The journey has been so messy And everything seems to be fallen out As nature attest to the fact all is not well Darkness engage a fist with light In a broad day light As conquest seems so afar a distance It was a journey that destination is far Far from the one that … Continue reading The Moment of Recovery
Nature in its tiny cord Yet stronger than rod In her, a seed dwells Swells,months after,cry bells Babyy, she burps first word On a return from her world Smiles seethe her face Over a little life,a new phase When hunger torments Her hands give no contempts As my cries beckon Her swift feet reckon So … Continue reading Umbilical Cord
Can there be a love Which does not makes demand on its Object? Suddenly, Ogun let go off me Being abandoned in my tutulage Ogun has stopped threatening What must be keeping ogun occupied? Is my blood bitter to gulp? Has my flesh become rotten? Is suffering and hardship Imposed in response to ogun request? … Continue reading A plea to ogun III
She once stood at the junction of decision Sampling her structure to cause a centre for attraction. Waiting for men who’ve lost their direction For she led the way to destruction. She called it not prostitution Neither will she say it’s fornication. But rather she’ll say it’s an occupation That gave customers their desired satisfaction. … Continue reading The Penitent Prostitute
Driving through the city of portharcourt on a Friday evening, it is evident that this is the city of the moment, the city that never sleeps, especially on a Friday night. The atmosphere at all corners of the city is filled with an energy that would make even the most calm and reserved person, uneasy, … Continue reading Planet Pluto In Portharcourt Part 1 of 2)
I felt a sharp pain on my waist and jumped up with a start. It was that common, consistent pain I felt from my waist down to my left leg which was severely bound in a cast for quite a long while. The pain was so indescribable it left me numb all over. When I … Continue reading DÉjÀ Vu.
We stand on the threshold of justice and equity As each stand is a stand that will go down memory lane That will speak for generation to come As each is fashioned and shining as that of the sun To dare to look on We walk the walk for the emancipation Of our people … Continue reading The State of the Nation: Injustice in Our Land
It was a cool weather, as the evening breeze hit the trees outside, hmm why not take a walk down the street i said to myself. meanwhile All i had on was a short i felt the wind so high i ran back to get a top and a pair of footwear. Walking down the road i made a quick stop at a convenience store,while in line at the paying booth a voice came through i paused to look and there she was the most beautiful face i have ever seen i am a sucker for anything beautiful,sorry can i cut in am in a hurry she asked with a smile it was the most beautiful voice I’ve ever heard and the cutest smile I’ve ever seen. So lost i could not hear anything completely tuned off my head became a Motorbike race track, like Lorenzo and Rossi competing for first place back to reality, please she requested of course i said what man in his right senses will say no to a queen’s request she got in. I knew i had to make an approach now or suffer days of sleepless night, with a smoove voice and debonair look i never did catch your name i asked Kelly she replied with a smile that turns an ordinary day into paradise, her eyes were reflecting my future when i looked into them as they light up, hmm that reminds me of a lady i had a crush on i said she smiled we exchanged contacts and became the best of friends in no time we evolved to being lovers making plans changing styles thinking about our future. She was the kind of woman i dreamed spending the rest of my life with cause we are a perfect match she makes love easy never have to try, or fight to make things right thanks to my heart now am in love again. Yes For the second time my first love was Funmi i had met her at an wedding i was invited to by a friend Dave, i had no intention of going at first just wanted to stay home watch movies and make music that was my plan for the weekend.Knowing he would not let me be i accepted the invitation the event it was a wedding after all there is enough food, and pretty faces which is better than staying home alone, the wedding had started on getting there we’re late Dave said angrily and it’s your fault i smiled and got out of the car i knew that will make him angrier, then i apologized when i saw the Atmosphere was lovely to behold i was glad i came we settled in and after enjoying the delicacies Dave had started flirting with the ushers, being used to that i can’t complain i let him be the man as he always says,i on the other hand just staring at the lovely couple i don’t know them but they were perfect together. At once i saw a flash pass by not sure of what i saw few minutes later again the flash she was a glistening jewel i thought the bride was beautiful but comparing her to Funmi is just not ending in the bride’s favor. Right in front of me she was i was lost from the wedding Dave kept calling me i could not hear until he tapped me hard what’s up he asked said nothing i just got up to approach the jewel I’ve been staring at. Hello i greeted she responded i offered keeping her company seeing as she is sitting alone, she said okay the conversation began and we got cut off from the wedding we could not stop the wedding ended we never knew we had to continue our conversation on social media just could not get enough of her so in love she is everything a man could ever want a woman to be. I may sound crazy but i am in love two different ladies it’s impossible at least so i thought and wrong that i know but as the saying goes you don’t choose how you