That Night

That Night

What an innocent night of perfect peace The silent rumblings of the windy breeze Kind doors stood wide open And the wooden window revealed the colourful cotton The air strolled in for careful caress Licking the sweat off pumping chests Whose owners have lost care Like the night does not scare The steps echoed like … Continue reading That Night

Okada!

Okada!

All hail, Great Okada! An absolute delight to its rider Undeterred by road traffic Most reliable and terrific All hail, Great Okada! Racing through all weather The acclaimed king of the Nigerian road Fit for everyone, both young and old All hail, Great Okada! A most affordable transport leader Hardly can you be called a … Continue reading Okada!

Freedom: A dream?

Freedom: A dream?

“Eureka! Eureka!! Eureka!!!” her mother’s voice rang across the empty hallway. “What is it this time”, she thought to herself. At 17, she’s stuck with the responsibility of taking care of her ailing mother. She had not had a reasonable amount of rest the whole week. The Final examination to graduate from High school was coming up, and she needed to study, but alas, time is never on her side.

“Maybe I should run away to the city, then my life would be at least better”, she would lament. As if her mother knew all along her thoughts, she would everyday praise her for the care and service she is rendering. “My daughter, you’ll grow up to see your own children do the same for you. If not for you, I would have been dead, you know I have no one”, she would always tell her, amidst the tears rolling down her wrinkled cheek.

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