KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON (by Haruna O Abdullahi)

Samson Kukogho, your pen tears me like a dagger, And your verses cascade before me like a waterfall. Your rhymes put me in a fit of ecstasy, And your lines leave me in momentary fantasy. Pour me your libation, Feed me your thoughts, Lend me your sight, For I want to walk your path, The… Continue reading KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON (by Haruna O Abdullahi)

UKAMAKA (for Olisakwe Ukamaka Evelyn on her birthday)

Ukamaka, We whisper your name and wonder If it’s meaning Would justify this rumbling thunder? You are the slender sugarcane Swaying with grace In the threads of the evening rain. All know the sweetness hidden inside. We need no soothsayer. So we call, “Ukamaka”, with prancing pride! Let the stars be envious, and the sun… Continue reading UKAMAKA (for Olisakwe Ukamaka Evelyn on her birthday)

NAKED WOMAN, BLACK WOMAN (a chant by Madu Chisom Kingdavid)

Naked Woman, Black Woman  Charcoal-colored mid-wife of the newborn sun; Symphonic spumes of Cuanza rippling on the eyeballs of crocodiles And the adder of tropical rain forest at the banquet of gustnado. You are that dark dimpled damsel with full-ripened breasts, Winding waist and hip of otter at Atulogwu moonlight dance Who perfectly answered the magic rhythms of carved tom-toms and flutes… Continue reading NAKED WOMAN, BLACK WOMAN (a chant by Madu Chisom Kingdavid)