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Banks of the Amazon

Ugonna Wachuku 

 

On sustainability, climate change action,   

renewal of earth's environment, corporate

social responsibility, energy efficiency, 

responsible global trade and abiding 

nature conservation for beloved

humankind's survival: 

 

Life will continue her journey
on the dream's path. She will
take along every purity from
the earth. Every root shall be
moved for life through nature.

 

The dream has come to the land.
You shall ever know the love
from my soul to help humankind 

take sustainable action on this 

threatening climate change, 

globally. 

 

From bountiful banks of the
Amazon, I shall rise for the
voyage. I shall take with me
fresh fishes for new
beginnings. Trees of the
jungle will bow in
admiration and care

for earth's soil and

blood humankind.  

 

The dream shall kiss this
river in a subtle show of
universal love. On the face
of the Parana, the dream shall
glitter to let everyone know
the love that we share.

 

This spirit of the Amazon shall
take me to the breath-taking
height of precious Pico da
Bandeira. Then, let me know
what you think of the dream's
soul for earth's renewal, forever.

 

Cherish a whole life of oneness
across the land. Let love light
the dream's torch in the morning
of darkness and uncertainty from

this climate change on humankind's

enchanting earth home.

 

Let every eye see its the dream's

flame in the heart of Brasillia and

across the world. From the land's

depth, let Rio de Janeiro beat

drums for a Samba of peace and

love to let humankind conquer

this climate change, threatening.

 

Let time and seas of life kiss
the love of my being on the coast
of Sao Paulo. Let your soul
experience the dream's lovely joy
on the yearning lands of Salvador.

 

Let love and hope
dine with us in
Thecife for

humankind's

earth

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e

n

e

w

a

l

!

 

Let the banks of
the Amazon and
Niger bloom and
glow for life

for climate 

renewal
on
our
dying
earth
this
day
and
ever!

 

Last Minefield!

Ugonna Wachuku

 

 

Another new dawn.
Hope unbound.
Early morning dews
and wet leaves
embrace me on my
glad way to the farm
on ancestral lands of
home and upliftment. 

 

This new day, life
is born anew in my
being. Whistling
pines and singing
birds herald my
journey to the
farm.

 

Through the calm,
village bush path, I
make my way carrying
my hoe, mattock and
machete for a hopeful
day at the farm.

 

I view welcoming palm
trees and luring palm
fruits and cocoanuts
on this refreshing new
morning. I take the next
step:

 

Gboooommmnnnn!!!!

 

I am thrown into the
bush - way out of the
hopeful village path
Streams of blood and
pain cloud my vision.
My legs have been blown
off by a landmine on our
village bush path to the
farm:

 

Pain and sorrow will be
my watchword through life.
Scars unhidden will serve
as tearful reminders of
my bloody day with that
heartless landmine. Yet,
so many are dead. And
like me cannot tell
their story. But this
new day and forever,
I'll be their voice:
The world wide web
cryer unwavering!

 

Yet humanity moves
ahead with this
deadly weapon on
the village bush
path. Sorrow and
pain respects no
one in the fatal
bossom of these
landmines strewn
across the earth.

 

Let us, now, rise
with peaceful oneness
and make this mine on
my village bush path
the last landmine.
Let us rise, this new
morning, and bid goodbye
to minefields across our
beautiful blue earth.

 

Please, come with me,
join all women and
men of goodwill. This
new morning, let us rise
and rid our green pastures
and meadow sea shores of
landmine evil. Stand with
me - this new dawn of hope,
love and caring oneness
amongst humankind.

 

This new dawn, let this
be the last minefield
on our green pastures
and meadow sea shores.

 

This new dawn, humanity,
please, listen to my
heart-broken voice
crying through the
world wide web -
chanting: Let this
be the last
minefield
on
beaming
blue
planet
earth!

 

See my
teardrops
of sorrow
and pain
for the
survival
of
h
u
m
a
n
k
i
n
d
!
!
!
.
.
.

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

In soulful support of landmine victims everywhere and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL): http://www.icbl.org

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Land of the Eagle

Ugonna Wachuku 

 

There is a dream far from 

the land of my soul.

