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 Fathers’ favourites,vchildren Mothers’ apple eyes,… Continue reading WE SMELL LIES, WE SELL TRUTH by Oloyede Joshua Adekunle

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 Ngozi I told you she… Continue reading THIS TIME

I’LL DO ANYTHING TO MAKE HER STAY

“What did you eat?” ”I ate rice” I’ll say Though it’s garri that fills my inner pit …I’ll do anything to make her stay ‘Where do you reside?’ ”I live at G.R.A” When truly I dwell at a sea-side slum …I’ll do anything to make her stay Yesterday, it was Peter’s outfit Today, I’ll talk… Continue reading I’LL DO ANYTHING TO MAKE HER STAY

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