Poems

We have got a collection of thought-provoking poems authored by poets from different backgrounds.

IT IS TWELVE

IT IS TWELVE

IT IS TWELVE... It is twelve And the day is at crossroads; Evening wrestles night For the rights of time   It is twelve And it is a new day This day begins its day yawning A hundred loads Loom on its discourteous sun Its face, dyed with uncertainty Deep rooted in...

IS IT HOME HERE

IS IT HOME HERE

IS IT HOME HERE   Is it my home here, Is it the place called everywhere, Is it the world where there used to be Colourless smiles and good music, Is it the place where we used to dance When around bonfires there was no fence, When the elders were telling their...

PIERCING ARROWS

PIERCING ARROWS

Piercing Arrows  These are friends of mine I don't go in I go out Out of their private lives Out of their selfish desires This one is Christina A journalist She is gem A lady of class She is very religious Don't mind what you heard Between her and the pastor Of...

THE FUTURE

THE FUTURE

THE FUTURE The Golden Bells ring, The beautiful birds sing, The future smiles on an Eagle's wing, Ready to coronate a King,   Long before the prince learnt a rhyme, Sages told him the worth of time, If valued brings more than a dime, Never to live a life like a...

VISTA

VISTA

VISTA I think dreams find us because we are young And free like this air around us For I often wonder How dreams, wings detached And nestling in our sprightly nest, Soon grow plumages and join the flight into age Somewhere under this same sky And a full moon...

DELIVERING MY PREGNANCY

DELIVERING MY PREGNANCY

DELIVERING MY PREGNANCY!   Am Pregnant! Yes Pregnant! And For You! I tried an abortion but failed like a coup Pregnant like a dove not like a turtle-dove Not with a child but with your subtle-love   Pregnant like the succulent grasses of the rain forest I’m...

WOMAN – A MAN OF MANY PARTS

WOMAN – A MAN OF MANY PARTS

WOMAN - A MAN OF MANY PARTS A caring heart free of wiles, Screams of pain masked by decorous smiles, Soothing than the warmth of tiles, Refreshing than the waters of Nile,   A complete being yet divided, Shared in the hearts of children birthed, In pieces of...

KALRILS – THE GOD OF THE BLACKS

KALRILS – THE GOD OF THE BLACKS

Kalrils -The god of the blacks The air around your shrine Has developed talons, Piercing through our nostrils Risen from the smoldering skulls and gong Your shrine feeds on silence The incantations are on exile These spirits sovereign, Yet deaf their ears linger to...

DID IT HAVE TO BE YOU?

DID IT HAVE TO BE YOU?

DID IT HAVE TO BE YOU? I never believed in love Till I saw a smile on your face A voice spoke inside of me "Go for it young man It is your moment" Did it have to be you Who would reveal the malediction In trusting a human being For the words you said Were never true...

THE BEAUTIFUL TROUBLE

THE BEAUTIFUL TROUBLE

BEAUTIFUL TROUBLE Baba Risi has gone to the market to bargain for goods not foods nor clothings Baba Risi has gone to the market to buy feud war, envy, and apathy,   Baba Risi pocket is filled and leaking with gold So, he has gone to the market to acquire trouble...

WHAT WE SEE

WHAT WE SEE

WHAT WE SEE   We see bullets of different shapes, houses without walls, streets bereft of feet, trees burdened with swollen bodies, a field of corpses. bedsheets stained with blood of those whose spirits roam in the air.   We see the sky garnished with...

ANANSE

ANANSE

ANANSE Ananse, remember, The pitchers on the table, The stenciled flower vases at the terrace, And the embroidered kaftans! I knew you when you were black.   Remember, The death of your father, Beneath the cracks of the slavers whip, Wither their whims and that...

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