From happy distant lands A spirit was called upon To bless the ritual day The exchange of sweet mortal wine From fertile ecstatic lands A sculpture appeared To seal that ritual night The exchange of living mortal fluids He milked the strength of love And chewed the bone of strength He drank … Continue reading When The Canon Sounds
ONE I sat on a stool very close to the pavement of the gutter hoping every passer-by can glance at my direction and drop anything in their pocket into the blue bowl in front of me. The security men kept chasing me away and today will be my last day sitting here to beg for … Continue reading Roaming The Street
We came to church as we are Our face without bath we came Our hearts beat as drum as we encountered The awe in fellowship and brotherhood With sour breath at times we came Again from workplace in pains and weakness, famished we came To relish with discipline and keep divine appointment To be renewed … Continue reading Our Quest!
When I was young I was not sure of what I wanted to be though am certain I never wanted to be a doctor. Later on when it was time to pick classes I chose science and I wonder why because I never liked maths. I switched to the arts second term after failing further … Continue reading Now and Then
Have you been hurt or you’re presently hurting? Maybe someone you trusted stabbed you where it hurt most and you are emotionally battered. You know how it is; giving someone you thought was worth it all your heart and then all of a sudden, you realize the person took your heart, wee-weeid on it and … Continue reading Emotional Healing
It still seems like it was only yesterday that you came by. You came without looking at many faces & so many hearts. You were inconsiderate and insensitive. You did not think about the aftermath of your ruthless visits. When the heart stopped beating, in a bit, it seemed like light turned into darkness. In … Continue reading Death: Who are you?
It was meant to be the last kick of the match. The unimaginable and unprecedented was about to happen. Africa’s dream was about to be realized. The tension was palpable. There was dead silence at the over eighty thousand capacity arena. The usual noisy vuvuzela blown by enthusiastic fans and the drum beats of the … Continue reading Internal Representations
When I was 14, I decided I would never wear a “weave-on” like older women did because while I was fine with braids, I drew the line at pretending loose curls and bangs were part of my natural endowment. Unfortunately for me, laziness (it turns out that taking care of your own hair requires work), … Continue reading My Human Hair Experience
i lay my head on my palm thinking to myself of a better life to live then i realised i had left the physical i was no longer where i was before
Dear Governor, Elections are here again and I plan to re-elect you. You were not my man in the last elections but I voted for you anyway because I just didn’t want the umbrella brigade to take over. They have shown me time and time again that the national brolly is only for ‘dem, dem’ … Continue reading Dear Governor
Dear Mark, It took more than pain, courage or determination, but frustrations at everyday happenings for me to eventually swallow my pride and sacrifice my souciant time to pen this few lines. Like I always feel, we are both heroes and achievers in our chosen fields. Yet, I couldn’t but appreciate your effort in turning … Continue reading Letter to Zuckerberg
Maybe, Love is an illusion Maybe, a play Where we must all play our parts Maybe, Love is a myth Maybe, a religion Which we must all blindly follow
Last Year – Failures, Successes, etc. New Year – Expectations, (Im)Mortality, etc If there is something I’ve learned over the course of my life, it’s that the summary of life is to be born, and then die. There is a little space in between these two events, very little, and the very little we do … Continue reading The Portrait of a Frustrated Young Adult
It’s the usual ritual before heading out. Me in front of my wardrobe deliberating what to wear and how best to wear it. Familiar? Whatever the occasion, day of the week or time, I find myself caught in the “I don’t know what to wear” or “I have nothing to wear” cycle. Moreover, when did … Continue reading Wardrobe Brouaha
‘Hi. My name is Dapo. Ibidapo William Adesida’ That was my Father. He was perhaps the baddest guy in south western Nigeria at the time. He wore a trench coat, kept a beard and smoked a pipe. Ibidapo William Adesida had swag…even in the 50s. He came to Ibadan from Owo, his home town, in … Continue reading Owambe on a weekday