 

There are tearful streams

of thought caressing the

yearning warmth of my being.

 

Windfull trees sway to the

rhythm of nature's heart-beat

in the eye of the me that

I am.

 

This new dawn, I walk your path

with handsome hope and tear-drops

on my right hand.

 

This new day, I yearn to see

new landscapes and new beginnings.

But the day is misty, the landscape

unkwown.

 

Yet I am heaven's hopeful child.

And I must dream beautiful, new

dreams on this land of the eagle.

 

This new day, let me be created

anew with love on this land of

the eagle beyond my dreams.

 

Let me be who I must be for the

good of all humanity. Just let

me be made whole on this land

of the eagle.

 

This new day, there

is a dream far from

the land of my

yearning soul.

Help me Lord!

 

This new day, let me be

created anew with living

hope and strength on this

lush land of the eagle!

 

Land of the Eagle
~ Critiques/Comments ~

Valerie Jochum
vjochum@hotmail.com
Each day does indeed hold new beginnings.  When we try to view tomrrow
from yesterdays point of view, those new beginnings do look misty.
Even if we try to see the newness in the early dawn, there is mist.
We are unable to see the plans which God lays before us each day, for
his plans are much different than what we could ever imagine.  I think
we are only to know that His plans for us is for a new day, a promise,
and our chance to remember He is the commander in chief of our soul.
With that, we are created anew and refreshed.  We may keep our dreams,
for those are what he gives us to pursue.  Dreams are like ships
floating captainless along the sea of our mind.  Dreams, waiting for
us to permit Him to come aboard to sail them into their port where
their reality will manifest. Ugonna, this poem was splendid!
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Charisma *T.A.* Makatita-P
charisma@freehomepage.com
Misty days within new hope, new beginnings within dreams. You captured
these things and feelings very good in "Land of the Eagle" Thanks for
sharing.  Charisma
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Farah D
farah@overseas.co.uk
wow! this is inspirational stuff! I was feeling pretty low when I got
here and I must stay it has really lifted my spirit! Excellent
writing!
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Misty Lackey
countrygal_cc@yahoo.com
loved your poem it gave a sense of freedom along the wings of a
eagle.. good job!
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Patricia Jones
patriciajj@hotmail.com
This is musical and sublime; it reads like a long, euphoric sigh. Well done.
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2002-11-15 11:01:11


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Come With Me

Ugonna Wachuku  

 

Tarry awhile.
Soon, the night
will be here.
There will be yet
another new dawn.

 

Come with me for
a walk in the forest.
Come with me for a visit
to ancestral farms of home
where a wonderful harvest
of love and hope awaits us.

 

Come with me because I love
you and I want to show you
the deeper me.  

 

Together, we will sow bountiful

seeds for mankind. 

 

Heaven awaits our first footprints
on lush landscapes and mild
monuments of

time!  

 

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The Road

Ugonna Wachuku

 

 

You are the road.
I am the seeker.
Then, show me
the way.  

 

You are the river.
I am the boat.
Then, float me to
the head-waters.

 

You are the wind.
I am the eagle.
Then, glide me to
towering clouds and
unseen mountain tops.

 

You are the rain.
I am the flower.
Then, give me water
to grow.

 

You are the flower.
I am the butterfly.
Then let me touch
your ripe, blue bud
with a kiss.

 

You are the tree.
I am humankind.
Then, show me how
to climb.

 

Remember, you are the
road. I am the seeker.
Then show me the way.

 

You are angel.
Then show me heaven.
Yet, you are the road.
I am the simple seeker.  

 

The Road  

 

~ Critiques/Comments ~ 

 

Gwendrina Howe

wh@hvi.net

Dear Ugonna,  again, this poem brings me truth and spiritual pleasure. "You are the road, I am the seeker" - how wonderfully stated! Your analogies are drawn from the depth and simplicity of nature's beauty to make the reader enlightened by this path of knowledge. This verse fills me with deep peace and renewed hope. Thank you, Wendy   

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Helen Schmidt

heljac123@aol.com

A lovely poem, Ugonna!  You illustrate so clearly how interdependent the various aspects of life are upon one another. We are always searching for answers, and so many of them lie in nature. Beautiful words!  

