Apprehension… Expectation… My heart races within my chest Magnetizing… Captivating… Her luscious lips, they call to me Fantasizing… Palpitating… This to be, or, not to be Calculating… Salivating… I think I saw her wink at me Resolution… Determination… I thrust my lips towards hers Paralyzing… Stupefying The slap I got on my face!
Your sobs are like thunderstorms Ripping the fabric of the skies… They left your spirit broken While taking away the pride That you guarded so firmly Against vile devilish men Now your body lies here broken Just like your spirit too No…No words need be spoken because I can feel the pain Of a spirit … Continue reading Unbroken
At every knock they panic “Who’s it?” be their eternal cry They scurry here And flurry there To hide the stock Of their filthy gains Under the bed… inside the roof Away–away, from piercing eyes. Politrickcians of our time Their “Come in” Takes long in coming “Whozit? Whozit? Remains their incessant bleat For wealth gathered in … Continue reading Whozit?
Love me Like a drop of honey Once tasted, forever wanted Or like that god, Money She’s by all men, wanted. Love me… oh love me But not like a pillow Only at night needed Or like a mosquito By all men hunted. But love me… do love me Like ‘Up NEPA’ Our joy when … Continue reading Love Me Like Up NEPA
Have you seen my lady, my lady Justice? Her sword is sharp, her thoughts are just… Her scales are right, her eyes are bound Oh! Have you seen my mistress Please tell have you seen her? In fields and towns, on bar and bench In courtyards and courtrooms I searched for her… In tribunals and … Continue reading Finding Justice
If there is one thing sought after by everyone– men and women, as well as young and old alike–, it is success. Right from conception, man has been programmed to gravitate towards success. The quest for success is ubiquitous and cuts across race, belief, gender or culture. Now, we all hold a different definition of … Continue reading Walking The Distance
Jane says she’s can’t find her menses Her words, they scattered my senses So much I jumbled my tenses… Quickly I gave her some money And said “Go fix your tummy I’m too young to be a daddy.” She says she can’t find her period This girl is just not serious I think she must … Continue reading Diaries of Mongidi (3) – The Choirmaster
A flash in the dark I see your whites And my runaway eyes Are blinded by the sight The blood, hot, races down Down… down into my groin Alas! I must keep gentlemanly thoughts And hide this stirring of my loins Wickedly, you flash, you flash again I follow with just one eye Yet it’s … Continue reading Flashed
From the ashes Of every stomped out fire… From the ruins Of every crumbled soul… She sprouts ever slowly, A seedling locked in battle Against frosted minds. Still she rises, A spark among ashes… Still she rises, A pillar amidst ruins… Oh! Still she rises, A glimmer of light Amidst seas of darkness. Though against … Continue reading Hope
As you dey see this koko for my eye I know say you do dey wonder why the story long but sha I go try to make everything clarify. I get one Uncle called Mutai everybody know say na one stingy guy This bros been get five Yarinyas, number five name na Aunty Jumai one … Continue reading Diaries of Mongidi (2)
If you see my mum, Tell her I love her I should ne’er have left But then duty called. Its really cold out here as death forever sings In tune with bullet pings And I can’t but ask myself Will I see the morrow? Tell her I return soonest, But again I mightn’t Yet should … Continue reading Say Me Well
FELICIA PLODDED HER way home wearily. Her feet were killing her, they felt like lead. She found putting each in front of the other a task to do; it took all of her will and energy to keep her eyes from drooping close. As usual, there had been a power outage and the whole area … Continue reading Felicia
They fret and sigh Puffed in self-righteousness, They proclaim far and nigh To all who care to hear. Though the path is clear Always they shun it And would rather be smeared With mock efforts to a goal. Why they complicate things I never can tell, Maybe joy to them it brings In senseless shadow-fights. … Continue reading Heroes
What I am, I will tell I’m a baby asking for candy… a bee searching for nectar… a prisoner seeking freedom… a dancer waiting for melody… You are the sweet music of dawn and I shall dance to dusk on our love-filled path. With the first time we met my heart you melt; With the … Continue reading Never Say Goodbye
Slowly, the curtain will fall, Slowly, the sun will fade And darkness will loom Upon our souls. Loudly, voices will wail And vent out their grief Harshly, teeth will gnash And sing about their loss. But soon, the tears will stop, Save for a little trickle; Slowly, the cries will cease, Save a lone whimper. … Continue reading We Die to Live