I strive towards perfection I try to do things without defection But hard as I may try, I cannot help but miss the sky Each time I scatter my grains I try to gather using my brains Even though I work like a Flunky The task before me seems ever bulky The … Continue reading Imperfection
(For my parents who left home decade sum years ago) By our culture men do not die they leave for the forest to hunt animals in the bush I could remember at my seventh my father took a iron stick putting some fire to murder a rat he said he would not kill it at … Continue reading A Hunter and A Trader
With a sound of thunder the mist clears from the skies As with a shout sweats mixed with tears drops from my eyes Like a chef i do not rest Because the world expects only the best As knives and spoons i am making dishes So with pen and paper i am granting wishes Hours … Continue reading Unveiling
Your world is not my world My world is not your world My world has hills and Valleys Your world has streams and ponds Your world has birds like eagles My world has birds like doves My world has twists and turns Your world is straight and fun My world has thorns and … Continue reading “Different Worlds”
You should have been there, between the clumps of misery, and contrasting reality. You should have been there, at that threshold that restrained everything. We were certain We’d run Mad. Clothes peeling,Lungs blaring mad. At those Moments when You should have been there. Ever heard Cricket Croo-Crooing in an Uptown town? Mingled with sweat sounds. … Continue reading Old Houses. Peeling Walls.
Dear son, When today comes and yesterday has become the chirping of birds, Do remember that those rags here are golden chambers, silver linen for some generations yet unborn. Do not follow this popular saying that there is light at the end of every tunnel and if they say, ask them, What colour God wears. … Continue reading All Tunnels, Son!
She is incomprehensible, yet she understands She is responsible but makes you stand She is like a golden fish in a Marsh “My other half” She is loyal and rebellious She is royal, yet libelous She is like a diamond in the dung “My other half” She is unapologetic, but remorseful She is … Continue reading “my Other Half”
My Life is crashing, Crashing down on me. My heart is heavy, Weighing down on me. My river is flowing, Flowing down the slope. My weather is Snowy, Slowly and Lonely. Then I saw the moon, Giving rays of hope. Hope to calm the storm, Raging in my world. Then came the Sun, Dazzling as … Continue reading Winding Thoughts – A Glimpse of Hope
“THE GONG VILLAGE” Ogeleike ! Land of Rising Stars A land filled with Milk and Honey Land of Bounty and Plenty Ogeleike ! Pride of Amaeze. You stand tall amongst your peers Yu are the best among equals The Primus inter-paris Ogelike ! Pride of Amaeze You are small but mighty You are gentle, yet … Continue reading The Gong Village
At every knock they panic “Who’s it?” be their eternal cry They scurry here And flurry there To hide the stock Of their filthy gains Under the bed… inside the roof Away–away, from piercing eyes. Politrickcians of our time Their “Come in” Takes long in coming “Whozit? Whozit? Remains their incessant bleat For wealth gathered in … Continue reading Whozit?
What a nibble in my budding pen What a bridle on my golden hen That I scribble, is not to prove my mettle Just a dribble, to boil out of the kettle Flowing like a river without boundaries Glowing like a giver to all countries Hard as life may try to freeze me Mad I … Continue reading A Nip In My Bud
Let the cubs devour the lions Let the puppies bark at the dogs If the kids can break the horns of the goats Then the waters will be still. For when the cows eat all the hay Then the calves must stand at bay For even a pandemonium of parrots Cannot finish a … Continue reading Revolution!!
It is me your tenant for so many years. Every time we meet, you do all the talking. Now it is time for you to listen to what I have to say. You clouded my thoughts for so long with your words You drowned my desires with your voice. You allowed me pride myself in … Continue reading Hello Fear
That silly door The silly oblong wooden brown door The silly spot I kept stirring at waiting for it to open I waited, longed, wished, hoped, prayed that it’d open Open for my wishes to come true Open for my yearnings to finally be met Open for him to finally walk through And so … Continue reading The Door
On this day precisely We all gather wisely For we now beckon To the calling of the spirits We are supernaturally forced To have our spirits gorged By the spirits who has us deep But fear makes us plead For the unknown tomorrow We all love to hate But death has written our fate Now … Continue reading On That Day