My Perforated packaged shattered hopes Have earmarked me for the race This track brutal fate envelops Will I one day find Grace?
He came home wearing a strange look She ran to receive the usual hugs and kisses But Not this time Confusion in the house She pressed for answers He yelled at her, she kept quiet He slapped, kicked and pushed her She fell and broke her right arm In hospital she groans Does she … Continue reading Your Hands against Her?
A dozen gun salutes rattled My stomach, a war zone Am I a confirmed carrier of ammunition? Or ballistic missiles? Unbearable and … Continue reading Our Worst Enemy
The funeral procession began from the very compound that was once noted for her air of exuberance. I thought I was a strong man indoctrinated in the traditional ideology that ‘Men don’t cry’. I gave in and the manliness in me was demystified. Her burial drew a mammoth crowd that one … Continue reading A Bleeding Heart
The hearts that once cared have vanished Loved ones kidnapped, silenced and isolated Gallant men and brave women annihilated Youths slaughtered in their prime and dreams left unfulfilled Children brainwashed, recruited and indoctrinated To betray and turn their swords against their very kindred We swim in this weird ocean of Indelible anguish To … Continue reading Thorn In Our Flesh
ON THE THRESHOLD OF REBIRTH She stands out among others Renowned for her treasures and wealth Often misrepresented by descendants of colonial effigies Her pride visible like a peacock to cow her detractors Bringing history to limelight in the face of narcissism That our forbears toiled and built their empire We are neither fools nor … Continue reading A Reflection On Africa