(I) I see them all The grey and concrete pillars of a continent The entrails of the yoked in spirit Sealed here and there over the land. I see the river courses I see the patterns of drowsiness at day’s end I see the crafty sons of black sit-tightism send Maledictions of a dreary hooting… Continue reading A MAP OF AFRICA by Onisowurun Sampson
when a king farts with his mouth like kaBhekuzulu – a man uncouth, Trouble truncates his sleeping time to merge Life and Death into a rhyme. when Royal lips part empty of wisdom Goodwill is exiled from the kingdom! men bleed on Zwelithini‘s folly-slab a king walks sideways like a crab! “King Zwelithini’s BLOODY FART”… Continue reading King Zwelithini’s BLOODY FART by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson
Poetry Mother of 2013 Noleen Utterance Desiree Titus Poetry Father of 2013 Eriata Oribhabor Nigerian Poet of 2013 Alozor Michael Ikechukwu Ghana Poet of 2013 Oppong Clifford Benjamin South African Poet of 2013 Thamsanqa Job Mzamo Overseas Poet of 2013 Kannadasa Dasan Poetry Soldier 2013 Oku-ola Paul Abiola Poetry Promoter of 2013 Enigmatic Olumide Bisiriyu… Continue reading WRR POETRY AWARDS 2014 by Oku-ola Abiola Paul
It has been a very long walk Manly actions and defiant talks The gigantic whale has fallen The ocean looks on in anguish The great elephant’s day is done He could no longer bear his tusks The old, white mane sets with the sun The world has lost a royal son Bloody body, but head… Continue reading FREEDOM TRAIL
A man with the ‘Heart of gold’ Yes, a freedom fighter who journeyed on a joyless road for others laughter When I get to Heaven some will say they saw Caesar, others Alexandra I’ll gladly say “I lived in the era of the great Tata Madiba” The labour of your hands shall be not in… Continue reading NELSON MANDELA
See, the stars adorn Madiba He’s trail the heaven’s path not pit. Frail plant but not him shall wither See- the stars adorn Madiba; A man who’s cause never cower E’en when hardship on his face lit. See! The stars adorn Madiba, He’s trail the heaven’s path, not pit!
This war was swifter than time. the war claimed the souls of clustered fighters fighting for greed. With an arrow sharper than the piercing sun, many fell. At a time, this great arrow was captured but can the truth be jailed forever? This arrow fought still and our village was never defeated in the war… Continue reading RUSTED ARROW (a tribute to Sir Nelson Mandela by Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau)
Nelson Mandela You’re the idol Of freedom and peace For all humanity. You fought for freedom Made many sacrifices You set your goals And achieved them all. Not just Africa But the world’s proud For what you gave In a selfless way.
I am the First Accused the question of violence I planned sabotage I did not plan it in a spirit of recklessness nor because I have any love of violence a calm and sober assessment of the political situation years of tyranny, exploitation, and oppression of my people violence by the African people had become… Continue reading NELSON MANDELA: I AM PREPARED TO DIE (by Lee Bob Black)
Lord take these lines to the old lion, Madiba oh how his eyes still shine so full of life and I, seem to be wasting mine see, by the time he was my age he had already written the next page in the story of his nation’s great future for so many years he was… Continue reading MADIBA (Nelson Mandela by Oliver Sherman)