BENUE BESIEGED by Victor Igiri

Are we humans or Animals? Maybe both, but I may choose the latter for with drought eyes swollen from a marathon tears I wear, and thorned a flesh, can you not behold tearfully? And what joy again to dwell longer with knived ancestry, forever piecized by pasturers who rips fiercely...

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LOOK by Ewuola Damilola Michael

Look, I’m calm, I’m not armed But I have a voice –a very faint voice But please hear me out before I pass out. Look, look again, I am bleeding Bleeding virtues and morality away But I still have conscience–thinning out… Look,through the windows into the streets See how many...

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ONE NIGERIA by Victor Igiri

(written in absolute dislike for Nigeria’s splitting…) Paint me White, not RED; Green, I beseech thee still and entomb every dark desires that kings your soul. Paint me Green, not Black so I can war with strength these old-new foes that crushes greenness. War? …and laborious a starless Yesterday we...

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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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RED RIVER by Efe Ogufere

God, If thou be at all Be a blade Cut through it This cape of injustice Sober indifference Let it flow Blood- Trickle into the earth Threaten to form a rivulet To A mother’s tears, Crystal and iridescent A drop in an ocean of sand Watch it grow Diseased seeds-...

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FALLING….CALLING

I am …….. calling to the father above to look me at altar of peace where my generation become my cross and the innocent blood my sin oh father save me . Lining on the way is a mess I tried to walk but filled with fence I trade all...

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REMINISCENCE by Thaalith Abubakar Gimba

In Memory of Christopher Okigbo Do you recall Unspeakable episodes Of many drooling memories This nation nested in her bosom How this country murdered The fraternity of people bound by nation? Do you recall The fallen anti-hero, Whose valour clung desperately To the rope of hope, Who forsook his pen...

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TELL THEM by Omotayo Awoyemi

Tell them we can see them; The house of bones they live in, The sweats that flush their gutters, The sweats of our fathers and mothers, and The blood of our brothers on their lintels, That bought ’em passover from their trade; Trade of death. Tell them we’re louder; We’re...

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