Don’t tell them you saw me, That Pebble, that hole, That tattered skirt. I’m that unclad child you called home. Don’t tell them you saw me….
I was barely six Uncle said it won’t hurt I am teaching you He said But you mustn’t tell a soul Our little secret Must be between us If you speak You’ll die! I didn’t understand I was scared! I didn’t want to die He played with my innocence Took my pride away Devouring me … Continue reading Save Me
Your husband is here To take you to your new home. I saw the joy in daddy’s eyes And felt the pain in mummy’s heart As she let out those words. I am just ten years old Why is marriage the next step for me? Why do I need a new home? What if I … Continue reading Girl Child Marriage
APES OBEY! On the road along their plantation is an entire nation. A pint of salt and, torny saggy grass piercing their bare palm. On the neck is the tiny hope, a rope that sings of thousand penny in a nude baffling auction. A twenty rude lashing is an option of call to glory. Their … Continue reading Apes Obey!
CACOPHONY! if this noise is countable, i want to count millions, billions of strings, streams and rivers that beams. of many hills, valleys and hills, i want to trace the whisper of the hade. if this tree speaks, i want to hear this iroko, ogbeche, and all mighty trees that makes a forest. if this … Continue reading Cacophony
REST IN NATURE Those days under the beam of moonlight and, those heads under the shade of that greeny lemon tree sings the song of journey to the night market, where the souls of nature are sold. In ten fold, pick the feeble leg of the breeze and in ten fold, pick the shinny heart … Continue reading Rest in Nature
INTRO: I’ll be right back shortly after this, I’ll be right back just give me five minutes… Oh cut me some slack, I’m simply trying to find my knack. But one hour flies by and you still haven’t done jack! I made a resolution which ignited the revolution that changed my situation of habitual indecision … Continue reading Brb
Love me Like a drop of honey Once tasted, forever wanted Or like that god, Money She’s by all men, wanted. Love me… oh love me But not like a pillow Only at night needed Or like a mosquito By all men hunted. But love me… do love me Like ‘Up NEPA’ Our joy when … Continue reading Love Me Like Up NEPA
Alhaja Oh Alhaja, What a funny girl; She made the boys fall for her deep like water in a well, The Lads would admire from afar how her body would jingle like a bell; She made all the boys want to talk to her, but when they touch her she would yell. Curiosity that killed … Continue reading Alhaja
PSYCHOPATH The scratching on the clothing, and the knock made on the table by the tip of the pencils awakened the inner noise, i’m casted in this pen shul and in me, lives a noisy psychiatrist, but listen deeply and you won’t possibly hear. The hard knock on the door, the pang, the bang and … Continue reading Psychopath
O Africa you’ve lost your rhythm, the gentle sway of your hips, the light from your eyes is drained face pallid, skin ashen, you look a mess, your clothes are strained Dark circles under your eyes, a crooked nose, hair disheveled, your tress a mess You’re running and running, where to you don’t know just to get far away from your … Continue reading O Africa
Obalende! …i heard your voice still echo, like a detached tide from the lake of freedom. …i heard you still welcome fear and co, like a clan of refugee in hell dorm …when will torn trousers touch the ground? …when will defunct fingers strum the string of guitar? Obalende! …when will earth shout home — … Continue reading Obalende
Let it flow Let it flow Like the ink from the nib of my pen When inspiration strikes at you Like dart flying at the bird of prey And you fall in line with the message it brings Let it flow Let it flow When byword had been hidden within your breast And you find … Continue reading Let It Flow
IF YOU LIKE , see this poem as a product of wandering reactions A piece from densed thoughts…regard my poet persona as a fool drifted about ,by an incubus muse ” me I’ll kuku know say I’ve spoken ” when you start crying after broken dreams Be shouting who you epp , who u epp! … Continue reading If You Like
You and I , we tighted a knot Married today, Married forever I sat joyriding our vows and bragged aloud: I’ve fixed my missing part He’s forever mine Our sun has risen It shall never find its west Our fire that blazes can never be quenched… For aeons I have stood my ground Holding back … Continue reading Broken Vow