SALAAM ALAYQUM by Samuel Amazing Ayoade

Salam holds a glittering sword in his right And a well sharpened matchete in his left He cries for war in the nooks of every crannies Roaring on our streets and panting for blood With speeches decorated with tricks and cunnies Salam Alay’kum, Salam Alay’kum, I have seen peace cry...

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WHAT DO WE DO by Esther Oyebode

When death takes us yonder, and we see that it was not as we dreamt; when life’s breath still made us tweak, what would we do? When we find out that heaven and hell was the old wife’s tale to make us morally upright, and reward and punishment ends while...

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OSU by Ololade Akinlabi

Daughter of Osu, Our father is a prudent squanderer, Spends today prior tomorrow surfaces, ‘Tomorrow shall hold another blessing;’ Hitherto, tomorrow comes with barrenness. And the calabash was bountifully emptied, When rain rained yesterday; As it rained so baba swallowed. Hence, our throats nurtured deserts, Very thirsty, our eyes sang...

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WHO AM I? by Dominic Ayegba Okoliko

Who am I that you should keep me in mind? That you should demonstrate your might? From the dark dungeon full of dung, You drew me out with your arm so strong. Deep down in the deep, I lay hapless and hopeless. Emptiness was all there was to see. Tormented...

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