ABUJA ACCORD: Awa Chigozie Jerome

Beneath the roofs of vultures The hapless smell of blood roams the air summoning talons to pierce the space In search of blood buried beneath To exhume and consume The dust left of it Nature’s green groans Towards adversity of scavengers Beside the vultures and their gluttony feathers The beak...

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TRIOLETS TO NIGERIA

I. Let’s build, for Peace, a lasting nest, And force Discord on exile. Let, in our acts, love manifest; Let’s build, for peace, a lasting nest. Let the land, from north, east, through west, To south, with unity be tiled. Let’s build, for Peace, a lasting nest, And FORCE Discord...

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THE DARK-HORSE ADMINISTRATOR

Point of correction! Take the emendation And build a good reputation! I know you to be a diplomatic professor And not a wobbly political possessor. Should we regard you as a dark horse administrator? Your administrative ground makes us Overwhelmed and engulfed But the political aroma of power we aggressively...

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PAMPERED VILLAINS

O! How long will Madam Justice bleed blood and tears?Fed with vinegar, every now and thenRaped, stabbed and left to ache in burning coalsYet villains are left to take away her one and only coat. How heroes are compelled to romance prison floorsFor no reason in particularStill villains and their...

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LET HIM RISE

When he seemed so helpless And the nation burned We all said he was just clueless Our respects he never earned. Now he wields the big stick To pounce on the vampires But we say he is playing tricks To steal our ravaged empires When you give a man the...

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