Category Archives: Poetry

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Helen of my Troy

My cloudy dreams bring forth rainfall Come soon, halcyon days free of fault Enthralled by a fulgent comeliness Her beauty withered all loneliness She is the Helen of my Troy. The sun shines for her skin, Refusing the rain to wet the ground she matches. Here comes the rain trickling, The sun couldn’t dry up […]

A Friend

A Friend

She cried again, this was the second time today And how many times did she cry a week? She couldn’t remember anymore, It was one too many times At home her neighbors teased her and called her a spoiled rich girl an ajebota Was it her fault that her father was rich and sent her […]

Avowal

Avowal

My hands are bestowed on my chin, with my eyes espying on something, I can therefore see the forthcoming. And my heart beat is delaying, Nevertheless my soul is at ease with just one thought lingering, She gladdens my heart, The lady called Gladys. Seeing her gait pass my presence bequeaths my heart with savour […]

Side Effect of Love

Side Effect of Love

  I lost sleep My appetite fled me Am just too occupied with her thoughts.                 My legs turned into icebergs            My breath almost expired For the world freezes each time Her name greets my ears.             All she says is milk           All she flows is honey           But  others’ bitter than mara! […]

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Here, My Prayers

Life’s unsteadiness makes me want to die Our fruity atmosphere somehow got dyed Despite the prayers, my believe got slacked Our peacefulness got caught in a slide There go smiles of our beautiful brides Their absence made me want to die, Let death find me, please don’t kill me. Black oil had caused pains to […]

Iwalewa(xrater Is Beauty)

Iwalewa(xrater Is Beauty)

With gold plated skin flashing Crystal white clear eyeballs inviting Well carved curve and edges Undoubtedly she looks so fine. But I look at your Aristide Bance acts Your spotless leopard skin Juicy bitter leaf heart I give a second thought to calling you fine. Riding her from the exterior, her road seemS picturesce Without […]

Strange Women

Activism

Every time I walked the dusty path, I knew my name would be remembered The glorious end of my life, Would be celebrated like its independence. A broad smile laced with amity, I would tell SHELL not to kill again. Without fear, I wished I was him, That fights for his people with great acumen. […]

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Sour Morning

Oh, my sweet companion, today is a new dawn, the sun rising gradually and brightly, I will be going to work this very morning, I know it enough, and it’s a sour adventure; going out from home, more especially this morning. I did not know how to describe the past night; memorable, lovely, beautiful, excellent […]

There Was A Love

There Was A Love

There was a love ,bounty ,foamy and fiery Culmination of hardworking days that”s donkey In our hearth blazes this fire enough to muffle Sweet rivers of wine with unbursting bubbles Our love was blessed with this blanket woven from contentment And  love,under which we lain, and treated Every tear with kids’ gloves. We slept in […]

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THE MYSTERY WAR (Dedicated to Chibok Girls)

THE MYSTERY WAR We had sailed in the ship collectively Until you came in tempest and liberate shipwreck With your civilian uniform of rescue Holding the Key to our eternal jail Irrigating our rivers to your subsistence farm Impregnating our dreams on the palm trees In the night you turned to mosquitoes of our bed […]

My fine Ibadan

My fine Ibadan

She is so unique With those wrappers  of hers that are always a distant species from her blouse . No make up artist , her dexterous fingers Does the magica glaring  twines on her lips. Brazilian hair pare in comparison to her Kiko from mama Kamo onidiri Who is  this belle ? who else if […]

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Money Is King (I)

Sudden calls come running Into my heart, that place that holds my engine New decisions come floating through Two roads, right or wrong The same thing applies everywhere Places where one throws away beliefs And heads deep into the king of bills With his crown in place He summons all to his midst Some with […]