Poems

  • AN ODE TO ABEFELE

    With a trunk tinged in desert sand Pants painted in murky mystery Like a mane, icing beret of dark strands And matching boots aye butting...

  • POEM:THE TABLE OF FABLES

    By: OGWIJI EHI-KOWOCHIO I will no longer be seated at the table of fables Where monkeys win beauty pageants A snail defeats a cheetah in...

  • BORROWED WORDS: FROM NOW TILL ETERNITY

    We are all waiting Waiting for the day; HE; HIMSELF SHALL WIPE AWAY OUR TEARS TO TEACH US TO OUTGROW OUR MADNESS But the only...

  • A SKEPTICAL MIND

    My mind wrestles itself It wonders like a molten magna It is hunted by ignorance It is worried and in search of certainty It is...

  • THE FREED YET TO BE FREE

    Why does the pupa sing? And the ears of his hearer shrink Why does the new infant scream And the ear that hears it scheme...

  • AND YOU SHALL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER

    He came like Death in the dead of night Breezed through my window like dust Then he looked straight at me with those devilish eyes...

  • ALL THAT REMAINS

    What is left of the day? Nothing is left of the day For the sun has gone to sleep today The night has come to...

  • CHOCY’S DIARY: MR MAN…

    This poem is dedication to every woman, wife,   girlchild and mother, inspired by Maya Angelou’s ‘Phenomenal Woman’ and Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues.   Mr...

  • ‘Gbekude, a poem by Oredola Ibrahim

      …the lines of immortality.     And everyday, the winds whisper to my ears The ephemeral dirges sung in the palace of death Every...

  • Rainbow

    The strong are weaker, the weak are the strong Both check up each other Till there be only one checkmate One with the bomb to...

  • VOICE OF HOPE

    Yes, I may be a juvenile, I may be oddly tempered and quite naïve, maybe my bank of wisdom is bankrupt and my eye of...

  • ♠A VOID SONG♠

    “Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet” – Plato Karima, Mine, is a...

  • MENACE OF CORRUPTION

    Welcome to the immoral desert Political jungle Where Law is a limbless ass Order gone under And the criminal is a hero We learn nothing...

  • A Weak Giant Nigeria

    Oh! Heaven cries It wails so dry a giant to crown Alas! It’s gone so drown She rises to fall Quickly crashing so loud Like...

  • DEFENSE-LESS by Joyce

    Times past all in stance; Hovering in disdain The endpoint of futility Regrets in the face of shame Circumstances unchanging Wasted years of a life;...

  • TILL KINGDOM COME by Inque

    On a new path I tread Its ways not like these the scriptures I read I am no more held by these biblical strings And...

  • WHAT IS YOUR LIFE WORTH?

           Treading upon a quicksand      With the boot of stubbornness       A boggy ground it is. Be assured.       Sinking but humming a...

  • The End

        Mother counselled Father scolded Friends warned You have invented an artificial deafness Truancy and obstinacy precede your names of perdition, given to wreaking...

  • I AM SCARED

    I’ve got a company you can count – The lot my folks adore. They hold a strong, rancid belief  That I’ll ever be sore.   ...

  •     A SATIRE: THE TRIBE OF STRUGGLES

    The great Kingdom lies in the heart of a vibrant nation of wealthy and influential people. Indeed, it is the kind of kingdom that many...

  • NO CHOICE

    The world is spherical or so they say The peace is dwindling and all is at bay The joy is turned to sorrow and dismay...

  • A Tribute

    We are afraid! Oh! You caring killers For your cavalier attitude We shout We cry We weep For cessation to come To your cavalier attitude...

  • TO MY KING AFRICA 

    Now I can tell where you have been for days When I was striving to survive and stand And help my children in the barren...

  • MENUMO – A Poem By Oredola Ibrahim

    {for him…} Don’t tell anyone About an anthology of elegies Written in memory of lost patients Please, do not tell anyone That the healing waters...

  • As we try…

    Serious faces, tight shoes Tight smile, tight life Handshakes, dry days When we pause enough, we realize the seeming monotony of our days. If we...