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TO A FRIENDLY BROTHER by Oredola Ibrahim

TO A FRIENDLY BROTHER by Oredola Ibrahim

TO A FRIENDLY BROTHER by Oredola Ibrahim To a Friendly Brother …for Bashir Friends in arm Brothers for life Forbidding harm Chesting the knife Staying up late Discussing dreams Saving the date With lightened beams Crushing off bugs Covering with clothes Giving tight...

DEAR DADDY by ‘Bukola Ibirogba

DEAR DADDY by ‘Bukola Ibirogba

DEAR DADDY by 'Bukola Ibirogba —01 Dear Daddy, Mommy does not smile anymore, Her eyes no longer light up with joy. I remember nights when she cried herself sore, And I have realized that, We would go on, After you, Without you, We would go on. Though something...

LOVE by Eunice Oladeji

LOVE by Eunice Oladeji

LOVE by Eunice Oladeji Right after my parents died, I was packaged to my brother's home. I was still in shock from watching my parents burn to death in a fire that I started. At an age where everything was fascinating and worth trying, I had lit a match close to a...

LOVE LESSONS by Kanyinsola Olorunnisola

LOVE LESSONS by Kanyinsola Olorunnisola

LOVE LESSONS by Kanyinsola Olorunnisola —01 She learnt about love from the markings on her mother's body and wails of agony that escaped weary lips on nights when her father returned with staggering legs and fermented breath.   —02 She learnt about love around...

MY NIGERIEN FRIEND AND HIS STUBBORN SMILE by Agbaakin Oluwatoyosi

MY NIGERIEN FRIEND AND HIS STUBBORN SMILE by Agbaakin Oluwatoyosi

My Nigerien Friend and his Stubborn Smile So because you're not glued by blood mere haemo-bond, you shrug at the news at 8. You say there are no worried wrinkles on the forehead of the cute newscaster who brings bloody news from Potiksum, only in a jiffy; about dying...

IN THE SILENCE OF THE NIGHT by Osho Samuel

IN THE SILENCE OF THE NIGHT by Osho Samuel

In the silence of the night, when the royal cart of tranquil thoughts trudge through thickets of solitude, knights are knitted with knowledge  to rule the affairs of the day.      the apparels of the stars are washed in dense darkness, goblets of...

SOMETHING ABOUT NATURE by Aremu Abiodun

SOMETHING ABOUT NATURE by Aremu Abiodun

  SOMETHING ABOUT NATURE The bright light shines, everyday, A dynamic touch with blossoming appeal, Nature has never ceased to mirror her existence, There is always something to say about her beauty. Life may be unkind, life may be wobbly, Nature still is a...

GREEN LIGHT CANDLE by Ray Ndebi

GREEN LIGHT CANDLE by Ray Ndebi

GREEN LIGHT CANDLE As a whisper she came into my life Riding the winds like a dream in the night The voice of hers I heard and so in love I fell with the white wings of that innocent dove It seemed she had crossed many horizons Many green pastures, many blue seasons...

YOU LIED TO ME, SWEETHEART by Vihasi Shah

YOU LIED TO ME, SWEETHEART by Vihasi Shah

YOU LIED TO ME, SWEETHEART Hey, sweetheart you lied to me You lied to me You said it would be better some fine day And night would be less dark one fine day But you lied to me sweetheart It's hell repeating every single day Life doesn't get better in any coming way...

AND WHAT OF IT, IF THUS YOU LAID? by Oyin Oludipe

AND WHAT OF IT, IF THUS YOU LAID? by Oyin Oludipe

AND WHAT OF IT, IF THUS YOU LAID? For Albert Jungers, poet and teacher And what of it, if thus you laid? Your worlds yet danced, for so did they Whose naked lode yours sagely warms And what of it, if thus you laid? And dared the storm where tart it thrums Reap I a...

DEFYING GRAVITY by ‘Bukola Ibirogba

DEFYING GRAVITY by ‘Bukola Ibirogba

DEFYING GRAVITY We fall on our faces, Time and time again, Those moments when we fall in great places, And bow our heads in pain, From deep inside our hearts, We begin to learn to find Will; to strengthen our weakest parts, Energy to enlarge the mind, To see the...

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