PLATEAU BLEEDS by Victor Igiri

Throw JOS some black lit candles. Again we write more chapters in our ‘book of bloods’ with the narratives, an heritage for distant tongues to tell whose skins are unpeeled by cowry demons, but bruised as Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Adamawa, Kaduna, Zamfara,… and more to come. I hear that there is no justice in the… Continue reading PLATEAU BLEEDS by Victor Igiri

DIARY OF A SOLDIER AT WAR by Kujembola Oluwaseun

Yesterday, we remembered the victors and conquerors; Today, we remember the vanquished and conquered. Yesterday, we danced in the rain; Today, we embrace the cold. Yesterday, our echoes were of happiness of victory savored. Yesterday, we rent the air with fists of godly mortals. Only yesterday, smiles devoured faces despite pain. Yesterday, we forgot our… Continue reading DIARY OF A SOLDIER AT WAR by Kujembola Oluwaseun

MARAUDERS by Christopher Labesa

…there is sadness in the face of the moon. Boom boom! Marauders at the door. Boom boom! Gory chunks on the floor. Marauders; those marauders;disgruntled fragments of the Sahara storms; with blood as token toast,broke into our dozing homes, transcending into our deepest dreams;their sword of enemy deep; like thorny rain in soundless nightmare, their… Continue reading MARAUDERS by Christopher Labesa

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST 2017 [SEPTEMBER] ‘WHAT LIES BEYOND THE SILENT NIGHT’

Words Rhymes & Rhythm (WRR) is now receiving entries for the  September edition of the BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST (BPPC) SEASON III, 2017. Poets from Nigeria, Africa and all over the world are hereby invited to submit their poems on the theme: WHAT LIES BEYOND THE SILENT NIGHT. The theme for this month’s edition of… Continue reading CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST 2017 [SEPTEMBER] ‘WHAT LIES BEYOND THE SILENT NIGHT’