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
What do I write when there is no inspiration? Empty on the inside, can’t think of something Nothing special seems to be happening So used to normality, boredom encroaches Purposeless, always on the move by the wave of the wind No bearing and soon am at a worse state of regret. Wishing I had dared … Continue reading A Change
Crux of the matter Is the matter of the crux. Laid once on that bald cross Is the master stayed, Stained and battered with victory blood. Body once active with life Now remained hooked to the Romans hooks. There soldiers and crooks, gambled his hoods. And chatter upon chatter Over the filed case Of many … Continue reading Events At The Cross
Reading Ben Okri’s Starbook (2007), one is refreshed and excited not just because of the plot but the courageous plunge into the unconventional, a style that confounds lay readers. A postmodernist writer par distinction, Ben Okri breeds and nurtures an approach to fiction writing that only those who seek what is beyond just the story, … Continue reading Sacrificing theme for style: A review of Ben Okri’s Starbook
Through the lonely jagged road Beneath the shades of thorny trees By the precipice of the mountain-top Against the mighty winds and waters Lead me, and I will go. Away from the borders of my father land To the dry, hot desert land To a hut, a perched house, a tent Among a people of … Continue reading Lead Me On
I am at the door. Backpack hanging over my shoulder. Setting out on a journey. Its destination unknown. Its outcome uncertain. Only anchor points at best. Just like the old times it may seem With cheap shelters, whores and booze When the soul cries for indulgence. Yet maturity has its prints over this The exuberance … Continue reading Journey’s Call
“…hello young man, what do you think you’re doing?” “How do you mean Sir?” Tunde probed his boss. “ I got your resignation letter this morning, and I kind of wonder what the hell is wrong with you. I mean…” Tunde’s boss sounded piqued. “…Sir, I wish I could explain this better, but I can’t … Continue reading The Quest.