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AGBERO by Victor Igiri

With him is one walk to meeting a monster
for trademarked with broken shells is the life
that gives life to charcoal face(s) and lips
upon canvas’ all painted with stitches, and
fire laden eyeballs;
And with white wrapped wild weed,
the patriotic folk in-between fingers
or lips that winds up skies at steady sizzling;
the fuel for street staging where Banana(s) landlord(s).

Ferocious as cats. Hell-deep of voice(s);
Of heart(s), metals where felony galas
And who dare dares
who hopes to return skin-smooth
when fusioned at their gardens where they are green,
ripe and time bombs that missiles at every irritation,
lean or plump?

Call him the road bishop;
he whose ant-full mind is laced with Anini’s ‘heroics;
A ready-made arsenal for messiahs during Selections;
Aristocrat(s) at pocketing;
Area governor(s) whose payroll(s) shelters the ‘Men in black’
so that justice is tamed for ‘Roger’s’ sake.

Call him the Agbero for with the street is heaven on earth.

(…in appraisal of street lords, specifically of Lagos)

 

Author: Victor Igiri

Victor Igiri Adirahu is a Graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is a published poet, with the popular poems, ‘My Dreams for Nigeria’, and ‘Red DEATH’ published by Independent Newspapers, Lagos and Nigerianmasterweb.com and other websites. He is also an author with a book titled: “Birth the Jewel Within. A guide to becoming Relevant in life.”
He is creative, innovative, dedicated and passionate in everything he does. He aims to “die empty” leveraging on his skills and talents to create positive marks on earth and in every sphere he finds himself.
He is the administrator of Purpose Driven Youth Network, a website and Facebook page that is aimed at inspiring people, especially the youths and teenagers in making impact in life.
Victor Igiri is also a Graphics Designer.

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