Merchant of Poetry …by Osalam Wosu 

ERIATA ORIBHABOR 

Eriata Oribhabor, president of Poets In Nigeria…the merchant of poetry himself… 

Tales have spread of an enigma

Who has bestowed on himself a dogma 

To rain on us verses of gold 

And dry us with words from the ensuing  

    cold
Tales have spread of a preacher 

Who presages the ascent of creativity

With gait gumptious, exuding positivity

A king who bends and feeds his

  subjects

Spitting wisdom in a world where the wise are rejects
Bells have rung in market places 

In crowded prisons and empty palaces 

A merchant amongst others 

Standing solidly as a rock

His name is Eriata Oribhabor 

And he says “poetry is in stock”
©Osalam Wosu