1. Spill the blood if you wish Break the bones if you can Set the flesh on fire Destroy the soul Bury the body Even, kill the spirit. 2. And because you are the goddess of history Because you are the controller of time Because you are the unjust chief justice Because you are the… Continue reading HISTORY WILL REMEMBER US by Michael Inioluwa Oladele
My blood sings, my blood weeps! For my countenance has fallen. A song no one can interpret, For if I hear, and then I am dead. My blood cries vengeance and justice, Who to, I care not? For if I care, then I’m dead It cries for help in the brutal living world! My blood… Continue reading MY BLOOD WEEPS by Joseph Omojuwa
On a day when the breeze seems lost, Roaming the streets, disturbing the trees, The rain came in search for the lost, That night… I slept with her. . I slept with a western lady On her bed full of bed th(b)ugs, Her swollen eyes was shut, My fingers all over her bruised skin, Then….… Continue reading I SLEPT WITH HER by Akinbode Oluwatobi Israel
They sent me to prison They say I cover the sins of the righteous and reveal the truth of the liars; but am just a small boy called Silas putting ink down on paper They say I hate the hungry farmers they say I loathe the poor people people as fat as Grandma’s needle; but… Continue reading THE CHARGES AGAINST ME by Michael Inioluwa Oladele
The chants they chant for justice, for equity, Their daily iniquity makes me seek till I fall sick Like little water into mighty baskets, the end is indeed the casket. Enough of this noise Justice or just tease Peace or just piss Madness is not radicalism. After Madiba, injured tease still speak xenophobically. In land… Continue reading BROKEN VISION by Bankoke Kolawole
Cries from Soweto Ashes to ashes dust to dust when shall we stop ubieting our bald sons? or when shall we cease nursing our uglified rape victims? songs of sorrow has escaped our bruised lips the nation’s dirge sobs strong with salty fluids from heavy eyes cries became our antiphon before the open earth we… Continue reading CRIES FROM SOWETO: by Ayodeji A. Adeyemi
Hey Mr President I’ve been jailed for crime and immorality, Yes I am guilty, that’s the truth But if it wasn’t you who made me this way Nail me to the cross! My destiny was wounded, She screamed for help but no one heed, Now that she’s lifeless I’m left without a light on my… Continue reading JUSTIFIED CRIME: by Abiola Inioluwa Oluwaseun
You, who dictate His will to God, you, the holy mentor Who unsheathe a black flag to slaughter a neighbor, Who destroy in the name of the Creator, I spy with my little I from my city On the verge of infinity. You, all sheen and shimmer, ensconced in gold, Who believe that no soul… Continue reading A BALLAD FOR YOU, YES YOU!
we stood innocently in foursomes suddenly our men in dark uniform seized the road phantomic eyes that inquired our uncriminal direction two battered, buttered, flashy fellows followed besides in agony and pains hesitantly a confused finger pointed at us saying, ‘they’re the ones who beat us!’ our probing eyes met at one resolution sharply guns’… Continue reading …IN THEIR COUNTRY?
(You may waste not your wages Writing the story) The vista of those gory ordeals Is mounted on our memories The charred chests of mothers’ sons The battered beauty of fathers’ loves Our retinas retain The rusts of dangling duralumin sheets The foray of flames flying in the air The shipment of homes on flood-street… Continue reading SNAPSHOTS OF SORROWED SIGHTS