TURNING TIDE by Tosin Rock

When the wind seems against you movements are restricted choices limited sickness beckon passions get soaked in dry hope friends and families weep strangers pity evil perpetrators look sinister Culprit await independence Alas! the tide has turned The innocent will be freed Testimonies will abound Enemies will be disgraced Families...

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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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DISTORTION by Gbalajobi Adejuwon

What! The divergence of thoughts and speech The immodesty of promiscuous words, And then our hearts an helpless Pilate, Releasing Barnabas, at the expense of the Just. Man’s unholy devotion, the revelation of his beastly passion, professing love just to break her walls, and lay his hands on her towers....

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FOOLISH ME! by Dominic Ayegba Okoliko

I toil night and day leaving no room for rest; For I thought to myself, ‘Rest is for those whom idleness have impressed’. So I turned an owl at night and a jaguar during the day But who gets to enjoy the toils? When hours of labour take its toils?...

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CHANGE AGAIN by Ifeanyi Akukwe

Ok… Here’s the PARADOX So you raised up your hand. Took that long walk down to the altar. Said a prayer, and they told you were born anew. And you really felt that way. For that day at least, but what they didn’t tell you, what they never tell you...

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