ACADEMIC TESTS by Sahaj Sabharwal

I. Oh these tests! Superfluous academic tests for which there’s no time to prepare! Oh, damn these entrance tests! Oh, it is Difficult to store vast concepts in a small mind! It is harder to retain and bring to fore for marks and certificates signed II. Parents worry about our...

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SHE IS HOPE by Esther Kalu

She takes me through her world A description words fail to capture Bruised, battered By ugly circumstances She still stays stout She ensconces her pain In the most admirable smile. Reflecting not her fears She is a star in the night of adversity. Her giggles echoes At the caress of...

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‘WHEN?’ BY NYUWEM GOODNESS NYUWEM

As I wandered down idle paths in thoughtful solitudity, Numerous, the perturbations that accosted my mind. How did we raise a crater that evades sheer congruity? For a people we were, of love, peace and a sturdy bind. Amidst a babel of languages, I felt one reverberation, Like mad echoes...

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A MAVERICK’S DREAM by Alabi Muheez Ajibola

I dream, I hope, I wonder If we can make this world a utopia But, whenever I look hither or yonder My expectation always falter Because since inception Whether unknowingly or with intentions Man has been a perfect destruction To the impeccable works of creation This brute hitherto, has continued...

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INSIDE ME by Akinyemi Abdulmalik

Inside me, I could hear the sound Of fire munching dry woods; I could see rebellious sparks Breaking from embers. The ashes are afloat; My sight is foggy; All I could see Is the dying twinkle of a tiny spark. What was said to the sun To make it rise...

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IF by Thaalith Abubakar Gimba

If I am the indispensable dust, I’d throw up any lifeless flesh That gets interred inside me. If I am the unwavering wind, I’d cease my daily escapades, Probably retire for a jiffy. If I am the ever grinning sun, I’d just repress my effervescence, So that my rays won’t...

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