AJE PAKO: Ogoluwa Simon Ojewale

Beneath these fiery eyes looking brief and hollow Lies a being you’d be scared to follow My mind is the reveille that brings my soul awake Till it lunges like an engine without a brake While others fall ill, my strength increases ‘Cos my body is susceptible to diseases Whenever...

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LET ME DIE: Abiola Inioluwa Oluwaseun

What if my words drag me Into that jungle of forgotten souls And my intuition is clinched upon the castigated tree, Would you drown in sympathy? What if my fortitude was stolen and strangled, Replaced with misery and torment upon your spirit’s vision, What if my words deny me, Handing...

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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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