One even strongly swore an oath To give us a whale or an elephant If we’d vote him and also loath The other party’s government The other party promised us a ship That we’re on crossroad to choose Have we been able to rear sheep? Not to talk of beasts on the loose We only … Continue reading …because You Need my Vote
When the sun’s set to shine When the birds are Out of their nest When all you’ve wished Is to become the best There’s always a hand That never changes. When all is down and low When nothing is moving fast But going slow When everything up Is down and below There’s always a heart … Continue reading I’ll Be There For U
Helplessly we clung to the voices of hope Because that was all we were left with. Dilapidated houses; a place we once called home. The sands were dry with shattered bones underneath. Our animals were gone; we wondered what next to eat. Resorting to humans gone; I often saw it brought to heat. A … Continue reading Death Of A Future’s Past
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I laid down the flower with a note in my heart … All i did was stare … A thousand tears, yet ten thousand more … Confused, Afraid, Sad, … All my whispers, All my thoughts… All my reasons, All my hopes… To be sharing each sunrise and sunset with you… Good times, bad, see … Continue reading Rolled Stone
Words blistering so old. An Octogenarian growing older and cold. Steps that were untaken Steps that he wished he could have taken. A linesman;he watched from the sidelines. The flag was his,but he allowed the players to step on mines. Unlike the man in the ‘Black and White,he encouraged the tackles. The red and yellow … Continue reading And John Wept
My Son, listen to my instructions So that you can function well Under the Sun freely given by God You have been thought the ways of God But this know also, that all men do not love God Even in the house of God there is wickedness So when you pray, watch … Continue reading Instructions To My Son
I have given life to six great people Causing my belly to stretch and protrude like a little pot From fifty four months of providing a nurturing haven in my womb Stretch marks snake their way up and down my belly and buttocks Like the stripes of a zebra Gravity has taken its toll on … Continue reading Birthing Body..
It is Harmattan; not without, But within me is the cold. Youth and merry fill the air about; It is I that has grown old. Hawks gracing the clumsy skies, Sailing, building without rest. Sauntering down hollow aisles, Seeking a stolen nest. There is silence below the stars; Stars bright enough to burn. Still nursing these scars Like a nestling nun. I am a beggaring gloom; Counting my days in twos. I see now a full moon; A gleam of hope lain loose. It is harmattan; not without; And within she is all. Dusty leaves still burning out; It is Harmattan within after all.
Yes I’m ready to…… Begin my 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 I’ll be looking for the ONE; to love and make my wife… Then TWO hearts beating as one for the purpose to add one more life… So THREE can be a family, living happily each day and there’ll be room … Continue reading Father’s Number
The gathering was colossal And the meter of the venue was without measure. The moment metonymy motioned to mount the stage I knew the Pen was mightier than the sword. Simile served us smiling As sonnet caught our attention like a firm net. Delicious delicacies of dactyl was dished As we cheered with our glasses … Continue reading World Poetry Day
As the seconds tick & soft winds sweep away the days I look back on life through a haze. Remember playgrounds, parks and friends, In childlike gaze that never ends. The laughter in a game of catch, Shall memory ever attach… To innocence in youthful eyes, Catching the ball to Bobs surprise. I recall my … Continue reading Please Bob
Who knows the day? One day only a day Just one day all but one day Having gone far and wide Riding restlessly by the billowing wind Just a day we call it a day All our fames will be charade in a way Unknown to us how it gonna be We wish to reach … Continue reading My Call and Your Call
Two roads converged in the woods, And I, had travelled the road less taken; And with every step, with bated breath, Round winding bends and bristly shrubs; Up rolling hills and verdant trees, Had pondered what the other held. Two roads converged in the woods, And I, had travelled the road less taken, And … Continue reading The Road I’d Taken
As part of activities to mark the 2015 World Poetry Day, the Splendors of Dawn Poetry Foundation and the Abuja branch of the Association of Nigerian Authors will unveil a new poetry album on the 21st of March 2015 during the World Poetry Day celebration in Abuja. The album, titled Raising Our … Continue reading Foundations Unveil New Poetry Album