ON BENDED KNEES by Stanley Egeonu

When your strength is exhausted And your spirit is strapped of vigour… When you can no longer stand the ‘shaking’ And the horrors of life cause you to suffer bruxism… When your nose is put out of joint By the fists of fury and judgment… When you can no longer...

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MOOD OF PRAYER by Cletus Nnaemeka

Reminiscing Could remember those days We prayed in wonderful ways What a wonderful thing! That voice..”let’s pray”, “girls get your hair ties” “everyone, close your eyes”. It was actually time to ‘pray’ Preliminaries! Less concerned. Order made us more distracted, cos we became visionaries. Then came this acumen! Some saw...

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SPIRITUAL EXERCISE by Benjamin Elemide

Exercise of fasting: Thirst for inspiration coated aspiration Hidden in the seen, and unseen Casted upon heart screen with colourful scenes; Hunger of meanings in meaning Explaining existence with the existing Longing for refreshments in deserts In quest to send void on errand from our ovoid reserve. Exercise of prayer:...

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DEAR GOD: Paul Word

Dear God we need to talk, cause my heart is lone and long gone, my conscience gone for a walk. Within Your words i read that You’ll comfort me but the pellucid comfort i get is sorrow, was it a lie You told me?? Cause troubles surround me like an...

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I RISE AND PRAY

I rise and pray for green-white-green To be free from flaws, from top to bottom To unite in progress and not in regret To flag on the credible as public servants I rise and pray for dear diversified tongues To seal and cascade in the ivory of oneness That nation...

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I WILL WAIT

I will wait for you By the lonely roads By the banks of bathing streams By the foot of dancing trees I will wait. I will wait for you I will wait and wait again When the sky ceases to rain When turbulence takes the reign When waiting seems with...

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ÒRÌSÀ ÌLÚ

Why have you all chosen to go asleep You revered deities of our land? Violence has tilled the soil Upon which you reigned There is no longer joy in living As sorrow assaults the mind And pains poke the eyes Ọbàtálá ọbàtáàsà ọbatakuntakun The white deity in charge of creation...

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