Christoper Lekwauwa was born in Eastern Nigeria on 4th of July 1986 as the fifth son of Felix and Ijeoma Uche. His Christian upbringing has had a strong formative influence on him. His deep-seated empathy for nature slowly branched out into love for literature and passion for poetry. A biomedical scientist and an entrepreneur with interest in fashion and designing, Christoper Lekwauwa is currently based in Southern Nigeria city of Yenagoa, practising Medical Laboratory Science. He asserts that he is a scientist, an entrepreneur, a poet and a Christian all rolled into one. “Isthmus of Pain and Joy” is an impassioned rendering of the speaker’s grief upon the death of his beloved father. The poem rolls out beautiful and familiar images one after the other, which upon juxtaposition, evoke a tranquil sensation that softly reminds us of the dualistic nature of human existence.