Our Blog

This is where it happens; the rich confluence of poems, short stories, and essays.

BETRAYAL by Ken Odenigbo

BETRAYAL by Ken Odenigbo

BETRAYAL by Ken Odenigbo The host, says the field is clear, We wonder in fear, we are unwell, Because the night draws near. It’s time for war, little time for us to dwell. Betrayer! traitor! Our comrade, our danger, A rouge vindicator. Once a captain, now a stranger....

HOW DEAD MEN COME BACK HOME by Kanyinsola Olorunnisola

HOW DEAD MEN COME BACK HOME by Kanyinsola Olorunnisola

HOW DEAD MEN COME BACK HOME by Kanyinsola Olorunnisola [for Safia Elhillo, after her collection, “Asmarani”] We only mourn dead men, so why do you grieve for a man whose name takes on a life in your mouth? The way his songs pour you back into a minstrel in search of a...

BUILDING BRIDGES FOR ALL by Steven Dangu

BUILDING BRIDGES FOR ALL by Steven Dangu

BUILDING BRIDGES FOR ALL by Steven Dangu These scars are the failed Miracles of life, the ones I failed to believe My rush-days and failures were Answered prayers I was praying The cup passing over me Not knowing they were part of the process Of my creation, in my...

THE UNICORN CALL by Adedayo Ademokoya

THE UNICORN CALL by Adedayo Ademokoya

THE UNICORN CALL by Adedayo Ademokoya Seeing this uncommon dexterity so pure and awesome in a mortal dwarfing my understanding and making my dumb mind vibrate Even the inner me cannot deny this silhouette of loveliness My head and heart pounding thoughts in the mortar...

ROSE by Ndifreke George

ROSE by Ndifreke George

ROSE by Ndifreke George ROSE, You please my eyes and melt my heart Succulent like yellow petals that’s the feeling from your touch ROSE, You’re the chord that plays all the notes of the music that rises from the depth of my soul ROSE, The perfume of your being flaws...

WHITE EYES by Olusegun Ogunmola

WHITE EYES by Olusegun Ogunmola

WHITE EYES by Olusegun Ogunmola With that alluring paired rarity Housed in new ocular sockets, You stare at me in normal curiosity (The sensorimotor stage isn't past yet).   You poke mine in Edenic innocence (Your circumcision is still rather fresh), I envy...

HOW COULD I FAIL TO SEE by Kariuki wa Nyamu

HOW COULD I FAIL TO SEE by Kariuki wa Nyamu

HOW COULD I FAIL TO SEE? by Kariuki wa Nyamu Neema, How could I fail to see you weren’t the usual urban girl whose ways are not up to scratch? How could I fail to see the patient waiting for each other to get done with school? How could I fail to see the right timing...

Do you like our published works?

You can add your literary work to an endless list of poems, short stories, flash fiction, spoken word poetry, and interviews.

Kreative Diadem

The right to think is the right to write

© 2015 - 2019 Kreative Diadem. Copyright. All Rights Reserved.

Join our reading community

Join our reading community

Sign up for our free weekly newsletter and get free access to our library of poems, short stories and essays. 

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Shares
Share This