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 song of tears. Hence, Daina… Continue reading OSU by Ololade Akinlabi

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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 we have forgotten not to… Continue reading 1967 by Ololade Akinlabi

AND NIGERIA BEGAT BIAFRA by Eziudo Michael Nwachukwu

With this stetho I hear her cry, with these eyes I see her kicks, her mother cries in labour, her birth is imminent who can hold it back? And the unborn daughter’s children await to make her lick their toes in worship should she allow the state and toll the path her mother had gone… Continue reading AND NIGERIA BEGAT BIAFRA by Eziudo Michael Nwachukwu

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 to our love…. We have… Continue reading IFUNAYA by Ololade Akinlabi

AGUGUALA NA-ENWEGHI PEEJI NKE by Valentine Ozié Mbagu

O ruru otu mgbe ke peeji nke akụkọ ihe mere eme; Adị akụkọ ihe mere eme na-enweghị dịghị peeji nke, Uwa bi n’etiti nke ụmụ mmadụ; Na n’Eluigwe mere ụmụ mmadụ enweghị adị. Aguguala dị ka ọdi bụ elò di uto; Chakoo nke nsi ma unyi na ya amamihe, Ọ na-iota manyere venomous sagacity; Unu… Continue reading AGUGUALA NA-ENWEGHI PEEJI NKE by Valentine Ozié Mbagu

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 sing her a loving melodious… Continue reading ADANMA! SHALL I WAIT

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 drying Every man to his… Continue reading IJE UWA