I hear the splashing of rain It has filled the rivers and drains Emotions flood the watery lane; One that can cause so much pain. Ruthlessly, It has found a way; To their homes and their farms array. As lifes get washed away, It flooded from their eyes into a bay. Now they live under … Continue reading Flood
We all weren’t going to be equal after all. Amid class, segregation, rise and fall. Opportunities vary and begging isn’t something they are proud of. A better life they would have lived without all these loots. The mistakes had been made, the rot is already there; we can’t look up at the roof. We ‘ve … Continue reading AFANE (All Fingers Are Not Equal)
The pains a battered slave goes through The viscous tears on the chin of a bereaved family The blood sea red on the Syrian streets The wounds inflicted by cupid on lovebirds Poverty stricken on some who were once rich The bass from the cry of the parents of this abducted kids Betrayals and lies … Continue reading Dark Edges
Remember Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land; When you can no more hold me by the hand, Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay. Remember me when no more day by day You tell me of our future that you planned: Only remember me; you … Continue reading Remember
Its Christmas yet again.These periods are characterised by showcase of love,exchange of gifts,eating delicious delicacies ,luxury outings e.t.c.A lot but not all enjoy it that way.Festive Periods at the orphanage are usually very sad as the inmates hope that their wishes will come true and that maybe someone will come to visit or they will … Continue reading Xmas at the orphanage
Sitting at the dining table idle. The door opens. Pause. Shuts. Coat rustles, socks rub against shoes. My dad walks in with a white rectangular box. “Sultan! Guess what?” he asks excitedly. I look at him to acknowledge his question. “I got you an iPhone 5 instead of 4!” I consider this. I consider him … Continue reading iPhone
In this journey We walk into the unknown The clock’s hands Drag us towards it A day packed with surprises Our plans do not matter We seem to deny the fact Unknown is our journey Afraid of the known Created by our imagination What have we created? In the unknown we have to delve To … Continue reading Roads Untraveled (unknown)
In she comes, singing “Happy Birthday,” bearing a tray that carries the gift of a special breakfast, a breakfast that etches onto the surface of his senses: an orange, trimmed and cut into half-moons, arranged on the plate in a kaleidoscope pattern. A tall glass of milk, the thick kind he likes rather than the … Continue reading Life without wishes
Broken tooth From fist once loved scars in unseen ways. Trust betrayed,Inflicted harm Lost in emotions maze Respect denied Flows both ways Diminishing esteem. Sadness seeps To aching marrow Laughs a far off dream Soul deep anger Smoulders darkly Sustaining life long pain Time groans on Fades memory Deep wounds though, still remain.
Somewhere in the night a child cries, A woman weeps and someone dies. Somewhere in the night, humanity hides. Somewhere in the night , a soul screams, As people fade and die, lost in dreams. Somewhere in the night, reality lives. Somewhere in the night loneliness dwells, As people die, no sounding bells. Somewhere in … Continue reading Somewhere in the night
The best moments of life are tainted, it’s future promises are mere mirages, successful one’s in it are envied, the one who is blessed is constantly threatened, and lovers are strucked down by some unexpected misfortune. The length of ones life has already been decided upon,for everything takes place according to preordainment and decree.so there … Continue reading No Worries
”Guy,if to say you no greet that man,him for no see us.Now him go show crib come cast me!”I said. ‘Nothing dey happen,nigga.Wetin him wan come start to tell your people?.”He asked. Nnamdi was a good friend of mine.My wing man in all my adventures with the opposite sex.It was a dry december morning,we were … Continue reading Yawa Don Gas!
Please accept my apologies, wondering what would have been Will you’ve been a little angel or an angel of sin? Tom-boy running around, hanging with all the guys. Or a little tough boy with beautiful brown eyes? I paid for the murder before they determined the sex choosing our life over your life meant your … Continue reading I Ponder my Mistakes
Screaming at the top of our voices Our voices couldn’t be heard; We seem voiceless Going about, proud of the guns they hold What’s left now?, where else can we go? I had a dream that the world changed For a minute there was no pain Instead of sermons from the military and militants I … Continue reading Broken
“Oops! … I did it again. Got lost in the game. I checked the laundry, my basketball shorts were all wet in the the washer. The ones that were big on me were the only dry ones. I had no choice but to wear the big ones. As I was traveling to the game, I … Continue reading Lost In The Game