POET OF THE WEEK: AREMU ADAMS ADEBISI

Aremu Adams Adebisi, a young resolute poet with a passion for the impossible is our guest on #PoetOfTheWeek this week. Adebisi, who hails from Ilorin, Nigeria, was born on February 17th. He presently attends Marcas Islamic School, Agege, where he is studying Islamic Education. Adebisi is also into motivational writer.He is partially fluent in Arabic Language.… Continue reading POET OF THE WEEK: AREMU ADAMS ADEBISI

POET OF THE WEEK: IJADUNOLA TEMITOPE LAWRENCE STOL

Born in Kano, Kano State about three decades ago, Ijadunola Temitope Lawrence popularly known as STOL-D-GREAT graduated with a BTech (Hons) in Biochemistry from a Nigerian University of Technology in 2011. Tope was never taught poetry or literary studies by anybody as he attended a Science-only secondary school. He is a very straightforward and egalitarian person… Continue reading POET OF THE WEEK: IJADUNOLA TEMITOPE LAWRENCE STOL

POET OF THE WEEK: IYEOMOAN EMMANUEL EHIZOGIE

Our Poet of The Week (#POTW) is Iyeomoan, Emmanuel Ehizogie, a young, aspiring African writer and Performance Poet whose works have featured in many literary blogs/sites like Words Rhymes & Rhythm, Lyriversity, Write Paragraphs, and several others. Iyeomoan was first runner-up in of Korea-Nigeria Poetry Festival; Winner of an online poetry challenge for the book, ‘What Can Words Do?   He was also recently awarded the… Continue reading POET OF THE WEEK: IYEOMOAN EMMANUEL EHIZOGIE

I WON MYSELF

Dust kissed the sole of my feet as I trod upon the ground valiantly a herculean task was set before me I peered into my heart and courage was visible I peeked at a mirror and I saw a fidgeting image whose image was it? I battled in a bottle filled with mixture of fear… Continue reading I WON MYSELF

WALLS OF UNENDING SCARS

I I have seen The four walls Coated with gory hand-prints Of criminals and suspects In-scripting awkwardness Pleading for a public presentation I stared at slogans Screaming…. “we die…innocent” “i was here” “and so what” “are you the president?” “dem go fire me” “na today” “…save us” My heart tears my eyes And the graffiti… Continue reading WALLS OF UNENDING SCARS

FORGIVENESS

All around me I see the faces that are hurting I hear the hearts splintering under the weight of your betrayal Everything once shared fast withering into nothingness Visions of a future with you teetering on the precipice of expulsion I feel the trust – once so priceless – disintegrating Fragments of it blowing away… Continue reading FORGIVENESS

NEVER WOULD HAVE MADE IT WITHOUT SIN

I was rebuked and ridiculed They tore my soul and body apart I could hear the wailing of my heart I was paralyzed in my seat by their comments I was dumb founded I had sinned But never would have made it without that sin I was in love with poetry I drunk it every… Continue reading NEVER WOULD HAVE MADE IT WITHOUT SIN

THIS IS NOT A POEM

…you think my unripe lips blossom with words just to make merry with mad metaphors of the muse mesmerising marooned minds with aching alliterations? Sick similes bleeding to death Like blood gushing out from harrowed hearts From the ceaseless stabs of this knife called pen? There are shadows, there are skeletons – shadows and skeletons… Continue reading THIS IS NOT A POEM

SON’S SONG SUNG

It’s all so wrong Condemnation of the mind So I’m scribbling this letter To make it all better These words might sound sad Like goodbye forever But they‘re only meant to bring you blessings Think of me from now wherever you are Don’t cry, but laugh in hope, son, ‘Cause hope is all we have… Continue reading SON’S SONG SUNG