Monday, October 19, 2015

lifesong--By Su'eddie Vershima Agema--Nigeria


if life was fair
the bleating of goats would not be nuisance
nor our claps try to kill mosquitoes when they with music thrill
animals wouldn’t all go naked
lost in the wild, prey to predators
who feast on their innocence

if life was fair
plants wouldn’t be at the end
trampled on or turned to food
objects brought down
when life seeps through their souls
fibres that reach to the skies
swaying in praise…

if life was fair
we wouldn’t run to find fulfilment
in li(n)es that might never come true

each end sets a trend that creates a better end
sometimes not seen but always realized
when we believe…
everything worketh together for good

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. This is a beautiful and intriguing write. I thought that this poem was a fabulous and amazing poem. I surely loved reading this glorious piece this morning. Great work.


  2. This is an intriguing write, Su'eddie, and I like it. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  3. Su'eddie! This is exactly what I needed to read today. Thank you, and thank you, Karen, for giving it a home at Whispers...I hadn't seen it until I came over to do some reading. -- Laura M Kaminski (Halima Ayuba)

  4. I am just seeing it myself Lady Halima. I followed your footprints from Facebook. .. Thanks Rev Maurice and Russell. Means much, the words. May life be kind fo us all. Amen.