AM I A WITCH? (part 2)

They take me to the front of the house where everybody is waiting. They tie me to a big stick. They start praying. Everybody says amen. The prayer and the ‘amen’ sound like music that they all enjoy. I don’t enjoy it. It is what took place before Onome was...

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AM I A WITCH? (part 1)

It is very important for me to know the answer to the question “Am I a witch?”. Many people have accused me of a craft I only see in films that they call Nollywood. I am now locked up in a dark room filled with mosquitoes because of it. They...

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TO THE CHILD BRIDE

YOU WILL NOT SEE ME COME! MY SCENTS YOU WILL NOT SNIFF! THE THOUGHTS OF MY MIND YOU WILL NOT READ! NEVER WILL YOU CATCH THE WAVE OF MY DRIFT! Through hazy days in your scary maze I have suffered you in your crazy craze I died in the flurry...

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SPEECHLESS EMOTIONS

Smiles dance in radiance Yet betray trueness of happiness Of dental symmetry Her worries are so unbalanced Needless do the vibrancy of eyes Bear hope of a bright future Yet configured in scares of divides Divide of scares inflated Yet again, by another “he-goat” That trust was bestowed from Adam...

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SHE’S 14

She’s fourteen, not yet eighteen In her tummy a baby kicks May be one, two, even three She’s fourteen not yet eighteen Puberty rushing her out of her teen Fleshy thoughts, foxy eyes follow the thing To temptation she yields, like honey to a bee She’s fourteen not yet eighteen...

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STRENGTH OF A WOMAN…TEARS OF A BOY

It all started a few years back… The lord of the house enjoyed each smack She… the bruised reed Her tears… each drop Made me the crippled war steed It’s one thing to be strong, And yet another thing in front of fear Insult stills the tongue She fights a...

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THE BUTCHER, THE CHICK AND CHRISTMAS

I heard; yes, I overheard The butchers in the kitchen, stroking their beard, Saying “Christmas stew is already smeared, And we won’t await the growth of the baby bird” Disappointed, Hurried off my heels to mother hen “The old butchers are coming for your chick” “Let them tarry not”, said...

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