Goodnight Justice Oputa* (A Tribute)

If death could be appeased,
I would have pleaded for Justice Oputa.
If old age can be reversed and healed,
Then I know I’ll see a healthy Oputa.

He said, ‘To hear with one ear and deliver judgement
Is a flagrant violation of the natural law of justice.’
The iconic jurist delivered a great judgment.
Now he parts from all earthly justice.

Let the gowns and wig mourn,
Let the giant Ikoro be sounded.
An enigma in the jurist world is gone,
But the Oputa spirit cannot be grounded.

I bid thee farewell with a salute
I sing my heart out from a distance
For the love, you showed to all I salute
And I know your legacies will be told as a story.

I bid thee goodnight great Oputa
The legal world salutes your altar.
I salute your doggedness and humility
I salute your ingenuity and great ability.
Let the flag fly at half mast
For we have lost a rare gem at last.

Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell Onyemaechi
06-05-2014

* Justice Chukwudifu Akunne Oputa was born on 22nd September 1924 at Oguta and died on 11th May 2014.

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A Journey to the World of Mazi Okechukwu: A Review of The Oracle of Isieke by Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell Onyemaechi

Reviewer –   Opia- Enwemuche Maxwell Onyemaechi

Book Title- The Oracle of Isieke

Author-   Maxwell Onyemaechi Opia- Enwemuche

Publisher- Readon Publishers Limited

Year- 2013

Page- 100

In his debut novel, “The Oracle of Isieke”, Maxwell Onyemaechi Opia- Enwemuche tells a suspense-filled story revolving around a young man, his village, his heart of forgiveness and the oracle that brought peace to the land of Isiaku.Reading through the book, you get this feeling of pleasurable fascination and excitement mixed with apprehension, tension, and anxiety developed from an unpredictable, mysterious, and rousing source of entertainment. This actually made me to read the whole book without a halt and discovered the rich cultural content of the novel. Intriguing, revealing, thrilling and interwoven in various captivating plots, the book delivers great value and morals and points a direction at how we can let go of offenses and rather pursue peace and seek the overall or common good of all rather than the seeming satisfaction that comes with getting even.In this short story, the author blends culture, tradition, humour, hatred, and love to tell a compelling tale that would move any mortal into empathy for the protagonist. Indeed, this looks real than fiction making one wants to be in Isiaku. I would personally love to see the graveside of Mazi Uchenna Okechukwua to salute his courage and tenacity during those trying moments and the wonderful Okilo, the great’ in order to tap from his wealth of knowledge and fountain of his vocabulary.The writer’s use of simple language leaves the reader entwined in the story and creates a desire in the reader to be in the setting as the story unveils in quick succession. Indeed the book tells of the story of Isiaku in line with the moving quote in the opening page, ‘The people that forget their culture shall utterly be enslaved because every man has a history [root] and every village a story to tell.’  There is a lovely sequence in which poetry was used as a song to drive home the message of hatred for Mazi Uchenna by the village of Isiaku. The novel is timely in an era where our African culture which ordinarily lies supine in our present day society is brought to life by highlighting on strong cultural values and tradition. Typical African scenery was painted by using simple language and good chronological account with grains of humour dotted therein for proper understanding even by an average reader. Though I found the character of Mazi Obiorah interesting as the antagonist that brought doom on the village of Isiaku, I enjoyed the character of Okilo, ‘The great’ who in the midst of death ravaging the land, he had his cap of humor and tons of grammar to keep him happy.

The oracle itself was seriously stressed on as a powerful tool for restoring peace in any troubled land within the clans.

Though our culture may be on trial on scale and balances, I was held spellbound by this wonderful piece that I wished I was at Isiaku when these events happened.

The writer achieved the essence of the subject matter as peace was achieved in the land of Isiaku by the forgiving heart of Mazi Uchenna Okechukwu.

I recommend it to the reading public, old and young, but most especially the youths in order to teach them some basic principles of life that anchor on honesty.

Grab your copy and get other copies for your family, friends, and foes.

The author, Maxwell Onyemaechi Opia-Enwemuche can be reached by mail: maxxzymusdapoet@gmail.com

Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell Onyemaechi
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My Heartbeat (A Poem)

My Heartbeat (A Poem)

There’re so many places to be
So many spots to visit
But I chose in between to be
I chose those two mountains to visit.

Smiles are innocuously contagious
Kisses can revive a dying soul
Your love towards me has made us
But your name have I etched in my soul.

New wines taste so good,
But the old ones can send you to sleep.
I will like to feel good,
But it will be better to fall asleep

I hope you feel my heartbeat
And feel yours too my dear.
Hear the syllabic sound of my heart beat
It beats with care MY-DEAR.

Maxwell O. Opia-Enwemuche
maxxzymusdapoet@gmail.com
(C) 29-01-2014
The mind is a wonderful treasure to waste. Develop yours!

Give Me More of It (A Poem)

Give Me More of It

(For my amiable wife)

Life is nothing without love

Full of resentment and sorrow.

