Poems

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

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...

LOVED BUT FOUND by Akinsanya Damilola

LOVED BUT FOUND by Akinsanya Damilola

LOVED BUT FOUND by Akinsanya Damilola For days lost, he sat by the old tent With thoughts of a pretty dear, he could never get We pitied, helped and endeared That he leaves his drudges and face the sour truth That a mistress would not bow to a poor lover’s wish Told...

MY DAUGHTER IN AN IRON PANTY by Olusegun Ogunmola

MY DAUGHTER IN AN IRON PANTY by Olusegun Ogunmola

MY DAUGHTER IN AN IRON PANTY by Olusegun Ogunmola Amina spoils the holy streets of Sokoto With the stench from her fistulated tract, As grandpa struggles to tame his libido That keeps begging for more of the act   Ada is silently driven madly insane: The horror won't...

LOVE TALES by Eghele Akpere

LOVE TALES by Eghele Akpere

LOVE TALES by Eghele Akpere It was love’s lullaby That turned the heart blind; To the unloved one, The wisest lover is a fool.   It was love’s blindness, That cursed the fool brave; The lame, for her said, I’d leap over a hill. It was love’s whispers, That forced the...

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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