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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FALLING….CALLING

I am …….. calling to the father above to look me at altar of peace where my generation become my cross and the innocent blood my sin oh father save me . Lining on the way is a mess I tried to walk but filled with fence I trade all...

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REMINISCENCE by Thaalith Abubakar Gimba

In Memory of Christopher Okigbo Do you recall Unspeakable episodes Of many drooling memories This nation nested in her bosom How this country murdered The fraternity of people bound by nation? Do you recall The fallen anti-hero, Whose valour clung desperately To the rope of hope, Who forsook his pen...

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TELL THEM by Omotayo Awoyemi

Tell them we can see them; The house of bones they live in, The sweats that flush their gutters, The sweats of our fathers and mothers, and The blood of our brothers on their lintels, That bought ’em passover from their trade; Trade of death. Tell them we’re louder; We’re...

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GET WELL SOON by Ayeyemi Taofeek

President Muhammad Bukhari, get well soon. People who want him dead, get well soon. Because he is sick, must you then be sick? And for haired-heads, is it a sin to fall sick? If no, why the swirling and buzzing noise, Pilotedly parroted by sentimental tongues? If no, why the...

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KURUNMI (an epic) by Ololade Akinlabi

Ogun Ijaye le pupo! Oro o’wo mohn ko pada s’eyin, Iya re nke lo bi ewure Baba re nke lo bi igala Oro o’wo mohn, pada s’eyin. Corpses’ hymns, dated worships from heaven, Perchance from it closest neighbour, house of fire Corpses’ hymns, lo, echoe to the ears, deaf could...

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THE BUHARI OF MY DREAM by Izuchukwu Okafor

The BUHARI of my dream- The one who finally silenced Boko-Haram and brought to an end all the terrorist bombing that gave me sleepless night. The BUHARI of my dream- who moved towards recovering the abused, distraught, #ChibokGirls . And intervened towards the #BringBackOurGirls movement The BUHARI of my dream-...

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OUR NATION, OUR PRIDE by Benjamin Anabaraonye

A land of unlimited opportunities Blessed with rare skills and talents A people industrious and diligent …Our nation, our pride. A land of unbelievable riches Garnishing the earth with surplus food Blessed by God so graciously good With trees and tusks, fruits and fishes. A land of untrammeled tribes Varied...

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1967 by Ololade Akinlabi

(About Nigeria civil war and it consequences) Yesterday was lost along our memorial path, It was the day we lost without defeat; We killed our sons as roasted chickens, They were bitterly sweet along the oesophagus. Today, we croaked our throats to vomit poisons, Poisonus poisons in yesterday’s meal. For...

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