First punch August visitor, never expected Oh baby I’m sorry he gushed There will be no more she thought Second punch He said it was all her fault Just do what I want he barked A zombie robot She danced to the punches of the piper First kick Bathroom mirror now her friend Tears her… Continue reading BLACK AND BLUE
Who could have known? That darkness could hide beneath light She was a hypocrite to moods and feelings Its painful moods cannot be perceived by sight Who could have known? The round green citrus fruit will have an acidic juice She was the perfect lime In her world all happiness could get was deuce Who… Continue reading WHO COULD HAVE KNOWN?
One evening I sat amidst the gossiping winds Reading the dailies Sweet voices come calling From a distance, ‘Oyin ladun osan’ (The orange’s sweetness is honey) Gripped within by unseen compassion I forced my focus On the loss Super Eagles gained Brother, shey e’era osan? (Brother, will you buy oranges?) Lifted my eyes to see… Continue reading OMO OLOSAN 1
Get down to the bed And let me make you red After all I’ve paid the dowry It’s time to pay yours Off with your clothes And out with the light I will make love with you tonight It’s my given right Shut your mouth Menstruation or not I have the right I can use… Continue reading CONJUGAL RAPE
He rules us – a fiery beast Supreme! Unquestionable fist He says he knows what’s best for all Through winter, summer, spring and fall To him we’re enslaved appliances To rule and stomp to compliance Our welfare his least agenda For his, we must run helter, skelter His broad shoulder is no shelter They do… Continue reading IS DAD GOD?
“Your eyes twinkles Your hair scents You are my earth You are my moon You are my sun” He will say again “I have found my missing ribs In sunshine and shade I will love you” Then she succumbs to his lies He settles like a bee on the fragrant pistils of a flower Sipping… Continue reading A BROKEN REED
She took death pills while counting her curses. A brutal husband and a barren womb… Her disconsolate heart, grave grief, nurses. She took death pills. While counting her curses, Her fidgeting hands scrawl suicide verses. She hopes to find rest in a quiet tomb. She took death pills while counting, her curses, A brutal husband… Continue reading BROKEN (a triolet)
Merry, they shatter my cherry The same cherry I had denied The prince I love and cherish! “Let’s wait till our wedding night” Now I’m forcefully taken I shed a painful pile of sighs! Brutally rude were the dudes. So mean! I rained curses gasping in pain “May they suck agony and end vain”
Her love Is blessed from above Her word Decries my shabby mood Her presence Changes my monotonous mood She built me a palace in her heart So I would not be a derelict Her love sweats amity, its dew gets me conscious This is no dalliance Conscience in me not to be a philanderer Knowing… Continue reading RARE LOVE
For real she got the fruit It’s no doubt he had it from her But for sure he took a bite Of himself and by himself Who says he was forced of her? With all sincerity she got the spanking So heavy her heart bleeds till date Her decisions, to suit her man – Always!… Continue reading WHO SAYS?