Poems

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

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...

MY MOTHER – MY STRENGTH by Aremu Abiodun

MY MOTHER – MY STRENGTH by Aremu Abiodun

MY MOTHER - MY STRENGTH Mother, my strength as a child, My angel of guide through reality, My comfort in the cruel world, She is my mother, my teacher of love. Her heart has no bars, Her ways mentor me on confidence, Her choices mentor me of boldness, She is my...

HUSBAND MARKET by Chuks Obi

HUSBAND MARKET by Chuks Obi

HUSBAND MARKET You are not growing younger Were the words of my mother Breasts as firm as a pumpkin Skin glistering with youthful hue When shall you bring the man home That will balance your equation Plant fertile seeds in your soil To germinate as boys and girls So I...

STILLBIRTH: THE CURSE OF A MOTHER by Seyi Awojulugbe

STILLBIRTH: THE CURSE OF A MOTHER by Seyi Awojulugbe

STILLBIRTH: THE CURSE OF A MOTHER I was pregnant, Every movement I felt was a wonder With my growing stomach, my eagerness grew Then I began to hear tales Tales of the horrors of birth Tales of reaching the great beyond Tales of excruciating pain Then my anxiety grew....

NIGERIA ASLEEP by Aremu Abiodun

NIGERIA ASLEEP by Aremu Abiodun

NIGERIA ASLEEP In the morning, the waves are friendly, the pulse from the breathe of mother Nigeria is embracing, with the welcoming harp of our beautiful anthem, of the morning shines with pure patriots, have you not gone to sleep? my dear Nation! A bump into our...

THE BEST I EVER HAVE by Tijani Oluwamayowa

THE BEST I EVER HAVE by Tijani Oluwamayowa

THE BEST I EVER HAVE I should call you the best I ever had But that wouldn’t just be false, it will also be hard It wouldn’t just be mean it will also not be me You never become my past – no, you won’t pass by me My days are few but the best were with you My nights...

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