CITY OF OWLS by Efe Ogufere

Despair… A parliament divided, the nation in flight When death came in hoots, we stepped aside. A mother laughs when her tears are spent Blood and smoke creates a perfect collage. A flame still flickers for the silent screams The ghosts of her womanhood lost in Chibok. Before our very eyes, they steal our skies… Continue reading CITY OF OWLS by Efe Ogufere

NEO-COLOMENTAL by Oluwaseun Shedrack Akodu

And the gods came Making three mountains one Striping the hood naked In the name of clothing Crudity in the name refining And the gods left For the godsons Neo-colomental And the godsons Having bath in Euphrates Voyaging on the sea Hercules of the gods Smears to their hood Sacrilege to the shrine Godsons of… Continue reading NEO-COLOMENTAL by Oluwaseun Shedrack Akodu

WHAT DO YOU SEE by Jerry Joel

I see brothers building borders and breaking brotherly bonds. Leaders instigating conflicts while looting public funds. Battle chants brewing from a distance. Is war inevitable? or are there plans, To stop the war virus before it spreads. I see sisters, sighing on seeing soldiers. For leaving their brothers like broken jars. Battered and shattered with… Continue reading WHAT DO YOU SEE by Jerry Joel

OKIGBO SENT WORDS by Samuel Amazing Ayoade

Okigbo sent words to your majesty From the royal clan of Igbo Kwenu of the world yonder We seek change and not amnesty I, Okigbo sent these words. Concentration leaks gradually into oceans of doubts For side attractions and static renumerations Is the same tempest that rocked this still sinking boat When I, Okigbo was… Continue reading OKIGBO SENT WORDS by Samuel Amazing Ayoade

OUR LEAD-ASS by Amore David Olamide

We are a sea drifting like hurricane wavy enough to storm the city for the ache… for the melancholy of political jiggery-pokery and dubious cherished etiquette of leader’s dishonesty… we are a mighty tree ready to down, those who jest our metropolitan city And those who kingly mock our tendency… those who played us with… Continue reading OUR LEAD-ASS by Amore David Olamide

CHANGE OR CHAINS? by Okeme Jerome Akpevwe

What did you hear When they mounted the stage of yesterday To declare their promises on air? Was it change or chains? Maybe the lies of yesteryears Have deposited wax into our ears and hindered our hearing that we couldn’t differentiate change from chains. Please let this accent be understood. Did we hear “we are… Continue reading CHANGE OR CHAINS? by Okeme Jerome Akpevwe

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