All posts tagged "poem"

  • LET US PLAY IN THE MUD

    By Ogwiji-Ehi Kowochio   Let us play in the mud Let us build sand houses which the wind of adulthood blows away   Let us...

  • THE BEGGAR

    From a rickety minivan I alighted For his trouble, eighty naira I rendered. With a great deal I sped, for just a chance in Another...

  • PORTRAIT OF A FATHER AS A YOUNG FOOL

    As a child, I was told; Do not allow your dreams go cold. And I was foretold; That my innocence would not hold, As a...

  • BREAK EVEN

    The rain remembers my face with it drop. It drops cast away my stray tear, As I watch you leave me here. My heart mourns,...

  • SCRIBBLE THE FUTURE POETRY COMPETITION

    Our current problems exist because many take refuge in complains and subjective criticism of governments. Women complain of discrimination against their sex but few actions...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • ROSENCRANTZ….

    Dear Rosencrantz, Bear with me just a little longer, Go with me farther yonder; Mayhap, i could still fan the dying embers of your love,...

  • Love me, Again

    Reeling with the shock of it; In darkness I grieve, In tears I plead, That thou mayest not depart, That thy love burn little longer,...

  • OUR FATHER WHO ART ON EARTH;

    For my Dad; On his Birthday Anniversary.   Forgive me, father for i do not have the capacity to make today special for you; Forgive...

  • JUST BEFORE YOU DIE

    I’ve always wondered, how they felt In the seconds before death.. That moment when you know you will die Just a few seconds….before death claims...

  • There is a God in heaven who reigns supreme; And there is a goddess on earth by whom I’m amazed. They say she’s human, but...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...