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Helen of my Troy

My cloudy dreams bring forth rainfall Come soon, halcyon days free of fault Enthralled by a fulgent comeliness Her beauty withered all loneliness She is the Helen of my Troy. The sun shines for her skin, Refusing the rain to wet the ground she matches. Here comes the rain trickling, The sun couldn’t dry up […]

A Friend

A Friend

She cried again, this was the second time today And how many times did she cry a week? She couldn’t remember anymore, It was one too many times At home her neighbors teased her and called her a spoiled rich girl an ajebota Was it her fault that her father was rich and sent her […]

Avowal

Avowal

My hands are bestowed on my chin, with my eyes espying on something, I can therefore see the forthcoming. And my heart beat is delaying, Nevertheless my soul is at ease with just one thought lingering, She gladdens my heart, The lady called Gladys. Seeing her gait pass my presence bequeaths my heart with savour […]

Side Effect of Love

Side Effect of Love

  I lost sleep My appetite fled me Am just too occupied with her thoughts.                 My legs turned into icebergs            My breath almost expired For the world freezes each time Her name greets my ears.             All she says is milk           All she flows is honey           But  others’ bitter than mara! […]

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With Love From Asaba: Part 10

Brother James was the unapologetically longwinded and pompous leader of the Sunday School class for youths in the church Nene attended. Truthfully, most people referred to it as the “Singles’ Sunday School Class,” because it was attended by young, unmarried people.  The married folks had their own class.  But for whatever reason, the church chose […]

Orunmila

Orunmila’s Letter-Episode 20-The Separation

“Tisha tisha!!”The guards hailed him as he stepped into the palace. “No one is home,they all went to grace an important function. Its just the Princess that’s around,she couldn’t go because she wasn’t feeling too well” Asake explained when she saw him. “Wait! Let me inform her, she hasn’t woken up yet today,she couldn’t sleep […]

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