WHEN, HOW, WHY? by Akinbode Israel

The veins of our children, Lacked blood…dried pipes. Swimming in dehydrated waters, Dripping in sweats of shame. The eyes of our children, Lids are glued…scary sights seen, Their eyes have seen lifeless bodies, Why won’t they die young. The robes of our children, A carpet for hungry termites, Chewed in...

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OUR YOUTH by Ndukwo Kalu Ugah

The heart pumps her curves as tempting energizing the blood to beat the drum, As she walks; Focusing loose in between her legs, Eventually,the mouth knows nothing. What could speak now? But the strokes penetrating in and out, The knee begs a stop; Yet the waist grew angrier. Who chews...

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THE AFRICAN WOMAN by Samuel Amazing Ayoade

Epitome of virtue I see, Building a house of fortune icy, Foundation of moderacy and modesty. Even without amnesty, The African woman remains loyal. Her blackness lightens the darkness, For it shines even in darkness. There is power in her eyes, For it sparks and breaks ice. Oh! How can...

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CONTRABAND LOVE by Ebuka Chudwin

He horse-rides into my dream every night Carrying sprinkles of stars on his polished armor-my diamond knight He would join me in the water bed-not minding And we swim till the morning When I wake with my pants wet and dripping But back in reality, he never returns my stare...

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I WANT CHANGE by Osho Samuel Adetunji

Holders clasp light like a prisoner! Darkness stares me in the face, With a choir of generators groaning, I want change! Thieves coronated as Chiefs, With pockets heavy with greed, Rode men like horses! I want change! Our crude made us rude brothers! Slaying compatriots with scarcity! Yet it is...

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MOTHER(LAND)’S CANCER

Mother(land) has cancer So deep it has eaten her Once a tall, robust woman Now a gaunt, frail frame Of her diseased breasts we drink full Then turn to make forlorn faces At the fragrance from our farts Resulting from feeding of her soured milk Written by: Benson David

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