MARKET WOMAN

Reject not the goods Cheated on us, but don’t buy The persuasive words lure our heart Pondering if to buy from the hag As the handsome and charming calls So there the mind is stalled While fallacious words they speak Coined to lure … They came and conned us with...

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WARDROBE OF NUDITY

She proclaims her identity As a lady of substance and beauty But I pity her ignorance She dons priceless wardrobe of nudity Nonchalant of publicizing her vanity Feeling no strand of ignominy She displays more a moiety Of her rounded succulent calabashes Firmly pressed on the chest; The nipple making...

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SERER WOMAN

Woman Of the kingdoms of the Sine and Saloum, May God lengthen your life. To Serer’s Ancient saints, ancestral spirits And all the tribes of Senegal Brotherly greeting. I am a Wandering Piper Standing on the knoll of your knee To sing you songs… Pleasant Woman The Sizzling aroma Of...

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RAPED

  Mother said to her be clean until a wife you become for now, open your laps to no one when the time is ripe my child open it to only but one. Keep yourself as the pleasant sun give yourself, for now, to no woman’s son. When the battle...

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SHE KNOW, DOES SHE

Woman, she knows: She knows that The eye of heaven is a borrowed Flare, that will fizzle out as soon As gleam meets murk and Ushers in the moonlight that will Assuage her ’till the next day Break, but… Woman she knows: She knows that Her hands should hasten in...

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MUSINGS OF A WANDERING SOUL

She recalls the familiar tune of happy days and nights past. She was once innocent and carefree and would never worry about the morrow. The world was her oyster, the sky was not a limit, it was a stepping stone! She was untouchable; she was passionate and full of life....

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WORLD’S EXTREME CORNER

Who shall console this grieving woman whose face is buried in her wet palms? Still reminiscing on the mild smile on his face the day he walked her down the aisle. His words were so sweet, Like fresh honey. So caring, he worshipped her like a small god. Oh, how...

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I NEED AN AFRICAN WIFE

I need an African wife A woman that believes men have nine bones A woman that believes man comes first A woman that thinks in the circle of men’s desire A woman that believes her man determines her paradise A woman that believes her man is her Lord A woman...

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MOTHER PRAYED

Knees hit the dusty ground, Mother’s hands gripping my shoulders, Her face grim with determination, For she would rather keep me in her warm bosom, Than let my fragile frame out to this cold world. But the time had come, Like it came for you, Like it will come for...

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BEGGAR WITHOUT CHOICE‏

You; Sweet as the rose, Fair as the lily, Slender like the sugar cane stalk, Voice like the robin’s, Crowned like the palm… Why are you then A beggar without choice? Paw-paw envies your jugs, Elephant eyes your rump, Peacock hides her plumes, Nightingale goes mute …Even the wind pauses!...

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