The Five Scar General


The Five Scar General

(Poem by Kene Anthony)

Swords clashing, guns firing
Bombs exploding, blood spilling
Life is a war, its not for the weak
If you are still alive then you keep fighting

Throats slashed, spears plunged
Hearts thorn, cuts bleeding
Life is full of wounds, its not for the fragile
Till the smoke settles you just keep thriving

Till silence comes, till I breath fresh air
When I soar, wounded but survived;
Life’s experiences cuts deep into your skin
Scars are the evidence that I survived

The more the scars, the more the medals
The more the pain, the more I can bear
When you stand they see the Five Star General
But you know better, You are a Five Scar General

Buildings that stand high & tall, went deep down
I embrace my scars & pain, one more and I’m better
My weakness made me fall, my falling made me strong
When you fall they’ll laugh, stand up they’ll clap

Your past should make you better cos wounds birth wisdom
If life wants to suffocate you learn to hold your breath longer
Mistakes and errors that you can’t hide are scars
Your scars shows me what you overcame.

©Kene Anthony




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I was doing fine in my comfort zone,
I never wanted to compromise,
Achieving my lows wasn’t bad,
As for my highs, she made me do it.

My pace in the race was great,
I was toping the competition,
She came up with a trending speed to overtake,
I broke my speed limit, she made me do it.

She came in, I missed my cycle,
That’s how she made me pregnant;
Now you’ll see me with great vision,
Birthing my dreams and hitting targets with precision.

She’s the lady with a dream,
She can motivate you beyond your expectations.
She’s not the weak that you give your strength to,
She’s another strength that can make you do it.

Some help in your success then follow behind,
Others wait till you succeed then follow behind.
Many a woman I’ve seen with great drive,
And they’ll unfailingly drive you to greatness.

©2018 Kene Anthony

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What do you call a person that though you hardly meet yet has influence over your life?
What do you call a girl that though you hardly met yet you feel so much love from her?
What do you call an impact that was made without a touch?
It’s like getting so much stuff into your phone without any USB connection. LOL

From Infrared to Bluetooth to Xender
I’ll still stick to Bluetooth, cos every appliance now has it
And for the records, I’ll still make Bluetooth my Wi-Fi
It’s a great way to participate in the life of those on your radar

Now, in English; you can influence a person without any contact
You can change a life without any physical presence
You can give hope to someone a continent away
So many invisible connections awaiting the content you’re made up of

Whether you are posting, writing, uploading, texting, saying, creating and more
Be sure that your life is influencing someone out there in any way
Don’t release your toxic or choking life through the connection
Cos you never know who is in your radar downloading a life.

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Poem by Kene Anthony

I’m a beauty amongst the Ugly
I’m a strong man among the weak
I’m the healthy among the sick
I’m a young man among the old
Just like flower among grasses

I’m the rich man among the poor
I’m the clean man amongst dirt
I’m the hard worker amongst the lazy
I’m the learned amongst illiterates
Just like flower among grasses

If so far you’ve only heard my poetic rhyme
Or thought highly of yourself as a champion amongst others
And not seen the error that lurks around you
Then keep your applaud to yourself
Cos we are flowers among grasses

Young men so gifted yet without opportunities
Skillful women so willing but no platform
Vocal men so outspoken yet their voices are mute
Who will save Africa? Who will save our world?
We are flowers amongst grasses

I’ve lost my identity in this toxic environment
Am I still a flower? Or have I become a grass?
What can a wise man do when his team are fools
The fact that she’s cool doesn’t make everything around her cool
Just like flower among grasses.

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I am the greatest (in you) Poem by Kene Anthony




Life begins with no idea how I’ll live it;

Bigger now, my plans are long, I’ll list it.

I want to do the best so that people will see and love it,

Go to heights unimaginable, of course and feel it.

But sometimes life is too short to do the best

And to some places you go, you end up being a pest.

Few plans work out, what happens to the rest?

Am great indeed but it’s all in a nest.

So great the gift God put in us,

Even more the ability to make someone;

The heights I wish I still can climb,

The best I wish I still can be.

This is the secret of the wisest man that ever lived.

Men that produced even greater men

Cos, great men are those that inspire greatness in others;

What I can’t be, I still can be- in you

Why then do men find pleasure in putting down others?

Wanting no one to get what they could not get.

You are even a greater failure when you make failures,

Just like successful men produce successful successors.

I won’t stand here and cheer the “great” in ME,

But sit and mould myself in others.

And though my plans in life are long,

I’ll live so long to live it all.