Without sentiment, what prevails is love

It keeps us alive with a secured tomorrow.
 
I was created through the Love of God

In His love was I conceived and born.

Now I enjoy the love of the true God

His blessings shine upon me like the sun. 

The love of God flows through various channels

And now I can see it so glaring in your heart.

You’ve shown me your love without reserve

Now I sing gloriously with joy in my heart. 

Now, I come alive everyday with great

heatAnd I ask you, my sweetest heart, give me more of it.

There are many blessings that come with love.

Now I can see them because of your wonderful love…

©20-10-2013
Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell Onyemaechi
maxxzymusdapoet@gmail.com

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A Mind Beat (Reflections)

The world should not define who you are.
Who you are comes alive when you care…
Care to dig inside out to see the truth.

Live everyday of your life in happiness
And without grudge, go to bed happy everyday.
No matter the situation of life, show a little kindness
And you’ll be a blessing to somebody someday.

Speak life into everything around you.
Think good always that you may embrace good today.
Don’t force yourself on people who don’t like you
And you’ll see the greatness in you everyday.

Remain steadfast in God our creator
Stay connected always to please Him
Strive to be like the creator
And above all live your life to please HIM.
(Cf Ecclesiastes12:13)

(C)19-10-2013
Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell Onyemaechi
maxxzymusdapoet@gmail.com
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@maxxzydapoet
The mind is a great treasure to waste. Develop it!

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The Beauty of Solitude (A Poem)

Who says that good things come easy?
Hard as they may seem, it’s always there.
Who says that you can’t become your dream?
Walk and think your dream
And you’ll sing your success story like fresh air.

The canaries sing their songs
Though loud and noisy, it tells their stories.
Termites build their termitarium with strength
Though messy as it may seem, it defines their existence.

There’s beauty everywhere even in solitude.
The world came into being from solitude
And man’s existence was a thought in solitude.
Now, I write quietly in solitude.

Who says that good things come easy?
Ask the gold and the crude oil about the word, ‘easy’
The world awaits my story
And it must speak loud into history.

In solitude i write without reserve
And I pray the beauty of Solitude be preserved.

(C)15-10-2013
Maxwell O. Opia-Enwemuche
maxxzymusdapoet@gmail.com

Hear My Cry, Oh Flower! (A Poem)

I can hear people screaming my name
Like the weaver bird singing songs of mockery.
When shall we get rid of this shame?
These lunatics must be curtailed with alacrity.

Sodom and Gomorrhea were minors,
But what I see everyday is horrible.
Fathers and grand fathers fight with minors
And the news from the Tabloids are incredible.

This time we must stand against evil
And speak with one voice.
The time has come to say no to this evil
And speak with facts without noise.

Must we act like apes?
We must stop this incessant rapes.
Say no to this monster
Join this fight for the girl child restoration.

Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell O.
maxxzymusdapoet@gmail.com
(C)06-09-2013
The mind is a great treasure to waste. Develop it!

Hear My Cry, Oh Flower!

I can hear people screaming my name
Like the weaver bird singing songs of mockery.
When shall we get rid of this shame?
These lunatics must be curtailed with alacrity.

Sodom and Gomorrhea were minors,
But what I see everyday is horrible.
Fathers and grand fathers fight with minors
And the news from the Tabloids are incredible.

This time we must stand against evil
And speak with one voice.
The time has come to say no to this evil
And speak with facts without noise.

Must we act like apes?
We must stop this incessant rapes.
Say no to this monster
Join this fight for the girl child restoration.

Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell O.
maxxzymusdapoet@gmail.com
(C)06-09-2013
The mind is a great treasure to waste. Develop it!

‪ Show Me Thy Heart (A Poem)

What’s wrong with imagination

That my heart wonders without limit?

When is this coming to be, oh vision!

I can see you even in your naked meat.

Caress my mine with this passion.

 

I stand like a statue, yet your feelings consume me.

Where goeth thou to please my soul?

Think of me that I may live forever.

Your heart is what I need to cure my fever

Come to me that we may hum our love song together.

Oh virgin of my heart! Come to me

The lusts of my youth come and consume me.
 
Like the snail, I walk into her heart.

Encapsulated, my love I dare to show…

Where would I keep my fragile heart

That the world may see our love snow?

Like the horn of a unicorn, show me thy heart.

 
Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell O.
14-09-2013

Poem 242 – The Book of Open Secrets (Pleasure Notes) verse 1

Poem 242 – The Book of Open Secrets (Pleasure Notes) verse 1

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With a coy smile of acceptance,
She winked with open arms,
Drawing me like a magnet without resistance
As I felt hypnotised with her charms.
Should I guard my pocket?
Should I tag along on a ride in her rocket?

Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell Onyemaechi
©04-08-2018
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Poem 241 – The Child in Man

Poem 241 – The Child in Man

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Love is a word for children
For in it, foolishness is truly refined
And blended with wisdom for effectiveness
For a man becomes a child
As his lady drives him wild.
A man becomes a child before a woman
Just as a dictator submits to a strange woman.
There’s no fear in love,
But the fear to lose one’s independence in love.
There’s a child in every man
And if you’re in doubt, ask your man.

