(... HIS POEM ...)
Can she spill sparky sperm in billions?
Or make semen march in millions?
Can his zest zap zygote till foetus?
Bouncing boy with boisterous features?
Can he feed with teats and udder?
Can they swap role of each other
Can he alter her synthesis?
To fit into his quotidian praxis?
Can we cut short assiduous assault?
Molestation in meagre and mammoth
Can we give her a voice, the voiceless?
Can she be ferociously fearless?
Can we halt heinous hegemony?
Of patriotic patriarchal ruining matrimony
Can she use the skills in the kitchen?
To impact, impart and flourish in teaching
Can the pillar of the home
Who curbs dangerous daggers that roam?
Be given a space in the state
To wipe off machos’ and such slate
Can Eve’s dazzling dauntless daughters
Be let loose like running waters
That flourishes trees by the rivers
And calm His fears, when he shivers
Can Equality equate equity?
Or entities have an identity?
Can we be equal?
(... HIS INTERVIEW ...)
EGC: Your Real Name & Stage Name
FAITH: I am Emmanuel Faith, with the pen-name “exeimitate” which also doubles as my handle on instagram and twitter.
EGC: Discipline/What You Do
FAITH: I am a student of the of economics as well as a social media manager, I manage OAUEVENTS on twitter and instagram. I also do public speaking, compere and event management when opportunities avail themselves.
EGC: Other Creative Art Forms You Practice
FAITH: Just poetry, I play around fiction once in a bluemoon.
EGC: What Made You Go Into Poetry
FAITH: Well, I think frustration of not gaining admission, loneliness and the need to express myself in a unique way.
EGC: Kind Of Poems You Write/Perform
FAITH: I love rhymes and rhythm, it’s beautiful. I am not a performance poet, I don’t think every poet should be a performance poet, if your strength is at writing then keep writing.
EGC: People Who Inspire You In Poetry
FAITH: Kukugho Iruesiri Samson, That guy is an icon, Enigmatic bisiriyu, nayirrah waheed and many others.
EGC: What You Hope To Achieve With Poetry
FAITH: Impact lives, blaze a trail and make a few cash if it comes around, but the most important is IMPACTING LIVES.
EGC: Your First Time At Be Blessed
FAITH: That should be July/August 2014, thanks to Lawal Kafayat Gold’s persistency.
EGC: How Many Times You Came To Be Blessed
FAITH: About six or seven, I was consistent through out 2014 and 2015
EGC: Poets You'd Like To See At Next Be Blessed
FAITH: Kemistree, Agarau, LKG, Graciano those guys are always a sight to watch. I would love to see Samurai and Arch-angel, and if Titi Sonuga can grace the event, then it’d be really amazing.
EGC: Most Memorable Edition Of Be Blessed And Why
FAITH: My first edition of course! And maybe the last, there was this international poetry week, that was my first public recognition in poetry., I got an ovation for my poem IBADAN.
EGC: What You Missed About Be Blessed
FAITH: Erm, the serene ambience where words flow in astounding motion, expressed in fierce and fiery passion
EGC: What You Like About EGC
FAITH: I love the idea of bringing like minds together,hosting them,giving them a platform and impacting them. My poems would have stayed in my notebook and died there if not for EGC and WRR.