Category Archives: Poetry

One Coin or More

One Coin or More

A jingle and she smiles with a prayer Singing a song, clapping tirelessly each passing hour There with her son, hungry and poor Calling out to passersby, “one coin or more” One coin or more; the next meal guaranteed A means for them both to feed Eating to live, at the mercy of strangers Yet […]

Nigerian-Police-brutality

‘In Our Minds’

In our minds half bread is better than none and we were contented with that Until we went out and found ‘none’ in the market and on the street Where morality and reasoning don’t frequent and tongues roam exuberantly unrestrained by thought injustice and unbalanced scales run an onslaught where mama’s buns are seasoned with […]

Contraband Love

Contraband Love

He horse-rides into my dream every night Carrying sprinkles of stars on his polished armor-my diamond knight He would join me in the water bed-not minding And we swim till the morning When I wake with my pants wet and dripping But back in reality, he never returns my stare He sweeps by like I […]

Lion’s Den (Cont.d)

Lion’s Den (Cont.d)

……. This is what he did himself; accept his fate Threw in the towel, concluded it was late An unknown journey, he now must take A life that isn’t his, the pain is real, the joy fake This is what he did to his family; hid the truth Made up stories, claimed to still be […]

Lion’s Den

Lion’s Den

Have you seen his childhood, dreamt his dream The hustle, his smile ain’t what it seem Not today, a battle from way back when He let himself into a Lion’s den His Mothers’ joy, his fathers’ pride Handsome; his charm too revealing to hide Schooled in an unbearably difficult upbringing Brave heart; he had a […]

Damsel In Demand

Damsel In Demand

Damsel In Demand A Free Versed Poem Buy me fresh roses; I care not for poems,nor proses; Only luxury can maintain these elegant poses; Buy me cartons of expensive champagne; Only that can ease away my frequent headaches and monthly pain; I once heard a lyricist sing,”without l love,all things are vain; He must be […]

Stay

Stay

He didn’t see this coming, at least not this time His sadness was clear, all his pride sublime He is my father, much to my dismay He looked at me and had this to say “I can’t look her in the eye Ashamed all I did made her cry If I must beg, I’ll implore […]