THE PLANK IN MY EYES

The politician’s filthy lucreHis contractor decoy’s profiteeringPowered by the technocrat’s crooked intelligenceStirs up my bileBut what of the plank in my eyes? The kidnapper’s provoking avariceHis lewd assassin’s mercenary spiritEncouraged by a colleague’s jealousyCaused tears to suffocate meBut what of my secret deals? The armed robber’s mad greedHis pen robber’s merciless aggrandizementEnamored by systemic evilProvoked… Continue reading THE PLANK IN MY EYES

BLACKNESS

Fair enough that you go to church And that you speak so saintly You still wear this skin And it is not white. It is the mental crust that speaks Not the apparent shadows. They only meet the eyes at day light And conceal the details of the man. It’s not just blood that it… Continue reading BLACKNESS

DEAFENING VESPERS

Oh land… Your prophets smoke weed Then covet men’s treasured field They, travesty of righteous men Multiply looters in righteous mien You traverse lands and seas To pray that others might see Your deafening vespers Nothing but satanic whispers Have I not made you rich Why celebrate in the breach? Now your holy water is… Continue reading DEAFENING VESPERS

I KNOW THE MAN OR SO I THOUGHT

I know the man so pure and gentle With meekness that commands respect. Or so I thought… He preaches so fervently He commands demons and they flee Or so I thought… He pronounces and prophesies He decrees and declares. Or so I thought… He throws his handkerchief To the spiritually starved congregation They squabble and… Continue reading I KNOW THE MAN OR SO I THOUGHT

FINDING GOD

On this Mountain of Fire By virtue of our covenant We expect to be Redeemed Into the Synagogue of God We were sold miry clay As Foundations of Truth Assured of heavenly visa By Christ Embassy officials We were spent of Apostolic Faith Still we saw not the Day Star Our sinful virtues make us… Continue reading FINDING GOD

EYE IN THE CONGREGATION

Peeping through this crack at the congregation My eyes see great evil, in the pews and the pulpit, Why hypocrisy when you preach to nations? Truth remains untold while fiction you spit See our revered deacon; in secret courtship, He kisses bottle of gin before service Yet he lifts Holy hands to worship Not a… Continue reading EYE IN THE CONGREGATION

EVERYTHING NA DOUBLE DOUBLE

You fly the flag of Christianity Its god is the God of prosperity; The church has your attendance, Prosperity is all it preaches; Serving the forgiving God of riches, You make money by atrocities. “Your miracles is on the way, For it you must pay”; Seeking the price you go astray, Approaching is the Sabbath… Continue reading EVERYTHING NA DOUBLE DOUBLE

THE OTHER SIDE

Amused by magic Chidera sunk her faith Her feather faith Beneath her wavy fate Buried in Baba’s calabash Bought from ‘ijebu ode’ None could have thought Such a pious fan Of Jesu Krisiti Magnifies Baba’s god And exalts the name of Ifa When eyes are shut And church days she’s plain Leading praise and worship… Continue reading THE OTHER SIDE

WHO IS GUILTY (a conscience prick)

I. Who is guilty? We who endanger the next generation Or you who destroys posterity? Just wondering who is the culprit? We who are insensitive to human needs Or you who is callous? We who rob to satisfy our needs Or you who steals to waste it on vanity? We who shed ‘small’ blood Or… Continue reading WHO IS GUILTY (a conscience prick)