SHE IS HOPE by Esther Kalu

She takes me through her world A description words fail to capture Bruised, battered By ugly circumstances She still stays stout She ensconces her pain In the most admirable smile. Reflecting not her fears She is a star in the night of adversity. Her giggles echoes At the caress of...

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MARAUDERS by Christopher Labesa

…there is sadness in the face of the moon. Boom boom! Marauders at the door. Boom boom! Gory chunks on the floor. Marauders; those marauders;disgruntled fragments of the Sahara storms; with blood as token toast,broke into our dozing homes, transcending into our deepest dreams;their sword of enemy deep; like thorny...

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TELL THEM by Omotayo Awoyemi

Tell them we can see them; The house of bones they live in, The sweats that flush their gutters, The sweats of our fathers and mothers, and The blood of our brothers on their lintels, That bought ’em passover from their trade; Trade of death. Tell them we’re louder; We’re...

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MAKING YOUR TOMORROW by Uche Nzeh

I have dreamt of this day A day hats go up in admiration I always think about these moments Moments of much enthusiasm I have seen these scenes Scenes seeming impossible to men I am feeling the atmosphere Atmosphere of true wealth I have heard the stories Stories from sages,...

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