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

WHAT TO IMAGINE by Yusuff Uthman Adekola

WHAT TO IMAGINE by Yusuff Uthman Adekola

WHAT TO IMAGINE by Yusuff Uthman AdekolaWhat to imagine by Yusuff Uthman Adekola - Shortlist (Top Five) of the 2018 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Poetry Category) Imagine you were a fishPlaced on a sandy line between water and land,Feeling the...

I KISS THE NATURE GOOD MORNING by Kamarudeen Mustapha

I KISS THE NATURE GOOD MORNING by Kamarudeen Mustapha

I KISS THE NATURE GOOD MORNING by Kamarudeen Mustapha I kiss the nature good morning And brew a pot of honey in my veins I converse with the wild hues of the wilderness And win myself a garland of rainbow around my neck Today I befriend the weaverbirds and their...

THE WONDERS OF IKOGOSI by Adedayo Ademokoya

THE WONDERS OF IKOGOSI by Adedayo Ademokoya

THE WONDERS OF IKOGOSI by Adedayo Ademokoya THE WONDERS OF IKOGOSI (For Olaitan Victor) There they sat, feeling the living spring that compresses the fusion of their hearts on the emblem of gold. The warm spring came flowing through the nirvana of her soul to rev up...

MARIA CRUSHES ON GABRIEL by Patron Henekou

MARIA CRUSHES ON GABRIEL by Patron Henekou

MARIA CRUSHES ON GABRIEL by Patron Henekou I dote on you so much That I want us to date In the name of the scriptures.   Oh Maria, let your will be done And we will restart the calendar.   But you know I'm civilized now and don’t mind having The Baby out of...

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...

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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