Love can’t control who you love but they both so amazing each of them complete me. Only i can’t say two bones was removed from me not one or maybe am just delusional, losing one of them will be like an hole in my soul i don’t want to think what will happen if i lose them both. Which one will i choose which heart am i gonna break this is my dilemma or maybe i don’t deserve to have one or the other these were the questions in my head and i had answers to none, i was managing myself between them both being very careful to avoid a slip but i knew am not cut out for this. She once spoke of how much she missed her friend they lost contact since their 15th birthday celebration in the far north as Kelly and her parent traveled out of the country they reconnected when she got back and back to being best of friends.She loves surprises everything about her about her always has to be one. It was a Friday evening after a long day, she called me if i would come over to our favorite restaurant and meet a friend of hers without any thought i said yes, i went in looking all good and calm i had come to a conclusion on what to do i can’t keep living this way sometime a man must be a man i decided to act like a man. As i got in she was at our usual table with a smile she welcomed me all brimming with love, where is your friend i asked she is just five minutes away she responded i was not surprised because women are always fashionably late doing what they do how can we men complain it’s for our benefit. It was enough time for me to look in her eyes and tell her how beautiful she looks and how i feel, the whole room was staring at a love seen only in the Movies smooth jazz music playing in the background i was finally going to make a decision and tell her about my complications and then pop the big question, that night i had my grandma’s ring, then the friend called i am here come get me (only by reservations can you get in) she was on the moon finally she said you are going one of my best friend , she is like my twin sister, she went on and on i smiled not completely happy the friend had ruined the big moment, what was it you wanted to tell me before the call came in with that sweet tender voice of her’s she asked, i smiled and assured her we’ll talk when we are alone. Okay she said while moving towards the door to get her best friend to meet her man. Coming over the best friends lit up the room as every one was staring even the women and then their gaze shifted on me like am the man i wonder what they were thinking none of got to me all i was about is to get this burden of my of my fragile heart, they showed up and she called my name i stood up turned to welcome them being a gentle man. I was shocked by what i saw it can’t be indeed they looked like twins, she was a look to behold all that came out my mouth was WOW she smiled gently we sat down placed our orders it turned out to be a great evening until the unexpected happened a lady walked in,passed by our table, came back she called out Kelly surprised she looked up seems to recognize her and screamed holding tight unto each other i turned to see who it was? it was Funmi the other lady in my life right at our table the whole room bursting with cheer suddenly became cold like ice was being poured in, a deep sigh came out of me i sat down immediately like i lost control of my legs and the thought if i had known i would have done things different How come i never brought her here i was sure of that ran through my mind. At that moment it felt like my heart stopped beating literally Flat lined.
DIE IN A SONG, LIVE IN A POEM I. After he was held- and judged; They set him ablaze. I watched As the juice of his skin Lost its valor to the heat. I saw songs die on his lips I saw hope hum a sorrowful dirge- in the fire. * After they had turned … Continue reading Die In A Song, Live In A Poem
Out of nothing came something, Something entrenched that can not be forgotten; The beginning of the beauty seen, A radiant reflection of nature; Carved out by the immutable. The love sang by all sundry, Whose majesty can not be tried; The invisible handwriting behind all writing, Whose existence could not be rip out. Invisible to … Continue reading The Invisible
To read the previous episode, click Love in the Bar 3 By the third week, I have settled in to a form of routine. I was able to prove my ingenuity to my boss when he gave me a file to prepare and told me to accompany him to court. He actually praised me, in … Continue reading Love in the Bar 4
Amaka Coker was one out of the few great things that happened to my life. I remembered the first time we met; it was like we had known each other for ages. She has and always had an alluring and magnetic personality; she’s more real than life, ‘couthly’-blunt and highly hyper-active. She has this laughter … Continue reading Memoirs of A Repentant Slut – Episode 10
My pace as I left the church was faster than when I came in. I let my mind wander back to the woman I had seen while I drove to church earlier. She sat by the road, her face tilted toward the sky with a little boy who clutched an old, dirty bowl where random … Continue reading All the little things
Rephrasing KINGwax’s words, “The line between fiction and a lie is very thin”. Oludare, a young man, who has only been trying to make a living through his talent- writing, mulled over this as he sat with his notebook and a pen, willing to write. His eyes pulled him to the bible on the table; … Continue reading Oludare
When he was a child there was an old song Dia’s father used to sing to him all the time. And whenever Dia’s father sang that old song to him, little Dia knew that Big Dia had had a very bad day at the factory. His father came home in the thick of night when … Continue reading FALLEN LEAVES (iii)