“Well, he doesn’t want anything…” She scowls, showing me his picture on the Blackberry. Dark, handsome. He has fake jewellery on his neck, and ear. They are seated at a local bar, at a round table that is covered with a ‘Star’ mat. Green and brown beer bottles litter the table. She is seated beside him, … Continue reading Saint (Conclusion)
“Congratulations! you are now homeowners” The couple sitting at the desk hugged each other as Tobenna spoke to them. He had just closed on another mortgage, and he was having the best month all year. “Thank you so much Mr. Onwuhara!” the wife said, “We couldn’t have done this without you.” “It was my … Continue reading Amadioha Strikes
“Could you come over please?” It was all Eva needed to hear. Eva suspected God supported Angela’s plan, why else would an opportunity present itself half an hour after it was hatched? Any remaining doubts she had were shed as Angela dressed her. She put on (Angela’s choice) a tight red dress that had a … Continue reading Eva’s Getting Married: Christian’s Invitation.
The day is moss The night an interminable Agonized question. I look at the feathers In my hands And my eyes break In an African thunderstorm. My bird sings no more Alone she soars over the happy isles Unwoven from the string of Isis. My life in no more. Whatever goes shall return –John Anusie … Continue reading The Bird (a poem for the Dana Air Victims)
The silhouettes Of pure Tiffany lamp Pours from her innocent Crystal eye balls Within the weak shutters Of collapsed windows Pitching my ears high With sad memories tumbling Crescent blue waves Into symphonies of weeping sonnets Am killed to a ghastly sense of grief And my plenty nose Dies of the sweet smell … Continue reading Why
The sky unlocks the morn, as the light of the first day walk down the dew; hope stretch again the heart sow seeds and throw the dust of that hot harvest! The labyrinth I am coming from, thornful filling to a barrel-ful. Frailty had … Continue reading Fallen Forward.
Now, the plane had crashed But the echoes are still around Blazing like a fire in the harmattan All our houses are on fire Tears cover our faces as we mourn. The plane had crashed The dana-coffin lay quiet, crumbled! And the crash’s audience dispersed Each armed with a different story. It’s no lie; … Continue reading Dana Tears
For Dana who took our loved ones to a place where they are smiling – I hope… IMMORTALITY I take in of several breaths expelling them in verses where I sing your fame praying the words blot out what shame mortality robes us all with in hope of blessed sanctity where you would lie … Continue reading IN MEMORIAM (Two poems from Bring Our Casket Home)
So the first time we met I did not care for him much Thought he was obnoxious And very aware of his looks Could not understand it His effect on the other girls Then he began to affect me I envied the attention he got He was nothing special But the other girls blushed when … Continue reading Happenings I Cannot Understand
I am glad for the fathers; those who have actually toiled through the years to see the children grow into responsible adults, and those who are toiling, as well as those who are preparing to make the toil. In Nigeria being a father could be the worst job any man would wish for. The … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day to Me!
I woke up this morning Filled with so much longing People I needed to see My day mapped out before me My brother’s tying the knot I’ve missed him a whole lot So I’m back in the area My country called Nigeria Though turbulence is rife This has become my life I need work, love … Continue reading Dayscare
He had gotten a call from her; she wanted to see him. After 14years of silence, it had been an obligation to meet with her. Age had treated her well but her eyes told a different story. They were twin pools, filled with sadness that threatened to draw him in. Her eyes were the first … Continue reading Redemption.