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Lo, I Am With You Always – OZIOMA OKAFOR

She thought she was all alone on this journey This Journey of living Endless heartbreaks has torn her heart apart Betrayal is something she has come to live with She couldn’t trust anyone, not even herself The future was bleak … Continue reading

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Pray

I used to be the wide eyed kid Sitting on the front row of that white pew Committing to memory, the words preached Fervently hoping when the trumpet sounds, I’m among the selected few To make it through those pearly … Continue reading

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Farewell – FAKOYA SALAMOT

From the scratch, We never knew How time flew Being together Is like forever But never mind, We would live

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Stereotypes – OZIOMA OKAFOR

I once thought all apples were green until I saw a red one I once thought all peppers were red until I saw a green one I once thought all boards were black until I came across a white one … Continue reading

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T W E N T Y F I V E – SAMSON OLOYEDE ELPRINCIPE

Seems like yesterday  A part of me standing so tall So strong like Westlife’s Unbreakable  … unbreakable became unmendable The outside smiles perfection  The inside bleeds weakness

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Angels Of Destruction – OLUMEGBON M. ADENIKE

The angels of destruction Are those who hold powerful positions But never forget to use it against the people, Who after looting the country’s wealth abroad Go on vacation with girls old enough to be their daughters. 

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Love Was Not – HABIB AKEWUSOLA

‎My first I think, Slim and real Time ticks, Rumor came to me He reached her clits Never changed a thing My love for her being I saw my unborn kids, Her carrot breast, fully loaded many pastimes arose me

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Let Me Go

Haven’t you listened- When I beat the Omele ako? Didn’t you watch in delight How I danced in the market center? Then let me go Then let me go I want to play my Goje And sing for my unborn … Continue reading

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Poetry Play #29

Samuel Oluwatobi Olatunji and Ope Tokun S:                 Come, let me initiate you                 Let me instruct you on how to make illustrations with ink O:                 Where the words are painted in black on a white mantle as each … Continue reading

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Progenitor Ghost Phiz

They scurried into the deadlock of space But wouldn’t last the jiggles of time Rusty chains on the broken hands Of the fathers that suffered before them They can’t lie low the swamp on the faxed pate Of their god-like … Continue reading

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