Martial Warriors

As the northern breeze passes by the men in green spurt Through the wild trees, Some in anticipation, Some in trepidation, Striving to attain a single goal; To serve their nation! “Homesickness ameliorate with time”   They were told, But to their dismay The happy ghosts haunted Their tumultuous minds. A thousand memories of family…

I Hate You

I hate you so much that I don’t hate you, Sometimes I try to define your beauty. I watch as the wind hits your nose, The reflection of the sun in your eyes, The way the night sky steals from your beauty, The way your cheeks turns pink when you blush…. Infinities of glory I…

Goodnight Suburbia

Buildings blacken like the sky,         And hovels their roots beneath         The earth, run like fingers to Ghana,         Street skirted by masts, narrowed         Down to fires twinkling like stars,         Broadcasting from windows to         Old Oyo, the cinder of red houses         At Bodija, stars of the Cul de sac,        …

Unavowed

Around this unsettled day Desolate as a derelict house, Grows ineffable sadness – Dense like a jungle Whose silence hoots scorn For any intrusion, and Occludes the sunny hands Of a needed interruption ; It is so complacent In its peregrine kingdom, Untamed, friable, and tangled In the constancy of An unavowed affliction. The contexture…

Innocence Lost

A father is born once more with his child And lives once more in the Eden: its eyes. I did not want that twinkle leave my child’s eyes, If not ever, then at least as long as she remained a child. When does it end nowadays, childhood? Once it used to be eleven, no, ten….

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