All promises were made Not all were kept Some we remembered, Some we deliberately dismembered All promises are strong Like bonds on bonds Yet all we break. For reasons, mostly our sakes JJ was ill besotted at life. When life gives you lemons, you make lemonades. He swore at the originator of that statement. The … Continue reading Unraveling ep6 of 16
We all reach for that which is forbidden Like Adam, eve and the apple A longing beyond our reach A love fragile, uncertain and unstable. You see, the satisfaction isn’t in the getting For the forbidden can be easily forgotten Leah flipped her eyes open in the dark. She blinked rapidly, trying to adjust to … Continue reading Unraveling ep5 of 16
Whose side were you always on When papa’s cane made thumping sounds When whispered echoes drowned my muffled cries When anxiety made me groan Whose side were you always on When I looked at you for reassurance Wet eyes, bruised lips, seeking pity When I peaked for warmth or a soothing piety Whose side were … Continue reading Unraveling ep4 of 16
While we weep – while we weep We breathe as though we feel A hand choking us as we sleep A plan making sure we sink While we weep – while we weep We reach for a steady grip A grain of peace within our dream A tighter clasp on pleasures deep While we weep … Continue reading Unraveling ep3 of 16
In an altar of delight A girl beamed her light Just to alter her plight Yet – she sunk in her fright In an altar of desire A boy played with fire Trapped in lust vicious fist Yet – he sought to escape its midst. Leah Abba stood at the back of the large hall … Continue reading Unraveling ep2 of 16
We were fine Except for those thoughts Those thoughts seemed okay Except for those words Those words were acceptable Except for that deed, That deed deemed cool Until Our normal wasn’t acceptable Our attitude wasn’t agreeable Our lives became miserable We sort to be expendable Still we thought We were fine. The light turned red. … Continue reading Unraveling ep1 of 16
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!!
Three men dressed in camouflage converged over a map spread on top of a table in an uncompleted building. One man pointed at a spot on the map. “As they descend this slope, they will lose direct line of sight of this section of the road”, he continued pointing to another spot on the map. … Continue reading The Cell 4
Igbekele handed over the piece of paper to Ediabani who glanced at it casually once and tore it to shreds. “We are done here, the boys will see you off”, Igbekele said and the door opened behind Agents Emeto and Nduka. The men that brought them walked up behind them silently and wore them the … Continue reading The Cell – 3
Dear Segun, Thinking of losing you is like living without water. Fix me because I am in pieces and my heart bleeds. The songs you sing to me lingers in my memory like a lullaby. Oh, ayanfẹ mi, how can I leave when we are meant to build our world together. If I go, I … Continue reading Biafra, I Must Go
“No be my head ooo,No be my head ooo, anything wey satan dey plan, no be my head ooo”.Mazi Okafor chanted his favourite chorus as he meticulously wrapped his “medicinal herbs” as he calls it . The day was still young and the freshness of the air could testify to that. The breeze was gentle … Continue reading The Shameful Knot (2)
Life, they say is a tale but oftentimes people forget it’s distorted. Smoking thwarted his destiny, it misled my brother, Segun.Jeffa was Segun’s best friend. They knew each other since secondary school. He was studying petroleum engineering but everything ended suddenly. Their first year in uni. was great. They were zealous and ambitious. They … Continue reading Smoke Until You Are Six Feet Under!
You don’t have to cry. I know how it feels. You are wondering why you didn’t get admission into the university and this is your third time writing the exam but still, till no prevail, cheer up! Before you think about all the negatives life has to offer you and attempt to commit suicide because … Continue reading The Irony of life
It’s quite easy to stereotype. It eases up the responsibility of explaining. Stating without variations is often much easier than describing exceptions and the whys that follow. Stereotypes do not give room for explanations too. They are cut-in-stone conclusions. The indelible absence of buts design them. All aspects of sexuality has been stereotyped in Nigeria. … Continue reading Revisiting Anti-Gay laws
The title ‘Beautiful wings’ came after much contemplation about what kind of wings I’d like to be involved in this story. Beautiful or Broken. And I pondered if we humans had wings at all. I guess we had nothing to stand or even fly. We are that fragile. And so while I was still thinking, … Continue reading Beautiful Wings Episode 1