Category Archives: Panegyric

Eulogistic; lauds the aura of something or someone


Self-motivation is not infallible,

Just as writer’s block is not impossible

But thank goodness for friends so laudable

For their encouragements, both silent & audible.


Dedicated to:

Akintunde Aiki, who specifically inspired me to bring this page alive saying, “We wanna read you…on your blog.” Bro, I owe you. 


Posted by on December 22, 2012 in Panegyric


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Her Blush

Ruddy cheeks, red on both sides

Alluring, beautiful with nothing besides

Matching – truly matching – her gown

Nucleus from where her smiles are grown

Why stare at her in a rush?

At her rose-pink cheeks – plum and plush?

All stands still, sounds come to a hush

At the sight of her cute, cute blush.

Penned this at a dinner sometime in mid 2011. Berny Akaeze, how could I have ignored a touch of your blush?

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Posted by on May 1, 2012 in Panegyric


Diamonds in a Circle (Her Earrings)

Dangling from her ears with no noise

So silent, if it had a mouth there’d be no voice

And resting in a circle so well poised

Admiration? Of course … as if I had a choice!

I’ve seen red diamonds – only in films

Held one or two – only in my dreams

It felt quite good – or so it seems

But with these, my joy-wells fill to their brims

May I compare its shape to the electric bulb?

Or liken its motion to the pendulum bob?

Oops! It even resembles a raindrop

Matchless in comparison –  making this poet wanna sob!

Shaped like, but fairer than, almonds

Away from this sight I couldn’t have turned

’Cause heaven knows I was stunned

Just when I beheld her diamonds.


Describing a classmate’s earring – a single red diamond circumscribed by a silvery/chrome ring. Simply beautiful!


Posted by on March 30, 2012 in Panegyric


Her Smile

The way it blooms makes everything okay

When she beams, troubles fade away

And when she speaks – oh my! – even the winds obey

What facial gesture that lingers all day.



…just a smile.


Posted by on July 15, 2011 in Panegyric



Always had I wondered its possibility

iDeally, few people acknowledge its plausibility:

thE possibility of a pristine boy-girl friendship,

and Obdurate exclusion of a relationship.

thus Left with my honest conclusion

jokes Apart, from experience you’re an exception.

I thought there was none
But found you as one.

This is a special piece for a friend. The letters in bold spell out her name. I dedicate this year’s val’s day to her.  Oops, I almost forgot, Happy Val’s day world.

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Posted by on February 14, 2011 in Panegyric

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