YES! YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL

~Yes! You Are Beautiful~ Adanne! The glamour of our culture, Our mothers gleaming future. The hunters attested To your angelic features; Even the market women Pay homage to your beauty. I say! Yes you are beautiful. The sun made our fathers bald, Just by your perception from far away. Stars...

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BAD HUSBAND IN THE MAKING

I’ll not be a good husband because… I do my laundry by myself there’s perpetual order on my shelf I fold my clothes… pant, shirt, singlet there’s no pinching odour in my toilet I’ll be a terrible husband because…. I cook my food, it’s rarely bought there’s no sign of...

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TO WHAT EXTENT

How long shall the bridge of humanity be breached? How long will the carcass of our serenity stench from maggots’ actions? How long will morality suffer deformity? To what extent? Aliyu says he has no interest in women Adapting cattle nature Making it an omen from nature “I can do...

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I AM A MAN

Here I am, Born of woman, in perfect glory of God’s image A symbol of dominion and authority A pathfinder, father of a nation That my lineage might not go into extinction A man, I am! But, uneasy lies the head that wears the crown My responsibility constitutes my originality...

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WOMAN BEING WOMAN BEING

The perfect surgeon Off his side took his rib And made her a real whole Beside she must be Not beneath, trampled underfoot Neither above rule Through her long voyage She had trudged through thick and thin Reached her place of worth She goes through pains Regular monthly visitor with...

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A MOTHER’S LAMENT

My wilted breast did suckle you Your haven was my broken back Toiled day and night to comfort you With you strapped tightly to my back Trained you in the ways of the Lord Daily drawing you close to God Trained you to be a real woman To sell conscience...

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