Right from the very moment when Habiba carried her son to NPTV –Nigerian Peoples’ Television station; she had already concluded within herself that any penny that came from that announcement would be distributed on other area of her life that needed attention. It had been by sheer luck that she got that chance. On her third Sunday, … Continue reading Save Me Oh Mum
You remember when you were diagnosed with cervical cancer. It is one of those things you know you will never forget. You have forgotten quite a lot. Including how the mere sight of your unclothed mounds used to bring Andy, your husband, pleasure. But you remember even the red silk tie the consultant that broke … Continue reading Snowdrops and the Deathbed
The proclivity of beauty through colours of oil Struggling subtly but so smoothly to touch you Like butterflies dangling in a flower garden to toil Impasto bold like mountains around the meadow Yet, gracefulness above all traits, is dominant As through the maestro’s rich spreads of paints You’re here in a most prosperous countenance O … Continue reading Diamond Rosarii
I braced myself for the scream I knew was coming. I heard the gate squeak when the maid came in, as she did every morning. My immediate concern now was how to act surprised, pretend the reason for her scream was novel to me, to lie that the redness in my eyes was from sleep … Continue reading Forgive Me Please.
We learn to bake We learn to swim in flowing lake We do learn to give and take And of all things we learn to make No one learns to sleep and wake Sometimes, though it might be fake We might pill for sleeping sake What makes my heart to quake And makes my eyes … Continue reading Adieu, To A Friend Dying Next Week
All she saw was darkness, and nothing more. She is not sure how long she will remain here, feeling excruciating pains from the bruises caused by the rope used in binding her delicate skin. She never thought the day would come when she would be treated like a cow to be slaughtered for celebration. Still … Continue reading Tit For Tat
When something bigger than a frog enters a frogs mouth, what can one expect? This is what happened to Mrs. Umez, a great woman of God who caught her daughter in the act of lesbianism. Mrs. Umez is the beautiful wife of Dr.Umez, a renowned surgeon in Light city of Nagarah. He is … Continue reading The Dark Side
I saw a woman, who lost her face, to ravages of cancer, her eyes met, the bridge of her nose, I saw a woman, living with pain, she inspired strength with sadness, my problems vanished, I saw a woman, who closed her heart to pity, lived with her fate, she smelt of decay, … Continue reading Woman Without A Face