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No human lives earth forever, by Professor Ikechukwu Benjamin Ezeohagwu

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I

No human lives earth forever,

earth-life, a great school,

legacy of good deeds does,

never fallacy of greeds

why then slavery of inhumanity?

why the puff of guff?

become genuine,

remain living reality.

II

No human lives earth forever

earth-life, a huge privilege,

pure volitions of men do,

never ignoble volitions for evils,

why then braggadocio of vanities?

why the abracadabra of disguises?

become humble,

remain a strong new breed.

III

No human lives earth forever,

earth-life, an opportunity for becoming better,

 virtues of loftiness do,

never those vices of evils,

why then filthy rags of wags?

why the nags of lags?

become reasonable,

remain impactful.

IV

No human lives earth forever,

earth-life, a relief opportunity,

works of resolutions do,

never those shades of charades,

why the masks of piousness?

why the hags of fags?

become ennobled,

remain a sage.

V

No human lives earth forever,

earth-life, a turning point,

only that motives of living rightly do,

never those caricatures of fragments,

why then terrors of cabals who turned jackals, baboons, hyenas?

why the immunities of impunities?

become harmless,

remain helpful.

Ben Ezeohagwu won the Onigraffiks Prize for literature (2017).  He is Professor of Graphonomy and Chancellor, African American University, Porto-Novo, Republic of Benin and can be reached at Email: benezeohagwu@yahoo.com, www.africanamericanuniversity.org, 08173175540

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