Archive for August, 2015

When Body and Beauty fade

By

Noel Ihebuzor

Prompted by a poem by Nomzi Kumalo

Peel away all
layer by layer
strip bare, bare
the peripherals
to the till of the core!

Can you hear the core still hum
do you feel the peal of the core
in the still of new time
– if YES, then it was worth it all!

Revealing Unravellings

By

Noel Ihebuzor 

 

 

 Fanciful filas

cover crowns filled with fetid

filth, sleaze, rot and scum

and we watched

and we lauded

and as we wowed

Runts grew big

guzzled funds like pigs 

in hot rut

Ignorance as Arrogance

By

Noel A Ihebuzor

Installed ignorance wafts

rancid fart fragrance

loud,

excessive in self assurance

clad in gaudy arrogance

What is the Measure of Success?, Articles | THISDAY LIVE

What is the Measure of Success?, Articles | THISDAY LIVE.

Probe Obasanjo, Atiku, Tinubu, others, LP urges Buhari

Probe Obasanjo, Atiku, Tinubu, others, LP urges Buhari.

The Manner of Manna – 18th Sunday Ordinary Time

By

Noel Ihebuzor

The 18th Sunday readings speak to our times.

These are hard times.

Food insecurity stalks the globe. Humanity grapples with the challenges of moral choices, consumerism holds the hearts and minds of men and women hostage, and rising savagery and wars with heavy undertones of bestiality bedevil our world. Merchants of misinformation and disinformation, of division and gain seeking distortion deceive people and lead them blinkered on to slippery slopes of false boundaries and exclusions.
The “Moseses” we see around us are false ones, all big talk and no action. They are sellers of false promises and dope, experts in denials, double talk, retractions and somersaults. The few “Amoses” we had have become compromised and most have abandonned themselves to selective amnesia and expedient associations.
We are in the desert. The desert seeks to invade us with its aridity and sterility.
Yes, these are hard times, but we must hang on there in faith, refusing to surrender to despair. We must stand firm against the invasion of any sense of futility.
God is there for us. Just like He heard the pleas of the Israelites, He will hear ours. In the same manner that He fed them with Manna will He also feed us. But ours will be a manna that feeds the body, nourishes the spirit, removes despair and restores the buoyancy of the soul. Positivity will return and in time, true leaders will emerge who will lead us to inclusive development, a development that welcomes us all, includes us all and where dividends and benefits of democracy are shared not by how one voted but by a spirit led sense of equity, justice, fair play and love.
Happy Sunday

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