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

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...

RATED EIGHTEEN by Olusegun Ogunmola

RATED EIGHTEEN by Olusegun Ogunmola

RATED EIGHTEEN (Remain a Child) by Olusegun Ogunmola I may taste the connubial meal, Subtly dished in a LED screen; I may force the orgasmic thrill, Once I am ripe— only eighteen?   My lips may be blackened by tar And my breath odorized by nicotine; (I may even brush...

ON DAYS SUCH AS TODAY  by Elujulo Oluwatobiloba

ON DAYS SUCH AS TODAY by Elujulo Oluwatobiloba

ON DAYS SUCH AS TODAY by Elujulo Oluwatobiloba On a day such as today When it rains as though it would never stop And then stops as though it never rained. We laugh and we talk Wasn’t it the other day we saw the girls Playing and talking and laughing Doing their best...

THE DYSLEXIA CREED by ‘Bukola Ibirogba

THE DYSLEXIA CREED by ‘Bukola Ibirogba

THE DYSLEXIA CREED by 'Bukola Ibirogba I am dyslexic           It is neither a walk in the park, nor a picnic This is what the world says I am. In my heart however is deep calm. I refuse to be ashamed For this, I cannot be...

WHERE I COME FROM by Nome Patrick

WHERE I COME FROM by Nome Patrick

WHERE I COME FROM by Nome Patrick —01 I'm a little flute player who hangs the memories of home in tunes and let them dangle gently on the neck of meek melodies So each time I sneak into silent nights to weave a song I find shards of memories littered everywhere on...

I’LL ALWAYS REMEMBER by Kariuki wa Nyamu

I’LL ALWAYS REMEMBER by Kariuki wa Nyamu

I'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER by Kariuki wa Nyamu —01 I’ll always remember admiring your gorgeous eyes embracing warmness of your character; Enjoying we charm of our friendship Me, cuddling you; you, tickling my fancy Eating we lovely jokes for breakfast as lie we on the couch...

THE PAST by Eberenna Utobo

THE PAST by Eberenna Utobo

THE PAST by Eberenna Utobo —01 ...if your ears would close, and your thoughts listened... ...for that which lies behind ...still lies as beautiful   ...oh, the thoughts of the thirteen ...blossoming with fruits at thirty ....of the perfection to build from thirteen...

TO A FRIENDLY BROTHER by Oredola Ibrahim

TO A FRIENDLY BROTHER by Oredola Ibrahim

TO A FRIENDLY BROTHER by Oredola Ibrahim To a Friendly Brother …for Bashir Friends in arm Brothers for life Forbidding harm Chesting the knife Staying up late Discussing dreams Saving the date With lightened beams Crushing off bugs Covering with clothes Giving tight...

DEAR DADDY by ‘Bukola Ibirogba

DEAR DADDY by ‘Bukola Ibirogba

DEAR DADDY by 'Bukola Ibirogba —01 Dear Daddy, Mommy does not smile anymore, Her eyes no longer light up with joy. I remember nights when she cried herself sore, And I have realized that, We would go on, After you, Without you, We would go on. Though something...

LOVE LESSONS by Kanyinsola Olorunnisola

LOVE LESSONS by Kanyinsola Olorunnisola

LOVE LESSONS by Kanyinsola Olorunnisola —01 She learnt about love from the markings on her mother's body and wails of agony that escaped weary lips on nights when her father returned with staggering legs and fermented breath.   —02 She learnt about love around...

MY NIGERIEN FRIEND AND HIS STUBBORN SMILE by Agbaakin Oluwatoyosi

MY NIGERIEN FRIEND AND HIS STUBBORN SMILE by Agbaakin Oluwatoyosi

My Nigerien Friend and his Stubborn Smile So because you're not glued by blood mere haemo-bond, you shrug at the news at 8. You say there are no worried wrinkles on the forehead of the cute newscaster who brings bloody news from Potiksum, only in a jiffy; about dying...

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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