INSIDE ME by Akinyemi Abdulmalik

Inside me, I could hear the sound Of fire munching dry woods; I could see rebellious sparks Breaking from embers. The ashes are afloat; My sight is foggy; All I could see Is the dying twinkle of a tiny spark. What was said to the sun To make it rise...

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IF by Thaalith Abubakar Gimba

If I am the indispensable dust, I’d throw up any lifeless flesh That gets interred inside me. If I am the unwavering wind, I’d cease my daily escapades, Probably retire for a jiffy. If I am the ever grinning sun, I’d just repress my effervescence, So that my rays won’t...

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CHANGE THESE CHAINS by Victor Igiri)

Yesterday was Theirs they bemoaned Guma’s…fall Today, ours we tell of Mbalom’s… unripe pause; and Tomorrow, sure, shall be history’s reawakening in Mama’s four forks for ours is a land of milk and bloods, of the basket full of fractured flesh, of curtains and thunderstorms where The maze has been...

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CHILDHOOD ROSES by Paul Chiwude

When we become old grannies and age disrupts our memories, Let us remember our napkins and where we began our stories. When we become youths and pushed by peers to make wrong choices, Let us remember our upbringings and flee away from the sweet oasis. When we become husbands and...

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A SLEEPER’S TESTAMENT by Oluwaseyi Olatunji

To have lived, laughed and loved, Dipped in life’s lucky dip, Trusted the truth and in it’s light have walked, Yet, had moments of savoury blip. To have tilled and toiled the earth, Earned from endless hustle and bustle, Lonely, longing for an hearth, A home for when hustle wears...

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TWO-FACED “IGP” by Victor Igiri

doctored or un-doctored, black or white, he is only human for though the sun kings today, tomorrow shall be the moon’s. lies or truths; we deserve some white words so we can appease our souls and boycott the many laughters of the human race; pistol dukes. we are all lunatics...

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TAKE ACTION by Mayor Jake

Listen friend, Get your butt on the seat. Let me tell you how to creep and how to keep. Let me show you how to jump those bars And how to make use of your compass in life. Then you will stir through it once and for all. You can...

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WHAT IS BEST by Samuel Sijuade

Way, way round the world Roll, roll snow the ball Run, run race the wind Warp, warp beats the storm Slow, slow moves the snail Sit, and I shall tell you which is easy -much more which is best Way, way, round the world Skip, skip, miss a step And...

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