Kene Anthony

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The Masquerade called ME


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The Masquerade called me (Poem by Kene Anthony)

At a very young age you would believe that masquerades really exists

Much fright they pile in your heart enough to make you use the exit

It’s a strangeness and I wonder why God happily made it

Little did I know that there was a man behind it

A masquerade is a normal man whose appearance is abnormal

It’s an ordinary man that disguises as extra-ordinary

It’s a friendly guy that wants to look scary

It’s a familiar guy who ends up making you see him as strange

Now am of age and I still believe that masquerades actually exists

Because we see them everywhere even at the exit

It’s still strange and I wonder why God happily made it

More than little I know that it’s us behind it

A masquerades is a normal person whose behaviour is abnormal

It’s that beautiful girl who the other side of her is unpleasant

It’s that handsome guy who you won’t want to see his colour

It’s that quiet and calm person whose rage is unbearable

It’s the smile you get when the heart stands at a mile

It’s a friend who when pushed to the wall becomes scary

It’s the you I know that sometimes behaves very strange

It’s those faces you see that doesn’t collate with the heartheart

Everybody loves him but nobody comes close to his mask

Is everybody as lovely as they look? No! I don’t think so!

And if that’s true then I too am a masquerade

It’s ok if you’re scared, cos I am too

You don’t know the fears behind my smile

The pains in me are extreme but I’ll put a happy face and still give a smile

Everything is not ok, but if you ask I’ll say “I’ll be fine”

Beware of the masquerade called me

These gentle good-looking people you see can be terrible sometimes

That’s why we hold our tails in our bosom to avoid anyone stepping on it

Cos some habits we have might scare others if it pops out

So, beware of the masquerade sitting next to you

Convincing as I might sound, don’t just believe it’ll forever exist

Cos, you will end up living the rest of your life using the exit

Use the creators mirror to see how you look and correct it

And sooner than little you’ll come to love the man behind it

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PRIVACY poem by Kene Anthony




You’ll think that privacy is good until you’ve heard what I had to say, by the way when you’re done hearing me if you thought it was bad you’ll be wrong.

He was a good guy until he began to have his privacy; she kept to her standards until she began to have privacy. Privacy had been the platform of uncontrolled madness, uncontrolled exposure and uncontrolled act.

You’ll wonder why you are so brave to do some things you’ll naturally never do in front  of someone but when you are in your privacy. Privacy has a great way of bringing out the real you and the real way you wish to do things

Now here’s the confusing part; the elderly once said, “If you want to be a great guy then avoid privacy”. But hey, I know the best poems I have written I wrote them in privacy, as a matter of fact you’ll never be that great guy if you don’t have privacy; because most part of your valuable time needs to be spent alone thinking, studying, planning and molding the future on the platform of privacy

It’s true that there would be more virgins if there were no privacy; it’s also true that there would be more great minds if people actually had privacy, time to just sit alone and use your God given portal to dig into the abstract world.

One of the greatest assets a creative mind has is Privacy, whether it’s for inventing, innovating, composing, writing or designing. The world needs more privacy in this noisy, crazy and rowdy generation.

I wouldn’t want to bore you with a lengthy poem, so I’ll keep it brief so you can have your privacy. But hey, what do you use your privacy for? How you use it determines if it’ll put your life in chaos or put you on flying chariots. Ask yourself, “How has my privacy been helpful” or “How can I use my privacy more positively”.

The crazy part is where people don’t know what to make private or public, they make what should be private to be public and then what they ought to make public they expect privacy.

Let your privacy fuel your success story. But also remember it’s a double edged sword, as you use it to fight your way to greatness it can cause havoc in your own life if not handled well.


I’ll stop here, the rest is privacy.


Natures Gift (Poem by Kene Anthony)

Nature’s gift (BY KENE ANTHONY)
The stars look good on the sky

The sky looks good on the universe

You’ll say if I ask you – it’s a gift

And like me you’ll think its nature’s gift

That flower looks good on that garden

The garden looks good on that house

Won’t you say, if I ask you – it’s a gift

Just like we think its nature’s gift

The world is full of beautiful things

I wonder why we see them with this mind set

I’ll say if you ask me – it’s a shift

And like me you’ll soon realize the true nature’s gift

And that is the person closest to you

People are the biggest gift God gave us

You’ll see if you have one – you can’t shift

And like me you’ll know the true nature’s gift

Great men are people with high achievement

No!! Great men are people with great friends

If you have them you’ll see – it’s a lift

Cos the people around you are nature’s gift

Let me be the star in your sky

That flower in your garden

Do you know why I’m here?? – It’s to lift

Cos to you people like me are nature’s gift

God made Adam and gave him Eve

God made me and gave me you

We need us always or else – it’s a drift

Then you’ll know to me you’re nature’s gift

You look good on me

I look good on you

I’ll say, if you ask me – it’s no drift

Cos now we all know the true nature’s gift

It’s not the springs or the landscape

It’s not the stones or the strange things

If this has sank into your mind – it’s a sift

Cos then I’d know that you know the true nature’s gift

With God I can do all things (I know)

But without people I’ll end up doing nothing (you know)

Cos life without you – it’s a sift

You should know by now you are nature’s gift.

