this caged bird is a boy, who longed for life,
for love, for normality. teachers said he was arrogant,
that he could well hear you speak, but he won’t reply you
WHAT KATIE HAD TO SAY It was a fine sunny day that an old giant cat came to where I lay she said, “Are you the Mister Theophilus that wrote for the three mice and made them famous?( I said yes) well, they gave you nothing but a bunch of lies,(I asked, “Nothing less?”) may… Continue reading OF THE FEUD BETWEEN CATS AND MICE (a poem in two parts) by Theophilus Femi Alawonde
In various angles – dozing boy looks for ease.
thank God for the breath of life thank Him for the laid down life the God for the meals you have thank Him for you do not starve thank God for the life you live thank Him for all He gives thank God if He dwells in you thank Him for He cares for you… Continue reading THANK GOD by Theophilus ‘Femi Alawonde
Three old spinster mice, thought they ought to be nice. They found a cold kitten, and they didn’t stop to reason. They took her to their hole, and Dorothy brought milk and rolls. The kitten soon felt fine, and she began to whine. Playful Pamela peeped in her crib, and poked her in the ribs.… Continue reading THREE MICE AND A KITTEN by Theophilus Femi Alawonde
Life- is a mystery. For there lie a million and one things that we know not. Life- is a mystery. For each day has a million and one events whose causes we know not. This life- with its myriad mysteries has but one mystery: It is worth living than giving up.
I feel this agony in my soul, the pain for a long lost goal. When I think back, through the years, I cannot but let the free flow of tears. When I think of the by-gone days, days when the sun still had her rays, Days when the flowers still had their bloom, when my… Continue reading LAMENTS FOR WASTED DAYS by Theophilus Femi Alawonde
The very day that Audu was born, his father said, ‘I will not raise a son!’ So the day he became five years, he was sent out admist his sisters’ tears. He was given a small hollow plate, and was told not to return home for food. He was to fend for himself as a… Continue reading ALMAJIRI: THE HAUSA MALE by Theophilus ‘Femi Alawonde
There’s always something to wreck your day, something obstructive to mar your way, a thought to change blue skies to grey, If you let it. There’s always something to spoil your fun, disturb your mind when the day is done, a cloud that threatens to hide the sun, If you let it. There’s always something… Continue reading DO NOT LET IT by Theophilus Femi Alawonde
for Lois .I. Alawonde, a multi-talented teen, who died of an unknown sickness, on the 11th of September, 2012. I write this as a song, for an heroine, unsung. She had uncommon talents, she was heavenly sent. She could beautifully sing, draw, design, she could do all without a flaw. Her character is what made… Continue reading FOR AN UNSUNG HEROINE by Theophilus Femi Alawonde