Peace to your Souls So says the leader As their toes are gored Beneath his ghoulish Shoes They wail in tears and sweats Mingled with abelish-blood Streaking like a troubled Stream In their sorrow- burrowed souls Over-laden with his whims Injustice, avarice and vice “Your interest alone”, he says. “I bear in my heart.” What … Continue reading Woes And Tales
Our dreams fizzled out Like the fragrance of cheap perfume Trapped in the exhaust smoke of a molue bus. I watched to see tear stains Mess up your immaculate make-up. I thought I’d see a few handkerchiefs ruined By a confusing smudge Of eye-liner, nose-drip, lip-stick, and Mary Kay But your marble beauty could not … Continue reading Album Of The Past: Track Four
Today I met a stranger, His face I can’t recall, But I know I’ll remember The smile that said it all. I’m sure I met a stranger I’ve never met before, I thought he’d be a bother, This stranger that I saw. I was with him a short while, Some seconds and a third, We … Continue reading Dear Stranger
Nurtured you from birth Clothes I gave off my back Food you did not lack Shelter I was and harm a distant past Adult you are Friends you have Company you keep Choices you seek Decisions you make Consequences you cannot alienate Older you are Friends you don’t have to keep Company a luxury treat … Continue reading Relationship
I hope you believe I never stopped caring They tried, Not moved by what Am hearing One thing remains and makes me blue Darling, its the memories of you Am 180 degrees in love, 180 degrees out Words left unsaid left me in doubt Seeing you, it was love at first right It got better … Continue reading memories of you
Once again the scribe acts the messenger As I put pen to the paper to register… Per chance you meet the young man called Scopeman He cuts the picture of some wizkid of a black man And that mysterious uchechukwu obiakor The one and only suspicious internet connector Still trying to figure out Muyis … Continue reading The NS Roll Call (2)
Chisom. The doctors in St.Ruth’s tried to explain to grandma how mommy’s thought process was fragmented. They said something about slow irritability and bizarre hallucinations. Schizophrenia they called it. They had fancy names for Ogbanje’s these days. They said the death of a loved one triggered her situation. I remember her, explaining to them who … Continue reading Chisom.
My legs are now hurting, My fingers a little bit numb I wonder where I kept my hankie, So I could swipe my sweaty face. My long tired arms are still trying To do a quick trick and get me ready For today’s head gear parade There is no trace of smile on my face … Continue reading Head Gear Parade
What comes to your mind when you imagine the term, ‘Jackpot’? At first thought, one would imagine hitting a big prize in a casino or the lottery or some good luck situation. The thing about a ‘jackpot’ is the fact it is usually unexpected. Of course that’s the fun in the whole show – the … Continue reading Episode 31 – Jackpot!
MARCH 29TH. Is that time of year once again,the day that reminds me the promise i made to the man God gave me as the bone of my bone. To keep, love and cherish,in sickness and health,in bad times and good times,till date do us part, i must confess it’s very easy to promise than … Continue reading Prince Charming!
Below is the list of events scheduled for the launch of the Naija Stories Anthology – Of Tears and Kisses, Heroes and Villains. 1. eBook Price Slash and $50 Promo 29/3 – 5/4 2. Video Debut of Faces behind the Anthology 2/4 3. NS chat with Authors 2/4 4. Anthology Writing Competition and Giveaway 3/4 … Continue reading List of Events for the NS Anthology Launch Campaign
You sold me your famous tales untrue and I was unknowing of your infamous tales but true I brought you into my world offering you sacrifices of my sincerest emotions serving you offerings of my fears and expectations Alas, you turned your back on my world spat out my offerings laughed at my fears mocked … Continue reading The God That Failed
Events at a ‘Face-me-I-face-you” building: Michael’s generator serves him well until someone becomes smart! Michael got back from work in time for another PHCN-moment. Usually, the neighborhood came alive in a sort of carnival if there was power supply – a competition of music and noise from loud speakers. Now twilight, the light orbs from … Continue reading Michael’s Generator
Like the UN ambassador you mediate and bring together Blurring lines of stature, differences, tribal and culture Accomplishments without training, knowledge or experience You pull off with ease of fish to water Before you distance we kept from each other Indifference our second nature Proximity equaled cacophony of sounds A blending of smells, whiffs and … Continue reading Ode To The Molue
The day started like any other, I woke up, had my prayer and prepared for work. For some reason I couldn’t understand, I was sluggish and headed out to work at 7.35am when I really should have been out at 7.15am. However, I wasn’t bothered because there is nobody who really bothers to check when … Continue reading One Second Is a Very Long Time