ABUJA ACCORD: Awa Chigozie Jerome

Beneath the roofs of vultures The hapless smell of blood roams the air summoning talons to pierce the space In search of blood buried beneath To exhume and consume The dust left of it Nature’s green groans Towards adversity of scavengers Beside the vultures and their gluttony feathers The beak...

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GREEN AND WHITE by Ijalusi Oluwatola Samuel

Green and white Two colours of pride. Of Nigeria National Flag Now with coloured tags. Green for agriculture, Produce of plants and nature. White for peace, Company of love, unity and progress. Hanged high on poles, Quote liberty while waves. Its been stained, Prices must be paid. Stain that brings...

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HAPPENINGS: Aremu Adams Adebisi

Wailings of children, Faces of sadness, Mournings of siblings, Bitings of regrets; For land is bloody In endless bombings. ‘Had I wishes’, ‘Had I knowns’. Laments of fathers, Dirges of mothers, Sorrows of brothers, Rapings of sisters; For land is bloody In endless bombings. ‘Had I wishes’ ‘ Had I...

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PROGRESSIVE DESTINATION: Aremu Adams Adebisi

Driver, you stopped by them calling out In your sugar-coated voice of canvassing For the need for change and development And adequate uncommon mobility That promised a progressive destination. Driver, you wheeled off when the passengers Have entrusted in your care their words, Lives, luggage, and their senses of belongings...

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THE GHETTO STREET: Aremu Adams Adebisi

Waking up unremarkably To some silly shout. Arguments never culminate. We stop not the bout. The late night lovers hand in hand, Also in the night. Beside some cars some make their joint, Just to keep it tight. And plays of children never halt, Even when it’s late. Reminds one...

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