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LAUTECH: The Story of a Motherless Baby [Poem] – By Pele Olabanji

The groaning of child birth Reminds me of mothers All over the universe Those who are still alive Even those who have gone beyond   In pains, unbearable and excruciating They long for the cry of their baby Their discomfort notwithstanding The innocent loud cry Is more than a comfort to them   Nine months of determination Nine months of perseverance Nine months of heaviness Still, they remain steadfast Waiting for the arrival of their child   A child curdled in his/her mother’s arm Unlike a child in the hand of an hiring Can tell of...
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To Those Who Sit in Dark Places – James Ogunjimi

To those who sit in dark places, To plot the downfall of the just. To those who gather with hidden faces, To cause nothing to the righteous but a fall. Posterity says it has not slept or forgotten; Nemesis has just one message: "I am coming." To those who sit in high places, Looting and stealing collective resources without care. To those who fight and leave in their wake broken maces, And promise to wreak more havoc without fear. The law of 'cause and effect' says: "I am still active," The grave says: "Inside me is where you'll live." To those who gather in religion's name, To destroy, maim...
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Silence! Silence!! Silence!!! – A Poetic Tribute To Ifeoluwa Ojikutu by Oluwasegun Olufemi

It has no season It has no time It goes and comes as it wishes Sometimes like a thief in the night Always ready to strike Never minding the pain that follows Oh Death! Why are thou cruel? Thy sharp claws knows no one Not the old nor the young You care not about our grief You dig our hearts with horror Cover our faces with ashes Watered our eyes with tears Turned our garments to rags Oh Death! Thou have struck again You have cursed our sea with storm Thundered in hot sun and caused our flowers to wither Oh Death! Why now? It’s funny how you can turn love...
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GOD, GIVE US MEN! By Josiah Gilbert and @Tjpoet

God, give us men! A time like this demand Give us men of strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands; Men whom the lust of oil does not thrill; Men who believes not in the politics of do-or-die Men who possess opinions and a will; Men who will neither torture their opposition nor kill; Men who are Angels of truth and enemies of lies. Lord, give us men! Men that are pure in heart and sound in brain; Men whose words shift mountain and even break the slavery chain; Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy Men who walk through the corridors of light and transparency Men who can stand...
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POETRY: Christ Is Risen! – by Ogunyemi Bukola

POETRY: Christ Is Risen! – by Ogunyemi Bukola Christ is risen, The rice is boiling, The chickens are frying, The families are dining, The parents are slacking, The children are lacking, The standards are falling, Christ is risen. Christ is risen, The music is blasting, The beers are flowing, The ladies are dancing, The guys are weeding, The party is rocking, The lovers are sexing, Christ is risen. Christ is risen, The shepherds are lounging, The sheep are straying, The church is drifting, The faith is dying, The demons are working, The devil is roaring, Christ...
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POETRY: The Day of the Ants – Elisha Otome Okoromoba @ElishaOtome

POETRY: The Day of the Ants – Elisha Otome Okoromoba @ElishaOtome The Day of the Ants It seems like a dream when the surge poured The spirit rage within me and my fingers tweaked Write! The voice roared angrily. Write! There is rot in the land Wickedness has crawled to the rooftop It has spread its wings with utter disdain   The custodians of the law have drank Their conscience to oblivion and cruelty None, yes none has sewn truth Their wretched tongue spits guile Thievery is the content of their blood And dishonesty! The fluid their soul lives off   Write! The spirits bids me...
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POETRY: My Next Door Neighbor – by Henry Chybuzor Igwe @Chybuzor1

POETRY: My Next Door Neighbor - by Henry Chybuzor Igwe @Chybuzor1 My Next Door Neighbor (1) The brightness died slowly, As the sky expelled the sun, The night drew near; little stars sparkled. He approached the house, In an unsteady; uneven gait, He was oiled: a dozen or so bottles, An indulgence cum panacea; or so he thought, He cruised this path almost everyday. On the one hand he drank to the full, Spent so much time at the pub, Till he ran deep in debt, Then started to trade off belongings, On the other hand; he chain-smoked. Other times; he got freebies, If there was a party or he met...
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THINGS FALL APART (Poetry) – by Okegbemiro Oluwaseun @MCMrLucas

THINGS FALL APART (Poetry) - by Okegbemiro Oluwaseun   A simulation of a life drawn on the gates of Aso Rock Classic case of perception versus reality Wealthy individuals, starving nation Corrupt leaders, vitiated people Separated by the differing amount of zeros in our bank accounts With men swinging their agbada saying, "one thousand, five hundred" We need to account for the days when we would go to the bank, exchange one Naira for one Dollar The days when new graduates would get a job days after graduation New civil servants riding around in their Volkswagen Beetles United by the greed...
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Deus ex Machina (Poetry) – by Macaulay Oluseyi Akinbami

                                                                                                                                               Deus ex Machina (Poetry) Promises of pardoned traitors     Reek like ancient regrets. Exhibitions, Steeped in rapacity. Inured to light, they Dominate blindly Evoking the …

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WHAT DOES A NIGERIAN LIFE COST?

