We’re hungry But we lacking We can’t even dare ask Cos for us all, eating food is really an heinous task Their moving out in their cars While we, in here we are, hiding in our infectious scars I wanna go out of here to there But what about these ones I’ve … Continue reading Mind Of An Hungry Beggar Boy
My mother should have told her husband that Kemi was not her only child; that Kemi had a twin sister, in the village, but she did not. You see, when my sister and I were born at Okunlewe, eighteen years ago, my mother had to run away to the city with one of us, she … Continue reading My Mother’s Daughter
She watched her helpless self Torn in pieces of fire. They burn her, and curse, and The dying untiring, until she bleeds, Die, awake, trudge, and mourn. She gather wounds, and life too Heavy to take her into tomorrow. Unretiring counts of Aborted souls and cheap Blood! What is holy with hell? What devotion … Continue reading Don’t Let Me Die.
The rain came unannounced, beating an incoherent rhythm on the leaky corrugated iron roof. Holes in the roof had let in sunlight, which formed various patterns on the floor and walls of the dark room. In an instant, the holes became inlets for rainwater. Bisoye stood up from the bed. She bent with difficulty to carry her three children, … Continue reading What A Child Will Eat