NO MORE

Caked sperm flaked off Cynthia’s stomach when she woke up that Saturday morning. She was alone in the bedroom. The bastard was gone. As usual. She heaved a sigh as she lazily crawled to the edge of the bed, absentmindedly grabbing her ripped bra and panties. Her day was starting exactly as the days before.… Continue reading NO MORE

HIS MASK, HER MASK by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

he was wearing a mask when he walked up to her like one drunk on Cupid’s wine ‘twas a cute mask, so she said, “yes”… and Juliet fell for Iago in Romeo’s mask! she wore her best mask the day she first smiled at him when he brought wine and kolanut and when he kissed… Continue reading HIS MASK, HER MASK by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

THIS GODDESS’ PLIGHT by Eziudo Michael Nwachukwu

While they played she like a nun in her mother’s den learned with difficulty To make a home and to keep it learned under crude tutoring From the cradle to the ladle she’s known to bear The pains that befriend her, a world abhorred but believed her destiny And at the dawning of maturity responsibilities… Continue reading THIS GODDESS’ PLIGHT by Eziudo Michael Nwachukwu

THE VOICE AGAINST DIVORCE by Osifeko Abisoye Dave

I am the voice of the masses, weeping in silence As modernism robs my body of completeness Spilling the blood of babes yet unformed Incurring wrath from avenues yet undiscovered I am the voice of the school drop-outs Retired to trade tirelessly in traffic Cut off from mates, detached like placentas Thrown into the waste… Continue reading THE VOICE AGAINST DIVORCE by Osifeko Abisoye Dave

A STRANGER TO LOVE by Damilola Olumegbon

Tell me something, A tale I’ve never noticed, A perfect film story, With all the romantic glory, From the view of a spectator’s satisfaction, The one that creates certain imagination, A world without blemish, Where relationships are cherished, I’m a novice, A blind man to the spectacle, Tears of couples i know, Broken promises I’ve… Continue reading A STRANGER TO LOVE by Damilola Olumegbon

A WISP OF MEMORY: by Peter Jokoh

Fun filled days of my yesterpast How I wished it would forever last Thunders didn’t rumble when we met But something more than natural we did felt Back then when uniforms were compulsory Being together eased the worry Fate dropped a twig on your path Wasn’t your fault, just life’s unfair impact You told me… Continue reading A WISP OF MEMORY: by Peter Jokoh

A NIGHT AFTER

The moon strangled the sun to his last breath And now ules proudly after his death My eyelids won’t kiss each other Can’t sleep, can’t bear that we are not together My delicate ears wish to quiver At the romantic sound of your gentle whisper You, my heart beats for and craves Encircled in your… Continue reading A NIGHT AFTER

THEIR MISTAKE

HE loving and caring friendly and cheerful SHE Proud and stone hearted Troublesome and ungodly LOVE He thought love will make her change He wanted to be there for her THE HOME Like cat and dog, they box and bite Peace, they never gave a room   Written by: Oguntoyinbo Motunrayo Favour Edited by: Kukogho… Continue reading THEIR MISTAKE