The phenomena in my country In recent times, like aphrodisiacs, Are jerking my quills With erection to wind another yarn. My paper lays bare On my night bed Like a waiting bride on her first night, And I will write Yet another tabloid On fantastic corruption in Nigeria again. Can we ever gather together Without … Continue reading The Shakeup
The affair of wee mortals With our planet has gone awry again; Crabby like the acrid taste of long kept palm wine. We mask our depredation with mendacious diplomacy. Hence this social distance between us and Earth. Suddenly the world is shut. And we are the incarcerated Homo sapiens Of modern day cave men. Empty … Continue reading Closed
Once upon a time; There lived a girl whose esteem,cost no dime; She hated her gender; And physique, ‘too tender’; ‘If I were a boy,I would come first place you know?’; ‘But I’m restricted to second,left to make do with down there below’; Once upon a time; Was a teen who called ‘femininity’ a crime; … Continue reading Girl Not Shy
Ihe onye metara ọ si na onye ọzọ mere ya; Ọ katọro gi akatọ, bo gi ebubo Uru ọtutu di ya, n’ọsọ ọjọọ niile ọ gbara Dị ka mgbe ụbọchị mebere ya amara. : : ọ bụ nkịta, ọ naghị erizi Nshi nke ya kamakwa ọ lie ya eli Egbe di ya n’aka, nku dikwa … Continue reading Ihe Onye Metara
An avaricious man, for numbers of reasons, Most of his friends were just as him too Greed the father of patience and a trapper Tramp so lacking, seemed Lazarus was better. As if the cost for any error in life Was several whippings and knocks on head, But as far as I can cleanly publish; … Continue reading Patience And Greed (a Tale That Turned To Parable)
Pamin’kú!(I) O si fi suuru se ẹsọ; K’ọbẹ ton nyọ bọlọ, Le to ọ jẹun? Ìjà loni l’ọla, jaga-jìgì Ti mu ọ ru pẹlẹbẹ O da bi aja ti nse aisan. Bi ko ba si Nile, (ii) A dabi pe a ko akisà kurò n’iná Bi o ba wa l’òọdẹ Òdẹdẹ a paiya sókè Bi … Continue reading Pamin’ku
I become alive when by your side. Without you, my days are so hard that I could die. I’d sacrifice it all, just say the word. But you distance me and lock it up. All I wanted was to run away with you. Instead you gave me was this mountain view. Of solitary days and … Continue reading The Mountain View
I feel like my world is ending, despite my feet holding fast in standing. The injuries I gained, are now part of my soul even though I didn’t faint. Why these words now? Why do you have to wet my bed without conscience? What offence have I committed seeing that I have nothing ommitted.? Now … Continue reading What was my Fault?
In the mid of the dark, the night mimics my colorful shinny skin… With the moon shining brighter, we could play without fear of the viper in the backyard. Back in the days we run to embrace the rain, now the in the days we run to hide from the down pour of the dark … Continue reading Child’s Mind
I don’t tell stories, yet stories are the bedrock of a teacher. I don’t tell tales, yet tales are the tenderloin of every writer. The message of Hope is the preacher’s companion. She’s loving and caring, she’s romantic and funny, yet she was his greatest nightmare as all seems to be dark even at noonday. … Continue reading The Preacher
I’ve swung trees beyond leaves I’ve explored vastly the jungle’s belt I’ve shown my flexibility on closed and unclosed branches; My acrobtaics is a higher bar for a Monkey’s match I have tasted nectars , I know the flower that bore the sweetest, I have smelt array of petals- melt their colour to my touch. … Continue reading “take Me Back”
Your beauty shines from afar. Never fading, always glowing, Like a distant star. * Your bounteous hair rises gracefully Never taming, ovation standing, In adorning majesty. * Your elegant mein bewitches me Always seizing, never releasing, In sweet sorcery. * Your mesmerizing eyes captivate me Always shining, pearls enchanting, In deep delights.
The Corona virus Is nothing but a hybrid Of history and literature; ICT and biology And international politics. In the “Eyes of Darkness” Decades ago Was the Wuhan-400 bred In some biology laboratory in Wuhan. How it started spreading Like some malware virus Through the internet in 2020; Attacking world powers and economies. In Africa, … Continue reading Covid-19
Part II My friends, let us leave that side of the gist. Let us now hear the gist of this scientist Who (possibly) was in that ill-fated ship. He’s a physician who gave charges cheap. As such, he lived in a hut in Southby Quite close to Southampton with kid and wife. He’s a beaver … Continue reading The Titanic part 2
Part 1 Of all novelists now living or dead, My friends, I owe this poem to Clive Cussler’ A writer that’s come to live in my head. Only for him, I would not write proper On such way-back subject as Titanic He took me down the depth of Atlantic And lectured me on the ill-fated … Continue reading The Titanic part 1