I WOULD BE UNFAITHFUL TO MY PEN by Ijadunola Temitope Lawrence

If my ink condemns injustice Seen in private and public offices While my actions and inactions Enthrone it with orotund ovations, I would be unfaithful to my pen If the blood of my pen is always shed For man’s liberation from slavery’s bed But my hypocritical tongue thightens The tether of terror as freedom worsens,… Continue reading I WOULD BE UNFAITHFUL TO MY PEN by Ijadunola Temitope Lawrence

MY PEN POWER

My sun rises in the East Setting not in the West The North sees me and smile My brightness South deny not; Turning moon’s direction To beam on darkness places My star illuminates men turning riff raffs to Aaron’s rod, ever blossoming; all by my PEN POWER Obatala marvels at my creativity Orunmila asks me… Continue reading MY PEN POWER

MY PEN MUST BLEED

My pen must bleed! On this blank page, With words of rhymes and rhythm, I’ll lead thoughts out of the mind’s cage. My pen must bleed on this blank page! Fashioned lines must relay my rage, Block verses my soul’s anthem! My pen must bleed on this blank page …With words of rhymes and rhythm!… Continue reading MY PEN MUST BLEED