INSIDE ME by Akinyemi Abdulmalik

Inside me, I could hear the sound Of fire munching dry woods; I could see rebellious sparks Breaking from embers. The ashes are afloat; My sight is foggy; All I could see Is the dying twinkle of a tiny spark. What was said to the sun To make it rise...

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A SLEEPER’S TESTAMENT by Oluwaseyi Olatunji

To have lived, laughed and loved, Dipped in life’s lucky dip, Trusted the truth and in it’s light have walked, Yet, had moments of savoury blip. To have tilled and toiled the earth, Earned from endless hustle and bustle, Lonely, longing for an hearth, A home for when hustle wears...

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WHAT IS BEST by Samuel Sijuade

Way, way round the world Roll, roll snow the ball Run, run race the wind Warp, warp beats the storm Slow, slow moves the snail Sit, and I shall tell you which is easy -much more which is best Way, way, round the world Skip, skip, miss a step And...

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THE LOST by El Sane Ken Silencer

You see them mad, They are always murmuring; talking to a ghost, unseen, with voiceless voices, unheard with much in serious seriousness- they move like heaven, so far, is their target to reach and they left so late. In your mind, you see them mad, But they are not really...

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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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