Bright Always The Day, a poem by Professor Ikechukwu Benjamin Ezeohagwu

Professor Ikechukwu Benjamin Ezeohagwu
Professor Ikechukwu Benjamin Ezeohagwu

Bright always the day,
be it sunny or dull,
comes with fay,

of sowing and reaping,
in dense of the earth,
with light or fright lay,

be glad in heart that hence,
blessed in glows or blows,
life remains so thrilling pay,

In far or near miles,
by pure volition, such live through,
by noble volition of ray,

in life must so live,
wading through, in pure volition,
so the purpose, strong to way,

joyful striving, so keeping,
the heart of thoughts,
so ennobling despite hay.

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:,, 08173175540.


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