And I watch her, disgust pitting in my throat. here, her desperation on display. On bent knees and red eyes. There is nothing subtle about this pain. She can not hide it. ‘Daddy, I know you can help me. you are my last bus top’ she says. I can not hide my disgust. my throat … Continue reading The ones who made mother bleed
Why will bad omen befall good people? Why would a new baby be born with a dreadful disease? Why does it seem the good are being punished for the evil done by the bad? Why will God allow these things? Why must we suffer before we enjoy? Why must every success story be birth from … Continue reading Questions
She was born with life Catered for with love Happy to live Made every one laugh She was a brilliant child. Beautifully and wonderfully made I loved her much This is my sister She was sick and it was like a death sentence Sickle cell was the punishment meted out Innocent and beautifully, she lived … Continue reading The one i love, i lost
If you see my mum, Tell her I love her I should ne’er have left But then duty called. Its really cold out here as death forever sings In tune with bullet pings And I can’t but ask myself Will I see the morrow? Tell her I return soonest, But again I mightn’t Yet should … Continue reading Say Me Well
Timi, My Brother Timi did not die. No. How could they tell me that a boy of twelve, bubbly in the morning, was dead this afternoon? Was that the way people died? He had left for his own school before me. Sound. Students’ envy could be pernicious. Many of my classmates, in order to … Continue reading Timi, My Brother
“I return soonest…” Your parting words uttered long-long ago… Yet to them I fiercely cling, a succor against reality Mornings become noons days become weeks yet they ricochet in my heart… A mantra for me to chant, and shame this unbelief “I return soon…” But when, tell me, when? Weeks become months … months become … Continue reading I Return Soonest
She blossoms in dark places dark alleys, dark hallways… Not for her the brilliant light lest it bares faults best unseen Dark bedrooms, unlit corridors lovers grope in ‘llicit pleasure… Love, lust or ‘fatuation which it is, we just can’t say. Love is blind, faults stay unseen we blank our minds to sublime truths… Not … Continue reading Love Broke My Heart
BOOK 1 ‘THEY SAY EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON’ 1 It was ten minutes after midnight when I heard the loud wail. The piercing scream that tore the peace of the night to fragments. It was not a far away wail like the ones I had heard from Effiong’s house, only two … Continue reading ‘Did I?’
Listen, please listen to that cry No one heard them, yet the cry was so loud We saw them dropped from the blue sky But still no one heard them from the large crowd They were wailing and languishing in the crash Yet nobody heard their cries They were burning, flesh turning into ash … Continue reading The Last Plane To Lagos
Christmas is here… My mom announced!!! I looked around but it was not there Jingle bells an silver bells i could not hear So i could not help but think it wasn’t near Something in me had died It was the Christmas euphoria. Then every place will be decorated with different flora Likewise every … Continue reading My Christmas Spirit
We’ve walked along this path Together all the time We fought wars together Been like two strong gladiators of the ancient time.
He teased her hair; the chronic flirt! He made her clothes cling to her curves He made her laugh. He made her run Then he worshiped her,inch by inch Till she trembled from his touch Whipped up an aura of magic around her,he did The blasted scoundrel watched me squirm! That devious being! Rogue … Continue reading Flirt!
Yes I will be miles away but listen, “Thy heart shall ever remain mine, and mine thys” Is it not I who dream of thee every night? And thee told I, “ours is everlasting” Trust thy dreams darling, Surely they lead to that daily dreamt day, when I shall marry thee… But me going away … Continue reading Weep not…
Am crying in the rain to hide my pain too afraid to reveal my true state so plastered on my face is a fake smile while am drowning in a sea of sorrow inside Am laughing at jokes while deep within, my heart soaks drenched from the waves of despair that strikes So I wear … Continue reading Pretence