PLATEAU BLEEDS by Victor Igiri

Throw JOS some black lit candles. Again we write more chapters in our ‘book of bloods’ with the narratives, an heritage for distant tongues to tell whose skins are unpeeled by cowry demons, but bruised as Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Adamawa, Kaduna, Zamfara,… and more to come. I hear that there is no justice in the… Continue reading PLATEAU BLEEDS by Victor Igiri

A SONNET FOR MY LOST SISTERS by Samuel Amazing Ayoade

Are they so soon forgotten? Just like a rootless tree on a bare rock. Are they so soon forgotten? Chibok fruits plucked and packed. like fish stock. Bring back our girls, Tho’ they’ve suffered alienation. Bring in our guests, We’ll manage with their deformations. Bring back my sisters Who you stole for your lusty interest.… Continue reading A SONNET FOR MY LOST SISTERS by Samuel Amazing Ayoade

A TREE SPEAKS OF BOKO HARAM: by Stanley Princewill McDaniels

There’s an insatiable thirst to kill in these men! Though I have been condemned to remain planted in the earth now dank from smeared blood, I spread my arms and its leaves to shelter killers and kills. These decades have been my gallows of fear and terror. The black sun brightens our gloomy days and… Continue reading A TREE SPEAKS OF BOKO HARAM: by Stanley Princewill McDaniels

BUNI YADI

BUNI YADI: i. Ill winds blowing From the house of imp Has shared the fire To castles in your estate. Landmark of fortresses May be forgotten before Souls sanctioned reaches kismet ii. buni yadi, letters from hell may no be recieved as quick you know NIPOST; species of snail but be sure to recieve mine,… Continue reading BUNI YADI

BOKO HARAM: GEJ’S OPPORTUNITY, BUHARI’S TEARS AND OBJ’S COMEDY

Boko Haram is cooking bestiality Shoeless Jo is grabbing opportunity Buhari’s tears — real or parody? ….Baba Iyabo calls it comedy APC patents conspiracy PDP transfers complicity Drunk on her peoples’ apathy Nigeria staggers to bankruptcy Poverty bites with rabid tenacity Infects the people with mendacity APC patents conspiracy PDP transfers complicity So open criminality… Continue reading BOKO HARAM: GEJ’S OPPORTUNITY, BUHARI’S TEARS AND OBJ’S COMEDY

YOBE SCHOOL BOMBING: WHERE IS THE BREATH OF FRESH AIR?

Here is a poem, a question, a cry for and by the dead and the living: A hundred and fifty million noses sniffing the air, Searching for the fragrance that is not there. They go sniff, sniff; father, mother and the brood, For they said our Shepherd had Luck, he was Good. A breath of… Continue reading YOBE SCHOOL BOMBING: WHERE IS THE BREATH OF FRESH AIR?