THE MUTINY OF THE DEAD by Adeosun Pelumi

The wilted branch of the willow tree Drooped, touching her headstone with its tender fingers, The browning grasses and the primroses stood like A thousand soldiers, ever watchful and protective of her realm, They were her friends and her only companions The muffled silence and the mournful wails of the...

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MAN ON A LEDGE by Prince Kuti Adetoye Olayinka

They say death is sweet Sweeter than honey,precious than money Tasting like ice cream eaten with biscuit. They say living is a crime For those who have nothing Owning only emptiness and never a dime! They say life is beautiful For only those who have money And the providence of...

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SAME SACRED BLOOD by Prince Kuti Adetoye Olayinka

Whether Bible or Quran Genesis or Suratul Fatia, Podium or Minbari, Crucifix or Tesbiyu, There is no blood That isn’t blazing red. Whether Catholic gown Or Whispering Hijab, Christmas or Eid Kabir. Especially when rams are few And chickens hoarded their new- Born.We all eat, The same earthly meat. We...

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THE SINNER: by Raphael Kueniemugh Karibo

Behind hillocks ‘animals’ hobble Hobble in carelessness or in fact Fact you knew, but dared the bible? Bible, the way, the truth and the light The skies of the defenceless Citizens, you stained knowingly Parents you killed, render’ children hopeless Is this the devil’s race or heavenly? Remember! You sleep...

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