31 Days of Poetry - Day 26 - A PERFECT DAY - by James Jerome Okeme

(... HIS POEM ...)

What a day my heart seek to behold!
When dusk shall welcome dawn
With smile and a handshake
And the dark cloud shall step aside in peace.
Then rays of hope be emitted
From the sun strolling from the east
Accompanied with tweeting birds
Whispering to my ears ” Good Morning.”
Oh! That glorious and chirpy day
When noon shall warmly embrace dawn
When the stream shall wash away my sorrow
As I dine in serenity with my lover.
Hatred shall be beheaded
And malice amputated.
Love shall spread like whirl harmattan fire
And kindness bloom to its fullness.
Men shall feast openly
Without cause for fear or worry.
Kids will play with the tails of tigers
And remove stones from the mouth of vipers.
That perfect day must not be in thy dream
But in reality
For evil shall drown in the sea of frustration
And wickedness shall hurry to commit suicide.

I shall hit the hay happily
From the tales of nighttime
Gaze at the moon and stars
And pray for another PERFECT DAY
While crickets sing me a lullaby.

(... HIS INTERVIEW ...)


EGC:  Your Real Name & Stage Name 
Jerome: My real name is James Jerome Okeme but my stage name is Jerome.

EGC:  Discipline/What You Do
Jerome: Geology/Student of Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State.

EGC:  Other Creative Art Forms You Practice 
Jerome: Prose Writing & Music (Guitarist). I draw once in a blue moon as well.

EGC:   What Made You Go Into Poetry 
Jerome: I was greatly inspired by a poem titled “SORRY” written by an unknown Poet. The beauty of the words used were too captivating and since then I haven’t been able to take my eyes off the ambience “Poetree”.

EGC:  Kind Of Poems You Write/Perform
Jerome: My Poems cum performances are not limited when it comes to Poetry by God’s Grace. I am a poet for change as well as a nature poet. My tentacles also spread out to religious, funny, love, beauty, education e.t.c. My Poems/ Performance are not just meant to thrill the audience but sorely to pass meaningful messages.

EGC:  People Who Inspire You In Poetry 
Jerome: My number one is my God together with the Poetically Biblical Passages. Others are Prince Ea and also a man that so much inspire me, I call him Uncle Niyi (Prof. Niyi Osundare). My awesome social media Poet friends on Facebook are not left out.  

EGC:  What You Hope To Achieve With Poetry 
Jerome: I do my best in my performance so that Poetry stands shoulder high above other genres and not the other way round. I hope to create a link between poetry lovers and those on the other side of the fence as well as further making it a “sine qua non” in every gathering. I wish to make them appreciate the beauty of words.

EGC:  Your First Time At Be Blessed 
Jerome: My first time at Be Blessed was during the mini-slam, 2015.

EGC:  How Many Times You Came To Be Blessed 
Jerome: (Covering my face) Just once, distance barrier. That’s why I need a private jet ooo. Lol

EGC:  Poets You'd Like To See At Next Be Blessed 
Jerome: Uncle Niyi Osundare, Ma’am Brigitte Poirson and all Poet friends on Facebook.

EGC:  Most Memorable Edition Of Be Blessed And Why
Jerome: Mini-slam 2015. Fortunately for me, that was my first time performing Poetry on stage and it was WOW! I never wanted to go home because togetherness saturated the ambience.

EGC:  What You Missed About Be Blessed 
Jerome: The happy faces from different places.

EGC:  What You Like About EGC
Jerome: The avenue created for rising stars to showcase what they’ve got as well as for Poets to meet with Poets.   I must say this also; Photographs from EGC are one in town. Yeah!








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