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#ThinkOutLoud: WE THE “OTHERS”- Osowe Oluwagbenga @gbengaosowe

#ThinkOutLoud: WE THE “OTHERS”- Osowe Oluwagbenga @gbengaosowe “In honour the many OTHERS who died in company of dignitaries”   Cries of joy heralded our arrivals By our births, allegiance with barrenness got denounced, Cows, fowls, goats and rams were led to the slaughter Parents rejoiced at the coming of their sons and daughters You can now call us mothers and ... Read More »

ABU @50: A Poem by Aliyu Bala Aliyu

ABU @50: A Poem by Aliyu Bala Aliyu   Towering above them all like a giant almond tree Watching over their young souls free Imparting knowledge to all that seeketh From far and near they cometh From the north; from the south From the south; from the east Zaria was the confluence We may not have set our eyes on ... Read More »

#THINKOUTLOUD POETRY: BLAMES AND FAILURES- Osowe Oluwagbenga O @gbengaosowe

#ThinkOutLoud POETRY: BLAMES AND FAILURES- Osowe Oluwagbenga O @gbengaosowe Let the river of blames flow, Bringing in its tides pains and sorrow, Let it harbour a bleak hope for the morrow Bringing sadness and fear that touches even our marrows Let it flow and deal with us deadly blows   Let evil spirits be blamed for darkness that thrives, Oh ... Read More »

POETRY You make me feel safe

Folded here neatly I fit into your embrace I can hear your heart Beats of life – a part of me Your body feels warm to touch And I feel your breath waking up emotions I never knew were there You make me feel safe Away from the world Away from the chaos Away from myself And how I feel ... Read More »

#ThinkOutLoud: COUNCIL OF POVERTY- POETRY by @gbengaosowe

THE COUNCIL OF POVERTY – OsoweOluwagbenga O. @gbengaosowe Poverty is seated in council with his trusted minions, To bring doom to the land of the blessed ones, Mediocrity, corruption, bad governance in attendance, They sat, talked and did the macabre dance, In anticipation of the honour that awaits them, Oblivious of the gloom on their leader’s face.   In high ... Read More »

POETRY: Musings of a Common Man – by Henry Chybuzor Igwe @Chybuzor1

POETRY: Musings of a Common Man – by Henry Chybuzor Igwe @Chybuzor1 Musings of a Common Man I am not against them, in the slightest. I am just no fan of inflated praises, She is an attractive lady: Our Nation, They are ensconced in the top seat: Our Rulers, In the wake of current happenings, If you expect I rhyme out ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

POETRY: The Village Boy – by Henry Chybuzor Igwe @Chybuzor1

POETRY: The Village Boy – by Henry Chybuzor Igwe @Chybuzor1 The Village Boy (1) My People and I have a rich, long history. My People ar’ endowed, ours’ a bless’d land, Long before I was born, foreigners ruled our village; They were very light-skinned, I was told. They were around for some time, then passed the baton and left; After ... Read More »

Ode To General Mamman Shuwa – by Aliyu Bala Aliyu @AliyuBalaAliyu

Ode To General Mamman Shuwa – by Aliyu Bala Aliyu @AliyuBalaAliyu - Ode To General Mamman Shuwa The bullets of the secessionists couldn’t fell him Nor the mortar fires and aerial bombardments Grenades, petrol bombs and mushroomed soot For a man of rare bravery and valour he was as told Respected by superiors; admired by peers so warm He was revered ... Read More »

POETRY: Let’s Act – by Julius Akinlabi @juliusakinlabi

What lies under the bundle, Might not be for our sight; Until we burst out with trouble, We might not see the light.   They cover up all their odd deeds, For our eyes not to behold; Our minds they always toy with, For them not to unfold.   How long do we grumble? Not that but real action, Can ... Read More »

POETRY: Mama Africa’s Cry – by Kolawole Ayinuola

POETRY: Mama Africa’s Cry – by Kolawole Ayinuola In the thick darkness of the deserted savannah, A thin cry pierces the deafening silence As a bereaved mother weeps for her only son, Behold Mama Africa’s cry for her beloved children With her blessings we departed long ago, Making heartfelt promises of a glorious return But like prodigal sons, we have ... Read More »

#ThinkOutLoud: LESS TALK, MORE ACTION- @gbengaosowe

#ThinkOutLoud: LESS TALK, MORE ACTION- @gbengaosowe “This piece is dedicated to Olayole Oluseyi (@sunkit1) Raquel Jacobs  (@ms_raquell) and every other Nigerian youth showing kindness by their actions” Ajara is thirteen, and she has the speed of a horse. To her, every errand is a joyous opportunity to run and exercise She has mates in USA and Jamaica who have considerably ... Read More »

I want to be remembered (Poetry) – by Ogunjimi James Taiwo

I want to be remembered for good. I want to be on the right side of history. I want to be remembered as a man who never shied away from speaking the truth. I want to be remembered as a man who never kept quiet in the face of injustice. I want to be remembered as a man who never ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Reuben the cursed son of Jacob (Poetry) – by Elisha Otome Okoromoba

Reuben the cursed son of Jacob (Poetry) – by Elisha Otome Okoromoba It was yesterday or was it not? Your voice echoed through your pen The ink glued to time and memories Like the running night clouds when The swift east wind wakes the sun   It is today, yes just today Your pen echoes through your voice Like the ... Read More »