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Sandra Chinonye Vivian Nwadi

Featured Poem:

The Truth Orchard

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It is true
That people go and come.
That friends come and go.
That lovers come, go or stay.
Some disappear with no signs

Some hover and flee.
Some blink green and then,
Blow cold, dead air.
Your best done matters not.

Some wow and weave through
Your strings of life’s jolly rides.
Few take trips to the earth’s ends and rims;
Journeying through your grief and losses.
Your best done matters little.

Some steal and destroy.
Your time stolen and gone like
Shooting stars and winds.
Hearts stolen and broken,
Ripped apart,
Left to mingle with dust and blood.
Lives caged.
Poked at,
Shackled with societal creed,
Culture’s noose and religious handcuffs.
Minds mindlessly, travelling to wish-cities
Where the ones they love do not want to be
To love them back.

Shackles and ironies.
Truths and roots.

Tree roots of strength, realities and self love
All springing up in soul orchards.

Seek, water it!

What’s real as truth?
It’s true about the whispering winds
And the stormy storms.

It will remain through all these.
It remains true about these,
True love and more!

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Biography

Sandra Chinonye Vivian Nwadi is a lawyer, negotiator and mediator, poet, writer, singer and songwriter from Nigeria. Her poems have appeared in Reflections From Bwari, Sentinel Magazine, YNaija, various newspapers and blogs.

She was nominated as one of the top ten best original songwriters and vocalists in Opera Abuja song contest in 2011. She has also performed some songs and poetry at events in London, Berlin, and Paris.
Some of her songs and audio poetry can be found on MySpace: sandrachinonyeviviannwadi.

Sandra Chinonye Vivian Nwadi

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Biography

Sandra Chinonye Vivian Nwadi is a lawyer, negotiator and mediator, poet, writer, singer and songwriter from Nigeria. Her poems have appeared in Reflections From Bwari, Sentinel Magazine, YNaija, various newspapers and blogs.

She was nominated as one of the top ten best original songwriters and vocalists in Opera Abuja song contest in 2011. She has also performed some songs and poetry at events in London, Berlin, and Paris.
Some of her songs and audio poetry can be found on MySpace: sandrachinonyeviviannwadi.

Featured Poem:

The Truth Orchard

Enlarge poem

It is true
That people go and come.
That friends come and go.
That lovers come, go or stay.
Some disappear with no signs

Some hover and flee.
Some blink green and then,
Blow cold, dead air.
Your best done matters not.

Some wow and weave through
Your strings of life’s jolly rides.
Few take trips to the earth’s ends and rims;
Journeying through your grief and losses.
Your best done matters little.

Some steal and destroy.
Your time stolen and gone like
Shooting stars and winds.
Hearts stolen and broken,
Ripped apart,
Left to mingle with dust and blood.
Lives caged.
Poked at,
Shackled with societal creed,
Culture’s noose and religious handcuffs.
Minds mindlessly, travelling to wish-cities
Where the ones they love do not want to be
To love them back.

Shackles and ironies.
Truths and roots.

Tree roots of strength, realities and self love
All springing up in soul orchards.

Seek, water it!

What’s real as truth?
It’s true about the whispering winds
And the stormy storms.

It will remain through all these.
It remains true about these,
True love and more!

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (0)
  • Pride (0)
  • Optimism (0)
  • Anger (0)
  • Delight (0)
  • Inspiration (1)
  • Reflection (1)
  • Captivation (0)
  • Peace (0)
  • Amusement (0)
  • Sorrow (0)
  • Vigour (0)
  • Hope (0)
  • Sadness (0)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (0)

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