ELECTION AGITATION

In the name of God he begs He’s on his knees not his legs Just give him your votes And he’ll shower you with those plenty notes. Which do you prefer Broom or Umbrella? He’ll migrate just for your sake And promise you a share of the National cake.

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PARADOX OF EXISTENCE

Time flies, men rise Words said, truth heard Less proofs Husbands. . . . Less fathers Wives. . . . Less mothers Students. . . . Less scholars Caveats abound, violence compound High tables reserved, no honor observed And I, caught in a web of contrasts…. Conundrum’s my new name!...

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A WORD FOR THE FUTURE

In this our idle generation of whiners We have so many boastless doers Sheltering saplings in our forest Daily, their leaves they invest I see Olumide Olulu Holloway Lights word-candles on the way He prepares a word feast – a War Folly dies, Wisdom takes the fore I see Enigmatic...

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NATIONAL GANGAN

NaTional Gangan A discuss with the Talking Drum; On the rhythmic science of Politics, Law of war and rhymes of corruption, lyrics of empiricism of racial discrimination, And Tribalism, a fruit of ethnicity Talkin Drum Replied : must the vampires’ covens be filled with blood nonsense’ treasures in the bloody...

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WHY MAMA, WHY?

Why mama, why? Shall we fail to speak With the talkative rod? Shall we cease to paint With our single-mouthed brush? Why mama, why? You drop your cheek On your tired jaw in despair Hands, tied with nothing, Eyes tired of watching Horror films happening life In our helpless country,...

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A BALLAD FOR YOU, YES YOU!

You, who dictate His will to God, you, the holy mentor Who unsheathe a black flag to slaughter a neighbor, Who destroy in the name of the Creator, I spy with my little I from my city On the verge of infinity. You, all sheen and shimmer, ensconced in gold,...

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SONGS OF THE BLIND

At sunrise, we see black. At sunset, we see black. Everyday is black. Our dreams are black. Our visions are black. We dwell in isolation Help us! Hold our hands Lest we fall into a ditch. We see not, but see more with our eyes closed. Our hearts bleed We...

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NOT THE WEARS

It’s not about putting on a green top Coupled with a white tie. Then, a pair of trouser or skirt with green and white strip And a shinning white shoe with green lace. Green, beautiful colour thou art The trees wave joyfully in fertility. Green for fertility, fertility for green....

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