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Vomiting Vile Visions

Vomiting Vile Visions

Fires fly as fire-flies fight away dreams of dark dragons. Mother made me make a Promise. Pray, play, pen poems She said. Surely, silence shall not save A boy bloodied in bed by biting bats. Taking tranquilizers to tame the tiny tyrants I quiver, quietly questioning my quagmire. Crying cannibals creeping from catacombs Come closer … Continue reading Vomiting Vile Visions

Eating with Hymar: Two Poems for Dinner

I remember how satisfying it felt feeding on J.P Clark’s poem Ibadan back then in secondary school. Twenty words was all it took for the poem to gift my mind a first-class flight to that famed city. When I am presented with the opportunity to eat good poetry, I do so with relish, happy to … Continue reading Eating with Hymar: Two Poems for Dinner

Bubbllina’s Virgin Offering

There is probably no theme under heaven that has received much attention as love. To test its popularity ‘scientifically’, I googled the word. It was a shocking 5.95 billion results that beamed under the search box. If the word love could bring up this number, I wondered, what will the word sex bring up? I … Continue reading Bubbllina’s Virgin Offering

The Day after Yesterday I: As I Understand It

The Day after Yesterday I: As I Understand It

I usually approach Layrite’s poems with some caution. I know if I read them in a hurry I will come back to the first line understanding little. In order words, the poet tries to ensconce much meaning in few words, as the craft of good poetry generally encourages. But the thing I personally like about … Continue reading The Day after Yesterday I: As I Understand It

Diary of a Boy Soldier_Review by Samuel Okopi

Book Title: The Diary of a Boy Soldier Author: Alexander O Emmanuel Publisher: Promedia Publications Release Date: 28th October 2012 Reviewed by Tunde Dawodu Foreword: Hon N Dashen (Commissioner for Education, Plateau State) Editor: Logos and Audibles No of Pages: 160 Genre: Historical Fiction ****** I went to the Nigerian Military School (NMS), Zaria, some … Continue reading Diary of a Boy Soldier_Review by Samuel Okopi