the street is without clothes/

so as the children birthed in liberia/

 i am not supposed to write this poem/

but there are wells built  under my eyes 


you don’t want to see the bodies of children

birthed in liberia/

the scars of abuse and injustice that caress

their skins/

i am not supposed to write this poem/

but there are kids whose bodies are made of

burnt puzzles 


only a starving man knows the lord’s prayer/

here we are accustomed to every word/

the bible records, there are many mansions in 

my father’s house/

but our father’s house is not a home neither a mansion

if anyone finds my body/

tell mother i’ve swallowed bitterness as a 

sleeping pill to build my courage/

tell mother i’ve crossed paths with angels/

and someday i’ll build a staircase to heaven


About the author

Edwin Olu Bestman alias “Magical Poet” is a young writer of eminent pedigree from Monrovia, Liberia. He is a multi-award winning poet, philanthropist and a civil engineer. He holds an associate (ASc) & Bachelor (BSc) degrees in Civil Engineering from the Stella Maris Polytechnic University. He has co-authored several anthologies and the author of two books; Genesis and Raindrops.

His works have been featured in international magazines, Anthologies and other written papers. Some of them include: The Writer’s Space African Magazine( Feb 1, 2019 edition), Motivational strips Anthology(Spark of hope, Volume I and II), Songs of peace – the world’s biggest anthology(League of poets), Namaste Ink Magazine (An author’s manifesto), (Poetry City Anthology( Circle of wisdom), Ducor review, Spillwords, Odd Magazine, Eboquills, Literary Yard, Libpedia, PoetrySoup, Poetry Nation, wewriteliberia.com, Writer’s Cafe, Sipay Magazine (Seychelles, June 21 edition), Ewritersworld.com, Bharath Vision, Ngiga Review, Nantygreens, Madness Muse Press and a lot more.


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