I seek, when as a kid, for love undiluted and keen; the love that quenches taste, and flows so pure and clean. Like spring from the fountain, such love that won’t break my heart’ but helps me attain the mountain sunmit. Not love of roses and blood, but the love of eternal bond’ to break … Continue reading Seek Me
THE GREAT RAIN With momentum the cloud gathers, In the dark range of a mother on travail, Prepared for a sullen wreck; Lightning, blinding all like a Steven wonder. Sully to the absolute, Floating elements in the waters. Farmers and hunters are hastened, As there is no going back for this rain, Cascading yonder, … Continue reading The Great Rain
Thou little rat, who gave thee the heart to speak? while in the mist of lions, tigers, leopards elephants, and cheetahs. thou little of the animal kingdom. Who gave thee veto? to stand against the words from the lions den, who gave you the courage to brag size with the likes of … Continue reading The Little Rat (In The Animal Kingdom)
THE COUCIL OF VULTURES In the darkest of the night, up at the roof of the big Iroko tree, sat some council of vultures, with their beaks dripping with blood. Their claws, clutching tight to the strongest branch of the tree; sprinkling down precious bloods. Very solid was the thickness of the … Continue reading The Council Of Vultures.
MEND The guns merry mend, The gong weary mend, The voices wail mend, The pen sail mend. The guns cry louder than the voices, fun for flesh birds, ready to swoop, While they stand in poise. The wall collapse and mend was the noise. The guns merry mend The … Continue reading Mend
My mother, my mother, my sweet mother; you went through the burden of nine months, heaviness, and through pains with weariness; you never rested, making sure that I was comfortable. Even when things seem so impossible, you turned the table, and made it possible. With your last strength when I was due, you had to … Continue reading My Dearest Mother
Aneke stood at the door post that leads to the verandah staring at his sister Akunnayia who was seated on her curdling chair, staring intensively at the dark cloud; as if she could read some words from the lid of the cloudy sky. He had been transfixed there for a while, when his wife … Continue reading Chase After Rainbows.
Boko! The ground shake, With dance step from turbulent feet, The wall crumble, rumble, and break; By bear’s paw, munch with dragon teeth. The emblem is ablaze, Babel of emotion voices stumble heather scatter, Seeking shelter; racing on naked embalmment, in numbers. Suddenly, silence hover the cloud, Humans slaughtered like ram. Boko! Suddenly thunder strike, … Continue reading Boko Haram