BIRTH BY IMAGINATION

I will unchain my imagination Free it from every limitation Build a hedge around all forms of resistance Energise it with the semen of persistence… Then I will soar high above like an eagle! When heavenly voice vouched for my immortality When the voice vowed: “Your thoughts are you”, it then unequivocally meant: “I am… Continue reading BIRTH BY IMAGINATION

BIRTH BY IMAGINATION

I will unchain my imagination Free it from every limitation Build a hedge around all forms of resistance Energise it with the semen of persistence… Then I will soar high above like an eagle! When heavenly voice vouched for my immortality When the voice vowed: “Your thoughts are you”, it then unequivocally meant: “I am… Continue reading BIRTH BY IMAGINATION

THE LOST POEMS

My thoughts conjure up these verses. I beheld its beauty as it passes. Beautiful lines carved into my face, Scribbled inklessly on the air, Fleeting past, before my face. Ah, they escape as I try to keep them there! Gone before I could summon my pen! I willed them back but away it is gone.… Continue reading THE LOST POEMS

LETTER TO MY AMERICAN PEN-PAL

Dear Halston, I received your last correspondence In it you expressed some concerns You said you watched the news and heard the stories And shuddered at the fiery savagery of my country You called the jihadists beasts and the crime kingpins soulless You decried the corrupt leaders and spat on my government And you wondered… Continue reading LETTER TO MY AMERICAN PEN-PAL

CRUCIFIXION

LORD how shall I own Thee dying on the cross For the world’s redemption to redeem our loss? Where with thorns they crowned Thee, I would see a rose Thy pierced hands uplifted raise us from our woes. Where the spear once entered Saviour draw me in, Let the blood and water cleanse me from… Continue reading CRUCIFIXION

WHO AM I? by Oku-ola Abiola Paul

My writings Explain my feelings My words Express my worlds Read my piece See my ‘is’ It was born Out of my worn Sometimes I speak softly Other times I come funny Sometimes I am harsh Other times I might cause a clash But I am that voice That cries With words on pages “Let… Continue reading WHO AM I? by Oku-ola Abiola Paul