THE LOST by El Sane Ken Silencer

You see them mad, They are always murmuring; talking to a ghost, unseen, with voiceless voices, unheard with much in serious seriousness- they move like heaven, so far, is their target to reach and they left so late. In your mind, you see them mad, But they are not really...

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A SAD ONE by Hannatu Adamu

Why I wandered into the wood I’ll never know There, I cried all the tears I could Till my eyes lost their glow I like to think me safe From all the hazards of life Yet after every step I take At the slightest nudge, I scurry to dive The...

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A SONG OF DESPAIR by Efe Ogufere

Echo remains where… Hearts used to beat Laughter filled the air Songs had wings Skies had rainbows Rivers held fish Mountains stood proud Trees danced a tune Winds blew the flute Dawn stayed too long Dusk was a myth Kisses held fire Eyes mirrored desire Dreamers found sleep Wayfarers had...

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I AM DRUNK by Adeosun Oluwapelumi

Tonight, I am solemnly drunk My mouth reeks with offending rifts – They called it alcohol, I call it drink. My head spins, Angels and demons warred in my stomach (or were they dancing?) They danced or warred so violently That my mouth spewed bile. I laughed, Ah! The rich...

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A SONG OF COLOR by Efe Ogufere

I am the black, The humus deep within the earth, The life and succor to a dying seed The hope of a thousand souls that draw breath Melanin in tears trickle into the earth, At the same spot where our humanity bled Is that resentment you wear on your eyelids,...

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GUILLOTINE LIPS: Prime Chikweru

You riddled me with mouth bullets This is more fatal than a back stab! At your approach, my stomach is restless Your poisoned breath leaves me breathless You make me more famous than an eclipse, Blackening my light with your cold dark world A black mamba you are, I am...

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