I may not be as old as a man you would assume has wisdom and experience, but naturally, I can boldly say I am neither as dumb as my friend who, seeing me enjoy a plate of delicious rice, finds the situation deliriously inexplicable and still ask for confirmation…. ‘Hey man, are you eating?’ So, … Continue reading Gold Name Or Good Name?
If ONLY Your glassy eyes draw me in like a powerful vortex Your lips, so tender, so soft, so pliant Your raw masculinity reels me in I turn to mush when I’m in your arms My sense of logic dissipates when I’m near you I can’t stop myself From wanting Wanting to be near you … Continue reading If Only
The shortlist for the 2012 Caine Prize for African Writing has been announced today (Tuesday 1 May) by Ben Okri OBE, the new Vice President of the Prize. The Chair of judges, author and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature Bernardine Evaristo MBE, has described the shortlist as “truly diverse fiction from a truly … Continue reading The Caine Prize Shortlist announced by Ben Okri
By Osi Obomighie “Good afternoon Mr C. I know you are mummy’s friend I want you to stop taking her to the hospital Because mummy keeps telling me you take her there Please can you take her somewhere else? Like the amusement park or the games store I like playing there so mummy should too … Continue reading Mr C…..Mummy’s Friend?
I’m a chameleon Right from birth, I have always been. I adapt easily to all situations, I dont accept loans It seems i’m a super being. When in Rome, do like the Romans But when on earth, do as humans. My dad is gay, He came to me one day and said we should do … Continue reading The Chameleon
To some it’s a bed of roses to some the roses on the bed have thorns to others,it’s a bed with no rose. To some,it’s a mystery to some, it’s a revelation, to others, it’s all history. To some it’s beautiful to others, what could be more ugly but to some,the beauty is not full. To … Continue reading Life
Your grace is yoke of my mind You, Whose decree I’m slave I am blind I see your shadow whisk away Resting in the arms of that deciduous tree, I kept the life of your route busy with my ambition I, hunter of your elusive love awaiting your breezy passage In the fragrance that … Continue reading Slain By My Affection
Extreme perplexity Left me looking on the verge of stupidity My faith I my country is questioned daily And I can no longer speak with the Strong sense of patriotism I grew up believing When we used to sing arise o’ compatriots’ Who are they? Where are they? The warriors that fought for the Survival … Continue reading Voice of Defiance
I Thought you were a Sinner Prostitute is a professional destitute Astute in sin and a bank of all STDs A trash can one can pour anything A wild burning that devours fleshes Like fresh fetid festering leprosy A very wide path where too many Too many a man plies and dies daily But … Continue reading I Thought you were a Sinner/ Gay Boy