Poems from Fevers of the Mind Anthologies by Abuh Monday Eneojo

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Another Flight

And then I walked into the background
To visit the lonesome age of the proud
To see them at sea
And hear this incessant plea.

They looked at me with disgust
But I, with plight
I could sense the sense of this marauding
Beast in a stance
But their dancing eyes swindled the glittering heart dance

And then my inexorable rump spoke
Hey! Leave this yoke for another day
This beast of the nation to the talkless talk
And deliberated dive to death's play

Solace

When a man sinks into the wells of life
He doesn't know how to stop the strife
He must pry into the thoughts of his mind
Willing or not; it exhumes and he is blind
In his conundrum ways suffice
Coming in like water embracing the soil.
In aged age of aptness he smiles the mice
He malice the world as he takes a solitude coil.

Poetic Imperfection

I see. I am not the one who
Muzzled in guilt, prides the keen kindred spirited soul
Put me to death if you can but this voodoo
Eventually will suffice like the clouds and prowl,
Rev quickly this confused con of a core that
Feeds repeatedly for eternity for
Even the lines I pen, I fear are but a weltering boat
Crossing the rickety ridden plane of Adam's fore.
Tell him! Tell him! That this
is a product of mans first gift
On an isle that made him ill;
Nothingness filled with meaning.

Dark

I never waited for it
Capering, I donned anxiety
Just so I can behold a beautiful zenith.
Though sublimed by the mind
I gaze until it blinks and nudge me a smile.
I am the master of this beautiful zenith;
It makes me beautiful ugly things
Look! Even this scraggy scoria of a tree
Which was wrinkled now bask in glory
Who said darkness was dark?
Who said devil's own aura is evil?
Come! This light-darkened view on my mental canvass
Will be an icicle that will chill
thy besmoked tower to my ness.

No Rain

Bring the unfortunate ones, fortune
Under the adder of a serpent
Hallowed in a cave of light hearts;
Anchored with a weightless ship which
Revels howling seas
In spite screams of finless sharks.

Read more about Abuh Monday Eneojo below
the Fevers of the Mind General Interview with Abuh Monday Eneojo

the Fevers of the Mind General Interview with Abuh Monday Eneojo

1) Please describe your latest book, what about your book will intrigue the readers the most, and what is the theme, mood? Or If you have a blog or project please describe the concept of your project, blog, website

Abuh Monday: My latest book is Piary . It was published in 2019 in Ibadan, a city in Nigeria known for it’s aged lifestyle
and beautiful rooftops. Intrigue? Hmmmm…it is a poetic diary. Who doesn’t want to take a peek at ones
diary?

2) What frame of mind and ideas lead to you writing your current book?

Abuh Monday: Basically, Piary , is an anthology of poems that houses the mind blowing experience of poet who tries not
sell his humanity to feminism, sexism, culture, lewdness and a whole lot of things you may want to tag
as frivolous in the society. As a way of spicing up the art of reading and understanding poetry, I gave
explanatory notes for some poems in the anthology.

3) How old were you when you first have become serious about your writing, do you feel your work is always adapting?

Abuh Monday: I really do not know. Sometimes I feel it was the need to hold on to a strong resolve which keeps me
from frivolity but most times, it all comes down to the one who created me. I feel him greatly inspiring. 12 years old, i guess. Yes! It is adapting.me to write, then, I write.

4) What authors, poets, musicians have helped shape your work, or who do you find yourself being drawn to the most?

Abuh Monday: William Shakespeare, Bob Marley, Asa, Buju Banton, Stormzy, Chinua Achebe, Festus Iyayi, Frederick
Forsyth etc The list is quite long but these are the people who inspire me when I write.

5) What other activities do you enjoy doing creatively, or recreationally outside of being a writer, and do you find any of these outside writing activities merge into your mind and often become parts of a poem?

Abuh Monday: Emmm… Podcasting, Singing, and Video/Sound editing. Yes.

6) What is your favorite or preferred style of writing?

Abuh Monday: For that I have no preference. Style to me is based on how I feel. I may end up using a free verse today
and end up with a sonnet or series of couplets with rhyme scheme.

7) Are there any other people/environments/hometowns/vacations that has helped influence your writing?

Abuh Monday: Yes. For each place( city, town or village) that I visit in Nigeria I write. The place that influenced my
writing mostly is Daily Wisdom Words. An online writing community I joined some years ago.

8) What is the most rewarding part of the writing process, and in turn the most frustrating part of the writing process?

Abuh Monday: The most rewarding part of writing is getting thoughts out on paper and the frustrating part of it all is
inability to get it out. It is damn frustrating.

9) How has the current times affected your work?  

Abuh Monday: Not so badly, if I must be sincere. It may have limited or changed the focus of humans but all we can do
is try.

10) Please give us any links, social media info, upcoming events, etc for your work.

Abuh Monday: Yes. You can read my articles on Daily Wisdom Words and listen to my podcast on poetry on
soundcloud . I am working on my first novel. Three more chapters to go and it’ll be sent for proof reading.
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