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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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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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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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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AWAKE COMPATRIOTS

. . Wake, the silver dawn returning and the night gradually heads home. The rocket of sunrise burning and darkness slowly vanishes to the tomb. . Wake sapiens, wake, Dawn had been calling. The day has fully break, the sun also is glimmering. . Wake child, it is late for…

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Before Now

BEFORE NOW . Before now I use to think that life is full of sadness and melancholy, I never thought about the joy of living. . Before now  I used  to think that life  was full of ups and down like the game, hurdle I never thought there will emerge…

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HAD IT BEEN

HAD IT BEEN . Had it been I have ruminated for some time That you’re the best thing that happened to me I wouldn’t have taken you with levity . Had it been I have ruminated for some time that you’d be my saviour I wouldn’t have put you in…

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ILLUSIONED

ILLUSIONED . . I have seen sunrise from east where it was choked by chains and fetters for eon years, making sapiens reside in a cloud full of thickened darkness . I have seen true hopes sprung from the depths of a wellspring which had been murdered and binded in…

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On A Monday Morning

©MODEST KING . It is another busy day for workers Proprietors, traders and hawkers People running to catch morning dew Run, run fast before the time is due . It is another sad day for secondary students Especially those with piled up assignments “I wish this day never comes” That…

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Clarion Call

. our face goes crimson, Red as scarlet you may say, We are criminals in a prison Waiting for our judgment day . Poverty smote the corners of our heart We lived in penury, We became as a wandering hart Which find no pasture to squat Let’s rise to our…

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DARK CLOUDS

. Son woke a day to see the sky so dark unusually gloomy with angry clouds son pointed up and asked mom “Mom, why is the sky angry has he not any food to eat?” perplexed mom looked up and beautiful but sad tears flew down her cheeks freely they…

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SONG OF SANDSTORM

. . let our mouth spill out let our voices keep not shut let our hands cleave to the strings and plunck the tune of sandstorm. . eerisome winds choked us, we quiver at it spiritual torrent, our farmlands became barren, a result from it unending strike. . we reside…

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NATURE IS BEAUTIFUL

I can see those high mountains, Virgin, you can’t behold a single stain, Never, once visited by cad,  villains, Great inheritance of heights, it attains. . I can see the deep valleys, Streams surrounded by green alleys, Flow all your sorrows faraway, And restore you with joy someday. . I…

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