      What, i ask is the cost of a Nigerian life? Give ear to my words, o rulers, Turn not thy ears away thou that art in power. Listen and I will ask thee, and let's see if thou canst answer; What does a Nigerian life cost? On a daily basis do diseases send men to their grave, 3000 people we are told perish of hunger day to day. Yet unconcerned are the rulers who loot the money, Even when the families are thrown into mourning. The money for the hospitals and the drugs have they squandered, And I can't but wonder, What does a Nigerian life cost? The roads have...
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Healing Song (Poetry) – by @TeniolaTJTonade

Healing Song (for lost causes, and dissipated dreams) I hear a song from within hearts that struggle to be strong They weave a song from threads of pain betrayal, angst from shreds of yearnings torn Dreams: horsemen fated to be drowned with kings Can you reach my song? This song for myself, and for me in you The thing that thinks, and feels, and yearns to be free... Yearnings, yes, may die, but to yearn remains... And free forever is the freedom force Tonade Teniola @TeniolaTJTonade on twitter
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The New Nigeria Anthem

The New Nigeria Anthem   Have you heard of the new Nigeria? A land flowing with milk and honey, The envy of other lands, from Asia to America, Where the land is green and sky forever sunny, The undisputable giant of Africa.   I am a citizen of the new Nigeria, A land of enduring peace and tranquility, Where religion or tribe are no criteria, And brothers live together in love and unity, As we serve our fatherland in blissful euphoria.   Listen to my tale of the new Nigeria, And let these words change your perception. Here justice cannot be bought...
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MY TREASURED PRICELESS JEWELRY

MY TREASURED PRICELESS JEWELRY             Never have I seen such beauty. Until your sparkling face passed my eyes. The man in white took his time on you. Progressively processing procedures.   Sun suddenly shows sadness. He terms you as a rival. Your beauty can shine the whole world. Devil drops down deliriously.   In his darkness your beauty blooms. Even Helen of Troy will bow to you. At first I thought some angels have come on earth. Until saw you in flesh and blood.   Comparing my desire with...
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IN THE BOOK OF REVOLUTION

In the Book of Revolution, Chapter Truth verse Revelation: ‘Politics is far from luck The game is hard as rock’ ‘The ruling are but without clues Their reign like games without rules They feign to grant their own dues Alas! Their people have no shoes. They lie, they loot our coffers And smash the hope that buffers. The trust we had to offer Has swindled us to suffer But now we know the rule Cos’ we’ve clung to school We ‘occupy’ the news To repeal the abuse! In the book of revolution We draw our strength, Our will and stimulation Enough of this dent! Courtesy: Valentine O....
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TEACH US WHAT TO PRAY Written by Joshua J Omojuwa

I ask for pain and punishment for my enemies When my own sin needs forgiving and many Mercies When next I pray, I’ll ask God’s mercy for all men We need your mercy Lord, ten in every ten Forgive and have mercy. Heal our land Lord I search for a woman, a tall beautiful diva When I should seek for a wife, virtuous and clever When next I search, I’ll look for one better than I am A help mate, like my hand to my palm My ways deserve none but for Your Grace I spend time and resources building a house With no home, trouble in my house Lord help douse When next I build, I’ll build for me...
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LIVING ON MERCY’S KISS written by Japheth .J. Omojuwa

I have since stopped to wonder ever since I knew it’d take forever In My quest to get off this rat race, I did a few things of disgrace But with your Love so tender, I always get back in order Each passing day after every walk along the depths of evil I offer My prayers but the devil tells me it’s drivel A fool he is ‘cause I know I live on Mercy’s kiss. Living on Mercy’s kiss in bliss, keeps me clean from disease Breathing on your Grace , makes every pain a passing phase The Grace of your Mercy is the reason they envy Each passing moment ,in and after every torment I am draped in...
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