Flight & Fright

Flight & Fright

It took off with a destination in mind It kicked off with the hope of spelling N-A-M-I-B-I-A Huff, puff Huff, puff A bang; an explosion; a thick smoke A bang; an explosion; 1-0 For once Football took a back seat Rest in peace. _____________ Victor Akhidenor 08023438079

RED SUNDAY by Michael Okwori

RED SUNDAY by Michael Okwori

  The rising sun smiled shyly, Like a mischievous prankster With a dirty joke up his sleeve. Prophets watched the day with suspicion.   The wind howled ominously, Like the wail of a banshee. Morning birds sang a mournful note, As dogs barked at wandering spirits.   Worshipers walked warily, Glancing furtively at other frightened … Continue reading RED SUNDAY by Michael Okwori

Flesh on Righteous Greed (Remembering the victims of DANA 3/6)

Flesh on Righteous Greed (Remembering the victims of DANA 3/6)

By Philip U. Effiong   I subdued clash of wind with concrete, light metal with rough tar, flesh on eternal greed, idiocy with feigned wisdom, blood with innocence we chant… homage to fiery entombment before the litany of baptism, before the shedding of old skin we sing… elegy for glorious decay, a sudden reunion of … Continue reading Flesh on Righteous Greed (Remembering the victims of DANA 3/6)

Air-collapse

In the blinking of an eye their lifelong desires, destinations and endeavours reduced to fearful fire, spiraling smoke, abysmal debris and flesh in fission, making them appalling mechanical mixture.   From most blessed and blissful lot, they witnessed themselves showcase of junk-house, annihilation and self-carved catastrophe, accruing and multiplying existing number of orphan, weak and … Continue reading Air-collapse

My Last Flight Home (For the Dana Heroes)

My Last Flight Home (For the Dana Heroes)

by Adebowale Adejugbe —————————————————————————— ‘Mors Certa, Hora Incerta’ – ‘Death is certain, its hour is not’ The important thing is not to stop questioning. – Albert Einstein —————————————————————————— I took my bath hurriedly that morning, wouldn’t want to be late for my flight to Abuja. It had been a few days of high debate within … Continue reading My Last Flight Home (For the Dana Heroes)