The gathering was colossal And the meter of the venue was without measure. The moment metonymy motioned to mount the stage I knew the Pen was mightier than the sword. Simile served us smiling As sonnet caught our attention like a firm net. Delicious delicacies of dactyl was dished As we cheered with our glasses … Continue reading World Poetry Day
Feed us not with lies anymore For our stomach are filled with empty promises. Our protruded bellies are not evidence of good living But of imbalance diet. How long shall we wallow in fear? Can’t we feel at home in our fatherland? For to be home is like a bird in the nest Not the … Continue reading Agonies Of The Poor
Will you sit back at home or make use of your Visa? Will you probably join them singing Rihanna’s “Under my Umbrella”? Will it be a time to groove with your new found groom Or a time to wave your broom? Who fixed the date? Was it for the love of thy Country? What’s in … Continue reading Valection
It’s not about putting on a green top Coupled with a white tie. Then, a pair of trouser or skirt with green and white strip And a shinning white shoe with green lace. Green, beautiful colour thou art The trees wave joyfully in fertility. Green for fertility, fertility for green. To put on green, then … Continue reading Not The Wears
Where are our daughters? Mothers, where are they? Tell me they aren’t the ones I find on the Streets these days For I barely see the ones I once knew. Why have they chosen to flock the streets Dressed in birthday suits. Exposing the temple of the comforter Inviting passers-by for destruction. Where have they … Continue reading Where are our Daughters?
In anticipation they await our arrival Those hands, stretching forward Urging mother, who’s groaning in pain, to push. Yes! Push us out. Why push us into this wicked world Where man is so unkind to mankind. No! We dread coming For we won’t be welcomed in this wicked world. For our ears have heard enough … Continue reading Tears of the Unborn
Because of say you wan live big For the fear and shame make them no laugh you You come dey kill people for the sake of cash Like fowls wey manage reach December Because you self wan feel among And talk when people self dey talk You con dey play people wayo Turn them mumu … Continue reading Contemplation (because Of Say)
(Ordeals of Mother Earth) Tell them I’ve not ordered the killings Which has resulted to the fleeing. So, they should beware Of what used to be rare. Tell them water is still my favourite drink And not blood, if that is what they think. I’m not interested in what they enjoy Because it makes me … Continue reading Killing In Whose Name?
Call me not a Drunk For what I take are thirst quenchers They move me not I move them For the paths I walk are just unstable and undulating I stagger not. Why call me a Cheat? I’m just wiser than you Or let’s say, smarter than you are. Able to play on your intelligence … Continue reading Don’t Call Me One
Turn deaf ears to those power loafers Who come for your thumb prints And end up draining your blood. Beware and hearken not to their lying tongues. Those heartless beggars They beg for opportunities and turn opportunists. Reject their Greek gifts And be wise, ‘cos it’s your future.
“Until now, getting you was difficult It was like seeing an eagle strolling on the street Despite the hundreds of letters we sent to your desk Are you really the people’s choice?” ” Definitely yes, I must say I’m very easy to come by and I know their needs For that, they voted me into … Continue reading The Interview
What a day my heart seek to behold! When dusk shall welcome dawn With smile and a handshake And the dark cloud shall step aside in peace. Then rays of hope be emitted From the sun strolling from the east Accompanied with tweeting birds Whispering to my ears ” Good Morning.” Oh! That glorious and … Continue reading A Perfect Day
Some call it the civil war While others choose to call it the biafran war For two and the half years it lasted. That war that was synonymous to starvation. For if our eastern brethens have separated Where would “bia” be in Wazobia? That war that begat peace And restored unity. Despite many heroes fell … Continue reading Old Soldier Never Die
#BringBackOurGirls LET GO OF THEM Sleep have been stolen from our eyes And our pillows soaked with salty tears Shall we continue to live in fear? No! We shall be bold and arise. For our eyes are already swollen from weeping Sobbing and searching. How long shall we wait, For our land to be cleansed … Continue reading #BringBackOurGirls - Let Go Of Them
I feel the breeze Chilling and heavy Making trees dance and bow Blowing sand and debris across the street. Into the cloud I gaze Heavy and gloomy it looks Ready to pour down Earth’s favourite drink. I see people Running helter-skelter Heading for shelter Avoiding being beaten I see animals Locating their dwelling place While … Continue reading It’s Going To Rain Again.