I, with the precision of a recorder remember your voice That thundered through the speakers And caused a mini-earthquake in the auditorium —Sent some chills down my spine What did you say, That drew half a bucket from my desert tear ducts? –Tears that confluence with streams of sweat On my usually dry and unyielding … Continue reading A Ticket To Hell
As he knelt before the Altar Feeling like Judas Iscariot His thoughts wandering… His mind pondering… His head wondering… Immersed in reminiscences It came like vivid pictures Showing on a Cinema Screen All his promises resounding Reverberating in his head He tried to keep his pact She came unannounced to him Luscious and Seductive in … Continue reading Irresistible
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?
To the songs of the birds To the swooshing of the wind To the eerie cricket call at night Listen !!! When you wake up in the morning To the silence of your heart To your conscience before you act Listen !!! To the coldness of the weather To the colors of the flowers To … Continue reading Listen !!!
The golden rays so generously given Promising a day full of hope and love When you hide behind tall buildings The world around me looks gloomy The clouds criss-cross your surface Trying to shade your rays in futility You conquer all obstacles and shine Your wonder is a mystery unrivalled Sitting on the morning sky … Continue reading “the Morning Sun”
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
An unwanted member of a community Mustn’t raise a song, Even if he has the most sonorous voice. The man they desire to roast Shouldn’t cream his body with oil. We are sons of the soil. We drank from the streams And lived on the proceeds of the soil. Call us the natives! We conquered … Continue reading The Natives
At that time I saw it all I tell you My eyes were shut Still, I saw everything The beginning My beginning In form of an egg Light piercing through Giving me life I was awakened Surreal like art, past I was there Alive Reborn to a new point Lines of old ventured memories Scribbled, … Continue reading Events of Earth Move in Cycles
I listen to Fela’ quite a lot. I’m one of those weird people who can sing along to almost every of his track. In Sorrow, tears and blood, one of his songs, he posited that Nigerians fear too much. They never take action. They always have an excuse not to join a protest. Either … Continue reading The Burning of a seven year old; More than hashtags.
Hello Again! Long time no…., whatever it is we do, I missed you, where did you go? Did you leave or did I? maybe it was both, nor neither. It doesn’t matter. My question for today is, “how do you live a healthy life in Nigeria?”. Eat well?, sleep well?, take vitamins & supplements?. Well … Continue reading Voices In Our Heads
My soul faints within me My heart is soaked in regret The thought that I had lived in error all these years kills me Out of the belly of this regret, I write these words. These words are the words I had always wanted to write but then it took me this long to get … Continue reading Rants Of A Young Nigerian
0035Hrs. 30.08.90 The silence of the dark night was shattered by the cacophonous ramblings of tens of riffles spewing pellets of death in all direction. Like falling snow, bullets rained elephants and hippopotamus on almost every roof in our community and the darkness of the night was murdered by flying Molotov cocktails. Five minutes later, … Continue reading Enough Is Enough
Did you enjoy your time there? Every moment spent wallowing Fighting without a thread of control Trying to find any shed of light Even when you looked within Nothing there Ghost! All that self-mastery left empty Only finding out the hole had more space Realizing at that dreadful time Prayer was all your broken soul … Continue reading The Only Answer
You had woke up with much euphoria to your daily routine that Saturday morning. You quickly woke up the kids to the family altar for the early morning devotion. It was great and Spirit filled as usual. You picked your megaphone to set out to your early morning Evangelism like you do every morning save … Continue reading Tribute To A Martyr
The gospel of the Lord was handed into the hands of preachers with warnings not to add or remove original words that helped make Heaven special. . But the preachers have fed the congregation with dead lies that stink like the breath of death and the preachers say that death will be the portion of … Continue reading ashes on a plattter of gold