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We Are in a Country

We are in a country Where poetry or rhetoric does not matter. What matters really is flattery. Sycophancy! So my people are now like: Any-government-in-power; Anywhere-belly-face Because what really matters now Are the things that don’t matter at all. Yet they say, Power belongs to the people. We are in a country Where the armed … Continue reading We Are in a Country

The Writer’s World

I do not want to be a bee Always busy producing honey, I do not want to be a banker Counting other people’s money I do not want to be a policeman Collecting bribes on the road Or exploiting unsuspecting drivers The Nigerian police, I detest. I do not want to be a Politician Making … Continue reading The Writer’s World

Behind The Scene

“I don’t know how I got here, I don’t know how I became suicidal, all I know is I want to end everything “, said Bayo, his voice hoarse from crying while speaking to the only man bold enough to walk up to him from the onlookers. “I might not understand what’s happening to you, … Continue reading Behind The Scene

What Is Money?

What Is Money?

What is money without peace? Yes! We want to be wealthy. Now we are endlessly wealthy. But we are scared of nothing. We are scared of the thieves at night, And of the pointed fingers at daylight. What is money without happiness? Yes! We want good wealth. But there is no good health. Where are … Continue reading What Is Money?

Rejected

How can he be accepted again Ever since he lost his love They’ve always rejected him Even though he means well. All they want is their happiness They never care how he feels Even though he tries to please them They always hurt him in return He’s searching for true love but Falls into the … Continue reading Rejected

Unraveling: Final Episode

Let’s meet on a plain field Where sunshine doesn’t ruin the feel Let’s meet outdoors Baring emotions outwards Let’s meet for old times Starting again not on borrowed times Let’s meet with substance Our wounds healed, our minds right Let’s meet with a level head Man and woman basking clear Let’s meet and deliberate And … Continue reading Unraveling: Final Episode

Unraveling ep15 of 16

She sat there, once, twice gazing tentatively Trying to recollect a time When memory was like a glass of Amarula Sweet and intoxicating She sat there and found none Her mind and body had become numb Her soul floats in a sea of calmness All energy from years of pain dissipated Leaving behind a hollow … Continue reading Unraveling ep15 of 16

Unraveling ep14 of 16

I am amazed at the grace I received Grace that brought glory days I had perceived Alternatively still, my faith had grown On words I had known Still I toil from morn to morn To love myself and those that mourn For grace persist to right my wrongs The love I’ve lived, the bad or … Continue reading Unraveling ep14 of 16

Unraveling ep13 of 16

The pressure of holding back pain Coursed through her, weakening her veins Her eyes slithered at the sound of her voice Her words never left stuck somewhere in between She wanted to plunder, not plow Yet she watches her and never grows Leah came awake with a start, shooting up in her bed. For a … Continue reading Unraveling ep13 of 16

Unraveling ep12 of 16

In surviving, he fought In loving, he fought In dreams, he fought For her, he fought. Now he fights For lies and brutal truths For as a man who demons distress He fights with every breath and strength The crickets punctuated the dark silence with their chirps. Fireflies made their rounds, swerving in circles, glowing … Continue reading Unraveling ep12 of 16

Unraveling ep11 of 16

This time I will approach her Say those things I have held back This time I will conquer it For heart is heart, no fearing it Love’s only pain is unrequited Love’s gentle flow if always felt This time I will approach her Her eyes did twinkle when I smiled This time I will conquer … Continue reading Unraveling ep11 of 16

Unraveling ep9 of 16

When the heart beats at nothing but itself, she wonders When the belly twitches for nothing in particular, she wonders When the shivering starts and the weather isn’t chilling, she wonders When the life seems devoid of plan or purpose, she wonders On whose path is she treading? What does she long for A snippet … Continue reading Unraveling ep9 of 16