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 failure In darkness she envisages… Continue reading SHE IS HOPE by Esther Kalu

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 rain in soundless nightmare, their… Continue reading MARAUDERS by Christopher Labesa

BENEATH A MILLION ROSES OF PAIN by Oyelami Yetunde Elizabeth

Beneath a million rose of pain I’ll find solace in our joy’s gain I know my feelings cannot be vain I’ll let my soul be uprightly sane So as not to end my life not having a gain… Beneath a million roses of pain I chose sanity of what life really is I’ll love hope… Continue reading BENEATH A MILLION ROSES OF PAIN by Oyelami Yetunde Elizabeth

PRODIGAL MERCY by Dominic Ayegba Okoliko

The preacher once told a story Pretty much about our affairs so gory It’s the tale of a prodigal son But isn’t it also of the prodigality Of the father’s generosity? For which father would stand a son Poking him in the eyes While his sun still shines in the sky? Or, which man would… Continue reading PRODIGAL MERCY by Dominic Ayegba Okoliko

MYSELF AND I by Oluwaseyi Olatunji

There is a better friend within, Endowed to me by nature, A personal friend from the present and the future, So close, intimate and loving. In jocund company, We have traversed travails triumphantly, We always win; we’re like stars in the sky, We, my friend is myself, I.

PAUSE AND THINK by Maxwell Onyemaechi Opia-Enwemuche

Pause and think How long shall we continue to slave? Where are the best brains that will help us and think? When are we going to seek light out of this political cave? Pause and think How long shall wanton killings continue? Let your minds be brighter than colour pink Let’s avoid this quagmire called… Continue reading PAUSE AND THINK by Maxwell Onyemaechi Opia-Enwemuche