The sky The moon The stars Oh! My Goodness what should I do? Darkness as cover the eyes of the innocent, once let you light shone on the earth and golfed away darkness from the eyes of the innocent they run day and night. They run here and there for help. An old woman … Continue reading The Father Of The Earth
Last year, my husband came back from Britain with his bagged honours degree, as he called it. I’d dressed all the children in their Sunday’s bests to welcome him at the airport. Baba Sade pressed our four children to himself in joyous hugs but he did not embrace me. Instead, he gave me a kiss first … Continue reading African Magic: Black Power
Philophobia is actually the fear of being or falling in love. Chimzy smiled at UberFact #3 she was reading for the day. “And what is the fear of never being or falling in love called?” She queried her blackberry torch. One hand swept aside a dark blue curtain to admit some retiring yellow sunlight into … Continue reading The fear of falling in love.
I search for you but i can’t find you i looked and a glimpse couldn’t see you keep eluding me. Where art thou, o fair maiden? You who bestows the gifts of words to men of wisdom, and oratory to men of learning and understanding. Sitting in the dark, i pant for your … Continue reading Drought
You want to write, but you don’t seem to have any idea to write about. And you cannot give what you’ve not got, can you? Certainly no! Now that’s not palatable for you! But wait! What if you could be helped to effortlessly gather ideas to get your creative juice flowing? What if you could … Continue reading 5 Great Ways To Generate Ideas To Write About
Another look at the call for a revolution in Nigeria.
I wonder how we let them hijack Christmas, but they have done so and they haunt us with it. Our sober ceremony was hijacked and turned into a carnival, and we let them. A time for reflection was hijacked and turned to a time for show off, and we let them. Our daily celebration turned … Continue reading Peace on Earth (We Let Them Hijack Our Christmas)
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck that which is planted. We are gathered here today for one purpose, to pay our last respect to our dearly beloved … Continue reading The Preacher’s Son
I’ve not seen an end without a beginning I’ve not seen a sunset without rising I’ve not seen death without life I’ve not seen rain without clouds I’ve not seen old age without youth I’ve not seen a child walk without crawling I’ve not seen a tree without root I’ve not seen a rock without … Continue reading I’ve Not Seen
Its all lost, ship is sunk Innocence vanquished Regret for each love ballad, each desire expressed O! to be free of this burden called life Life that binds, Life that gags, Life that frees Perpetually on repeat. To stay is to grief, otherwise is agony Hope lies in staying and so does pain My … Continue reading Heartwail
The time is 1am and he is not back as she paces up and down the living room in anxiety. She looks out the window hoping he would be back. Felicia is heavy with child and now has more than one soul to worry about; the unborn angel and Chijioke her husband who makes her … Continue reading The Bottle Is Not The Answer
Blanketed puddle of inward stripes potholes of malicious whispers Rhythms of distant scandals Pledges of uncertainty and diaspora of pandemonium; Caress a perturb heart. Listen to its screams Listen to its angelic rancour Listen to its silent wails Listen to its beats at 212 Fahrenheit Listen to its tears of pain. Branches is … Continue reading Spoken Letters
I should let you go… I sleep alone even when I sleep with you. I should let you go… but I probably won’t. Serena opened her door and froze for a few minutes, trapped in the sunlight streaming in around his silhouette. Steve! “Steve?”, she heard her voice croak. Saw herself move aside to let … Continue reading Denial
I had never really been a shy person, but I wouldn’t exactly call myself outspoken. I was a bit of the two. But this lady rendered me speechless. She was tall, a black beauty,her skin ebony and shiny. In one word, she was beautiful. “Stop staring, guys.” Femi said. ” Come, meet my sister. Barbara.” … Continue reading Lookout for Miss Right- Episode 3
‘Do you know my class? You are nowhere near my level. You are too small for me to handle. I can crush you with my bare hands!’ These were the words that spewed off Senior Nkeiru’s fat and misshapen lips. She imitated the sound of a cracking nut as she pressed her equally fat … Continue reading Scenes From An All-Girl Boarding School - 1