1. Tell everybody a little about yourself
Am Okorie Harrison from Nigeria, a gifted and passionate writer, author, speaker and a coach. I am the founder of POT OF INK poem series
2. Was your creativity affected in anyway during the lockdown?
Not at all. The lockdown period was actually productive for me
3. Did being lockdown make you feel inspired or deflated?
wow! I was inspired a lot, I had enough time to write many poems and articles that was hanging in my head, and I also completed some of my pending books. In fact, its a period in a lifetime that any reasonable person should explore and utilize to the fullest.
4. What was the main thinking behind your poem submitted to Together Behind Four Walls ?
Poetry is part of me. Most times I reach out to the world through poems and I perceive it as a way of contributing to humanity. So, while I was submitting my poem to together behind four walls, I was glad it is another way of adding value to humanity.
5. What inspires most of your poems?
Poetry is a lifestyle, it's nature and it's everything. I draw my inspiration from any source but most times from my emotions and feeling.
6. Do you have any favourite poems, from all the poems you have written?
Yes, a lot of them but I will mention just two. The first one is "SUICIDE: Not an option" which is aimed at suicide prevention and was featured in the anthology "A spark of hope 2"
The second one is "The legend of peace" which is aimed at promoting global peace. The rest of it can be found on my Facebook page.
7. Do you ever think of poems before going to sleep or just after waking up?
Like I said earlier; poetry is part of me and It keeps flowing in my mind and in my head every moment of the day, I just need time to put them down.
8. Do you hand write poems or go directly on to your computer?
This is interesting. I write with my smart phone and later transfer it into my computer
9. Do you ever give up on poems you have started?
Not at all. I finish every poem I started
10. Do you do any other creative activities?
As a registered partner of the united nations under the arm of sustainable development goals, I promote global peace, I educate people on substance abuse and leadership.
Aside poetry, am also into public speaking and coaching (mostly online).
11. Do your poems ever have strong messages?
By the grace of God I have been able to impact and lift so many lives with my poems and I do receive complements, award certificates and recommendations from individuals and groups. Few weeks ago I was invited by a friend in Uganda whom my messages has really touched to educate a group of young people in her home country.
12. If you had to write a poem about yourself, how would it start?
I will start with something like "hope in a new dawn"
Though I wrote a poem about myself of what happened to me on the 10th of August, 2020 it is centered on how I escaped death and it is tilled "inside my tears
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