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Love is a friend to all,
But only few stick around her.
Love is like the air always on the move,
Searching for a place to reside,
Drifting across continents and places
To cement feelings and put smiles on faces.
There’s no segregation in love
As two hearts are carefully knitted,
Speaking the same special language like never before.
There’s always one unique woman
That brings out the child in every man
Leaving him in that special island of ecstasy every day.
There’s a child in every man
And if you’re in doubt, ask your man.

Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell Onyemaechi
©04-09-2018
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Poem 240 – /Long-ing /

Poem 240 – /Long-ing /

I feel refreshed when I see you
Everything before me appears new –
Time freezes before my eyes –
As we paint our sheets like the skies.

Forever is our tale
And every day binds us not to settle for a tail.
I long to hold you in my arms
And till endlessly in your corruption.
Your embrace is one of the best farms
And between your thighs is endless celebration.

Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell Onyemaechi
©01-09-2018
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New Release!! Diary of a Keke Driver (eBook)

A new e-book by Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell Onyemaechi set to be released on 1st October, 2018 will be available on okadabooks platform. It promises a timely and much anticipated steps to overcoming laziness and becoming successful wherever one finds oneself.

The book, “The Diary of a Keke Driver,” captures a real life situation. It exposes the day to day struggle of a young man that represents the youths of our present day and how to brace up amidst the challenges of violence, drugs, laziness and unemployment to become successful against all odds.

Maxwell believes that every mind has a story to tell and a message to pass across in our society where a larger number of our youths are falling apart without any sense of direction.

This book, “The Diary of a Keke Driver,” will cause you to pay attention to every detail of your life no matter how minute they may be. This book will be available on Okadabooks and other major online stores as would be announced.

Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell Onyemaechi is an author of a the movie-bound novel, “The Oracle of Isieke,” (2013) and his short stories and poems have appeared in quite a handful of anthologies and online journals and magazines. He enjoys telling and writing of short stories and poetry. This is where he breathes https://maxxzymusdapoetblog.wordpresscom
contact Mr. Maxwell maxxzymusdapoet@gmail.com

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Coming Soon – The Diary of a Keke Driver

Dear friends,

Have you ever felt the plight of the youths?
Not in the present, but the future from today.
Have you ever taken a closer look at the youths?
Not in the present, but the parents they become another day.
Have you ever seen the sorrows of tomorrow
Staring viciously at you with an arrow
Ready for an onslaught when the time comes calling
And there’s no going back from this timing.
The time to act is not tomorrow that we think about today,
The time to salvage that future is today not tomorrow.
We do that only when we take cognizance of the little things that we neglect before our eyes.

The Diary of the Keke Driver by Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell Onyemaechi promises to spark up your spirit and wake you up from your slumber in oder to act without singing the blame song of any government. The eBook is full of of humour, intrigue and every good thing that would arouse your senses and keep them yearning for more.

Anticipate!
01-10-2018 (October 1st 2018)
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eBook Alert!!! Diary of a Keke Driver

Good evening dear friends

Do you know that struggles are as real as the reality before our face and every face on the surface of the earth is a mobile billboard for one struggle or the other.

As is often said, everyone has one challenge or the other including the so-called rich folks. If only our faces are screens where our struggles are shown to every passerby, then some would choose to remain indoors never to be seen.

These struggles are real and a little imagination of it will keep people talking about them when they are compiled as a book. Buckle your belt as you journey with me on a ride into the book, “The Diary of a Keke Rider” (by Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell Onyemaechi) that is coming your way soon.

It is full of humour, intrigue and every good thing that would arouse your senses and keep them yearning for more.

Anticipate! 01-10-2018

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PS:
You can now download an e-copy of my debut novel, “The Oracle of Isieke” from the site below and also recommend to friends and family. http://okadabooks.com/book/about/the_oracle_of_isieke/13500

You can also download an e-copy of my single story for children entitled, “The Stubborn Crayfish” with the link https://okadabooks.com/search?term=The+Stubborn+Crayfish for just =N=75 (Seventy-Five Naira Only)

You can also download a FREE e-copy of my single story for children entitled, ” Who Stole my Sandals?” with the link https://okadabooks.com/book/about/who_stole_my_sandal_/11742
Thank you for cultivating a reading culture

Your Brother-in-Ink

Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell Onyemaechi
(Author, The Oracle of Isieke)

Coming Soon: The Diary of a Keke Driver

Dear Friends,

Do you know that a lazy youth or fellow is like a leaf wrapped up firmly around a soap who happens to be his or her guardians in all facets? Are you rubbing off the right virtues on that youth or fellow or you are sharing the wrong files through your connections into them?

Wonder no more because “The Diary of Keke Driver” by Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell Onyemaechi that is coming your way soon, will open up your eyes to the reality of life and light up your senses with more life than you ever imagined and wished you never leave this realm. This book is full of humour, intrigue and every good thing that would arouse your senses and keep them yearning for more.

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