Helen 

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Rachelle Wiegand

poetess@mtco.com

Came here from your interview with Deborah, Ugonna :) Wonderful interview, wonderful poetics!  Thank you for sharing!!  :) 

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Ken Corbett

kencorbett@lycos.com

This is my favorite work of yours, so far. You are skilled at using the small words to great advantage.

The pictures you paint here are clear and strong.  

Ken 

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Tim / manatee Marshall

bigone5gt9vc7@webtv.net 

HI~like we said in the hipie days (HEAVY MAN) lol A+,your writings are like songs and i'm using what someone told me 

it plays at the very best time to go along with what i'm already thinking simular thoughts of,thank you

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2002-05-02 17:10:48  

 

Netta Jack

nettajack@yahoo.com

Love the simplicity yet deep message in this piece. Very nice work. Thanks for sharing.

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2003-01-21 18:21:18

 

Jayati Gupta

joyach@hotmail.com

Man seeks God provides! Wonderful poems you write.

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2004-09-27 14:41:41  

 

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Blue Waterfalls

Ugonna Wachuku 

 

Slowly, whistling winds and waves
embrace my soul on this voyage to
new reality. 

 

Like a river, I follow my course
through beckoning landscapes and 
simple seas.

 

Through moonlit forests of home
and beauty, I walk to the beat
from nature's heart.
There is silence in the air.
There is a song in my heart.
There is unfolding desire to
be all that I must be to you
and to humanity.

 

Down river roads and pathways,
I follow your footprints to
mountain tops where bald eagles
teach eaglets the mystery of
calmly soaring through life.

 

From high grounds and moving
landscapes on peaceful sea shores
hidden within you, the story unfolds.
From mountain tops of glory and 
beauty, you call me to fish and
dine with caring angels. 
There will be yet
another voyage.

 

When, finally, we arrive at the 
headwaters, there will be blue 
waterfalls and glad dolphins to 
welcome you and me.

 

These blue waterfalls will be 
our compass for the journey
ahead. Smiles and songs will
flower us to bountiful life.
Waterfalls of blue will define
our love for humanity!

 

And when I meet the coming,
new morning of hope and inspiration,
I will shed tears because your loving
blue waterfalls will be
my caring companion
for life!

_

  

Blue Waterfalls 

~ Critiques/Comments ~ 

 

Abritelite .

wishdesigns@optushome.com.au

Your BlueWaterfalls took me on a journey that I really enjoyed.  Keep them coming in :) abritelite 

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Renee' Quinn

qrenee@att.net

welcome home..... you have found a place that your work will be loved and amired....  this one just made me feel like I was floating along on a raft....  you have such an amazing and powerful style.....  once again... I welcome you home.... and hope that you stay with us a while..  Renee' 

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Farah D

farah@overseas.co.uk

another lovely piece. Beautiful and calming images takes you on a beautiful journey. The kind of poem that i could read over and over again. 

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Melvin Lee

shimmmering@yahoo.com

A wonderful sense of peacefulness in this poem, Ugonna..Smilesz. Thanxs for painting such a unique and mesmerizing journey for the mind of every reader. Glad to have read it.  interesting title too. :)  

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Mona Omar

monao3@yahoo.com

blue waterfalls is a lovely poem full of beauty 

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Charisma *T.A.* Makatita-P

charisma@freehomepage.com

Thank you for this wonderful journey.....enjoyed every line.  Charisma 

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Angel Wolf

simply-poetic@webtv.net

Mesmerizing beauty is the essence of this poem!! You create a lovely feeling with this "most perfect" poem.  Angelwolf 

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Teresa Jacobs

truffels-37211@yahoo.com

Such a beautiful poem. You always know how to weave your words to create such magical places. 

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Robin Schmidt

kaos444_99@hotmail.com

This paints such a picture in my head, I can picture everything the mountins the rivers.. everything its amazing!!I love it!!

