Esther Kalu, a Nigerian Bard and content writer has made her way to topping the Poetry 24/7 Poetess of the year 2018’s list.
Mr Tobster Daniello, the Founder of the Nigeria foremost and reputable E-Literary platform on his Facebook timeline disclosed that this year’s poetry contest was quite eventful and Interesting.
Appraising the poetess of the year, he said her mastery in the use of words married with creativity made her poetic submission unique among others.
Here is Esther Kalu’s submission.
I AM A POETESS
I write with pen the pains of the pained
I paint the future of our hopes and dreams
I wear the shoes of different personalities.
I shed the tears of Mama Sikira
Who her husband batters daily
I absorb the fears and vulnerability of the poor
I know what it feels like to be homeless
Because I am in Nnenna’s shoes
I know the trauma,
Of being raped and silenced
Because I became Ada
Who her uncle molested to his will
I know what it feels,
To have your hopes dashed out.
I tell tales unimaginable
I am that voice in the desert
That seeks justice for the oppressed
I create histories with pen
I share our ancestral struggles and pride.
I tell the story of our pains, fears and happiness
Of all that we are
And all we can be
I am a POETESS!
The entire team of wordcrackers felicitate with you on your poetry conquest.