Join The Read Across Nigeria Project

Join The Read Across Nigeria Project

Join The Read Across Nigeria Project Mar 21, 2016 Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam Across Nigeria Project Society Of Young Nigerian Writers collaborate with Dr. Wale Okediran to hold Read Across Nigeria. As a fellow of the Ebedi Residency, I think this is a laudable project. Dr. Wale Okediran has contributed immensely to the lives of many writers. … Continue reading Join The Read Across Nigeria Project

Don’t tell anyone

xyzYes , I’ll not tell anybody
but can i tell the the moon
and the countless stars?

They were loyal companions
in those lonely hours,
before u walked into my life
with no clutches , but on bouncing feet
and rose feelings higher than the sky
my only fear is just that
The moon brightens secret
every noon of his life, and

every night, is a day for array of  twinkle stars
to light their mind , and spread it
on the fluffy sky.

Should I tell the tree, who showed me the muse
wherein I got the inspiration
to compose you the poem
that won me your heart
wouldn’t it be unfair , if I don’t pay
it back?

But know this: it’s a defenseless timber
even a toddler could come
for a slaughter,
and soon goes from branch
to flute
and here goes your secret
horn into the word
 boom! boom!
everyone dancing to the
tunes of our secret.

My Dog has gotten a loosen mouth
Jade, the parrot don’t even approach her
who will keep us this secret
and keep  it untell?

It’s  too hot for my soul to hold
burdensome for the mind to bear
 she says I tell none, if its
truly i care

ugh! ugh!
I can’t hold this anymore
I am gasping for breath

I love her, I love her ! and
Shade loves me too

Oh  my gosh ,  and I just blew it  in the  air!

Memoirs of A Repentant Slut ~ Episode 13

“Hi. Good morning.” “Good morning. How can I help you ma’am?” “Thanks. I am looking for someone who was admitted at this hospital. His name is Adewale Olusola.” “Who are you to him? And is he expecting you?” “I am. . .” I wanted to say I am a friend which would definitely mean he … Continue reading Memoirs of A Repentant Slut ~ Episode 13

Episode 10: Falling in Love With My Best Friend

READ EPISODES 1- 9 Episode 10: Ojuelegba and the Joys of Fuel Scarcity   One afternoon, around the middle of the term, we found our way to Yaba as usual. As we walked from the spot where we got off the bus from Onike to where the Masha buses were, we noticed something unusual.  There … Continue reading Episode 10: Falling in Love With My Best Friend

Love in the Bar 15

I found my mum in her room reading a paperback novel on her bed. After I knocked and entered, I went straight to where she was reclined and lay beside her. She looked at me in surprise but only smiled and drew me closer to her side as she gave me a hug. I felt … Continue reading Love in the Bar 15

It Gets Lonely

Living within the dictates of this world’s definition of existence. Dying with each attempt to match society’s image of the relevant. Loneliness is, whether in the crowd of 3, or a 100 times that maybe, But most disturbing: strangers in this society are our daily surrounding. A society that keeps claiming it understands we, Denying … Continue reading It Gets Lonely