To that which may never be, To happiness we may never feel, To an unbreakable togetherness the world may never see; This isn’t me saying goodbye; This is me wondering if we could pick up the pieces and have a retry. To one heart bruised and hurt, To another waiting to be crushed, To […]
“Nkechi, come and carry this bucket” “Where should I put it?” “Just comot am for here. I no wan see am. Ogechi, pack these clothes inside. Tidy this place for once. Haba! Visitor dey come!” “Who!?” chorused I and my sisters almost immediately. Our question was followed by a snort remark from our eldest brother, […]
I see something We ended school early today. It had something to do with bokoharam. I couldn’t really understand what they teachers were saying, but I heard them say there was a bomb blast at emab plaza. Lately mommy and daddy have been talking about an Islamic group terrorizing Nigeria and how unsafe it is […]
She’s the red, red dove of attrition her ambiance is the steely resolve of a daughter of eve, now wizened in the ways of men But there are voices she hears echoing from abyss of tomb living ghosts from virulent past once incidental occupants of her womb! In the daytime of night she […]
The pungent smell of urine reeked, I felt sick from the stomach but nothing was to there to throw up, I felt a poke from behind and I steadied myself to avoid falling into the bucket that housed the natural waste of all inmates. ‘Barbie doll carry dah tin joor, abi you tink say na […]
“I can’t take this anymore. Who do I confide in?” “But your mum has been your friend all these while, why don’t you tell her?” “She will be disappointed in me after all she has been telling me to keep away from my clique of friends.” “But you know she is very understanding” “This will […]
HE IS the unconditional one who never conditions me to be confined the same person who rather than live for himself gave up his life for mine who understood the meaning of love and the cross those word were truly defined HE IS same person who saw me dirty but still wrapped […]
Labake had to call Toke. There was just so much to catch up on, it had been a while since she spoke to her girlfriend. However, before she can do that she has to run a few errands. It’s Saturday morning and she really doesn’t feel like driving around town trying to do this and […]
The person who killed her parents! She stood looking directly at the man in front of her; he was only a little taller than she was, “what is so fierce about him?” She thought. “How dare you stare at his highness like that, you lowly slave?” a soldier roared her gaze turned to the soldier […]
Looking at Benjamin Adekunle critically.
I whisper, Chelsea… Thy ‘blues’ art perfect… Thy trophy I see… Trophies in ‘packets…’ You begat architects… Like the sharp Fabregas… And ‘predatory insects…’ Like legendary Drogbas… You refined his powerful legs… The mad Costa of a lass… He’s agile like palmwine dregs… Quick in performing wonders… You’ve got the trickery of Hazard… Hazardous and […]
She gave me a blow deeper than abyss A smug piercing like a pin A scowl proud of blows A crushing growl faster than a snap and a a bowl-full of hiss laden with poisonous lead But me, But me, I blew back a kiss cooler than icebergs, colder than snows. I returned a smile […]
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Is love really stronger than pain? *** I’m a book that holds the dearest of men’s secrets. Man is like a moon with a dark side which he hides from everyone. But I can see these dark sides because he usually confides in me. I will tell you a secret today, not because it is […]
As the clock strikes twelve, Yet another completed book is added to life’s shelf. First will come the greetings and well-wishes, And then will come thoughts of happy times and painful memories; The thought of what should be that is not, The memories of carefully-crafted plans that have all been lost. As the clock […]