DEATH, WHY? by Theophilus Femi Alawonde

for the young ones who have died before their time (Alawonde Lois. I., Dare Sax, Ayantoye Ayantosho and others) Why do you lay your cold fingers, on the ones who ought to last longer? Why do you choose to take away, the unripe ones who love to stay? Why leave...

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PRAY FOR ME FATHER by Ojembe Victor

Pray for me father Pray for me father, I killed IT. Killed the tiny heart dancing to life’s beats, Strangled in pain and rage. ITS tears flooding my bowel, Drowning my every being. I get intense Goosebumps, When it yawns deeply. Daddy’s seed growing too quickly, I guess he planted...

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MY PAINS by Kenneth Mamman Alli

I hear cries everywhere At night I sleep not In the day restless I be I see the homes of me families Turn to shreds Blood suckers everywhere On our lands The lads cry for mama’s breast But mama is gone Gone so far that we see her not Daddy is...

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EVIL MEN (for APO SIX) by Nnamdi Amasiatu

Sometime, someday, a decade ago The seat of my fatherland turned crimson A voluntary graveyard set up with hate and spite By some presumed men of valor …so said some sane men So as to free some evil men Compelling and vomiting wickedness They instilled sadness into our nation and...

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VANITY MISSION by Ololade Akinlabi

The journey to somewhere actually to nowhere Underneath the penniless skin lies the sleeping bones cracking, rumbling and snoring wakes when the light smiles Set into motion till the power of night set the light ablaze The bones,always on motion even when the sun shivers to vomit its venoms just to...

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SOMETHING IS WATCHING by Joseph Omojuwa

The Sun will not cease from bleeding, The moon shall never retire crying. The earth will never repent from evil, And the stars are watching. They have seen the crooked wickedness, springing forth from an outer space, whose origin,no one knoweth. Singing melodious woe unto the innocent. Rewarding death unto...

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