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DO THE GODS FALL IN LOVE? THE CITY PASIFA by Fisayo Obilaja

DO THE GODS FALL IN LOVE? THE CITY PASIFA by Fisayo Obilaja

DO THE GODS FALL IN LOVE? THE CITY PASIFA In the ancient times of the gods, There existed a city, The little city of PASIFA, It was neither on earth, neither was it in heaven nor on the ocean bed, It was in a place that hid vast mysteries. In a place where the stars...

TORTURE by Emmanuel Ibekwe

TORTURE by Emmanuel Ibekwe

  TORTURE   If wishes were horses I still would prefer a Lamborghini I would feel better if it`s not public buses At least beggars cannot get a ride in it.     They say suffering is no ornament No one would feel proud with it on their neck...

LIFE ADDICT by Jonathan Oladeji

LIFE ADDICT by Jonathan Oladeji

Life Addict Am just craving, I mean my hands shaking, Twitching for some..... Just a: Drag, fix, high! Just one more time, That sick hunger, Foul thoughts, and fading sights. Resolute and wretched, My high resolution image, A crook and wretch, The bottle and booze,...

THE NIGHT TREASURE by Fisayo Obilaja

THE NIGHT TREASURE by Fisayo Obilaja

THE NIGHT TREASURE  It was all dark and silent, In a city filled with violence, Crime was at the heart of every home, There I was, at the city's south gate, Panting and silently ranting with annoyance 'Cause there was none to rade! 'Flickle-shikle' I heard, sound of...

TODAY IS YESTERDAY’S TOMORROW by Francis Omode

TODAY IS YESTERDAY’S TOMORROW by Francis Omode

TODAY IS YESTERDAY'S TOMORROW The Wise says: TODAY is yesterday's tomorrow This week is last week's next week This month is last month's next month This year is last year's new year Alas, Time waits for no man Tomorrow comes every TODAY I live. The Lazy says: Tomorrow...

THE TYRANNY OF MAMA DERO

THE TYRANNY OF MAMA DERO

THE TYRANNY OF MÀMA DÉRÓ The Àkùko gàgàrà bears her gossips from town to town Gossips of me being nothing but a greedy clown The rat at home tells it to the farm rat and to the squirrel Even the Irúnmolè informs the ancestors of our quarrel This woman that I married...

RITUALS by Tola Ijalusi

RITUALS by Tola Ijalusi

RITUALS The rain comes, clouds heavy here but rainbow is missing.   Merger of shoddy elites occupants of floors in assemblies of nation's houses sited on national rock.   Postmen of economic issues servicing to occurrence scarcity of resources, for whom we...

THE MURDER (A SERIAL STORY) by Olutayo Owojuyigbe

THE MURDER (A SERIAL STORY) by Olutayo Owojuyigbe

THE MURDER (A SERIAL STORY)   Episode 1 There was blood everywhere— thick frank blood! How can anyone have this much blood? She gasped and quickly wiped her fingerprints off the pistol with the green shawl he had bought her for Christmas. Mark wasn’t breathing,...

WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO TELL YOU ABOUT WAR? by Rasaq Malik

WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO TELL YOU ABOUT WAR? by Rasaq Malik

WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO TELL YOU ABOUT WAR? Is it the way men die, the way their wives trace their corpses with candlelight? Is it how bombs sound when they hit those boys? Is it the way people fall whenever bullets sail like water in their hearts, in their veins? Is...

AWERO’S POUNDED YAM by Kanyinsola Olorunnisola

AWERO’S POUNDED YAM by Kanyinsola Olorunnisola

AWERO'S POUNDED YAM Have you eaten Awero's pounded yam? it is a scrumptious finger-licking action, as each morsel dances around in plates of egusi soup and calms the restleness of watering lustful mouths. When you hear the mortar and pestle murderously conspiring to...

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