DesignWorld INTERNATIONAL (DWi) presents POET & POETESSA, a segment that celebrates poets and poetessas from across the globe, whose poetic craftsmanship has distinguish them from the rest of the crowd.
There are many outstanding bards scattered across the 6 continents of our poetic world and among them are both seasoned and budding ones. Some are published with one or more anthologies to their credit, while others still struggling to register their names among authors with a maiden book to show.
Fame starts somewhere and DWi as part of its support and encouragement to poets, both male and female, world renown and obscure, published and aspiring etc wants to be one of the platforms upon which talented poem writers can be introduced to the world.
Some are already famous, yet still unknown by many. Others are just beginning to glow in the dark, having been hidden from view by lack pf exposure nor have they been hugged even once by the sun and its shine.
A spotlight will henceforth beam upon them and their literary works as they each stand on stage to be introduced to our world, your world, that DesignWorld.
Each poet or poetessa would feature three (3) of the most exciting poems from his or her collections. And with them, give the reader a taste of what poetic endowment he or she is blessed with. Observations, comments, criticisms, questions and inquiries are welcome to be directed to the poet or poetessa. This we believe will make the poets better at what they do.
On that note, DWi hereby wishes to introduce a POETESSA in the person of a NASEEBA BABALE.
Bayero University Kano Graduate Nasiba Babale is a Kano-based Biomedical Scientist, who specializes in Clinical Biochemistry. She is an aspiring writer and poet. Her poems are so deep and meaningful, they have been published in many online literary groups, pages and websites as well as physically in newspapers and magazines. The young woman is single.
Here are her 3 of her outstanding poems from her many collections of poetry:
1. I AM A BLACK WOMAN
I am a black woman
I, descendant of a black man
My air, more soothing than a fan
Naturally black, no need for a tan.
I am a symbol of morality
African woman of unique hospitality
Innocent, self aware, epitome of modesty
Don’t you see in me, an African beauty?
I am a woman that walks with grace
A radiant smile, shining on my face
My heart pure, no harm, not even a trace
For my loved ones, I am a reliable brace.
I am unique in my own way
Wisdom is there in every word I say
I am warm at night or middle of the day
The price of my elegance, you can never pay
I am a black woman
I, daughter of a noble clan
I’m the dream of every man
Is there above me any other woman?
(c)Nasiba Babale – 11th August, 2016
2. A WORLD FILLED WITH FEAR
We live in a world filled with fear
For ourselves and those we hold dear
Even though our homes are near
We get frightened at the slightest sound we hear
Tears run down on every face
Mourning and sorrow have filled every space
In the morning we walk full of grace
But before night falls, joy is gone with no trace
Perpetrators of evil, do they feel fantastic?
Joyous at death of masses, how animalistic!
Our dreams and happiness they have made static
This is lunacy, to be realistic!
The world is covered in a pool of blood
Everywhere is stained with a great flood
People are busy looking for shrouds
Corpses everywhere, displayed on grounds
Misery knocks on everyone’s door
It is spilled all over, even on the floor
It runs everywhere in a heavy flow
Knocking down everything, with a single blow
Where do you go to find an exit
In this world that is full of bullshit?
Surely we need for this world, a swift transit
Where peace would have a permanent seat!
(c) Nasiba Babale – November 29th, 2014
3. THE AIR
The soothing air that enveloped me
With a warm embrace
The air that wiped my tears
And vanished my fears
An air that was always by my side
To hold me in tear and soothe me in fear
The air that was my light in darkness
My food in hunger
My drink in thirst
My solace in awe
My hope in all dreams
The air that lit my face with a smile
And vanished the gloom on it
The air that supported and believed in me
That lovely air that kissed my heart
And caressed my soul
In that air lay my hopes and dreams
All my yearnings and aspirations
In it were all my trust and comfort
All my peace and happiness
The air that was a galaxy of shining stars
A garden of lush grasses
An orchard of ripe fruits
A flock of singing birds
A river of sweet, flowing water
Alas! The air moved away
Away from my sight and my reach
Leaving me with a sunken heart
Filled with the memories of old times!
(c)Nasiba Babale – 3rd October, 2013
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