31 Days Of Poetry- Day 20- HERO- by Su'eddie Agema


Is it right that we who are so small
accept to fall
when we ought to stand tall?
My heart - Lull...

The caresses of complacency
stroke me gently
its own currency
stimulating me to deceptive docility

I am given stale bread
for my stupid silence
you are fully dressed in holes and red
answering forever’s call in muteness

I should have stood for you
King of the exceptional few
but I am no hero: ten mouths call more to feed
so I lie with the crumbs, praising and mourning you.
(From BRING OUR CASKET HOME)


Su’eddie Vershima Agema is a writer and publisher who lives in Abuja and Makurdi. He is a development, literary and cultural enthusiast who has a web presence and blogs Here. 'He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Association of Nigerian Authors (Benue State) and Team Leader, SEVHAGE, a literary promoting organization, In addition to other literary pursuits, Vershima Agema has a poetry collections BRING OUR CASKET HOME

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  1. ''"So i lie with the crumbs,praising and mourning you" Just makes me sigh in great sadness and helplessness...what more oh hero? for that is indeed what you are.

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  2. Wow! This looks good. Was facilitating at a workshop yesterday and the moderator said my presentation was impressively as short as a boy's short knicker... :) Maybe, this poem is too. Nice one. Well done Olumide.

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  3. short as a boy's knicker, lol

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