BLAME IT ON THE MONEY by Emmiasky Ojex

Look at our daughters They now show no ill in laying with men old as their fathers Look at our sons Nothing is holding them back from scamming the green people with their bad brain and laptops Look at our mothers, fathers, the young men and alike; women, They now have no time for their… Continue reading BLAME IT ON THE MONEY by Emmiasky Ojex

MAZE

I am a serial killer. I am not sick. I wasn’t abused. I flung the newspaper aiming for the waste paper basket at the corner of the room but missed. If they are going to write about me, they should at least get the facts right. No-one understands me; not even me… The major challenge… Continue reading MAZE

…AND THE STING OF ‘BROTHER’ WILL CEASE TO HURT by Joshua Levites

I never knew the word ‘brother’ Has an axe, Capable to tear the heart Apart. Until I tasted its wrath Through the grip of your tongue. Not that I was aware the word ‘friend’ Poisons the soul With much sorrow Until I tasted it in rounds In the meal of your mouth. I crave healing,… Continue reading …AND THE STING OF ‘BROTHER’ WILL CEASE TO HURT by Joshua Levites

END OF DISCUSSION by Samuel Amazing Ayoade

(Of a seven-year-old boy allegedly burnt to death by angry mob in Lagos-Nigeria in November, 2016; for allegedly stealing ‘Garri’… Of Homosexuality, Of Poverty, Of Recession, Of Corruption) Heavy feet stamping hard -Stampeding helpless souls Soles of darkness, stepping on the eyes of needles Porcupines, in this place, sleep on our souls as bed-covers… These… Continue reading END OF DISCUSSION by Samuel Amazing Ayoade

PRISON S-21 (The Aljazeera Perspective) by Hannatu Adamu

About 17 thousand of us were taken Only seven of us survived The torture I was only a local mechanic But I was asked about my connections with the CIA And the KGB Of course I didn’t know these I panicked I told them anything I could think of All the while in prison I… Continue reading PRISON S-21 (The Aljazeera Perspective) by Hannatu Adamu

LESSER OF TWO EVILS by Ojo Adewale Iyanda

Minority in a nation Rescued by a saviour raise through creator Tried to be a gladiator Traitor for creation What can we do? Lesser of two evils Dictator from foundation Involved in discrimination Behaviour brings seperation Try to rescue situation Dining with limitation They are his association who do we choose? Lesser of two evils… Continue reading LESSER OF TWO EVILS by Ojo Adewale Iyanda