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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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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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Rape – OKENE MAUREEN OLUWATOSIN

I hope for a miracle I long for divine intervention The sudden emptiness that fills my soul Oh! You ruthless beast You devouring lion that stripped me off my innocence Oh! MY poor little soul, corrupted, stained and shattered

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Stained

Once beaten, twice fallen Once concealed never recalled Like the angel clothed in Wolf skin and shepard coat As a fruit of sin in the hold Of a femme fatale, he He should know better His laughter became sneezes

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Wake and Leap

The man on the throne is a big nothing; he’s but a man, The righteous run to him and still come to harm, Even he ended worse called the wisest man who ever lived, Black black black sheep when will … Continue reading

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Badly Hurt – EYITAYO FASASI

Badly Hurt I walk so tall Like all is fine And sealed it with a smile Like all is well I have been used and refused Badly treated and hurt By those heartless men Who wore angelic masks And made … Continue reading

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Poetry Play #51

Samuel Oluwatobi Olatunji and Torera T: The universe is stark raving mad The planets, the sun and the moon are all loony In all likelihood, your dream is a state of mind The planets, the sun, and the moon are … Continue reading

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Moon – ELISHA SEYITAN

Moon! Where art thou Why art thou gone to recluse Hidden thy sight from the faithfuls Multitude of people Across various tribes Across varying phases of human

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Life – MORONFOLU OLUWATOSIN

Life, you say, is beautiful Life, I say, is ugly As ugly as you You tell me you love me I give you my heart

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Made Men – HAKEEM ENESI MOMOH

Words that sends cold shivers, down the spine of men Looks that send children – under bed Grunting hearts craves for deaths

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