Friday, August 28, 2015

finding stars…--By Su'eddie Vershima Agema--Nigeria

finding stars…

he looked up to the skies;
it reflected the darkness that lay at the bottom of his heart
he searched for the stars but they were absent
he smiled sadly

he wasn’t going to be low too long
for he knew that beyond those blankets, the stars shone

he took a deep breath, closed his eyes
kissed the air and searched for the stars once more
this time he found a million sparkles
deep within his soul…

Su'eddie Vershima Agema was joint winner, Association of Nigerian Authors Prize for Poetry 2014 with his second collection, Home Equals Holes: Tale of an Exile. He lives in Nigeria, blogs at and can be reached at @sueddieagema on Twitter.


  1. Few but beautiful verses, that reach poetic and pure feelings of rare a human's soul.

  2. Very nice write, Su'eddie, and a touching ending. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!


    1. Revd Reynolds! Thank you. Really kind. Amen to the blessings.

  3. I just saw this today. So glad to see this here -- am sharing it on Facebook!
    --Laura M Kaminski (Halima Ayuba)

  4. Thank you! I found the Facebook first and it had me smiling. Thank you, really... :)