VANITY by Saidu Mark Jatau

They amassed wealth and goods, Refusing to share with those that have no food, And pride themselves in opulence, such fools! Now come and see them in their graves, With just a shirt and trouser: some pitied with a shoe. Just to make them decent enough as guest below, As...

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I REMEMBER DENNIS by Chukwudi Udoye Eternal

It rained that Sunday afternoon It rained heavy on my heart Flooded with confusion And a lot of questions That hasn’t been answered Up till this very day. I remember I was apt To notice that December, Your eyes were yellow It was not the normal hue Of an itched...

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IN THE END by Joseph Omojuwa

So everyone is present in this funeral, Dancing to a tune we never loved, Enjoying the meal but the music, Staring at the dark corridor of our lives, Everyone is present. Not even a soul is missing! On that day, when the ground fumed at our lazy legs, Where the...

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ABIKU by Abdulsalam Jamiu B

You abiku ! Why do you come and go? Go! And bother no more my soul. Your ghost was here, Before I could pen your image, You blow off my palm oil lantern Again You fade into the air. Many of your pregnancies I miscarried, Be born now, Be not...

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