CHIDINMA

See translation below.
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Abu m ihe  mbu,

Abum ihe Chi’m si na mbu.

Ogologo uzo ka’m jiri bia eba,

ma anom, kwudosike na enye ekele.

M na-agozi nwanyi nyere m aha mu, nne m,

na-agozi kwa nwoke sochata obi’m, nna m.

Mbge ufodu, ndi mmadu agwunaghi m

ma ana m ahu nka na mgbu,

ana m ahu ebube n’uru.

Ije nke ma, O puru eche naani,

ma amutago m otu ihe,

Ekele.

E nwere m obi isi ike,

Nke na enye reminisces m nsogbu.

Ututu obula nketara ura, m na cho ebe obibi mu, k’amu efuola,

ma otutu ugboro efugo mu n’ezi,

Eziokwu.

Efugo mu na gburugburu m, na ohere m ya na uwa m

ma unu ma mu azoputaghi m,

naani nkeko m jide siri ike .

Abu m ihe mbu,

Nma n’ime echiche m

Abu m Chidinma, nwata nwanyi na ede na otutu abstract.

 

 
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I am what I am,

I am who my creator says I am.

It took a long way to get here,

but here, strong and thankful

I bless the woman that named me, my mother,

the only man after my own heart, my father.

Sometimes people fail me,

but I see art in pain,

I see glory in the gain.

This walk of mine, alone it could feel,

but I’ve learnt one thing,

Thanksgiving.

I do have a stubborn heart,

one that troubles my reminisces.

I wake up every morning wanting home, like I’m lost

But most times I’m truly lost,

Truth.

Lost in my circle, space and world,

Neither you or me saves me

Only the bond that I hold unto

 I am what I am,

 a beauty within my own reflection

I am Chidinma, the girl who writes in abstracts.

The first part of this write up is written in Igbo (general), one of the major languages in Nigeria, West Africa. It was inspired by my love for my culture, my people and my nation. Although appropriate punctuation wasn’t made, I hope a native and non- native reader find strength in those words.  Thank you for making it here. 

Dyna Ekwueme Copyright, 2016.

 

 

 

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19 thoughts on “CHIDINMA

  1. wuh-faa January 27, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    I love all the intersections in this post with family, life, self. And I love the ending.
    P.S. thanks for the follow πŸ™‚

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  2. ipeniwrite January 27, 2016 / 10:50 pm

    Thank you so much for reading..I’m glad it fascinated you πŸ™‚

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  3. Alan J. Blaustein February 6, 2016 / 10:39 pm

    “I am what I am” Well-written poems like this help me remember that.
    Perhaps, for poetry, “write what you know” is write what you are.

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  4. ipeniwrite February 6, 2016 / 11:43 pm

    You’re right. Thank you for visiting 😊

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  5. RD February 17, 2016 / 5:14 am

    Wonderful words and the language flows beautifully. Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. ipeniwrite February 17, 2016 / 9:45 am

    Thank you lovely 🌸

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  7. tilitarian February 17, 2016 / 9:02 pm

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  8. Bianca March 10, 2016 / 11:03 pm

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  9. ipeniwrite March 10, 2016 / 11:34 pm

    Aww..thank you dear. I appreciate your comment on here

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