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THE BLIND DATE

THE BLIND DATE

THE BLIND DATE Once upon a time, I was on an expedition in Nigeria from the South-East to the South-West. The old man in his early sixties with his pair of medicated glasses entered the vehicle and sat close to me. Three hours into the journey, I had the courage to...

LOST IN LUST

LOST IN LUST

LOST IN LUST If my soul rests upon this lustful feminine Don't mourn dear family I have found a place so comfortable It renders earth incomparable   I am lost in lust soaked in dust, bathed with rust Ah! This place is like eternity! Pure, sacred, I think one of...

THE ROAD TO REDEMPTION

THE ROAD TO REDEMPTION

THE ROAD TO REDEMPTION He got to the park, hoping he would be the last passenger just before the bus moves. Amidst shouts of different destinations by the popular 'agberos', he finally located the bus going his way. He likes to sit in front with the driver, but this...

HOMELESS DREAMS

HOMELESS DREAMS

[HOMELESS DREAMS] For the internally displaced… I I wake up to the silent tonalities Of homeless voices I see dreams trudge along In clothless rags I watch weary people look out For the rays of hopeless days I feel my heart crying out loud To save the desiccated agony...

DISCREPANCIES

DISCREPANCIES

DISCREPANCIES I walked past a very noisy graveyard On my way to a dried up well of life Where I hoped to find some pearl among the swine That goes there to water the well I entered a garden of monsters Monsters with high need for vegetables In their midst, I listened...

MY PEOPLE

MY PEOPLE

My People A wise saying once said "show me your friend and I will tell you the kind of person you are" Who really do you call "my people" How well do you know them? Can you really trust he/she with your life? My people are bold and proactive They are never afraid to...

THE WATCHMAN

THE WATCHMAN

THE WATCH-MAN to every living thing the stars, moons and the subjected sun to every dead thing humans, animals and admired plants lies an untold tale of a buyer to every living soul of birds, bats and ambitious owls to every non-living stones, gravels and still...

HAIL NIGERAREA!

HAIL NIGERAREA!

HAIL NIGERAREA! We hail our own dear country Our fatherland that has always shed tears Nigeria, our rulers prevail Amidst the trembles and cracks of our feet The land stays green Nigeria we hail thee Still we hail our greed The penury amongst our kinsmen is fed While...

THE JOURNEY SO FAR – HIV/AIDS

THE JOURNEY SO FAR – HIV/AIDS

THE JOURNEY SO FAR-HIV/AIDS This is not supposed to be a lecture on how it evolved. In case you do not know, AIDS has come to stay but the fight is still on. Even if the cure is discovered, it is just a step towards eradicating it. Why does this bother me so much? I...

DISTANT MESSAGES

DISTANT MESSAGES

DISTANT MESSAGES dear ears of distant places, far-nigh above and below countless coined mountains of distinct voices which shoots beneath deserts of distinct colours which defies our journey like journals hanging freely on branches of trees beside roads and along...

THE MOON

THE MOON

THE MOON Just but a figment of the sun's strength The only one we can confidently behold Rebirthing and displaying for us each month We await eagerly the peak when you are so bold Sometimes, when you are sickle shaped, I get to see that boy from the fables Posing with...

SHADES OF GREY

SHADES OF GREY

Shades of grey  [Not fifty 😉 ] Right and wrong From a tender age, We are taught are polar opposites But are they? Always? Good and bad Black and white As you get older, shades of grey appear The distinction becomes fuzzy Not always, but every now and again (Say)...

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