WAR by Ganiyu Mohi Adedare

Red-Rider Who again is soaring the walls of war after the death of soldiers? Who will show us how swords and guns turned the dusk to nightly behavior and erased the power of blood shedded on ground that birds could drink and live upon. Who shall wake us when the...

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DIARY OF A SOLDIER AT WAR by Kujembola Oluwaseun

Yesterday, we remembered the victors and conquerors; Today, we remember the vanquished and conquered. Yesterday, we danced in the rain; Today, we embrace the cold. Yesterday, our echoes were of happiness of victory savored. Yesterday, we rent the air with fists of godly mortals. Only yesterday, smiles devoured faces despite...

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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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SONG OF A VIRGIN by Lebile Melt Tosin

the first time I laid my eyes on you you are like a treasure buried in my desert I wish I felt butterfly in my tommy but instead your rose of sunlight romance my face your smile captivate my world until I remembered the word of maami that the handsome...

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LET US MAKE LOVE by Joshua Levites

Let us make love, Just the two of us. We should light up their various eyes With the liveliness of our intimacy Let me passionately hold you Tight In my arms. Your neck, Fitting into my willing palm. Let my hand rest On your gracious curves As I tickle your...

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TO LOVE A GIRL… by Olufunmilola Olubunmi Adeniran

It’s an impossible thing to tell a boy not to love a girl Impossible to train his stuttering lips to speak or still the ticking of his heart when a dam breaks within him and his blood rages like an untamed river Impossible to say the least to slow the...

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