Poems

  • A THOUGHT CAME ALIVE, YOU LIVE WITH IT

    A thought came alive, but away it hid It stole a glance, from under the eyelids Sometimes from you, sometimes from me It asked for...

  • WISHES AND WIZARDS

    She wishes she could turn back the stiff hands of time, And alter the things she hath done. Say no where she had said yes,...

  • GIVE IT TO A BOY

    A heart is not a plaything A heart is not a toy But if you want it breaking, Give it to a boy: Boys like...

  • Chronicles of a Lost Fool

    I am lost I now see that fame has its cost The loneliness up here is unbearable To the fans it’s all desirable I once...

  • THE “OBITUARY”

    I Fear I might not be able to go on without you, You left me at a time I needed you most, I knew one...

  • DEADLINE

    I think I will begin with the ritual of planning Procrastination does not just work for me I happen to be a last minute person...

  • INCREDIBILITY

    From the start A foundation is laid Before builders build on it Hardworking and commitment complete it Whoaaaaaaa! Wheeeeeeee! Eyes closed Never wanting to be...

  • Still, we love Awo!

    Our Love for Awo Hall is unconditional; for how else can we explain this deep affection we feel for our hall, We are left in...

  • AGOGO… ….O N RO KOGOKOGO WITH ALAWODE, Ibraheem

    FORGE AHEAD Days go without looking back They leave us with moment that last long And everything becomes history Success is never compulsory Failure is...

  • Our life is…

    Our life is but a counted days. Do things when your blood is fresh, When your confidence is enough To smile and say no to...

  • THEY DON’T REALLY CARE ABOUT US!

    They spurn tales of a better tomorrow, They tell stories of good times of the past. But, what about today, What about us? We might...

  • I CAME, I SAW AND WAS CONQUERED

    He told me he loved me, I believed him. I told him I loved him, I believed me. They told us to take it slow,...

  • The Night: Sonnet

    The devil’s mistress in a black dress Floating over the clouds and the earth Heaven knows this is no mere mistress Overthrows the light, brings...

  • BED BUGS

    I wonder how long, you awful parasite Shall share with me the little bed And make me from sweet dreams be lost By sucking blood...

  • A SECOND COUNTS

    A SECOND COUNTS   Struck by the thunderous noise, Everyone; running helter-skelter, With no idea of exactly the nearest shelter, And possibly could have by-passed...

  • Son of Africa

    I won’t hide my sun-heated skin Or mask my thick natural accent I won’t speak ill of my homeland Or label my tongue “local” To...

  • STRANGERS

    I see a lot of people in front of me I see their eyes all filled with pity Telling me events I doubt I ever...

  • AGINJU

    AGINJU BY ADENIJI FADHEELA The strange forest… Far beyond the rocks and the hills Deep within the kurukuru and the fog Where giantIrokos and Dongoyaros...

  • MY WORLD

    The songs are transporting me to another realm I have taken a ticket and I am laid in the seat My movements are more of...

  • INSOMNIA

      (Liptonia) I can’t sleep Glancing at the glowing red lights Of my LED watch For the umpteenth time in my involuntary night watch Wondering...

  • POETRY: Lost I

    Lost I ‘Your body is the temple of God’, he bellowed But the anxious blind eyes were fixed on the large gold rim wall clock...

  • Nature’s beauty

    I sit at the window pane listening quietly The wind whispering love to my ears The trees telling me of their beloved The birds singing...

  • THE DESTROYER OF PLEASURES

    THE DESTROYER OF PLEASURES 12-10-2014     Today, I went to the Hall of Teddar To get two breads and perhaps...

  • OBSEQUIES

    OBSEQUIES (…for the 1st of October.)   When shall the guns be sounded? When shall we rip the skies open? With over-ripened voices of our...

  • THE SEARCH

    (Dedicated to all who have tasted motherhood) I wandered off A search for truth and light To the place where the river of truth flushes...