AGBEKE by Tosin Rock

Agbeke, thinking of past times i cannot but venerate you, my faithful friend you have shared with me memories of times good and of bad times every moment with you is bliss. regardless of my blunders, of which i always tell her, she is yet to refuse me, her love...

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WHAT IS LIFE by Omotayo Awoyemi

What is life? ***** Clench your fists, Tightly, Let the air within boil, Love the warmth Wrapped up in your palms, Cherish it! Till your knuckles reel in pain, That your eyes flood with ice, Thawing down the bumpy terrain Of your cyanosed cheeks, Trimming the edges of your Shaking,...

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BOY by Omotayo Awoyemi

Poor boy, Drowned in himself; In a lake of something familiar, he Drowned in hormones. A few strings to his thing, and Nightlong spell of Venus, He’s fit to swim, but he, Egret! All-white soul, didn’t know That his regret was with Margret In her downside pouch, So they held...

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MARAUDERS by Christopher Labesa

…there is sadness in the face of the moon. Boom boom! Marauders at the door. Boom boom! Gory chunks on the floor. Marauders; those marauders;disgruntled fragments of the Sahara storms; with blood as token toast,broke into our dozing homes, transcending into our deepest dreams;their sword of enemy deep; like thorny...

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THE INTRUDER by Ewuola Damilola Michael

I saw the mist kissing the mountains Stroking it gently with soft airy hands Whispering tales of love As the envious sun intruded. Reluctant to wake: The trees sweat—cold sweat Reminiscing the night that hurried away When it heard the footsteps of dawn Galloping from the east. Indeed the moon...

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HELP ME TELL HIM by Wakchin Nengak

Don’t mind how sires will ask you to keep mute like they did in auntie’s case. Mummy, if you see the civil brute I call ‘Uncle’ tell him of the hymen his itchy-third-leg cracked. Remind him of the naive hearts he dismembered promising sweets to lure their being to his...

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RED RIVER by Efe Ogufere

God, If thou be at all Be a blade Cut through it This cape of injustice Sober indifference Let it flow Blood- Trickle into the earth Threaten to form a rivulet To A mother’s tears, Crystal and iridescent A drop in an ocean of sand Watch it grow Diseased seeds-...

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