Poems

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

LEARNING THE LANGUAGE OF ROSES by Ugochukwu Damian

LEARNING THE LANGUAGE OF ROSES by Ugochukwu Damian

LEARNING THE LANGUAGE OF ROSES by Ugochukwu Damian tonight you’ll pick roses / off your lover’s tongue / and you will ponder / and ask why it took so long / not for the roses you hold / nor for the many times / you’ve looked for warmth / in his mouth / but for the...

POLITICS by Taofeek Ogunperi

POLITICS by Taofeek Ogunperi

POLITICSby Taofeek Ogunperiis a river that drowns even at its bank is a jungle where squirrels become alpha lionsis a microphone that givesa clear voice to the dumb is an echo that penetratesthe walls in the deaf’s earsis a wheel, standby for allthat can, that cannot...

HOW TO SPELL THE WORD ‘WOMAN’ by Emmanuel Chukwu

HOW TO SPELL THE WORD ‘WOMAN’ by Emmanuel Chukwu

HOW TO SPELL THE WORD 'WOMAN'  by Emmanuel Chukwu A black boy next door asks me to name Whom I call the only woman in my life. I run to My father and he sits me next to the kitchen. He says, Everyday, He would sit his self on this spot And call his woman his god. I do...

POET’S MOTHER by Adamu Usman Garko

POET’S MOTHER by Adamu Usman Garko

POET'S MOTHER by Adam Usman Garko The night sauntered in--- A black-haired angel moulded Amid fire       a messenger sent eye's prey    her muse bleeds   A voice echoes the length of abyss--- And desperation could be any angel In this deep year            of eating...

THE MELODY IN HER PAIN OPENED ME by Patron Henekou

THE MELODY IN HER PAIN OPENED ME by Patron Henekou

THE MELODY IN HER PAIN OPENED ME by Patron Henekou I was there in front of her Listening as she spoke. The words came out free, Unobstructed But not smooth: There was a faint tremolo in there To spring the prairie in her Smile. I sat there to Catch the words but Only...

A STAR IS BORN by David Adejumo

A STAR IS BORN by David Adejumo

Adejumo’s lovely piece is a collage of powerful thoughts that shows the path to follow for anyone aspiring to be a star and a light in darkness.

Winners of the 2018 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest

Winners of the 2018 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest

Winners of the 2018 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing ContestWe are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Kreative Diadem Creative Writing Contest.Poetry Category Winner: “My father hews out himself on my skin” by CJ Onyedikachi 1st Runner-up: “She forgets...

GIRLS LIKE YOU HAVE NO HISTORY by Angel Nwobodo

GIRLS LIKE YOU HAVE NO HISTORY by Angel Nwobodo

GIRLS LIKE YOU HAVE NO HISTORY by Angel Nwobodo Girls like you have no history - Second Runner-up of the 2018 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Poetry Category) i Women like us carry shame in our names - mother. iiYour mother shows you pictures of her -...

SHE FORGETS SHE’S A WOMAN by Abu Bakr Sadiq

SHE FORGETS SHE’S A WOMAN by Abu Bakr Sadiq

SHE FORGETS SHE’S A WOMAN by Abu Bakr Sadiq She forgets she's a woman - First Runner-up of the 2018 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Poetry Category) I’ve watched her body grow in leaps Breaking the boundaries of sins unseen Where women are forbidden...

MY FATHER HEW OUT HIMSELF ON MY SKIN by CJ Onyedikachi

MY FATHER HEW OUT HIMSELF ON MY SKIN by CJ Onyedikachi

MY FATHER HEW OUT HIMSELF ON MY SKIN by CJ Onyedikachi My Father Hew Out Himself on My Skin - Winner of the 2018 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Poetry Category) & my body like the blue bed—called a man to existence. My father's mouth’s the size...

MAY THE LAND BE TRULY SECULAR by Kamarudeen Mustapha

MAY THE LAND BE TRULY SECULAR by Kamarudeen Mustapha

MAY THE LAND BE TRULY SECULAR by Kamarudeen Mustapha MAY THE LAND BE TRULY SECULAR (For Leah Sharibu) We peel peace layer by layer Till nothing remains of our sanity We betray all orderliness at home Till gloating terror ambushes our bravest hopes Then, we start again...

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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