“I don’t know how I got here, I don’t know how I became suicidal, all I know is I want to end everything “, said Bayo, his voice hoarse from crying while speaking to the only man bold enough to walk up to him from the onlookers. “I might not understand what’s happening to you, … Continue reading Behind The Scene
“Jesu!” she exclaimed as she peered at the Infinix Phone in her hand – 6.35am. She kicked her wrapper off and scrambled out of her room into the sitting room. Empty! She was either unsurprised or too much in a hurry to care. She was late again and she needed to be in church…like ten … Continue reading In-perfection #1
June was struck by her beauty that it could not move on to July without saying happy birthday. When he finally gets her, her dancing steps will change because by then she will be pregnant and therefore her steps would be flawed. Luxuriate in your youthful age now and while you can. So I say, … Continue reading Prisca
Love is a beautiful thing. He can remember the last time papa told him saying, “Follow your heart. If you love to dance or play instruments, by all means, do so.” While mama said, “Please don’t marry an onye ocha.” But he is only eight shades away from her. He is thrown in between two … Continue reading Diversity
Dear Bride, Hell keeps pulling me left and right. I can’t leave you now. I want to be your lover. It entices me with so much of its pleasure. I love you so dearly. I can’t even think of trading you for the world. However, I’m stuck. I want to hit the ball into the … Continue reading Heaven or Hell
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 !!!
There’s a thin line between “Life and Death” “Success and Failure” “Beginning and Ending” “Health and Sickness” “Wealth and Poverty” “Good and Evil” “Justice and Injustice” Your Central Bank could be Consumed by an Inferno Just like Locusts eat-up Green leaves of promising crops Preventing glorious yield of bounty Your life may desert you But, … Continue reading “a Thin Line”
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
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