I lay my dreams on the table Like a clocking call, I waited, Dream deferred and dreams achieved, A feeling that differs, not all will feel. A story of when, not more than words of pen, a living tree exhale more life than dead. Give me time to lay the vision in my sleep, Like … Continue reading Dream, good to meet you!
It was 4:30 pm on Wednesday evening when Rosie arrived at Mr. Adam’s house. He was a close friend of her father who was living in a neighbouring village. Following the cancellation of the free education scheme, Rosie had made up her mind to find alternative ways of paying her school fees. She had decided … Continue reading Boss Lady – Chapter Four
Every night when I close my eyes, it’s the same as the nights before, I find myself on a journey, a journey to find what I have lost but never had, A journey to a place I do not know and have never seen, A place spoken of only by the whispering of the gods, … Continue reading Walking a lonely road
She strolled past me at first, spraying a very seductive smile. I was irritated; she just obstructed my view of an important pass from the captain of my team. She went into the kitchen, my wife, and served a very appealing meal. If a meal could be seductive, this was one in hot pants and … Continue reading The Price of Distraction
When in life we first cried The elders said we tried And while we yet grow up We felt so free Till our height ascended up And our features like branches of tree Then we got to stopping point Facing challenges so red like Hell We only had a league saying, “Don’t!” How do we … Continue reading Fate of Our Dreams
She wondered why she was using that tone of voice. “Ma !” she quickly put on her slippers and hurried downstairs. Halima had returned and was standing behind her seat. She was dressed in a tiny dress and her nails were beautiful as usual. Aunty had a look on her face she had never seen … Continue reading Hospitality Business … (Part 2)
When Uyi left for the city and returned years later in a big black car to build a house for her mother and promise take her brothers back to Europe with her, the whole village was excited. Adesuwa remembered jumping up and down with other children as she watched her Cousin step out of her … Continue reading Hospitality Business… (Part 1)
He tried to be as still as possible, peeking through the leaves, wondering if they were still out there. He had the courage to peep once more and now he was all alone. The birds chatted and hopped from trees to trees singing and chanting heavenly praises which sounded sad to him, ‘what have I … Continue reading The Story Of Us
Mrs. Alga was sitting outside her room, picking beans. As she picked, she separated only dirts, chaffs and stones, the other category that would normally have been disqualified by any other average Nigerian, were those beans that had been badly shaped, or with deep hollows, but as she picked, Mrs. Alaga didn’t care about separating … Continue reading Some Fortunes
How I found myself in that hall was indeed a bafflement I couldn’t just explain. But, like conjuring magic, there I was, seated in the front row and listening with rapt attention to the strange man delivering his lecture on the Act of Photography. I said he was strange because, to begin with, he was … Continue reading The Imagined
“You have no soul ” – they told me Are you in doubt ? Ask the joiner and the locksmith They made me . The joiner, He once made me with a big ego But he trimmed that off into edges Left me with none He said it was cool for me not to be … Continue reading The plight of the BoX.
sometimes my dreams get so big am forced to shrink. Gold plated reverie,I could almost touch them. I want it all yet, they stand tall.this walls. time keeps rolling it’s marathon never ending my bones deep in bitter romance with stress the lazy takes over the body, fear sips in, then my teeth sinks into … Continue reading Dreams…
I walked down the streets of Paris, Set my eyes on the eiffel tower There begins my dream of a never Ending tomorrow. I wafted and crafted an identity Took a bow and shot an arrow In Cupid’s style, I dance to the rhythm of the moon. The stars lined up in their gay apparel … Continue reading An Unending Dream
Fires fly as fire-flies fight away dreams of dark dragons. Mother made me make a Promise. Pray, play, pen poems She said. Surely, silence shall not save A boy bloodied in bed by biting bats. Taking tranquilizers to tame the tiny tyrants I quiver, quietly questioning my quagmire. Crying cannibals creeping from catacombs Come closer … Continue reading Vomiting Vile Visions
The calm sea breeze caressed our skins as we sat on the sand, our legs drawn in until our heels touched our bums. We sat so close together that from afar in the dark, we were one solid mass. “You can only run run run pass Terry G when you run mad…”. She … Continue reading Night Out With Stars