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2002-02-01 15:09:59

 

Betty Hattersley

silverlining7@talk21.com

Wow...what a poem

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2002-02-25 17:04:38

 

Lesa Gay

lesajg@aol.com

I experienced this picture as if I were there.  Thanks for the beauty!  ~Lesa~

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2002-02-28 14:22:12

 

Douglas Lazard

dougiebgood@hotmail.com

Hi Ugonna,  There is so much peace in this poem... It take the reader down a wonderfully slow and comforting ride through it's life!  I love poetry of water and waterfalls and have written much on this topic myself. I've a feeling I have met a wonderful new friend! 

Peace and love ~~~~ Dougie ~~~

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2002-03-01 11:09:25

 

Tim / manatee Marshall

bigone5gt9vc7@webtv.net

HI,i give this my best teake (widi) wish i'd done it ! 

love what your eyes see and your fingers write  

L&P

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2002-03-17 14:17:30

 

Bernard Shaw

bernard.shaw@chello.at

A most beautiful piece of poetry. I sense the underlying tones of simplicity with a vivid journey to a long lost part of what was once common to all the peoples of this earth. A small touch of paradise. Flows well and tells a story that nature has been telling us for generations. I am very impressed and will be reading more of your works.  I feel that you have a natural talent in telling us what to look for in our daily lives. A piece well away from the humdrums of normality. Thank you for sharing. bern

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2002-05-02 10:45:18

 

mona

moca124@hotmail.com

beautiful poem 

2002-08-03 15:24:26

 

Eunice Perkins

cperkinsnz@yahoo.com.au

Such a feeling of serenity and peacefulness makes this wonderful to read.

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2002-08-07 10:47:05

 

Geneva Becker

toobuena80@hotmail.com

I really enjoyed the voyage.  I love the imagery. 

Thanks also for stopping by on my page. I am a graduate student now, with no time to truly write. I envy you... 

Geneva

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2002-10-31 02:30:57

 

Patricia Jones

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A heavenly poem. It simply surges with beauty you wish you could live in forever. 

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2002-11-12 17:53:41

 

Karyn Indursky

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This poem is absolutely beautiful. You walk me through this journey while making my emotions raw with love, curiously, wonder. I felt as though I was away from today and stepping into a clensing when I let go of dirty thoughts, feelings, notions to be be more than cleansed, but freed. If that wasn't enough you let me have one person to go along with me. I loved to have the allowance of company because it allowed me to share myself and a world to love. Thanks for the wonderful read.

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2003-05-02 08:27:41

 

Ruth Lovejoy

rlovejoy4@verizon.net

Your love and respect for nature and an acute eye to the falls for its beauty is very evident here..Great piece!

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2008-01-13 15:17:50

 

Theresia A. Makatita-Poortman

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Once again I walked in to read some of your poetry and I really enjoyed reading them. I enjoyed Blue Waterfalls thouroughly, keep up the good writing.  

Theresia  

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2008-04-04 06:54:53 

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Blue Waterfalls explores the humane upliftment in loving and caring for one another in our earthly journey through life.

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Bring in the Sheaves

Ugonna Wachuku  

 

With love for the earth's rural poor in unwavering support of the crucially essential mission and work of CIAT: International Center for Tropical Agriculture: Science to Cultivate Change: http://ciat.cgiar.org and FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: http://www.fao.org + IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development: http://www.ifad.org 

 

Through blue, cloudless skies,

 

I see rainbows and stars drawing

 

glorious patterns and planting

 

flowers with nature's sweet scent.

 

 

Beautiful hearts and loving souls

 

gather to tell the story of the

 

rain. The rainbow is there to tell

 

this love story from heaven. The

 

farm will bloom forever with 

 

fertile rain from these clouds

 

in celebration of the world's 

 

rural poor and those of us 

 

living in hunger-striken 

 

shadows of life and wounded

 

hope bleeding.

 

 

Inspiring smell from earth's soil

 

meet me on this journey to

 

welcoming farmlands of home.

 

I see grandma's handsome hand

 

sowing seeds for new life.

 

I warmly view mummy's caring

 

hand cultivating corn seeds, cassava

 

and yam tubers for our earth's

 

rural poor. With gladness, I 

 

remember CIAT's, IFAD's and FAO's 

 

crucial mission and work throughtout our 

 

yearning world of poverty and hunger!

