CORRUPTION

As a pauper you crept into our cities And on you, many took pity Sheltered you and gave you food But now we all are taken to be fools You told us you were only here on a visit And we didn’t know that keeping you was a big risk...

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A PERFECT DAY

What a day my heart seeks to behold! When dusk shall welcome dawn With smile and a handshake And the dark cloud shall step aside in peace. Then rays of hope be emitted From the sun strolling from the east Accompanied with tweeting birds Whispering to my ears ” Good...

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LAUGHING ON A FART

the seed must die for the plant! smiles grow on bitter trees petals flourish among thorns rainbow appears in bitter tears friendly laughter grows on a fart love germinates in a field of hate life is planted where Death roams dig for gold in muddy mud crack for milk in...

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OF PEACEFUL TIMES…

..a country of a Nobel laureate for literature, yet a land of resurgent illiteracy  – Prof. Niyi Osundare   Death toll in our land Snatching the young and old Infrastructures on progressive decay. Oh! how dreams dissolve to dewdrops As Boko spits from the hill top Beyond the destiny of fleshly yearnings...

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I AM JUST BEING SARCASTIC

I forsee a Nigeria With solar powered, long lasting street lamps Blaring light upon the dark dank road that leads to Makoko. I for see a Nay-shun Where human rights are not trampled upon by protectors of human rights, Where students are not threatened by endless strikes Where Ikenna is...

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POLY-TICKS

Don’t leave politics for liars and fools Don’t leave to thieves the nation’s purse Else we have to eat their smelly stools When they’ve looted us off-course! Use your thumb Use your voice Don’t be dumb Make some noise Change must come! Written by: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

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I WON MYSELF

Dust kissed the sole of my feet as I trod upon the ground valiantly a herculean task was set before me I peered into my heart and courage was visible I peeked at a mirror and I saw a fidgeting image whose image was it? I battled in a bottle...

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THE REASON

Your social life will steadily grind to a halt No more outings, no more clubbing No more constant sitting out with the gang You will have to leave the party earlier To return home and to her waiting arms… That is the reason why you shouldn’t get married But that...

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LIES

Today, we gather at the village square To witness the funeral Of our yet living throne-men. They have all kissed us With their turtle lips Dripping of innocent blood The crown and scepter The beaded neck and golden sit Today, we deny you, Akogun Kolawolu You whose gun never fails...

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