HER SAD WISDOM by Dumejes Momalife

I Fair Matilda formed out of the morning sun This beauty caused rivalry between pantheons and fingers Her frown is more beautiful than the smile of Aphrodite and Venus II Is it possible for a butterfly to ignore a flowering honeysuckle? Mustaches from East, North, West, South came with their...

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PRAY FOR ME FATHER by Ojembe Victor

Pray for me father Pray for me father, I killed IT. Killed the tiny heart dancing to life’s beats, Strangled in pain and rage. ITS tears flooding my bowel, Drowning my every being. I get intense Goosebumps, When it yawns deeply. Daddy’s seed growing too quickly, I guess he planted...

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ABIKU by Abdulsalam Jamiu B

You abiku ! Why do you come and go? Go! And bother no more my soul. Your ghost was here, Before I could pen your image, You blow off my palm oil lantern Again You fade into the air. Many of your pregnancies I miscarried, Be born now, Be not...

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ABORTION by Cletus Nnaemeka

Swimming within its little world Surviving on the receiving end of a precious cord. Making motion and probably not mentioning a word. Living everyday to maturity. Step by step developing probably with no difficulty. But they’ve connived and made it a threat of top priority. What an irony. This world...

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BUT MOM, WHY

But mom, why? Why do you detest me so much? Did you and dad not engineer my coming? Is it my fault that dad absconded? Could you not have continued loving me? How loved and pampered I felt in your womb I was breathing and happy in there How I...

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WORDS OF THE UNBORN

With tender strokes, he caressed the blank sheet leaving impressions that, made me cringe though filling the voids with each meet they were words that pierced like a syringe The Earth growls, with the wrath of a thou’ beasts for tender plants, trod upon by water cans Little babies, brought...

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FAITH IN MY LITTLE LIMBS

A bloody scum Sickening your stomach A dreaded dream Poisoning your mornings A helpless inconvenience Leeching and yet prolific Gone with few potion drops Yet in your thoughts, you visioned me The beauty in my brown eyes Sweet pink ribbons on my curls, The sound of my laughter, And you...

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