ON BENDED KNEES by Stanley Egeonu

When your strength is exhausted And your spirit is strapped of vigour… When you can no longer stand the ‘shaking’ And the horrors of life cause you to suffer bruxism… When your nose is put out of joint By the fists of fury and judgment… When you can no longer...

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MY LOVE NEEDS LIFE by Oluwaseyi Olatunji

Is this love I sense? The sweet seducing silence, The strong static voice, Sotto voce; sweet caress, From our hearts’ first kiss. Is this love that sings? Sitting on my mood swings, Relishing the bitterest of life’s things, Snivelling with a cheerful heart, Wearing our hearts like a hat. Is...

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BON VOYAGE by Hannatu Adamu

Come, my child, did I hear you right? Come, sit tight, you give me a fright Your father, as you well know, left me out in the cold And right now, I am spent, tired and very old I’ve lost your father to the sea; your brother to the army...

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THE KISS WAS SWEET by Bamigbola Silas

The kiss was sweet; It was a drop of honey on my lips, My tastebud was not familiar with it; That was the first time I had it in my entire life. That night I gave her my best strength. Alas! It was a fiery dart Shot straight to my...

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THREE MICE AND A KITTEN by Theophilus Femi Alawonde

Three old spinster mice, thought they ought to be nice. They found a cold kitten, and they didn’t stop to reason. They took her to their hole, and Dorothy brought milk and rolls. The kitten soon felt fine, and she began to whine. Playful Pamela peeped in her crib, and...

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