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The Day after Yesterday I: As I Understand It

The Day after Yesterday I: As I Understand It

I usually approach Layrite’s poems with some caution. I know if I read them in a hurry I will come back to the first line understanding little. In order words, the poet tries to ensconce much meaning in few words, as the craft of good poetry generally encourages. But the thing I personally like about … Continue reading The Day after Yesterday I: As I Understand It

Birthday Present: A Guide For My Family And Friends

Dear Family and Friends, I am pretty sure you are all having a difficult time deciding what to get for me for my birthday. Due to my importance to you all, I know the coming ten days or so will be most difficult for you as you decide what is most appropriate for me. I’m … Continue reading Birthday Present: A Guide For My Family And Friends

‘Progressives’ Impunity in Osun: Spare Me This ‘Change’

  Osun has never been lucky with good leadersh;ip since her establishment in 1992. Forget about the regrettable military era (92-99), fast forward to May 1999 and there you find Chief Bisi Akande whose major idea of governance was retrenchment of civil servants and using the saved funds to build a gigantic state house which … Continue reading ‘Progressives’ Impunity in Osun: Spare Me This ‘Change’

Demonlogy 520: Intro Mimo

Demonlogy 520: Intro Mimo

  What?   The streets of Abuja and those of Abidjan Are littered with orphaned ill-conceived vision Of those with semi permeable sight Just like the flying water sachets in Mokola (Some beautification gone awry?) 5   Seldom removed, never used, often abandoned Evidences of wasted expensive divination And relics of hopeless cowrie casting; Apparent … Continue reading Demonlogy 520: Intro Mimo

When Aunti Dana Made Her Last Run

  Don’t lament Never forget The blood unseen And the cause unknown   Don’t lament The parts in piece And the dreams in rubble (Where now will they find their peace?)   Never forget The oblivious insiders And the helpless sojourners (Fate had no use for mood)   Don’t lament The elephants that wouldn’t stand … Continue reading When Aunti Dana Made Her Last Run