MY SWEET LITTLE COURAGE

Nche did not bother bantering with the pupils lining his path. The gutter surrounding Santa Maria Church was already littered by pupils with their lunch packs, eating and japing. The stairs was reserved for the big kids and the bullies and others rich enough to buy ice cream, though the pupils attending Santa Maria Primary… Continue reading MY SWEET LITTLE COURAGE

BOYS OF SHATTERED DREAMS by Jonathan Otamere Endurance

after Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau’s “For boys who went’ For Boys of Shattered Dreams… Their bones fragment on earth’s closure Like the punctured walls of Borno — A preposition of dreams and death Binding the encrimson of dirges Searching home on their lips Like an owl finding haven in the burning Shadows of a sun god.… Continue reading BOYS OF SHATTERED DREAMS by Jonathan Otamere Endurance

SOLDIERS OF THE STREET by Ebuka Wiz Godwin

These barracks don’t favor civilians It’s for the un-blooded We don’t remember our mortality off-hand So we face guns and bombs empty handed The armory is our heart And the will to survive is the only arm We are bred here, in these streets Far from Eden, closer to reality The reality of Adam’s sin… Continue reading SOLDIERS OF THE STREET by Ebuka Wiz Godwin

WHEN, HOW, WHY? by Akinbode Israel

The veins of our children, Lacked blood…dried pipes. Swimming in dehydrated waters, Dripping in sweats of shame. The eyes of our children, Lids are glued…scary sights seen, Their eyes have seen lifeless bodies, Why won’t they die young. The robes of our children, A carpet for hungry termites, Chewed in annoyance, Hunger tore them to… Continue reading WHEN, HOW, WHY? by Akinbode Israel