OSU by Ololade Akinlabi

Daughter of Osu, Our father is a prudent squanderer, Spends today prior tomorrow surfaces, ‘Tomorrow shall hold another blessing;’ Hitherto, tomorrow comes with barrenness. And the calabash was bountifully emptied, When rain rained yesterday; As it rained so baba swallowed. Hence, our throats nurtured deserts, Very thirsty, our eyes sang...

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1967 by Ololade Akinlabi

(About Nigeria civil war and it consequences) Yesterday was lost along our memorial path, It was the day we lost without defeat; We killed our sons as roasted chickens, They were bitterly sweet along the oesophagus. Today, we croaked our throats to vomit poisons, Poisonus poisons in yesterday’s meal. For...

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IFUNAYA by Ololade Akinlabi

Show me the path to your heart There, in it I will keep my trust Journey to your maiden Paradise An eternal reminiscence that lingers….. Even long after my eyes Are shut by the inevitable Spirit called death…. Grip me closer……. More closer, preventing the Evening breeze from penetrating Alien lust...

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ADANMA! SHALL I WAIT

Adanma! Why do I dance To the cadence of your heart And entertain the chant From your soul? Nneka The hamlet princess Persisted in trapping my spirit Beneath snare of lusting desires. She desires to sense my palm Caressing her tense parts, She begs me each time dawn cracks To...

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LET’S COMMUNICATE

Come brothers, lets compare truths by crushing green zucchini leaves on green soaps and see how much of white lather foams in the middle of it; tell me if I speak of Gehenna or a nation, a nation restrained by the gonads struck to writhe in trauma. Lets cut this...

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IJE UWA

Ije Uwa… The things we are leaving Are living in us… With our hands We ploughed our fields only To reap shame During planting… We toil in seasons Leaving our dreams to narrow At the pitiable stream Of our all fainting shadows Grasping our hoes… Dream left flying Earth kept...

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