57 BIRTHDAY SHOES FOR JOLLY JO

without the comfort of a shoe he came as the missing clue — less one reason to worry “O, crown him! Hurry!” this fishing jonathan can’t kill a spartan! his land lies shekaued covered in iboric shroud pdp-ed and apc-ed at wheel in reverse goes the nations will if one good turn deserves another a… Continue reading 57 BIRTHDAY SHOES FOR JOLLY JO

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MY CAPTIVE!

Dear Captive, Today, Heavens beckon, A Gem released to the earth, Kept in dark lovely skin, Gap-toothed. She walks with gait, Like an Amazon Taking hostages Of her admirers. With each step, Her candour and courage Blast my mortal heart. I ache, Knowing I must have been hit by love.

OUR PRIDE, NELSON MANDELA

N ever shall I forget Mandela, the E pitome of goodness and justice L ikeness of loyal men, a S age with a salient service O ptimist in the midst of doubts N Noble among our men M an as bold as palace priest A uthor and mover of great visions N ever stopping, never… Continue reading OUR PRIDE, NELSON MANDELA

JONA @ 55 (on president Goodluck Jonathan’s birthday)

Uncle Jona Is Fifty-five! .. Jona, as you cut your cake Remember the poor with whose money You did that giant cake bake As you munch a slice Remember the angry people outside, Still chewing subsidized lies. When you drink the wine. Remember that poverty and diseases Have bound us with twines. .. Still, we… Continue reading JONA @ 55 (on president Goodluck Jonathan’s birthday)

UKAMAKA (for Olisakwe Ukamaka Evelyn on her birthday)

Ukamaka, We whisper your name and wonder If it’s meaning Would justify this rumbling thunder? You are the slender sugarcane Swaying with grace In the threads of the evening rain. All know the sweetness hidden inside. We need no soothsayer. So we call, “Ukamaka”, with prancing pride! Let the stars be envious, and the sun… Continue reading UKAMAKA (for Olisakwe Ukamaka Evelyn on her birthday)