THE FISRT CLASS LIFE (Poem by Kene Anthony)

The First Class Life

I’m a first class guy with a first class life

I have a first class future which needs a first class nurture

In this God-made first class nature am aiming for my first class picture 

I’m giving all I can to have a first class but whether or not they give me first class

It won’t stop me from taking first in my class 

Cos now I have a first class mentality, and to life, first class enthusiasm  

I am a first class guy not because I had first class from college,

But because now I know what real first class is.

I have a first class Destiny and a first class personality.

I have first class peace and joy.

I have a first class home.

I have first class friends surrounding me.

I am a first class hero.

I am a first class champion; you won’t believe me until you have a first class mind.

I am a first class world changer.

To be a first class guy is more than grade and money.

It is all about value and fulfilment.

It’s about the lives and people you’ve affected positively.

It’s all about the inner satisfaction you have when you do what God made you for.

It’s not just being proud of you; it’s about God being proud of you.

 I wrote this message not to brag, but to ensure you I drag, out of a struggle for rag.

Believe it or not, to a first class life, most of what we struggle for is rag.

I am a star, even close to the sun I still shine.

This is not a consolation but a revolution from a revelation that brought transformation.

If the college gives you first class, good!

If life gives you first class, better!!

If God gives you first class, best!!!

To you my friends this plea l make, first class certificate might taste like cake

After this my friends you’ll need to wake, existing without a first class life is a mistake.
Kene Anthony 

(Dedicated to Sunny J & Kaycee)

NOT A ROLE MODEL #NARM (Poem by Kene Anthony)


I am not a role model; I am a model trying to play my role

I never intended to be a star; I just wanted to add beauty to the sky

My plan was never to be the sun that rules the day; I just wanted to bring light to the world

I wonder what people gain by posing as giants, when actually what transforms life are little things

Was that me being a pop star or was I trying to transform my world through singing

Never asked for a standing ovation, just trying to bring sanity to humanity

I was busy doing what I loved doing, was surprised they gave me an award

I guess they were right that said “pursue your dreams and success will pursue you”

Was I inventing to be known or was I inventing to solve problems?

I ain’t a role model; I’m just a model trying to play my role

Ok, now everybody is asking “how can I be a model?”, but I think they should be asking “how can I play my role?”

Wait a minute; my job search was because I needed more money, not really because I needed more responsibility

Did I volunteer so I can be the leader or so I can be the ladder?

What’s my role? What’s my role with being the best?

What’s my role with being distinct? What’s my role with being better?

Was it to be a role model, or was it to play my role?

After the seminar he whispered to me “My personality just increased”, in reply I told him “My passion just increased”

“But can’t you see that we can earn more money with this?” he asked, “But can’t you see that we can transform more lives with this” I told him.

He smiled and shouted “My family and the world will be proud of me”, I smiled back and shouted “God and the Future will be proud of me”

That’s because I ain’t a role model, I’m just a model trying to play my role

Aren’t you sick and tired of being Heroes whose impact is at level zero?

We drive on life’s great billows, yet for no one are you a pillow

Do you realise that great people are those that have inspired greatness in others?

I got to figure out how my great status can help my neighbourhood

Would you want to be a role model or a model playing his role?

Some candles shine to be called bright, other candles shine to make the room bright

I trained so hard to win my fight, how can I now help that young girl win the fight of her life?

The next time someone calls you a role model, ask yourself “what’s my role as a model?”

Have you realised that everyone on earth actually has a role he/she plays in people’s life?

“We are the Elders in this community!” Excuse me sir, our Youths are going astray. Check that

“I am the director in this company!” Excuse me Ma’am, administrative lapses is crippling us. Check that

Oh! Are you the MIP (Most Important Personality)? Well here comes the MVP (Most Vulnerable Personality)

My prayer every day, “God make me the best so I can make others better”

Thanks for the award and honours, but right now I got a world to change

Everybody was born to play a role, your role is to find your role and play your role

Think not what people can do for you; think of what you can do for people

I’m trying to invest as an entrepreneur; I’m also trying to invest in people’s lives

We got a day to save, so once you’re done reading this poem go and play your role

Let someone point to you one day and say “This guy made my life have a meaning”; and like seriously, that’s a great role to play.

Many people desired to be successful, but the successful are those that desired to be faithful

It’s good to be million-minded, but whatever happened to being Mission-minded?

Don’t be driven by your quest to be high, instead be driven by a quest to lift others high

Why? Because real people ain’t role models, they are models playing their role.