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Roses in the tropics

Happy Birthday to my lovely wife Uche. This attempt at poetry is just for you…

If I had a garden
I’ll plant roses just for you
If I had an orchard
Lovely grapes will I only grow

Such luxury, in tropical Lagos
The weather wouldn’t let
Yet I must find a way to express
This great feeling inside of me

Then I pick up my pen
And like a spring, words flow
I wax lyrical, even poetic
In my bid, roses to grow

It’s exciting to know
One so beautiful and regal
Yet so sweet and loving
That I’m just enthused

I’ve done the unthinkable
My roses are in full bloom
The sweet fragrance engulfs me
And I hope they are a delight to you

About Kene Okoye

A creative writer, banker, pianist, composer and music promoter, Kene documents events and presents his viewpoint in compelling narratives. He sets out to create vivid pictures with his intelligent use of words and seeks to engage, thrill, educate and inspire the reader. Come on and enjoy yourself.


  1. Beautiful! Happy birthday aunt, may God’s divine favour locate you today and always.. Wishing you many more fruitful years

  2. Lovely piece…
    Many more years in good health & prosperity.

  3. Happy birthday to you Madam Uc. Have a lovely year and many happy returns. Remain blessed.

  4. Aaww Hmmmm, happy birthday My wife Madam UC. KK my birthday is still far so you have time to compose mine.


    So Touching and inspiring.

  6. Happy happy bday to u aunty uche. May de blessings of de lord overwhlem u now n always amen n amen. Remain blessed.
    And nice poem uncle.

  7. I really like

  8. How sweet… HBD sis! Wishing you your best year ever yet!

  9. happy birthday to you aunty uche, wishing you the blessings of God that surpasses human understanding. many more wonderful years ahead. we love you.

  10. To my one of a kind, once in a lifetime husband…Kene…
    I can hardly speak about you without tears welling up in my eyes.
    You have shown me that loving someone never gets boring or stale.
    I still catch myself breaking a smile each time I look at our wedding picture. Your love for me is unquestionable and I love the way you spoil me. You are and will always be my one true love. Always and forever

  11. Homer the poet. Good one

  12. Happy birthday to the rose of Kene’s heart.

    Words are the best gifts only to homo sapiens

    Life is in it and we shall use it judiciously

  13. Hurray!
    What a Romantic Poem!….an inert expression of True Love…
    Kekekekeke…kene, you remain an enigma of some sort.
    Congratulations to Sister Uche Once Again.
    You are both truly Blessed!

  14. Happy birthday to my Big Sis Uche….lots of love and kisses to you. The world would be a better place if there were more like u. Many more years in Greatness.

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