2015: A SHARP BEND

  For Nigerians 2015 is a date with fate Across the nation, it is on every tongue On the tabloids, it is sung like a song What shall become of our state? Are we going to come out as one? Or disintegrate and become none? We have returned to the...

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POLITICAL CRUSADE

An all-night crusade that soon turned An all-night political campaign The governor came that night wearing a green robe On it, his party’s name was boldly printed Isn’t that enough campaign? They should have known that Religion Has already been circumscribed by politics “Our Gofno has come to pray”, people...

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WE TOOK IN

In days gone, I was told None was black, none was white None was Franco, none was Anglo None chewed arrogance, none failed tolerance None brained nobility, none mocked religiosity…. We were all Sisters and brothers Young stuck to the old like bread to butter We took seats at full...

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IS GOD IGNORANT?

I don’t judge. I know religion did you dirty in the past. But if what I believe in comes to pass God will do you worse! The Most Merciful, the Most High forgives Even when sins are a bucketful But where is remorse in the hearts Of those who justify...

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GREED

What other name can I borrow greed To make it mild in the mouth? See them… Government without humanity Religion without God Business without conscience Democracy without people Election without voters The death that kills mother hen never lets its eggs hatch O! President, O! Government, what have you gained...

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JUNGLE HERMIT

He lived alone in a room of trees, Cocooned by a blanket of leaves. The sun licked life into his sleepy face, His tongue sated from a buffet of wild fruits. The canary created rhythm, And the robin weaved blues, While crickets and nightingales, Strummed melodious lullabies. The sheets, pen...

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SERER WOMAN

Woman Of the kingdoms of the Sine and Saloum, May God lengthen your life. To Serer’s Ancient saints, ancestral spirits And all the tribes of Senegal Brotherly greeting. I am a Wandering Piper Standing on the knoll of your knee To sing you songs… Pleasant Woman The Sizzling aroma Of...

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RELIGIONS NEXT

Glass means it will break Wall means it will crack! Dog means it will bark Pen means it will mark! We have two good arms We can give some alms! You must try to be like a child See life’s problems as mild! World is under our feet We can...

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NINTH OF HIJRA (a Ramadan poem)

Eyeful, we set to sight the crescent Sketching out from dusk horizon On the ninth of Hijra1- time to fasting A commandment upon mankind; a present Ramadan, the crown of the lunar months That presented the ultimate words in recitation To nullify all revelations of deistic deception With perfect celestial...

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MANY MILES TO PEACE

Is there a land of no violence? A constant stillness; from far you hear its silence. A land of quiet beauty, No flaws in its society or sobriety. Is there a land of no greed? Revamped with love, tranquility exceeds; A land far from chaos, No segregation of tribe, all...

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