END OF DISCUSSION by Samuel Amazing Ayoade

(Of a seven-year-old boy allegedly burnt to death by angry mob in Lagos-Nigeria in November, 2016; for allegedly stealing ‘Garri’… Of Homosexuality, Of Poverty, Of Recession, Of Corruption) Heavy feet stamping hard -Stampeding helpless souls Soles of darkness, stepping on the eyes of needles Porcupines, in this place, sleep on our souls as bed-covers… These… Continue reading END OF DISCUSSION by Samuel Amazing Ayoade

FOR YOU, TASMANIA by Samuel Amazing Ayoade

(For the extinct human group: Tasmania Aborigenes) I heard the geckos sing – a fairy tale As they traverse the walls of forgotten memories: Love has forgotten you, O Tasmania For you have outgrown nature This was you, Tasmania: Flower of the sun-rising – blossom inits youthful age Little periwinkle wading through the Oceans turbulence… Continue reading FOR YOU, TASMANIA by Samuel Amazing Ayoade

MARIA by Samuel Amazing Ayoade

I will pronounce your name, Maria I will pronounce you Upon the hills of Lebanon down the straits of Gibratah Upon the hills of Kigali Down the Sub-saharan arids Even in the face of Agatu’s sword I will stand and stride an horse And declare your name, Maria. You are fair Fairer than angels Lucifer… Continue reading MARIA by Samuel Amazing Ayoade

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