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SEPIA by Oyin Oludipe

SEPIA by Oyin Oludipe

SEPIA Journeying through Abeokuta one morning, a fleet of motorists sped out of the jam and soaked the air in reckless dust. An hour later, I came across a suicide scene: a silent woman wavering on the bridge. A dawn of dim feathers; the road spat Loud, a new mist of...

RECAPITULATION by Wisdom Uledi

RECAPITULATION by Wisdom Uledi

Recapitulation There is no place for you in the future You won the past and as you struggle with the present to re-captivate my mind For certain, you've come to your fall Never will I think of you again I looked into your eyes, yesterday All I saw in them was pain...

NIGERIA, HOW FAR? by Kanyinsola Olorunnisola

NIGERIA, HOW FAR? by Kanyinsola Olorunnisola

NIGERIA, HOW FAR? Nigeria, when did your beauty, Doused in rarity and clement grace, A feast to the captured eyes of suitors, A muse to the enthused voices of minstrels, Become the protagonist of tales told About remnants in the bowels of yesterday? How did your wild...

FIGHTING NEGATIVITY by Emmanuel Ibekwe

FIGHTING NEGATIVITY by Emmanuel Ibekwe

FIGHTING NEGATIVITY Look at that desert Situated in such a place In the middle of the pacific Where waves toss and twirl, And tempest tempts the ocean To water the sands a bit They slam against a dam Made high with dry sand. Crude ingenious imaginations From the soul...

SUMMER BLUE by Ray Ndebi

SUMMER BLUE by Ray Ndebi

SUMMER BLUE Give me that bottle of wind, and a glass and let me fill it up with those "alas" life brought along the way I have been through as I was searching for ways to love you I'm now dying to dive into your smile The time for this sunk drink to run dry We both...

AMINA WAY by Gbenga Adeoba

AMINA WAY by Gbenga Adeoba

AMINA WAY A poet ’s ink turns sepia As the sun retreats Leaving whispering trees To sap secrets of birds Flapping their wings, Holding nothing  About the Author 'Gbenga is a lover of words. His poems have appeared in Sankofa LitMag, Bukrepublik and...

METAMORPHOSIS by Bukola Ibirogba

METAMORPHOSIS by Bukola Ibirogba

  METAMORPHOSIS Breathing in, breathing out Time stands still for a bit. Calmly, it resumes in a minute. Something has changed; a lot in fact. A new identity has emerged. The human has grown. Ideas sprouting like beads, Knowledge, that on which he feeds. Slowly,...

LIFE IS A CROOK by Agbaakin Oluwatoyosi

LIFE IS A CROOK by Agbaakin Oluwatoyosi

Life is a Crook Life is a crook and though you pour him drinks and fill his bed with feathers and whores. It's the uneven face of the sky it's cloudy in Pompei as fog sneezes over the city; she bleeds rain there. But our crops thirst and the squirrel's nails blunt...

THE SUN WILL SMILE by Chuks Obi

THE SUN WILL SMILE by Chuks Obi

THE SUN WILL SMILE The days have raged like an angry storm Young men have taken to beer and rum The feet of the old are pale and numb Dreams washed away in the fiery tide Like life has taken us on a ride Through hardship, loss and trying times There’s no strength left...

THE RULERS OF RULERS by ‘Kunle Adebajo

THE RULERS OF RULERS by ‘Kunle Adebajo

THE RULERS OF RULERS Many years ago, from the days of yore We learnt fine tales from fair folklore Of men who got bored of poultry-farming And thus made for some thrilling enslaving They ruled and ruined, they even became gods Other lads’ sweats were their daily cuds...

MUSINGS OF A SINGLE LADY by ‘Bukola Ibirogba

MUSINGS OF A SINGLE LADY by ‘Bukola Ibirogba

MUSINGS OF A SINGLE LADY In a corner, all alone In pairs, people pass me by. Hand in hand, smile to smile. I am invisible, faded into the background. I sit and ponder. Is it my fault? I wonder. Maybe I’ve been too hasty to dismiss, Eager young men asking for a kiss,...

HUNGEROLOGY by Chuks Obi

HUNGEROLOGY by Chuks Obi

HUNGEROLOGY I remember those days When hunger knew my name My stomach was in flames It sang a noisy song With every scent of food Discordant melody replayed One cannot blame the cook Preparing meals he would not eat Of what gain is the aroma That is spread in...

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