Ann Arbor Review

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Bilall Maliqi
Duane Locke
Eddie Awusi
Silvia Scheibli
Amit Parmessur
Lyn Lifshin
Juan Hongi
Shutta Crum
Peycho Kanev
Fahredin Shehu
Lana Bella
Laszlo Slomovitz
Abdulrahman M Abu-  yaman
Elisavietta Ritchie
Michelle Bailat-Jones
Keith Moul
Aneek Chatterjee

Tom Evans
Robert Nisbet
Paul B. Roth
Alex Ferde
Alan Britt

Richard Gartee
Karyn M. Bruce

Ali Znaidi
Running Cub
John Grey

Jennifer Burd
Fred Wolven

Helen Gyigya


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Copyright (c) 2018 Francis Ferde
All rights revert back to each poet.
--editor / Southeastern Florida
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AAR history note:  in print 1967 - 1980.  Irregular publications 1980 - 2004.  As ezine 2004 - present. Most of 51 years all together....

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FORBID MY SUNRISE ON A FOREIGN SKY

I stand on this other side of justice
A refugee; a piper; a homeless boy, a castaway
A Wagner fixing wishes on Arabia grounds
Disgruntled breeze usurp the arena
Depraved laws strutting with tenacity of prayers
Forbid my sunrise on a foreign sky
I court the nights with a feverish feat
Marching with the resolution of a chivalric knight
Denouncing my ordeals with a Protestant's 
Quizzical zeal
I am a victim here



I FLAP MY HURTS LIKE BROKEN WINGS

Plant me 
Among the wonders of the world
Nourished and Flourishing 
On this beleaguered southern soil
With my roots scattered 
On this warri culture.

Emevor is my window, 
So I peep into the world
Building me up 
Like a towering bonfire.
I flap my hurts
Like broken wings 
In the sky.

Reach I the firmaments
I shall not kneel 
Like those twin skyscrapers
Bending droopingly
In obeisance 
To the powers of this age.

 

 
Eddie Awusi, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

 

   


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