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I NEARLY WROTE YOU A POEM

I NEARLY WROTE YOU A POEM

I NEARLY WROTE A POEM FOR YOU I nearly wrote you a poem About how my eyes did the seeing And how my heart did the falling My brain is busy wishing Leaving my eyes to do the crying. I nearly wrote you a poem Never knew my heart could beat this fast While my brain...

THE CREATURES OF ELÉDÙMARÈ

THE CREATURES OF ELÉDÙMARÈ

THE CREATURES OF ELÉDÙMARÈ Amputated windowpanes, never would close Retreat I must into the sovereignty of the insecticide-treated net Cellules within cellules Sinister atmosphere The night of the angels of doom. Like the night of the killing of the Egyptian...

A SILENT VOID

A SILENT VOID

♠A SILENT VOID ♠ Voidness pervades my empty soul Sadness drums for my legs  to dance The endless longing for your presence Sings melodious dirges to my heart I stand at this troubled crossroad looking down the path you took Will you ever come back? To the waiting...

DRUMS, DRUMS

DRUMS, DRUMS

DRUMS, DRUMS… Drums, drums, Play drums not violins, Play drums not keys, They asked me to play drums… And I started playing drums Though I grew up amid violins and keys, Though I used to dance around cement trees… Drums, drums, Play drums they shouted If you want our...

A VOID SONG

A VOID SONG

♠A VOID SONG♠ "Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet" - Plato Karima, Mine, is a supplication of wordless rhymes Nurtured by loneliness and the warmth Of straying thoughts Can I wait any further? On this...

BLACK I AM

BLACK I AM

BLACK I AM Black I am, and proud to be one, Happy to call Brother each man; For this world is one sweet village, Though the strong arms of a cruel age, An age of fear and death, Squeeze it to let it out of breath, Breaking down the wings of freedom, Setting up the...

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...

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...

Isolation

Our third issue ever, "Isolation" is out. We had thought-provoking conversations with Alexis Teyie and Tobi Nifesi. It's a collection of works from some of the finest minds out there -- poetry, short stories, interviews, and creative essays.

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