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

TERROR TALES AND BLOODBATH by Israel Olaniyan

TERROR TALES AND BLOODBATH by Israel Olaniyan

TERROR TALES AND THE BLOOD BATH by Israel-Triumph Olaniyan PRESCRIPT Rabbi was a young girl of five, and she watched men with knives drawn cut down her Father and mother like meat on the butcher's slab. Sinzu was on his way home to tell his parents about his new job...

MOURN FOR US by Oluwafemi Babasola

MOURN FOR US by Oluwafemi Babasola

MOURN FOR US by Oluwafemi Babasola we who are left breathing ghosts trapped in traversing bodies whose crushed spirits seek repose beneath the shadows of funeral wreaths who will rekindle banters baked in the smile of a child sucking a mother's breath shared with...

ROSES BROKE MY FALL by Eze Kenechukwu

ROSES BROKE MY FALL by Eze Kenechukwu

ROSES BROKE MY FALL by Eze Kenechukwu They come to me after midnight - Flashbacks of you, I greet them with tears. These shards of glass - In our garden Remind me of the thorns we bore. We loved like fire - Scalded tongues Purple teeth marks on skin.   You were...

LOVING MYSELF by Daniel Ajayi

LOVING MYSELF by Daniel Ajayi

LOVING MYSELF by Daniel Ajayi Like the birds fleeing in desert Like the slave in king’s palace Like mama loving to stay in village Like the rich men of Lagos Like the syndrome of my mind sheered I gave up the pain to sacrificially gain the heart of loving oneself...

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...

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