ÀṢÀ : Abiola Inioluwa Oluwaseun

Àṣà! The mouth piece of our fathers, Why have you been a coward Who ran away humiliated and pale? This valley now belongs to a stranger, Haven’t you been abused by failure? Àṣà Have you so neglected Those days when our fathers were staff of dignity And our mothers were...

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TABLET OF TRUTH: Benjamin Elemide

TABLET OF TRUTH (Letter to my sister) Oyinlola, Money can never worth the sweetness of honey Neither can volume of sweat determine income. Honey, indeed is honour, in truth, dignity; Its sweetness subjects tongues to temporal lust, Its scarcity pockets minds with intense desires: Guard yours jealously, you won’t regret...

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TO THE CHILD BRIDE

YOU WILL NOT SEE ME COME! MY SCENTS YOU WILL NOT SNIFF! THE THOUGHTS OF MY MIND YOU WILL NOT READ! NEVER WILL YOU CATCH THE WAVE OF MY DRIFT! Through hazy days in your scary maze I have suffered you in your crazy craze I died in the flurry...

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SONNET TO KOLANUT

The colour of peace The ancestral dream Our liturgy and shrines No! fossil is out of it. The togetherness of our nation Lies under that pieces of this sacred fruit All we need is to seat and chew Because he who brings Kolanut Brings peace and love with it Kolanut...

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WHAT IS LEFT OF WHAT IS RIGHT

Here we are Enjoying the beauty of misery Roaming the streets Lost in the glory of poverty Contented with the emptiness of our souls Minds in utmost disarray But silence is all we can say We cannot but grief I look around and ask What is left of what is...

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WITHOUT THE BLACKS

We are Africans, the blacks, The integral part of your existence The origin of arts and innovations, Importers of your imaginations Blessed are the blacks unborn. Without The Blacks, Who buys your magic and witchcraft How can you feed and get clothed?. Racism must be stoned to death, When its...

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