Far away from Kaduna, the smell of roasting cashews, surfing the morning air, assails the clean-shaven boy featherly. Framed by the barred windows, he looks beyond the walls of the house, far above the trees, and though his eyes at their farthest never leave the pleasant green spread of palm trees and cashew trees, he … Continue reading Looking Out The Window
Entice me Into your will, Like a spider does a fly…. Beguile me With your words, Your eyes and you sensuous smile…. Excite me Into passions And heedless abandon…. Capture my senses, And imprison me in pleasure. Then Release me, Into bliss.
She says she is leaving you, not coming back ever. But all you can do now is stare at her breasts, or at the blouse that covers them. Breasts you know are encased in a brassiere you bought for her last month. Last month when you gleefully celebrated fifteen years of married life. That afternoon … Continue reading Durosinmi
The wind howled as the rain fell fast. It was already pitch dark outside, even though the sun had barely slept. The candle had gone out. Ngozi got up and lit the oil lamp. Her husband lay beside her, sleeping soundly, snoring lightly. She sat up, her back against the wall, her heart pounding with … Continue reading New Dawn on the Twin edge
So much sorrow… Too much of it, So much sadness, Unstoppable tears, Motherless children, Fatherless ones, Widows, widowers, Child-less folks, Everyone is hurt. But today, In the midst of it all, We smile through our tears, We sing through our sorrow, We laugh through the despair Gripping at our hearts, There’s a ray of hope, … Continue reading Biafra…
we may not have wings but with love we could lift everyone who is broken and helpless. golden robes may not be ours but with our actions we can radiate and outshine the finest gold. we may not have magical swords to fight the villains but within us lies an ocean of light and goodness … Continue reading Angels and superheroes
Boots and lethal steels trudged into the village Spilling shells and causing raging rampage Aged men and women groped for walking sticks While the youths ducked as the shells hit bricks A moment ago, the day had been smiling Surprisingly, it suddenly began frowning I stood confused during this frightening fracas Then a pellet brushed … Continue reading We Must Fight!