…So Noah built the ark A haven from impending doom Trooping in, in numbers, in pairs Dogs, goats, Sheep and wolves alike Succor from the scourge we all sought Bliss reigned and peace rained But for a while Time ticked, tide turned Stern usurpers emerged The dogs now bark out orders In the name … Continue reading The Ark
Cursed be that day Yea, woe betide that gloomy day When the ram-rod straight, oven-hot carbide missile Targeted no-one but you And demanded from you, your legs “I-kun-le abi-ya-mooooo”……… Some said ‘private’ is beta Some, ‘government’ or whatever Many zeros of naira expended In the end, water surpassed our garri; Futility reared its bald head … Continue reading Memories of a Wonderful Brother!
BEAURRIFUL Milady, when thou ask of me About thy beauty I’ll tread a clean path Not his hackneyed Or of other poets Who doth compare thee to the half-blind moon The poor sun or some miserable stars For thou art no equal in beauty In grace and charm; thou share no glory No seeming semblance … Continue reading On Beauty
Ode to mr. P When I rise in the morning You rise and pay your obeisance; In salute and servitude You yawn and stretch Standing ‘gidigba’ Like the Iroko tree Beaming with strength and might To approve my manliness Mr. P, heed me The dog wags its tail not for folly But in sheer … Continue reading Ode to Mr. P
If the sallah cow wanted a revenge A payback for spilling its blood For eating its salty-fleshy meat It should’ve sought subtler ways Not my own flesh Olohunmaje, Not my life!!! Adekunle! Adekunle! Adekunle! The red-eyed conductor beckoned at adekunle- bound commuters Calling them to their death Their untimely grave Adekunle waso! Adekule waso! the … Continue reading Dark Tuesday
Today, Yaba market shares the sourly fate Of the once-famous Oshodi and Tejuosho’s Stalls and shops, wrecked by the KAI men Ordered by the ‘government’ of Lagos State Like heroine-maddened bulldogs They perpetrated their evil boisterously Oh Yes, I know the government has plans They always have. But the unrealistic and fail-bound ones! Plans! Plans! … Continue reading Societal Injustice
Like the ever eluding ebb of tide; The gradual graying of the once yellowed sun The plot is cheating my notions ‘Tis is beating my imagination Who knew Chloe will fall for Greenarrow, her cousin’s ex? And Lois having eyes for nerd clark kent – her ex’s best Lana becomes the superhuman she fantasized Not … Continue reading smallville
OMOLEWA, OREEKELEWA! Omoolewa, omodara odejo Thou beauteous of beauties Thy gait of feline grace and spotless charming face hath enough to get man drunken Drunkenness above Oguro’s doing Such drunkenness, folks tag, madness Verily, Madness doth seems profane But madness for thy love pose sane Bolatito eyes glow in great luminescence And Ibadi-aran’s waist sways … Continue reading “OMOLEWA, OREEKELEWA” and “MY CURE”
Pull my strings oh Muse, And my smart fingers will Dance to your tunes Of worthy poetical skills And terse-verse lyrical cores Table me a choice, Oh muse Either road I choose, Still pull my strings For my audience are starving; Their tongues of praise is parched Buy my thoughts Oh Muse Not with a … Continue reading Muse!
Under the burning sky we toiled that day Night embraced day and the sky grew gray We’ve worked all day but we didn’t halt For if stumps are not cleared by first light Our taskmasters will not pay. Yea, if heaps are not raised by cockcrow Our daylong labour will be in vain Then, from … Continue reading Alagemo
In the archery age, arrows are most dreaded Ravenous Swords and jackknives too Of ghastly fear and shock in man they render In this jet age, bombs and missile are most frightful Just a shot; life shakes death’s horrible hand But none of these perturbs my heart None I say, do I dread than your … Continue reading Friend
Some invest in silver, gold and all that shimmers Some in their allies, folks and families Some in thrifts and assets that knows no wither And every wealth is an offspring of well spent monies And every savings births a long, commensurate yield For when the farmer plow and sow in due season He sits … Continue reading Femme-fatale!
Somewhere in the silent recesses of my mind A forgotten memory is re-born Memory of a miracle that never happened On that gloomy day, darkness hunted our light of hope And we groaned in an abyss of defeated bliss Our joy grew wings and flew away into skies of oblivion Though, the heavens roared aloud … Continue reading A miracle that never happened!
Flaunt no more your ‘weapons’ In them, my picky eyes takes no delight Like a false advert plaguing clients with blights They are just shiny roses amid deadly thorns Woe-man, weep not if futility results from your frantic strides in trapping my heart, for hand-in-hand with failure, love rides Am not blind, am much aware … Continue reading No More!
23, Thoughts Street, Memory lane Bypass, Word-knights Estate Minds State Nigeria. Dear Mr. Poem, STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART Separating a tortoise from its shell spells a tragic death What my ink is about to tell you may make your heart melt like a candle hurled in fire, but its not that bad, like … Continue reading A letter to Mr. Poem. (Straight from the heart)