N4 MILLION NAP

Look at them! Retirement is not in their register Rest is another sad word to them Dozing off in the duty of healing our nation Grey hairs fill the seats meant for young hair In the talking house, they recycle themselves With different names – many of them are formers...

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SHADOWS AND ECHOES

Shadows and echoes Echoes and shadows Wind through keyholes And sounds, I know not Dark pressed against light And deep is not so deep Right is wrong, wrong is right …at least to me Promises seep through the walls And answers written on the ceiling The floor is moving, the...

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VOICES OF AFRICA

Voices on the mount Nyiragongo of Congo. Voices maimed in the genocide of Rwanda. Voices observing the guerrillas of Uganda. Voices silenced in the apartheid of South Africa. Voices navigating the nebulous Nile of Egypt. Voices of tan women raped in the Chadian war. Voices bathing in the cascading falls...

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BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS

The tree stood tall Like a giant Never to fall Only its sight Filled my frail soul With acute fright My hands trembled On the wood axe Nearly stumbled Almost crying Then a voice said: ‘Keep on trying’ I struck in vain The tree stood firm The voice again I...

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FULL MOON

When the evening sun has melted way and lain its shoulders in the undergrowth When the lonely sky stalks in jittering steps the grasses nod to the lullaby of the wind When the moon is at peace with itself the hen preens like an adorable bride Then you will hear...

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ONTOP THIS HEART

Its mad here The skies portray rotten debris An awkward assembly, very sour to the chastity in Magdalene A heart is drifting away from the reach of normalcy On top this child’s heart a pebble is liquefying Tell it to the rants of the night the soulful still that pampers...

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BLAME IT ON ME

To those who lost their persons, property, and lives In the harmful hands of big babies … Toddlers, brain-washed by the doctrines of hypocrisy Big babies who see no wrong in odious deeds I know your eyes have bled enough water to overflow the Red Sea Please cry no more…...

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THE BIRDS FLY WITH EASE

Up in the sky They never collide With ease they fly Wings all spread out We never notice though Seeking earnestly for a solution Would you please look up into the skies The birds fly, with ease On the road, at the wheels of steel Don’t whine at the other...

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