GREEN LIBYAN by Victor Igiri

Illegal migrants from Africa, attempting to reach Europe, walk towards a detention center off the coastal town of Guarabouli, 60 kilometres (36 miles) east of the capital, on July 8, 2017. Thirty-five migrants, including seven children, were feared drowned after their inflatable craft sank off the Libyan coast, the coastguard said. Eighty-five migrants, including 18 women, were rescued with the help of fishermen who alerted the coastguard. / AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD TURKIA (Photo credit should read MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

How can the flower blossom when the Garden ebbs in cancer? Who will notice our tears in dark rains to restore? …and whose hands will saviour who dines unsublime? Today is libyans, a tale we tell of Escapees; but to wither a leper in this Ancestry or war- through a sojourner, which has survived your… Continue reading GREEN LIBYAN by Victor Igiri

ENDANGERED SPECIE by Emeyazia Iwediokpulu Chukwudi

The darker your skin The more suspicious you become I remember vividly while germinating They said the Devil is black. As if that isn’t satisfactory They came up with… Black-Panther,Black-Box,Black-Maria, Black-Market,Black-Chya,Black-Widow, Black-Friday and Black-Sunday. Is it a crime to be Black? If you’ve issues with my Colour Then go and ask Heaven, There is a… Continue reading ENDANGERED SPECIE by Emeyazia Iwediokpulu Chukwudi

ARE WE LIBERATED

The rulers’ hearts lack humanity Forecasting the future, they tell stories That leave us hoping for better days But the promises fail and we are all denied While they gather for merry making Many try to fight, but are held down By those who seat in the offices Even the strong men are silenced …… Continue reading ARE WE LIBERATED

BRAIN DRAIN

He sat on a pile of books, Lucubrated wrinkles cracked his looks, Geometry’s jugular, he clutched in a vice grip, And a crowd of tongues sprung from his lips, Yet frayed linen embraced his lean frame, As he squeezed little bread from his great name. Patriotism died, he fled the Motherland, Now strangers drink the… Continue reading BRAIN DRAIN