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DINNER AT THE KING’S YARD

DINNER AT THE KING’S YARD

DINNER AT THE KING'S YARD It was dark and quiet Seldom, if sun rises at the moment Fracas at the market Sun has lose it sight   Birds showing what they've got Plainly from the gut Sonorously without faults On the Iroko tree near our hut   When a boy stares...

SLAUGHTER YOUR EXCUSES

SLAUGHTER YOUR EXCUSES

SLAUGHTER YOUR EXCUSES It was barely four years after the end of the Second World War, nations of the world tried to heal their wounds; wounds and damages inflicted by the high-handedness of Adolf Hitler. Men were slaughtered, Jews were cremated in their millions and...

SEVEN POTS OF STONES

SEVEN POTS OF STONES

SEVEN POTS OF STONES Death was a solution. It was what we ate in the night, in turns, some even jumped the queue.  It stopped us from wandering through the woods in search of nuts or the juice from jerrin- a thin gruel made from mashed thorn-tree branches. It was the...

MARCH’S MATCH FOR JONATHAN THE BUHARIST

MARCH’S MATCH FOR JONATHAN THE BUHARIST

March’s Match for Jonathan the Buharist   At the end of the scheming month Seal your quick speaking mouth Call me no Seer or Prophet For I am but an ensnared Poet   Though they sign an accord I do not see peace as a chord Tying us to the feat of the future...

TO MY KING

TO MY KING

TO MY KING   Now I can tell where you have been for days When I was striving to survive and stand And help my children in the barren land A forsaken home for unwanted preys   I can tell where you have been my dear head When burning rivers were taking over...

WHAT’S LEFT

WHAT’S LEFT

WHAT’S LEFT? What’s left but exhausted minds That parade in shirts and gowns Shrugging shoulders that tongues have laid on Like gods that have lost their omniscience To futile voyages Over the tombs of the living They drop wreathes Sending our spirits on exile What’s...

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