for mankind.

 

Hold my fears tonight. Keep

the fleeing night. Keep my

care.

 

See my mood. Hold the night,

beautiful one. Please, hold

the fleeting night.

 

Don't let this night walk

away in the dark. Hold the

night.

 

Hold my dreams for

all humankind and our dying

environment. Hold the night,

beautiful one.

 

Cape of Good Hope darling,

let it be the night of a

bountiful new dawn for you

and for me, for everyone

across the planet, for our

bleeding beautiful blue earth.

 

Hold the night, I beg of you.

Tell me you will hold the night

till dawn.

 

Please, tell me you will

hold this love of mine till

the night sings of a refreshing,

healing, new morning for humankind.

 

Please, Cape of Good Nomathemba

darling, hold my uplifting care

till the fleeing night smiles

into heaven's blessed morning.  

 

Just hold the night!

Hold this night!  

 

Please, hold the night,

Cape of Good Hope lady!

The night of the

spirit's deep.

 

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Take My Love

Ugonna Wachuku  

 

 

When all is said and lived;

when beauty and joy are

planted in your earth-heart;

when the last royal roses

come to you, remember, I

will always be there for

you through pain, agony

and tears.

 

And handsome heaven's

brilliance will be your 

light through dark waters.

Day shall be your companion

through sun-lit pathways

of hope, love and new

life.

 

In my soul, caring streams

and rivers will rise on this 

trying, painful journey 

through life. 

 

Windful waterfalls will kiss

me for a new kind of hope in

love and beauty enchanting.

 

Just remember, I will always

be there for you. Darling, you

can gladly count on me to till

the land and work the farm 

through every pain and 

agony. 

 

I will tend the garden and

bring you roses and tullips

of blue and yellow.

So, always remember,

there will be no if.

I'll listen and care. 

I'll uphold you to 

outlive every terror 

and pain with love 

and wisdom. 

 

You can always count on heaven

to bloom my heart anew each day.

Even when the spirit is weak, I

will ever remember that you are

there. Surely, darling, I will.

 

Take my love when you will.

And remember, through this

pain, through this agony,

I will ever 

be there, 

all

for

y

o

u


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Let Me Be

Ugonna Wachuku  

 

Let me be gone 

now ... Silence! 

Silence of the 

grave ...

 

Life on this 

enchanting 

earth home! 

 

Humankind with 

heartless homes: 

 

Fading moments of my
awakening...

 

I walk through unknown

pathways and river banks.

 

The mind in me is still;
yet wandering through
uncharted landscapes 
and meadow sea shores.

 

This new day, I stare into
the clouds, hoping, wishing,
wondering if you'll let me be.

 

At night, I watch your stars
and moon; waiting, hoping.

 

Fading moments of my
awakening...

 

My journey has been a long
one. I have waited so long
in the eyes of human
recokoning.

 

I really keep wondering
whether you'll let me be.

 

Fading moments of my
yawning awakening...

 

My soul is heavy ladden.
My spirit reaches out;
searching to find some
meaning to this desolation
on flourishing farmlands
of abundance and beauty.

 

Will you finally let me be
who or what I am meant to be?
Because, now, this day, there
is a joyful pain in my soul.

 

Will I be? Will I be?
Good Lord, I am still
waiting on you; while 

still striving, asking, 

seeking, knocking on

heaven's door of your 

deeply compassionate

heart. I am hopefully 

still waiting: "do not
pass me by!" 

 

Let me not be weary.
Let me soar and mount
on wonderful wings like
your eagle of my essence.
Just let me be who I am 

created to be, abidingly: 
I humbly plead! 

 

Humankind with 

heartless homes: 

 

Fading moments of my
yawning awakening...

 

My soul is heavy ladden.
"Do not pass me by."

Give me your

mustard seed
faith. Let me

not be weary.  

 

Let me go 

home now

into your 

goodness

for there

is

s

i

l

e

n

c

e

!

-  

 

Let Me Be
~ Critiques/Comments ~

Misty Lackey  

countrygal_cc@yahoo.com


This poem has very strong words. Strong and powerful. I am glad to see
you again, reviewing my poetry, loved what you wrote on western
desire.. you are a true peach of a talent yourself. love yea, misty
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Douglas Lazard
dougiebgood@hotmail.com 


These words, as if from a waking dream, call out to the soul as they
call out to God...
Yes this...
that thou hast called me to do and be... Let me be!

Peace my Brother and God's love ~~~ Dougie ~
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2002-08-07 19:16:16


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All of Me

Ugonna Wachuku

 

The sea is so silent
on distant horizons.
Heart-beats tell stories
of love and parting.

 

Like whistling waterfalls,
I follow your path in nature.
I follow the dream of your
disarming beauty.