 

 

I see heavenly hearts beating for

 

the new harvest when these seeds

 

come to life with my love for

 

these poor of the earth; these

 

rural hearts of beauty longing

 

for healthy abundance and fertile

 

renewal of their earth's barreness.

 

 

For these beloved rural poor, CIAT's, 

 

IFAD's and FAO's bounties abound. 

 

Grandma's seeds are sown. Mummy's 

 

handsome harvest is real. And through 

 

the loving lushness of my weeping 

 

heart on green pastures, and fruitful 

 

meadow sea shores, joyful, refreshing 

 

rain is given from heaven's heart to 

 

our tearful earth's rural poor made 

 

whole in heaven's unfathomable 

 

abundance forever.

 

 

There is a glad song echoing

 

throughout the galaxy; far beyond

 

the simple skies we know. This harvest

 

will renew humanity. This coming harvest

 

will teach us love and brotherhood. This

 

harvest will be a new beginning if we

 

wish it deep down CIAT's, IFAD's 

 

and FAO's systems; deep down 

 

humanity's heart of cultivated love 

 

and sustainable survival on rural 

 

landscapes and agricultural lands 

 

waiting to be made fertile and 

 

humbly rich for the good of our 

 

enchanting earth's rural poor.

 

 

For these beloved rural poor of our cute,

 

yearning earth, CIAT's, IFAD's and 

 

FAO's bounties, experience and 

 

knowledge of poverty eradication 

 

and science of cultivation are made 

 

available with care and unwavering 

 

love embodied in humaneness:

 

 

Then, humkind, CIAT, IFAD, FAO, 

 

grandma, mummy, me, let us go forth 

 

and bring in the sheaves for our 

 

beautiful earth's beloved rural poor. 

 

We must go now: 

 

 

As we bring in the sheaves, let us share

 

this new breath of love and oneness. Bring

 

in the sheaves. Bring in the soothing sheaves.

 

Let us breath from the calm, refreshing wind

 

of this fertile love, for the earth's beautiful,

 

rural poor: Love made real and meaningful in

 

CIAT's, IFAD's and FAO's committed mission 

 

and crucially essential work of enabling our 

 

world's rural poor overcome their poverty 

 

and nutritional deficiency!

 

 

This is the welcoming message I leave

 

with all women and men of goodwill and

 

love this new day in unwavering support

 

and cherishment of CIAT, IFAD's and FAO's 

 

highly essential mission across the world.

 

 

Come! Beloved Humankind:  

 

Join CIAT's  mission now, this day! 

 

Join IFAD's mission this new day! 

 

Join FAO's mission this new dawn! 

 

Let our earth's rural poor overcome

 

their poverty. Let their "levels

 

of nutrition and standards of

 

living" rise with improved 

 

"agricultural productivity" 

 

and nourishing "science to 

 

cultivate" abundantly! 

 

 

Together, as 

 

one, 

 

With 

 

CIAT, 

 

with

 

IFAD,

 

with 

 

FAO, 

 

let us

 

bring 

 

in 

 

the

 

bountiful

 

sheaves

 

for our

 

earth's

 

rural

 

poor.

 

Bring 

 

in 

 

the 

 

s

 

h

 

e

 

a

 

v

 

e

 

s

 

this 

 

new 

 

day 

 

with 

 

CIAT, 

 

IFAD

 

and

 

FAO!

 

!

 

!

 

!

 

Bring in the Sheaves 

~ Critiques/Comments ~    

 

Lesa Gay

lesajg@aol.com

I was raised on a little farm in Iowa.  I know well the smell of freshly turned earth, the busy time of harvest, and the prayers to the Lord for a bountiful harvest.  Thanks for bringing to mind a picture of my childhood.  ~Lesa~

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2002-04-04 15:39:45

Linda M. Medeiros

pudnsis1@aol.com 

 

Ugonna,  

 

As usual, you have outdone yourself. Each of your poems pour out with love, compassion, truth and with your heart's spirit, your words impress deeply into my soul. There are many poor and hungry and if they could use their soil would plant and grow for themselves, but, those of them that destroy and ruin, prevent this. Yes, let all who can share a kernal or morsal do. Let us help each other so that no one starves by the hands of evil. Thank you for sharing. Linda 

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2002-04-08 14:43:57

Helen Schmidt

heljac123@aol.com 

 

Ugonna, 

 

What fervent words pour from your bountiful heart.  This wonderful piece reflects your caring concern and unending hope for the betterment of those less fortunate than you.  I certainly enjoy reading your humanitarian poems, Ugonna; they are wonderful.  

