POET OF THE WEEK: RULES OF THE GAME by Alozor Michael Ikechukwu

One at a time is the step of life Take a leap when you get to a pit Else, down the pit you’ll dive When you resurface your bearing is lost. Slow and steady is the race of life Never look back ‘cos it’s lost and gone When you meet setbacks, make a dive Bypass… Continue reading POET OF THE WEEK: RULES OF THE GAME by Alozor Michael Ikechukwu

LYING TRUTH

Making fictional fiction Handling the hand without a handle Gossip, our disgrace of truth We are so special Our absent minded self Is so ignorant about it… Forgetting to explain Gear expressions capriciously Like value

VOICES OF AFRICA

Voices on the mount Nyiragongo of Congo. Voices maimed in the genocide of Rwanda. Voices observing the guerrillas of Uganda. Voices silenced in the apartheid of South Africa. Voices navigating the nebulous Nile of Egypt. Voices of tan women raped in the Chadian war. Voices bathing in the cascading falls of Zambia. Voices swimming in… Continue reading VOICES OF AFRICA

OH! MY SWEET NIGHTINGALE

Sitting here alone, confined to my troubles Breaded by my worries that pierce through my marrows I long for an escape from these troubles that compound my worries Worries tearing through the depth of my marrows Troubles from my worries, wondering about the future… Of unborn child and the cruelty of unsterilized knives Of girl… Continue reading OH! MY SWEET NIGHTINGALE

LYING TRUTH

Making fictional fiction Handling the hand without a handle Gossip, our disgrace of truth We are so special Our absent minded self Is so ignorant about it… Forgetting to explain Gear expressions capriciously Like value Words break truth Like crossing Beliefs have lies Ignorance is a role model To the open-blind eyes Outspoken desideratum expression… Continue reading LYING TRUTH

THE ROAD TO JOS

Kaduna is not too far from Niger, knobby trees and rotund reefs bind them. Kaduna is not far from Abuja at all, a beauteous shuttle on vitreous miles. But the road to Jos is an ancient path, traceable to the throne, which God planned to craft but Devil resolved to mar: God being a connoisseur,… Continue reading THE ROAD TO JOS