Tag Archives: Tragedy

Sounds Of Silence

​​Memories of that day rest in the bosom of my heart like a dagger I had gone into your room to help wash, Your little niece who knows nothing of the double-edged sword ones of the man I’ve been with since 6 You came at me and started making advances despite my not wanting to … Continue reading Sounds Of Silence

THE MADMAN’S RECOMPENSE (The Finalé)

12th September, 2014 Lagos, Western Nigeria. Eneh sat resignedly in his 2005 model Honda Civic saloon car. The traffic on the bridge was not moving any faster and the tropical heat of the day was replaced by engine and exhaust heat emanating from the cars crawling fender to bumper across the Third Mainland into both … Continue reading THE MADMAN’S RECOMPENSE (The Finalé)

Memoirs of A Repentant Slut ~ Episode 14

Sometimes, unnecessary stress makes someone add unnecessary weight. . . such was the dilemma I found myself in. Everything about me had changed. It was like I have lost the two most important persons to me. . . No sex in three weeks; so very unusual. I seemed to have already lost interest in life; … Continue reading Memoirs of A Repentant Slut ~ Episode 14

Memoirs of A Repentant Slut ~ Episode 13

“Hi. Good morning.” “Good morning. How can I help you ma’am?” “Thanks. I am looking for someone who was admitted at this hospital. His name is Adewale Olusola.” “Who are you to him? And is he expecting you?” “I am. . .” I wanted to say I am a friend which would definitely mean he … Continue reading Memoirs of A Repentant Slut ~ Episode 13

Our Ordeal In Sambisa Forest

It was one of those cold nights; we were like walking blankets as we retired to the dormitory. Obviously, we longed for our various beds, to get lost in its warm embrace. Our pace depicted anxiety, but the terrific noises stopped us suddenly. It kept us away; making us linger in the cold longer than … Continue reading Our Ordeal In Sambisa Forest

The Flowers and the Charlatans

The moment was quite unripe Without thought, pregnant with strife Witnessed was horror as we began to wipe Tears off the face of such a sour tragedy of life They were for the Chibok maidens Over five hundred days ago They had their destinies embezzled By psychopaths and idiotic nonentities They had a nation bedazzled … Continue reading The Flowers and the Charlatans

The One – Prologue

PROLOGUE Joshua’s eyes browsed through the city from his bedroom window upstairs. It had been a cold evening. The darkened sky let out incessant roarings. There had just been a tremendous cloudburst. The staccato rhythms played by the rains on the roof had just been quelled, drifting away for a cold wind accompanied by drizzles. … Continue reading The One – Prologue

UNBIDDEN (Inspired by The Nyanya Motor Park Bombing)

Tragedy Unbidden We greeted you with no kola at the door And stammered at your steely insistence As you laughed, loud reports of thunder and fire You engulfed us in blackish vapours of corruption Ours, a million sorrows forever   She woke from a dream about an old traditional dance of her childhood. It had … Continue reading UNBIDDEN (Inspired by The Nyanya Motor Park Bombing)