 

I follow the welcoming
road to your deep inspiration.
And in your emerald eyes, life
is born anew for humanity and
for little me.

 

Now, I am back to the
pathway; back to those
sweet dreams you hold
for me in your soul.

 

So, when I tell you
stories from my caring
soul, do not wait, take
these stories within you
and remember that whatever
you do, I'll always love you.
Remember all of me
even when I am gone
because just one day,
I'll surely go the
way of all mankind.

 

Remember all of me,
if you will, even
when I am gone.
And indeed, in your
enrapturing
emerald
eyes,
life
will
be
born
anew
for
humanity
and
for
l
i
t
t
l
e
me.  

 

 All of Me: 
~ Critiques/Comments ~  



Valerie Jochum
vjochum@hotmail.com
You know, my little bald one, I will always remember you!  ALL, OF
YOU.  What a beautiful poem to read at 5AM!
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Charisma *T.A.* Makatita-P
charisma@freehomepage.com


within ocean's waves we will hear the sounds of yesterday memories
upon streams near tomorrow whispering your name unforgettable reality
Inspired by your words I wrote this little one. we will always have
someone/something to remember.  Charisma
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Teresa Jacobs
truffels-37211@yahoo.com


WoW!!! Truley a beautiful poem. I expect nothing less from your
writings Ugonna. You are such a wonderful person. Your writing tells
me all I need to know of you. You are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
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Deborah Russell
sellwein@hotmail.com


All Of Me was also the title of a song my father used to sing, from
the fifties, I think. (Don't take my word for that). But that is why I
clicked on the poem from your index.  I love these two lines:  I
follow your path in nature. I follow the dream of your disarming
beauty.  Very interesting to read and interpret in several ways.
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Myra Lochner
myrataal@mweb.co.za


Dear Ugonna  An evening spent in your poetic presence ...  So many
stories to tell;  so many songs to sing.  Life is forever Arrival and
Depature.  Dreams are universal breathing: the inhalation of
everlasting yearning.  Ah, to follow the Path, reaching at last
distant, evasive horizons!  Myra Sun
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Lorraine Reutter
nittykiddy@aol.com


I just finished "All Of Me" what an inspiring,moving poem, which makes
one realize in this one sentance...(Life is born anew for humanity and
for little me) Just how small we are in God's vast universe! Ugonna
you have wisdom,compassion,education,and a loving humble spirit,
Thankyou so much for sharing this poem, Lorraine
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Karen Ferreira
karfer2000_1999@yahoo.com


What a wonderfull poem. Men, you're great! You know what, you made me
remember the time I was in college(Brazil), I made friends to the
eternity and for a moment I was traveling on the time and felt between
then again. We had a good time together, we enjoyed the nature there,
every single act, every single word. This is a kind of love, when you
find friends and can count on them, you found a treasure. And your
poem made me live my precious moment again. Thank you for be an
inspired poet! Keep going, you're on the right way! See ya!
2002-02-13 21:30:28  

 


Lesa Gay
lesajg@aol.com


Hi Ugonna,  This is wonderful.  I have spent a little time visiting
this evening and I am very impressed at what I see here of you.  Wow
what a bioagraphy and list of acomplishments!  I will be back to read
more of the person that is you.  If you have the time I would love for
you to visit me at my site as well.  I love for people here to sign my
guestbook and take the time to comment, good or bad, on something that
they have taken the time to read.

Thank you for a delightful time this evening visiting your sight.  Lesa
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2002-02-20 21:04:12  

 


Robin Schmidt
kaos444_99@hotmail.com  


Of all the people I have met on post poems I know I will always
remember you, your kind words and everything I have learnt about you.
Thank you for know what to say to make me feel better inside! Peace
and much love. Good luck on your poetry. Luv a Friend
*Starlite Angel* 


~Robin~
http://PostPoems.com/members/starlite_angel
2002-03-03 19:49:45



Jill Calahan
jcal420420@aol.com


Hey, great work! I love your style of writing. Keep it up! ~*~ Jill ~*~
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2002-04-28 22:29:53 

 

 

Nikola Kitanovic
nikola@nikola-kitanovic.com


Excellent poem! Thats not only "memory" or "memorial" poem. This poema
have universal power. I will be glad to translate this poem into
Serbian language.

