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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...

THAT TIME OF THE YEAR by Emmanuel Ibekwe

THAT TIME OF THE YEAR by Emmanuel Ibekwe

THAT TIME OF THE YEAR Here it comes again The day of Cupid`s ardent disciples Ears swayed by sweet words Eyes swayed by curvaceousness Here it comes again The few days before that day Flimsy excuses, Unseen calls And we get a break up text Here it comes again On the D...

THE BEAUTY OF SOLITUDE by Chuks Obi

THE BEAUTY OF SOLITUDE by Chuks Obi

Beauty of Solitude Was it not yesterday That I came into this world Innocent and inspired Filled with expectations Of a beautiful world Visible in my dreams Was it not yesterday That I discovered I am unique Talented and blessed A leader of tomorrow To leave the world...

THE YIN YANG by Kunle Adebajo

THE YIN YANG by Kunle Adebajo

THE YIN YANG! White is wise and wonderful Red cannot be compared Black is bold and beautiful For Yellow, a lot have yearned Short is sure not the same as shallow And tall does not make one above faults Fat is merely full of fair overflow And slim is simply sleek by...

DO THE GODS FALL IN LOVE? THE CITY PASIFA by Fisayo Obilaja

DO THE GODS FALL IN LOVE? THE CITY PASIFA by Fisayo Obilaja

DO THE GODS FALL IN LOVE? THE CITY PASIFA In the ancient times of the gods, There existed a city, The little city of PASIFA, It was neither on earth, neither was it in heaven nor on the ocean bed, It was in a place that hid vast mysteries. In a place where the stars...

TORTURE by Emmanuel Ibekwe

TORTURE by Emmanuel Ibekwe

  TORTURE   If wishes were horses I still would prefer a Lamborghini I would feel better if it`s not public buses At least beggars cannot get a ride in it.     They say suffering is no ornament No one would feel proud with it on their neck...

LIFE ADDICT by Jonathan Oladeji

LIFE ADDICT by Jonathan Oladeji

Life Addict Am just craving, I mean my hands shaking, Twitching for some..... Just a: Drag, fix, high! Just one more time, That sick hunger, Foul thoughts, and fading sights. Resolute and wretched, My high resolution image, A crook and wretch, The bottle and booze,...

THE NIGHT TREASURE by Fisayo Obilaja

THE NIGHT TREASURE by Fisayo Obilaja

THE NIGHT TREASURE  It was all dark and silent, In a city filled with violence, Crime was at the heart of every home, There I was, at the city's south gate, Panting and silently ranting with annoyance 'Cause there was none to rade! 'Flickle-shikle' I heard, sound of...

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