Three men dressed in camouflage converged over a map spread on top of a table in an uncompleted building. One man pointed at a spot on the map. “As they descend this slope, they will lose direct line of sight of this section of the road”, he continued pointing to another spot on the map. … Continue reading The Cell 4
Igbekele handed over the piece of paper to Ediabani who glanced at it casually once and tore it to shreds. “We are done here, the boys will see you off”, Igbekele said and the door opened behind Agents Emeto and Nduka. The men that brought them walked up behind them silently and wore them the … Continue reading The Cell – 3
The truck rode up to a makeshift road block manned by three heavily armed men and came to a halt. Two men walked up to the sides of the vehicle and signaled Agents Emeto and Nduka out of the truck, as they complied with their hands in the air, the men trained their rifles on … Continue reading The Cell – 2
The silence was so heavy, it crushed their spirits. It was so loud, it drowned their composure. The sound of erratic breathings and the loud beats of their hearts against their rib cages filled the little space they were confined in. Ekene was preoccupied with thoughts of his last moments with Nneka. The look in … Continue reading The Cell – 1
0035Hrs. 30.08.90 The silence of the dark night was shattered by the cacophonous ramblings of tens of riffles spewing pellets of death in all direction. Like falling snow, bullets rained elephants and hippopotamus on almost every roof in our community and the darkness of the night was murdered by flying Molotov cocktails. Five minutes later, … Continue reading Enough Is Enough
Uche sauntered into the square smiling confidently. Spectators cheered. The defending champion danced lightly, stopped and faced Ebube his challenger. They circled and sized each other. Tension built. They locked and with one deft move Ebube sent Uche’s back to the ground. Silence fell.
Okenwa lifted his head from the book spread on his laps and turned to the direction of the approaching feet whose sound broke his concentration. For the umpteenth time, he marveled at the craftsmanship of the designer of the universe, gazing upon Daberechi’s curvilinear body accentuated by the deep cut, body fitting mini-gown she was … Continue reading Never To Return
When I lay me down to sleep Those sleep so profound and deep When my eyes are shut for life And I, done with earthly strife Will men tarry to merry With faces spelling teary? When my relatives and friends My accomplishments and deeds will start with me a journey The last, making the journey … Continue reading If I Do No Good Today
Will I have your love all the time No matter the clime Even when life tastes like brime And I’ve got no dime? Will I still be your man When the world sees me less a man When my pocket weigh less than air Will it throw you into a scare? Will I still be … Continue reading Will I?
Into these eyes Many have fallen Whenever the face rises Like the sun in the morning Never to play, no, never to slay But to accentuate what the lips say. On these lips Many stares have lingered Many have stolen more than a glimpse At it their hooded eyes stared Never to drop, no, never … Continue reading Into These Eyes
Unlock the gate of your heart Let your love stream flow let it flow unto my arid land of love Washing me anew Let it flow into my empty cup of love So I’ll thirst no more Let heavy lumps of your love roll out Let them replenish the hollows in my being let them … Continue reading Unlock The Gate Of Your Heart
When I first saw you Like the moon newly born The aura exuded by you Melted my heart of stone I felt no longer same As a new peace upon me came. When I first spoke to you Like a sinner to an angel I felt being washed anew Like a soul saved from hell … Continue reading Forever And A Day
The calm sea breeze caressed our skins as we sat on the sand, our legs drawn in until our heels touched our bums. We sat so close together that from afar in the dark, we were one solid mass. “You can only run run run pass Terry G when you run mad…”. She searched frantically … Continue reading The Wake
They carried arms to fight their cause Of ravaged farms and streams of curse They waged their fight with thunderous might Worsening their plight for a future so bright, With flowing blood They threatened the nation’s livelihood. No longer could the nation stand Their violence brand So for the sake of the economy They were … Continue reading If Ammesty Is The Key
Wear my shoes Run my miles Meet my woes Know my smiles You’ll meet more woes less smiles After miles in my shoes But me in my shoes less woes More smiles making my miles Wear my shoes Run my miles Meet my woes Know my smiles Then you’ll see You shouldn’t judge me.