The alarm rang for the umpteenth time that morning, I snoozed it as I turned to the other side of the bed to continue sleeping. ‘Sleepy, sleepy, wake up o’ Nnenna, my roommate shouted ‘What is it jor?’ I asked groggily as I yawned and tried to steady my eyes on her. Why did she … Continue reading Mr Right?
I was fourteen and I had just gotten into Senior Secondary School, the first time a man told me I was beautiful. I was ecstatic; nothing else mattered in the world. I began to make efforts to make myself look more beautiful for him. I remember using excessive amount of white powder on my face … Continue reading Yet Another Date
Let’s break the ice That freezes us cold And makes strangers of us. Let’s break the ice That threatens to break us As the iceberg did the Titanic. Let’s break the ice And use on our swollen broken ego That our friendship won’t be ago. Let’s break the ice, Ice of formality and distrust, Ice … Continue reading Let’s Break The Ice
A man’s belly is his heaven. Even when he sought for -you- an haven With his buds switching and secreting more enzymes -for you- His pots know no pain His pots know no pain, you think? Even when his manual -of you- has been read He comes hook, line and sink and a well laid … Continue reading How -not- to cook a fish.
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
Beware of Pseudo-Lovers !!! They appear very flashy, Clourful like Butterflies But only perch for nectar They give you hopeless hopes Politely, they insult you Subtley, they control you They are shadows in reality You marry them in your dreams You build your world for them Thinking their future is yours But they have other … Continue reading Pseudo Lovers
The horrors of her past haunts She jerks and convulses when in the act She tries so hard to conceal it but Her lackadaisical response betrays Whenever she feels lascivious The images come running to mind They appear like shadows in reality Then, her frigidity comes alive She has always met the Selfish Who come … Continue reading Shadows from The Past
“I love him, I love him not. “I love him, I love him not. “Oh, Shit, I love him. Wait do I really love him? “I don’t know for you o. It’s just been three months, and his possessiveness has started bothering me. What would you do with this clingy Jide who’s becoming stickier than … Continue reading Campus Wahala series; How to lose a guy (Chapter 1)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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