This poem presents
one of the fascinating aspects of the writer’s show of his creative endowments as a poet. The title and the openings of the verses is a skillful approach he had employed to keep his audience focused on the real object of attention- the natural Hills and Shores. One notable aspect of the poem is Kartel’s subtly way of interwoven his emotional feelings for the picturesque beauty of nature in a “personification” way to address his seemly feelings of lose and sadness. It is undoubtedly clear that from the poem that he equally expressed his feelings for a seemly lost love for his future nubile –diva who had won his heart. However, one sees through the poem a more elaborate expression of sadness at a frustrated ambition. An ambition to enjoy fully the scenic view of the beautiful Hills, and the glittering patches of sandy islands dotted along the breath and length of the breathtaking flows of a river that flowed round the academic community of an institution he had once sort an academic opportunity in. As a student of the tertiary institution, he would have had his ambition fulfilled. But for circumstances beyond him he found himself denied of that rare opportunity. No wonder the piece went ahead to make it to the semi-finalist of the International Society of Poets ‘Poetry Competition” and equally went on to win an ”Outstanding Achievement in Poetry Crystal Award Trophy." The author was subsequently nominated as an associate ambassador of poet to the International Society of Poets.
He equally received a gold Medallion in recognition of his creative ingenuity. Above all, he was presented with a $300 worth crystal trophy, a $100 coupon for the upcoming 2008 International Society of Poets edition, with free one year subscription to the Poets magazine. All this took place at the 27th International Society of Poets (ISP) Convention, 2007 edition held between July 19-22 2007 at the prestigious Rivera Hotel in the beautiful and one of the world’s famous Cities, Las Vegas in Nevada U.S.A. It equally would be republished in 2008 edition of the anthology. The author hereby solicits and he is privileged to honor you with a rare opportunity for you to contribute and equally be part of the immensely growing fans of this poem “Goodbye Hills and Shores” by rating/voting positively on it if you found it pleasant and “good” by you. Alternatively, visit www.poetry.com , search for the author by name “Kartel” and lend your special voice by rating/voting on the other poetic entries by Kartel Onyekachi Chidiagba” Start now by visiting the link below; http://www.poetry.com/voteforme/poemvote1.asp?PID=6193952