Have you ever stopped to wonder, have you ever stood to ponder Have you ever sat to think, who made the water that you drink, created the ground on which you walk, and gave you that voice to talk Who made that bright beautiful moon, and the sun that shines at noon Who in wisdom … Continue reading Who is this Wonder and other Poems
In rush hours, our dawn did set, As we marched, wielding piles Of intellectual volumes We stood to master, As time took us Faster by the hand. Our sun shined brighter In the renewing dawn, As we rushed in a row, In single marching files, To transforming theatres. Our steps came with dignity, In a … Continue reading My Alma Mater
The church bell sounded. It sounded again, then I began to count. It stopped at the twelfth sound and then, I realised it was twelve a.m in the morning. Just as I looked at my watch to confirm, I heard the words ‘merry christmas’ swimming in the air around me. Soon, the air was filled … Continue reading Twenty Eleven: A Nostalgia
Poem is a gift i think am given Occasionally it comes my mind Especially when depressed I am Mostly to express my emotion Hearing your voice Is quite a gift Knowing your face May still be better And the best is having your Trust Obviously my friends get me wrong Less to talk of the … Continue reading To The Girl I Dream About (hikmat)
Tired of counting fingers Still the thought of you lingers Yes, i would wait for you Here in this shades of blue I call this ‘missing you’ Sure hope you feel it too Spring time and summer Can we rewind to the former When I had you here with me My arms around you tenderly … Continue reading Shades of Blue
MY LAST LEG On my last leg Rotting away and nearly severed From the stalk, I ponder On my flesh’s final fate I brood, heavy of heart For terribly shall I miss Its sweet fragrance, the flower Its first clumsy steps, the nanny’s kid Its deafening roar, the mighty thunder Its cool caress, the gentle … Continue reading My Last Leg + Equivocations
The clump of mucous floated lazily through the air. It split into smaller units and picked up speed as gravity took over. One big blob gave birth to two which further divided themselves. By the time they reached their target, they were a multitude. Go ye into the world and multiply, the landlord thought, and … Continue reading The Landlord
Victoria left home very early in the morning to avoid another episode with her Mum, especially now that her father who always have been a shoulder to cry on had traveled on a business trip. She tried to take her mind off the whole scene by keeping busy with piles of documents on her desk. … Continue reading Finding Love 2.
We shall pack our shabby shirts in the bogus bag When we embark on our sorrowful sojourn. We are at the point of no return, At the highest level of the boiling point (‘Can’t this be said in one word?’) The massacre at Apo runs on The extermination at Odi goes on The Eagle’s … Continue reading SONS OF THE GOLDMINE: Lamentation I
It is a bright Wednesday morning. I walk into my Alma-Mater, Akwina Federal College of Education, preoccupied by a sense of urgency. I have only forty-eight hours to get my transcript and return to Ghana to finalize my admission formalities. I cannot even afford the luxury of seeing Mama in the village. The fear of … Continue reading My Alma Mater
1: HAPPY THOUGHT For many years in the far and near past, I have always thought of when I will again set my foot into my father’s land ;the land of my birth. I have really missed every one in my family back at home in Nigeria, and even the people lifestyle and food——- … Continue reading A Returnee’s Adventures
Most readers these days especially of poetry adopt the scanning system. They look at a piece of work in a few seconds, appraise and discard it. Such a reader would skim through the first pages of introduction or maybe, not even look at it at all. You see the Preface where the author says the … Continue reading Not a Poet’s Verse but an Everyday Note: A Critique of Terver Chieshe’s He Calms the Storms
THE LIONESS On the hills of the eastern grasslands Is where she leaves her pride and starts to watch Fore and hind legs bent to form a triangle As claws shelter the sands beneath From afar, she stares accurately In the middle of the alive brown grasses Watching her game graze ignorantly Among it’s fellow … Continue reading The Lioness, The Prey’s Prayer
A man heard a knock at his door, opening the door, he found a stranger with a big briefcase standing out door. “Hello Sir”, the stranger greeted grinning . “I am here to tell you the amazing news that will change the rest of your life”. “An amazing news?”The man asked curious. “Yes Sir, an … Continue reading Buy Now, Pay Later.
Continued from part 1… During the arithmetic lesson (the subject just before break), Ramota being the devil she was suddenly took my bag and fled outdoors. Her actions surprised me because I didn’t understand why she would do that, and even without taking permission to leave the class. Without even thinking, I slipped after her. … Continue reading Ramota 2