How do I cross this torrent?
These waters rage,
Menacing unfriendly currents
How do I cross this torrent?
From this very parched ground, Brown, barren and cracked, Beauty shall come- Amazing green and fruit, And Adam’s seed shall marvel.
NIGERIA @ 50: a story in verse The land that flowed with milk and honey Forests green, sun sunny Belles pretty lads strong Sweet were words in our song Tall was our humble pride Wisdom was our teaching guide Peace in hand, war in pouch The gourd our plate, the mat our couch To- their … Continue reading NIGERIA: how far we have gone! (PART1)
Your milk has gone watery! Abidemi’s voice rose high as she argued with Oladele, her husband outside the house. Her voice was a sharp knife that cut through the serenity of dawn. She clung to her husband’s shirt like a bloodthirsty leech would to flesh. “Piles have finished your life, and you cannot make your … Continue reading The Watery Milk
The lack of love is the greatest of all sins The outback grove is the love nest scenes I have been there waiting all days since The grey part of love is in the imagination
When it came, it didn’t trickle down slow and labored like the tears that dribbled down my face, the rain came down with brute ferocity, Its sound drumming fiercely on the roof in excited chatter. lightning forked across the skies and thunder roared in a huge baritone that reverberated through my very being making me … Continue reading The Storm
When you move your electric legs,
Men do mope at your terrific steps,
Making me give magnetic pecks,
Which then create frenetic yells.
When our eyes do linger in locks,
Your sweet smiles do glitter with love,
From that heart which shimmer with hope,
And my heart just shivers with throbs.
Okon Itiaba stumbled out of the black Ford Taurus sedan and then steadied himself. A couple of passers-by approached him as if to offer assistance. He smiled but waved them off. He slammed the door shut behind him and then pocketed the car keys. His shoes crunched against the gravel as he walked towards the … Continue reading One Sunday Morning in Atlanta
This is one of the most common phrases that is heard throughout Nigeria. It translates to “All will be better” in English Language from the commonly spoken pidgin derivative. This simple phrase has become a mantra for most Nigerians and does well to mirrors our collective mind set. The reasoning that all would be better … Continue reading e go better!
It was New York. It was July. It was 2008. My arm had just come out of a cast but it was still sore as hell. I told them not to worry about me; I could take care of myself. I was all alone. I had to get to the book launch. I struggled with … Continue reading Ekene
Each time I rise to the morning of my African sun My presence splits the rays into the many colors of life And only reddish-purples escape the prism Continuously reflected by the inviting mangrove Jacuzzis of oil spills It is finally steadied by the lovely pictures of child soldiers And I am blinded by the … Continue reading Hope Lost
Pardon me for any typographical errors or unusual acronyms, I usually fast type when I am overly excited, don’t blame it on my hormones or sugar level, it is the Lords’ doing and it is undeniably beautiful in my sight. I started 2010 with a molue load of high expectations, and without a thought to … Continue reading myself, life and you
It was our first family vacation. Our parents had been planning this getaway for months and we had been bragging about it to anyone who cared to listen – OUR FAMILY WAS GOING ON A CHRISTMAS VACATION. 7 of us stuffed ourselves into our Peugeot 505 station wagon, cramped with enough baggage to last us … Continue reading Prodigal Ambitions
You live in a complicated world,
And unlike your feelings,
You don’t own it or control it.
Life has it’s music – a wild orchestra
With happenstance seemingly falling in and out of line;
Sometimes, it’s checkered tune is insufferable
And the passing of time may seem a miserable monotony.
…Swayed by greed and nepotism
That breeds insatiable corruption…
I am Nigeria…
You and I can make change possible…