BLESS THE LORD by Osoba Taiwo Peter

Bless the Lord Oh my soul Give praises to God Who made you whole Who forgives all your iniquities Who crowns you with loving kindness Who heals all your diseases Who is great in His faithfulness Who makes you to be at peace And not pieces Who makes you to...

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ÌGBORÀN (OBEDIENCE) by Olusegun M. Lawal

Three brothers beautiful blood Soaring species and no blaming course Fossil religion? Not at all Within us Love and Peace reigns In togetherness they built their future In dreams their fertile soar with sound seeds In the myth of their elder’s kola nut Strong and agile their younger generation learn...

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148 by Lebile Melt Tosin

148 not just a number Not the winning vote of Nigeria Or the lotto grand prize But lives that depart the nation I so much treasure The gone numbers The lost futures 148 litres of my blood Would send me to grave 148 strands of my hair make a difference...

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THE GHETTO STREET: Aremu Adams Adebisi

Waking up unremarkably To some silly shout. Arguments never culminate. We stop not the bout. The late night lovers hand in hand, Also in the night. Beside some cars some make their joint, Just to keep it tight. And plays of children never halt, Even when it’s late. Reminds one...

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MAN SAID

And man said… Let there be cars, And surrogate replicas of stars. Let there be, Little pools to trap the sea. And there was… Man said … Let there be wars, Guns be freed from weapon stores, That we may have conquest, And eat flesh in a banquet. And there...

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KILLING IN WHOSE NAME?

(Ordeals of Mother Earth) Tell them I’ve not ordered the killings Which has resulted to the fleeing. So, they should beware Of what used to be rare. Tell them water is still my favourite drink And not blood, if that is what they think. I’m not interested in what they...

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