 

Helen

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2002-04-08 16:15:24

Mona Omar

moca124@hotmail.com

dear ugonna a beautiful  poem  full of compassion  planting more seeds of love :)

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2002-04-09 02:33:55

Keith Neal

techpoet82@yahoo.com

 

Another piece that allowed the reader to 

gain visual experience with your words. 

 

The line where you described your mother's 

"handsome" hands is a characteristic I've  

seldomly heard having reference to a woman. 

 

Another eloquent piece from you! 

 

Keith

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2002-04-09 03:46:50

Amy Riberdy

winnowillwhite@hotmail.com

These are such strong words, pouring out with the heart's compassion that is so much a part of the many beautiful poems that you produce. 

 

To take the seed & plant it in the hopes that it will produce the bounty necessary to feed the hungry of the world, is feeling the greatest joy in the many miracles of God.  

 

To imagine that one simple tiny seed can feed so many. And the action of a mother's hand sowing these seeds with tender loving care brings hope to the hearts of all wish for a better tomorrow. 

 

This piece says this & more.... 

 

Well done 

 

Amy

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2002-04-10 13:30:02

Douglas Lazard

dougiebgood@hotmail.com

I will check out IFAD... What a wonderful poem expressing your heartfelt desire for the betterment of mankind! And yes, we must do it through the healing and caring management of dear mother earth!  Like you I can't wait for that better day of love and brotherhood1 

 

Well done my friend! 

Peace and love ~~~~ Dougie ~~ 

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2002-04-11 06:43:43

Mary Charest

charest67@aol.com

Hi Ugonna, 

Your humanitarian poems really touch me.  I join with you in hope that we can feed the poor and change the world with unwavering love.  This is my constant prayer. 

Love, 

Mary

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2002-04-11 16:13:55

Myra Lochner

myrataal@mweb.co.za 

 

Dear Ugonna ... 

 

Let me try again to post this comment ... it is also on your guest book ... 

 

I love the visual impact of this poem, imitating a pregnant sheaf, ready for the reap.  The beautiful imagery as well as the implicit message of hope and expectation is a typical Uggona style, reflecting a tender heart.  I also love the way in which you reach back to you roots ...  

 

Thank you for inviting me here again.  It is always a pleasure to read your work.  

 

May God bless you and keep you.  

 

Myra 

 

Ps. Ah! The Internet is surrendering to tender touch ... LOL ... here goes ...

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2002-04-12 09:30:33

Donna Allard

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Well Ugonna.. tis a prayer we should all sing, tis a seed we should all plant, tis a hope that should dewll within all souls, on this earth and beyond, the rainbow.  

 

Just a thought :) Donna

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2002-04-12 23:19:50

Farah D

fiffi_d@yahoo.com

Its amazing how much inspiration you bring out with your words..Ugonna. I found this poem powerful and beautiful and at the same touching and sad. All I can say is AMEN..to your words. http://PostPoems.com/members/destiny

 

 

2002-04-14 13:27:24

Lorraine Reutter

nittykiddy@aol.com

Dear Ugonna, once again the your humane compassionate heart is echoed in the walls of this beautiful poem...thankyou once again for sharing ..I will be sure to check out IFAD...Respectfully ...Lorraine

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2002-04-15 10:54:24

Ann-Marie Williamson

hl_angel@lineone.net

well done. Beautifully written and beautifully layed out.  

If only more people could look at things in the same way. 

Keep up the good work.

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2002-04-15 12:27:09

Tim / manatee Marshall

bigone5gt9vc7@webtv.net

hi,this gets an A+ from me,keep up the good work

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2002-04-15 13:57:22

Jessica (Cook) Edwards

jedwardscook@charter.net

Thank you for including me in your list of friends.  You write so eloquently of the things you love and I can see clearly that you love your work with the poor.  God bless you and yours and know that you remain in my prayers. 

