…While I dreamt of her， She did the same for him, Praid for her， The same she did for him. I know whom I love but not who loves me， Yet we are married. I borrowed for her， while she gave the borrowed money to him， Sat at the gate waiting for her to come … Continue reading Things We Do For Love
On my way to the market this afternoon, I found myself inside a bus filled with passengers. The man who sat in front of me wore a suit, scratch that, he wore a coat. The difference was clear. Beside him was a beautiful dame,dressed in a nice, red gown. . With the way the man’s … Continue reading The Roach Effect
GO THAT I DON’T GO With an unreserved apologia, I communicate to you that; It kills me, having it being killed. ‘Opolopo’ years’ of “agony”, ‘Opolopo’ months’ of “love”, ‘Opolopo’ weeks’ of “fun”, ‘Opolopo’ days’ of “togetherness” Killing becomes mandatory. That I might not be killed, That I might not be souped, Or be defleshed. … Continue reading Go That I Don’t Go
Like a wolf wondering the ice at a price for a park to part, the heart of men grow cold in the love of humanity. Nature is a song of the humble, yet the tars of the wicked makes them brave like the adar in a cold night moon. As the soul twists the mind … Continue reading Nature is a Pleasure II
Fractured bliss The rain came early in April, the weather was cold (due to the rain) and questions about the previous night was hovering the air. The place was filled with people jostling for firsthand information. The police were everywhere searching for the best and possible report from anyone who was willing to give. … Continue reading The Fractured Bliss
How we met I don’t remember Feels like we’ve known each other for years Utterly different our worlds are Like a delicious mix of the best and worst. Her beauty so charming With it a brain so stunning Both I fell in love with Like a love portion by the circle witch. Beauty nor brain … Continue reading The girl in blue dress
Three angels descended, bearing gifts for a modern Nigerian girl named Chinwendu. The angels met a certain girl, a perfect fit for the description, but they couldn’t recognize her face — Chinwendu now goes by Wendy. Dissatisfied, the angels returned with their gifts to the creator. Once again, the creator sent the angels back with rewards … Continue reading Don’t Wear Me a Mask!
For us all You gave your whole life You gave your love All that you could Not much in materials But priceless in value Great thanks to you Merci beaucoup For the lessons The discipline Care and affection You bore all sorts Enmity, tension You’ve sacrificed so much Too numerous to mention Great pains You’ve … Continue reading Sade’s Son
When he collected the car keys on that fateful afternoon of April 1, 2018, he had no inkling that Fate would teach him a very valuable lesson that many of us today give no attention. That only a thin line separates life, which is a gift, from death. Abdulsalami Gbolahan Ridwan was born 24 years … Continue reading Elic Season Ii: Edutainment Is Where Entertainment Meets Education.
WRITER’S MISERIES AND NIGHTMARES: FINANCE Finance is one of the nightmares of every writer out there. Every writer encounters the problem of finance whenever he or she tries pushing his or her book out there for publication. It is a major thing in every writer’s life especially these days when we no longer have traditional … Continue reading Writer’s Miseries And Nightmares: Finance
1. Love. I wish I told you I liked you but the circumstance that surrounded how we met- twice- won’t let me. … We were in a special church programme which was held annually to exorcize all the evil spirits in persons present in church. I went to church exhilarated only to discover that mum … Continue reading Love At First Zip
WHEN JIDE BADMUS WRITES… When Jide Badmus writes poems, he writes poems that grip you like a vice. When he writes, the prison walls are broken and hearts are amended like the sun rising from the East in a beautiful morning to enlighten the earth of its beauty. He is an exceptional poet from others … Continue reading When JIDE BADMUS WRITES
BURYING THE DEAD IS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN CARING FOR THE LIVING IN SOME PARTS OF NIGERIA. “The man that buried his father with cow and the man that buried his father with hen, each did according to their ability”. Igbo Proverb. The chaos and havoc experienced in some families when sharing what a dead man … Continue reading Burying The Dead Is More Expensive Than Caring For The Living
With you went the colours in my life In your absence, all are a shade of grey The Cooling breeze now blisters The morning sun scorches and burns Only grey skies Too little light No more birds Only the crows Flowers are gone Weeds have sprung Tell tales of love strained But not undone Time … Continue reading Black And White
Every seconds the phone keep ringing Every minute a soul goes on a journey A journey of no coming back Many are answering the call A call not to answer It is…When a soul is losing it all out When a life is threatening to end it all All because of life throws one … Continue reading A Call Not To Answer