A dozen gun salutes rattled My stomach, a war zone Am I a confirmed carrier of ammunition? Or ballistic missiles? Unbearable and … Continue reading Our Worst Enemy
Brightly colored you stood overhead my shoulders, given light to my foot-path. Glowing with venom accompanied by sweet whispering breeze you light my darkness. Sometimes you come out in great apple size, with attraction you let go every passing cloud. Gentle is your name, beauty your description, I stand stun to your value! Everywhere … Continue reading Moon Light!
On a mellow night, I saw her, Caressing the beach, Touching it like they were lovers, And oh! her movements… So gracious Like an artist painting delicately, But oh! her anger…. Is like a mighty tempest, When provoked, she thrashes around, With such strength and abandon, that one might be carried away. The ocean, Such … Continue reading Heart Of Nature
Under the charred logs lay an embracing splendour… Flashback! Powers matched powers Our damsels are the ultimate Nature defends self Her allies descend from above There is Haram against Boko Many are slained… The carcasses, a testimony of Earth’s battle. Corpses on branches with Eyes Wide open Even death is scared too This is victory… … Continue reading Daybreak in Sambisa
Fire lights up the sky in Sambisa The forest is agog with strange sounds Eerie,abashing the wild. Rabbits seek refuge with Alligators Termites befriend earthworms Tonight Sambisa rages still. Pandemonium, as modern chariots Devour natures tranquility A paradox of cocky peace As letters are dispatched across the prairie… Strangers are becoming friends Unholy alliances brewing … Continue reading Sambisa on Fire
I feel the breeze Chilling and heavy Making trees dance and bow Blowing sand and debris across the street. Into the cloud I gaze Heavy and gloomy it looks Ready to pour down Earth’s favourite drink. I see people Running helter-skelter Heading for shelter Avoiding being beaten I see animals Locating their dwelling place While … Continue reading It’s Going To Rain Again.
Earth: Please, send the rain And wash my dusty face. Sky: Tell me the truth The rain for ablution alone ? Earth: For I am thirsty and need to drink too. Sky: Is that all ? Earth: No ! For the brown grasses to turn green The flowers to bloom And the trees to bear … Continue reading The Conversation
It didn’t matter that we arrived at midnight; the mountains loomed majestically in the darkness. And even though I only saw dark forms, my heart still beat excitedly against my chest ribs. I have heard as almost everyone had about Obudu Cattle Ranch but no one thought to mention that the whole town was … Continue reading Obudu Town
Red sand on the pavement Tracing the minutes-old tire tracks Each thread of it ending by her flip-flops The one she stood in, as she stared At the red hot mist, fuming on the edge Of dawn’s strained clouds, A mist coagulating into the morning sun. It brought a memory of someone to her A … Continue reading Note to Somebody
I will not live in much fancy buildings When a bungalow, flat, single will do Neither a painted sculpture do I woo Few are things novel as nature’s thrilling Like streams of beauty in your face, drilling Yet deny me this and that in the blue And the prospect that I may be your boo … Continue reading FEW ARE THINGS NOVEL AS NATURE’S THRILLING (Petrarchan Sonnet)
There are times in life when the creaking of the night insects, the chirping of the birds, the buzzing of the toilet flies, the cheeky wheezing of mosquitoes and the pristine way of a budding plant needling its way into prominence, do not mean anything other than another day gliding by. At such times, humans- … Continue reading Nature’s Little Gifts
In my ears resonate a solemn soothing euphony, From where?I cannot tell,but a pure heart,I think As it sooth a longing no man in the flesh can fill. I am enraptured by its melody A creation of a soul held in love’s perfect grip. As it hits the anvil of my heart, I hit the … Continue reading Ategun
The Sun and Moon rise in your eyes The stars glitter in your sky. Of your grace,oceans splash in awe As you soar like the Eagle you are. Lightnings rejoice in your rain Thunder claps in majestic reign. When you smile, They go the extra mile. The Galaxy and constellation, Tonight in one association Marks … Continue reading The Sun rise in your eyes
A. I am this – I am that – I am all that is… My hands are the original force of the winds; From my very palms, the firmament was birthed. The tiniest rustle of the deep woods comes to my ears… Every breathe of mine is the wind behind the bird’s flapping wings. Bright … Continue reading I am…
Strolling lazily, singing an old song Along a road I’ve travelled long Top, right, straight down left Wobbling like a victim of theft My face taking a gloom I enter the last room Bursting out ten seconds later Eyes roaming, striking the centre Tall, proud, venom to vultures Higher than these struggling structures Soothing brains … Continue reading Facultrees