Jessica

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2002-04-15 20:19:31

Betty Hattersley

silverlining7@talk21.com

Ugonna what a beautiful poem.  So many times I wonder why harvests are poor in the places that need the food.  Yet many others waste or destroy so much.  To see children happy and smiling is a wonderful sight.  These poor people don't ask for much, are always proud and work so hard.  Your words are so deep and true...thank you for being a friend Ugonna...it's an honour to know you. 

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2002-04-17 13:30:59

Adele Smith

adelesmith4@yahoo.com

This is an insparational poem. Can't wait to read more

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2002-04-19 14:30:03

Misty Lackey

countrygal_cc@yahoo.com

Well Written with good style! 

I really am happy now that I have read all of your nice comments on my poetry. you are quiet a talent yourself, 

keep it up, and stay sweet :-) 

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2002-04-19 22:37:14

michelle

mobakeng@yahoo.com

This poem shows that we cannot do things solely on our own and for our own good alone.  Either we are aware of it or not, we need God, men, goodwill and a cooperative nature to provide sun, rain, a good soil in a symphony of love and life. 

 

You have been able to bridge a faceless organisation with real life, a woman sowing seeds, far away in Africa but this could be anywhere in the world where there are the rural poor. 

 

 

2002-05-09 13:08:34

Karyn Indursky

pablondie21@aol.com

It's shocking how much love pours from you into all of your work. You really know to deliver not only the scenery, but the tranquil, loving feelings. Then, you even go on to dedicate this and list the links. It's just amazingly beautiful and respectable.

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2003-05-02 11:48:50 

 

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What Have We Done?

Ugonna Wachuku

 

Calmness and pure pain

unknown overwhelms
my being.

 

Black

Lives

truly

MaTTeR! 

 

Human 

Live 

Matters! 

 

Silence!

 

"I have a dream:"

So:

"Let

freedom

ring!" 

 

I walk the land unknown.
I walk the land unloved.

 

Silence!

 

When love is gone,
humanity beware! 

When freedom to 

be who we are 

created to be is 

gone, humankind

weep with me and

act for restoration! 

 

When skin colour bars, 
humankind beware!

Black Lives Matter! 

Human live matters! 

 

Earthquakes are gathering.
Handsome storms are waiting
to stir-up the lake in the
heat of the land. Give me 

freedom to love and 

bloom for life; for dying

earth; for dying peoples

on this enchanting earth!

 

Now, I am giong home.
I am going home.
Yet, I'll be with you
because there is a sea
of unwavering love in
my silent soul.

 

This day and tomorrow;
and always, I'll still
ask, in the silence of
my aching heart:

 

What have we done?
What have we done?
What have we done

to one another?
What have

we done,
humankind!

 

Black

Lives

Matter!

 

Human

Live

Matters!

 

What

have

we

d

o

n

e

!

!

!

 

 

What Have We Done?  


~ Critiques/Comments ~

Serene Moment  
belleloved@excite.com
A thought provoking question for such a thought provoking piece too.
Indeed, that's the question that needs enlightenment and answer from
all of us mankind.
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Donna Allard
poet_ca@hotmail.com
Ugonna..what a lovely poem! I understand fully between the lines. Keep
Informed Keep Writing Keep Peace Saphire...
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Judy Costea
snowmansmom@hotmail.com
Ugonna,
Truly a question that all should be asking. If God loved us enough to
give life and love, Happiness to us, what right do we have to spoil it
by doing the things that have distroyed humanity. And God as a loving
God gives us chance after chance and yet it continues to happen. Can
we as a human race ever be what God intended. Maybe one day this world
will be as it was meant.
Peace and Love walks with you
Judy
http://PostPoems.com/members/snowmansmom
2003-03-16 18:04:23 


Shaketa Copelin
strawberrylagoon@yahoo.com
This was deep, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading...
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2003-07-24 14:02:23 


Amber Levering  
soccor_0150@yahoo.com
i loved this one, it seems somewhat sad, but thats what i got outta
it, but god will give you true happiness even through what we've done
right?!?!?!
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2005-08-25 19:07:08 


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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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