Message

MESSAGE My tears always ceased to flow Anytime I hear about any killing Why taking innocent soul? When you couldn’t create a being Up above you shot your arrow And with mortar you covered your head Your action invites sorrow To the homes of the deads What could have been…

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Wedding Night

I have waited for so long And thank God I’m still strong. Today is the D-day Please, there should be no delay. I can’t wait to be taken to another world Where my rod will be my sword. It’s not easy to wait Please, open the gate. I’m seriously in…

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PETROL OR QUEUEROL

PETROL OR QUEUEROL I’m tired of a country like this, Who denies her people some peace. A rich country who suffers her people with great torment Without an iota of regret. We own the petroleum But we don’t use to our satisfaction Yesterday I queued for eight hours, Hoping to…

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A WOMAN’S PROBLEM

A WOMAN’S PROBLEM How I wish I could solve a woman’s problems with equation(s)… Each time I try, there is always no solution Their problems are like an equation: having multiple variables; You could only express one variable in terms of other variables. How I wish someone could just give…

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

HAPPY NEW YEAR A new year has come so soon It broke out of its shell with a deafening sound -booom!!! Autumn leaves have started falling The day which was benighted is now morning It didn’t come as a surprise As we’ve been expecting it like we’re expecting sunrise It…

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GLITTERING AS A STAR

GLITTERING AS A STAR Sometimes I stare gazing at stars in heaven Wondering how they glitter all night Illuminating lights to the earth. Sometimes I’ll have sweet dreams of how I travelled up there and made friends with the stars, We’ll grin and laugh all day forgetting the anxiety that…

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DEATH IS WICKED

DEATH IS WICKED for Adeniran Joseph     Death! you are wicked you caught him unaware No one dares to query you. The great man you just claimed. Was a man of great potential who had laboured to enjoy the fruits of his labour but was enjoined with lifeless beings…

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LADIES GATE

LADIES GATE   The security at the gate says I am your dignity I am your purity I am your innocence I am that place that hasn’t been visited I am your ibale I am that scared temple that needs to be sacrificed and worshipped. In form of marriage and…

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Harmattan

HARMATTAN Gently, gently it creeps in just like a thief in the night trees sheds and tremble at his sight human throat dries every time very thirsty I am now for this season we shall bow lips peels and dry so fast but Mr Balm saves at last After a…

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THEIR HOPES

There are ways that seems farther than they are near, Nearer will you imagine these ways, The ways of deaths-tination, not destination. The way of perdition not perfection. The ways which our ancestors thread when on a short journey to a distant journey, The ways which tends never to end…

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DARKNESS

They lifted the dirge in accordance, The earth broke in pieces with a callous elegy. Illusion followed in their fellowship. And death brought the woman to her kneels, she wailed and wailed cracking the walls of the sky. God created forgetfulness because of labour pains! Because of the void in…

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END OF THE WORLD

END OF THE WORLD I The clasping of hands producing faint echoes Regarding lost hopes seen in the depth of our eyes We still gazed and observe life how it went Because all hopes disappeared within the twinkle of an eye. . Certain years flew We were hit by birdflu…

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My Mother

  My mother is a woman like no other. she gave me life, she nutured me, she taught me, she held me, she fought for me, she dressed me, she shouted at me, she kissed me, she hugged me. But most importantly, she loved me unconditionally. There are not enough…

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SCARS

  My father’s tattered house breeds red demons, and my mother’s kitchen feeds black spirits, We grew up loving demons and black evil spirits that fly in the afternoon. Our neighbours keep their eyes away from us, They shut the eyes of their dogs when ever we are passing by,…

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REMEDY

REMEDY . When stars fell from above, we were clouded with the shield of fears, We cowered behind lost hope and so life was filled with anxiety. But who will be our remedy? . Aren’t we tired of the sorrowful song Which is sung by our sour tongues? Aren’t we…

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BLAME THE SOCIETY

BLAME THE SOCIETY blame the society when a piece of meat is stolenfrom your sinful pot of selfishness and greedblame the society when your bread changeto a strange color from the one you made itblame the society when your goat discoveredwhere those tubers of yam you seized fromthe orphans are…

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LOST TREASURE

LOST TREASURE i showed them the path of our ancestorsthe mould which they trudgedI reveal the beauteous of our natureso they could ignore the allure of their suitorsI beseech them to be wrapped in the warmth of our Landdo not wander beyond the turf of it’s love I pleadlet the…

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Pon Mi Le

Pon mi le for that is what I accord you respect they say is reciprocal let your utterance not be the water that quells my fire . pon mi le cos you are my world draw me closer and not farther with your words only it can make the man…

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SISI EKO

By Afolabi Kayode Sisi Eko So much I have missed you the glow of your multi-colored face laid on a feeble foundation which makes your loving smile exacerbate . Sisi Eko How is Baba Alaanu? that can’t sleep without hearing your voice does he still shower you with gift without…

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