Nikola,
poet, novelist and critic writter
http://www.nikola-kitanovic.com
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2002-05-27 19:01:06



Christina Veala
baffc@aol.com


I like the idea of this poem. Like you want to live on in the eyes of
someone else. Very powerful, I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Christina Veala
http://PostPoems.com/members/baffc
2002-06-19 16:45:05



misty lackey
a beautiful poem, well written with a lot of feelings and just plain
beauty from deep inside of you.
http://www.postpoems.com/members/mistylls
2002-09-12 13:26:50



Patricia Jones
patriciajj@hotmail.com


Beautiful, as always. I don't believe I've read anything of yours I
didn't love! Pat
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2002-12-01 23:21:36



Judy Costea
snowmansmom@hotmail.com
Ugonna,


What a beautiful poem this is. and truly who could forget someone like
you. You leave a path where ever you go thats easy to follow.
Thanks for putting your poetry on for us all to read.


Judy
http://PostPoems.com/members/snowmansmom
2003-01-24 02:44:11



Tricia Coker
triciacoker@charter.net

So very beautiful and thought provoking!  This is the first one of
your poems I've read, and I must tell you how impressed I am.  Having
read many of the critiques you've left others on their work, I finally
see what you are all about.  A wonderful, beautiful person, and so
very talented!

Kind regards,
Tricia
http://PostPoems.com/members/pkpbc1950
2003-04-27 19:17:47



Jas Scherlag
jashiphop@aol.com


This poem is amazing. The natural feel to the poem gives it a lot of
emotion. It's a strong poem. I like it much. :-)
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2003-06-08 10:50:47



Qiona Redfield
cute_tanny@hotmail.com


gosh!!!! i only have two words for you: trully amazing!!!!!
i love your stuff!!! keep writing please!!!!
http://PostPoems.com/members/qiona
2003-12-15 05:13:29  

 


Ali Saad
himystory2@yahoo.com


I enjoyed this read very much. Simply beautful and worth of reading
and rereading...
Thanks.
Ali
http://PostPoems.com/members/antar
2004-11-05 00:14:19  

 


Ruth Lovejoy
rlovejoy4@verizon.net


I really like this because it is heartfelt. When I got your em in my
verizon a/c I did not recognize you so deleted till I checked out
under members list at the site here.You can understand my reasoning.
Feel free to crituqe my work as well. I write on many topics..
http://PostPoems.com/members/poetrylady

2008-01-13 15:11:16 


Author's Notes/Comments: 

Or Emerald Eyes! 

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Beautiful

Fields of green,

flowers in bloom.

A smile with such beauty

it lights up the room.

My hair blowing gently,

the soft touch of ones skin.

The laugh of a child,

my beauty within.

The warmth of a hug,

the gentleness of a kiss.

When it's my time to pass

this is what I will miss.

The ocean flowing freely,

birds soaring up high.

The sparkling stars

the moonlit sky.

A wonderful song

which a joyous one sings.

Feeling the love

of what beauty brings.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Enjoy, what we consider to be, the small things in life.

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Ebony?s Rap

Walking down the streets with poise and style

Look at Ebony, she think she's fine (laughing)



Who Me! I think I'm fine, huh! Yes indeed, I'm Satin like Platinum

Blessed to be the best, I'm the queen of Ebony



I don't think I?m fine

I know I'm fine

I'm one of a kind, and can blow your mind.



With these soft and tender lips

and coke bottle hips, that'll make you dip

Bedroom eyes, to make your nature rise

To the point of ecstasy, beyond the skies

You could never tell me, I think I'm fine

Baby I'm the queen of Divas, you better stand in line



Not line one, but line two

I'm in a class of my own and I'm not through.



True to myself, and true to you

100% woman just keeping it real

when it comes to my views, my goals my desires, my way.

I come strong with it, I am bold with it, this is how I feel.

I am Ebony, I am woman, I am today



Strong in heart, powerful in mind

Blessed to be the best

No Drama No Stress

God is my anchor, my bread, He's my lifeline.



So when you say I think I?m fine

Come correct, now that you know the deal

I'm a proud Ebony woman who can hold her own

A friend to all, enemy to none, True to myself and keeping it real.







Written By: Ebony Blessings

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Day is Done

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Nature

Day is done.



At long last, the fires of the heavens are cooled

AS the sun bathes the oceans in crimson paint

Stilling the restless waters to a tranquil flow

Gleaning across the mountains in living shadow

Like the warm, black coat of a sleek, silent panther

Flowing, filling, following, all without a sound

To rest serenely on the edge of the great earth.

The celestial windows of the cosmos begin

To open wide so the universe can witness

The timeless splendor of these magnificent lands.

The tired eyes of humanity close heavily

On the faces of the children who now slumber

Peacefully in the arms of the descending dark

While sweet lullabies instill the tumbling silence

With the soothing soft voice of a loving mother.

Mankind will rest now in tender imaginings

And place their trust in the gentle hands of God.

All will surrender to the mercies of the night when



Day is done.



07/30/01

Amy Riberdy

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Again, I dedicate this the peace and joy of a gentle night

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