Poems

  • 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...

  • THE UNREPENTANT PRODIGALS

      I will never tell you How the beggars will come to you With their heads facing downwards Like the repentant prodigal One hand behind...

  • KINGS AND SERVANTS

      (Dedicated to Rudyard Kipling) Oh Child, beware! Lest you are moved by nothing Crave money But be master over it. Be ambitious child, If...

  • THE DUMMY FACTORY

      The Dummy factory It was long ago when we heard Echoes from the land of black GIANTS Of a place where GREATER men are...

  • WAR SONG

    Let me be the lead, In this marathon for a degree. Let me swim in front as the eja nla, In this battle against corrupt...