Category Archives: Poetry

How CAN I BE DEAD?

How CAN I BE DEAD?

How can I BE DEAD How can I? In this wee hours of a time Efface at this cross lane of many victories I even heard they have contracted the great pall bearer in town They have purchased my corpse a suitable coffin The ordered have been delivered, in this upmarket store, of a suitable […]

Copy of Afrika

There is God O!

What can I say of the tales Under the heavens Where my earth is spread?   My tongue throne is vacant of words My wheel power of speech Has been short-lubricated   ‘Na only you waka come’ Can be laden with a confusing comedy But yet hid not the truth There is God o! And […]

Crawling Miracle

Crawling Miracle

The morning sky wears silver linen, Bustling proudly afloat a smiling cloud The winds dancing flamenco to its clap The slithering sun shall soon mute its loud The hen scratches her leg on the earth Gregarious as it pecks on dirt Smiling, she seems unconcerned with her health Decorated waffles waggled in mirth The dancing […]

slippers

Crazy Risk

One very heavy night Dark, gloomy and pouring It poured unceasing Fear augustly visited my sight. My brothers in the rain To fetch for our stomachs’ gain. This fear invited my shaking hands Grabbing hurriedly, tarpaulin weapon Miry clays…. wetlands my weary legs struggled upon. Calmed, I saw my Blood In a tussle with the […]

Love, when cold

Mystery of Love

Here I lay, beseeching The heavens to come and seize my breath. So the ghost of my Angelina will stop bewitching, But rather let me go back to death.   Let these miseries that has stolen my treasure My pearl, my angel, which has killed my sexual pleasure Will come to an end, So I […]

Spiritual Voyage

Spiritual Voyage

I sat on edge of the chair. My eyes rose above every, until I could see the stars. I glanced at my koala bear My eyes couldn’t hold the tears I held onto the pen, yet it juddered My urges to write lowered I missed the earthen oxygen And the dole of its return burgeoned […]

Abiku Metamorphosis

Abiku Metamorphosis

Abiku the child of circumstances O’ Arise your lusty spirit as day chameleon into twilight ghostly parade you stage on the sloppy hill decked in devilish sartorial with rueful clues written upon the sky. Abiku the reigning african deity your witty panegyrics, and funky mantra we shall duly say make not our home a harvest […]

My Comrades

My Comrades

My comrades. During the time of plenty, with me they merry. My comrades. In me solace find when in need. My warm comrades. From afar, affection bestow when I’m skint. My comrades, when we node, with compassion, and charity, like Joseph, I pardon.

sad-black-man

it’s not okay to miss her

Will I know peace again tonight As i lay down, before i turn out the light Out of your lips, will there be a careless whisper My friend, it’s not okay to miss her Where do broken hearts go, a mystery untold Where do they channel their hate, the pain served cold The sleep in […]

Kings

Kings

I am me Capable of great feats and terrible deeds Noble and majestic Worthy of respect or criticism I could be Overrated or Underestimated I am me We dont know leadership What it looks or feels like We haven’t seen it before We must live to love and serve We have no pride, worth or […]