PROMISES by Joshua Levites

Promise me gold, Pledge priceless treasures untold. Swear you’ll give me the world; The Sun, Moon and the stars i will Lord. Vow you will make me rich Food, Cloth and shelter i will never need. Tell me i’ll be famous, Sought after for selfies by the anonymous. Promise me...

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WE SMELL LIES, WE SELL TRUTH by Oloyede Joshua Adekunle

Family favours favouritism Mothers’ favourites,sons Fathers’apple eyes,daughters We smell lies Lies’ tie tied around our cords Teachers teaching cheat Cheat cheating teachers Corruption crisis Broken walls falling We smell lies Law-makers lording law with lies Lies lording law-makers’ laws Clash of titans Constitution suffers,tragedy We smell lies Family flees favouritism...

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WHITE LIE by Paul Word

I hid under this robe of pretence And watched you slit me in tense, The dagger sunk in five feet deep I stood, watching my heart weep. Lies wrapped in chameleon foil Changing shades of colour, Many shade of lie painted white Lies painted like a fine art. Fragment of...

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THIS TIME

On bended knees with teary eyes Here I am again I know I’ve been here before But the outcome is still the same What really is the problem? What am I doing wrong? How did we get here? Why am I singing the same old song? Last week it was...

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INTELLIGENT DECEPTION

He lies everywhere lurking for opportunities Where he could conveniently give out his services His tongue spotted red all over with many lies As diligent as hair dwelling lice He says Yes when actually its No. He covers the pit of lies so no one will ever know. Women fall...

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THEY SAID

‘They say, they said’ That is what you said And like a hungry fish I took in your coated crap Tell me no more Your breath is foul with evil A malicious slimy stench Sliding with spiteful coldness Usurping truth so golden Why must you cover beauty so pure, with...

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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...

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HOUSE OF LIES

Was it not last August With their sugary and honey tongues They came to us peddling lies We bought their falsehood! “My people do not worry You problems will soon be over” Again for them we trooped out In file, like ants on a mission Our finger prints attested Some...

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