AMALGAMATION OF PAINS by Bada Yusuf Amoo

Green and white detribalised our existence Our grumblings are more private than public Alas! Our ears have been listened to dialogues Will writers present a collective opinion? While the nation’s children live together Like children of unknown concubines Fighting for the rights of their mothers Would the writers watch? Men...

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THE SEA by Mayor Jake

  THE SEA The fishes are trembling yet, fearless. Intrepid sets of fishes. Hungry waters, moving to and fro maliciously, for its own seizes. Eagerly awaiting the careless aquatics in its fullness of strength. Sea; galore, breaking down catches to forms for ample seizure. Escaping nets, the fishes began. Scattering...

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FEET OF KNIVES by Michael Achile Umameh

When the drab drum of winter dies of the weight of warmth spring’s dewy fingers; feet full of knives; icicles rising and descending a cold caress on an erect skeleton of shivering hermits grating through lauds. From the hell-mouth of a heater, God’s breathing burning bush rings the sweet sound...

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THE INTRUDER by Ewuola Damilola Michael

I saw the mist kissing the mountains Stroking it gently with soft airy hands Whispering tales of love As the envious sun intruded. Reluctant to wake: The trees sweat—cold sweat Reminiscing the night that hurried away When it heard the footsteps of dawn Galloping from the east. Indeed the moon...

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CROCO WORLD by Larry Onokpite

I am never thirsty I gave up that chance hastily I do not regret this sacrifice Everything would suffice King of fluids High class residence of water Peacefully inhale juice to a nap Liquid plentiful; life beautiful Satisfaction will remain our master Mattering not you marine or earthly We are...

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