The Daily Post · This Is My Life

Living in the diaspora…


Having lived in several cities
from Africa to Europe,
North America to UAE
 each city has left pieces of itself
embedded in my heart.

I embrace wherever I go with enthusiasm
and allow the people and culture of the city
to engrave themselves on my soul
that leaving them behind
always leaves me wistful.

To migrate from one city to another
is to have different fragments of you
diversely divided till the framework of who you are
becomes as colourful
as the United colours of Nations


© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Below is my first just published Poetry Book “Out of the silent breath” which is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

When you buy my book, you support me in an invaluable manner.


She is amazing at describing love and life in her poems. She creates such beautiful images with her words. Truly, she is a talented writer and I’m so excited to have her poetry book and to continue reading through it.


Out of the silent breath

19 thoughts on “Living in the diaspora…

  1. Congratulations Jackie. Following your website and watching you thrive and succeed in your creative endeavors is so inspiring. And your poetry is just so beautiful, a true expression of your beautiful heart. I wish you so much success. XOX JoHanna🐞

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  2. Thank you for this 🙂 I resonate totally with it. I love you description of becoming “…as colourful as the United colours of Nations.”


I love it when you decorate my heart with your words..

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