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Tremors arrest my entire muscles,Fears handcuff all my thoughtsMind numbingChill spurringWhispering that you might land beneath the water The beauty of the blue seaAttract like...
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As the day wears offAnd brightness dimsThe afternoon slowly fadesAnd the sun journeys onTo provide light to other realms Dusk settles and night approachesThe night...
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  She walks down the streetLips painted red, thighs jiggling Nails on fleek, tanned skinYou call her ashawo, ashawo Anklets wrapped smugly round her legs...
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Africa was born in me Be luck, Curse or Death; Energy, Faith and hope will Give me strength.     Have I ever been Jealous,...
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We failed with our plans, We ashamed our clans, We destroyed our plans, But evil works gains.   We ignored advices, We ruined promises, We ...
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Within the shadows she stood,Tears like crystals hit the floor where she stood. So innocent was she but yet so misunderstood,Her silence speaking so loudly...
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A car ride and journeyA stop at a major roundaboutA typical weekday morningIn Lagos, southwest Nigeria A cacophony of sounds and motionA sudden unnerving assault...
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A stench fills the landOf the green white and greenThe lush Greenland has taken on an ashen blackAnd streaks of red mar the whiteBlood calleth...
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O aged tree. Methuselah treeTall and stately. Strong and gallantFull of wisdom. Brimming with historyAdorned with ageless rings of knowledgeOf stories and legends and folkloreSecrets,...
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  Once was I free Before I met theeYou came bearing promises of loveYet plotted a desire-dilemma I couldn’t solve You made a mess of...
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Child of destiny, child of promiseChild of opportunity, child of hopeChild of miracles, child of dreamsChild of purpose, child of grace Child of destiny, child...
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You are standing on holy ground. Yours might be a building with grandeur edifice with pietistical mannerisms. Mine is a shrine you cannot do without....
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‘Freedom!!!!!’  They kept echoing from time immemorial  Deep breaths, sighs, one, two Everyday the same, invaded, stripped of their heritage  Robbed of their culture, their...
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        Overturn   (A dam burst open that can’t be managed).By Tobi-Makinde Melody.   Overtime, I thought you’d change. And come to see...

Voltaire, a French writer and historian, defined poetry as the music of the soul. This succinct, but interpretative definition explains the in-depth meaning of poetry,...
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WOMANBirth from the soil of the iroko treeHer hips as round as the earrings of the yemoja goddessThe dip of her hips holding her baby...

  THE PATH I was lost but i trusted in The Path. I hoped the path would somehow end in the start where i would...

They say, “a stitch in time saves nine” But in this instance, it’s a switch in time. And a switch in time is just fine....

The imaginary little gremlin That creeps over your mind The one that limit your actions And takes over your years. The little monster that Dwells...

She was the light That illuminated my soul And made me see All that was hidden In the deepest corners of my head.   O!...

She’s got the most perfect eyes, Tells the best lies. She’s always at it, Puzzling my mind like a jigsaw.   She’s the codeine, Slows...

They say dance and all I hear is the call of the macabre, I finally decided to let my feelings out, It’s been days but...

Heaven never heard me call, guess that’s the reason I feel like hell,In my feelings I fell,In my silence I yelled,In my hands I held,Answers…...

  I do not need Math,nor do I needits further friend,to log this rhythmin your pulsing heart, for your figure eight expressionis a source of...

Here in the North. They were killing people, Not minding what age they are. Because, those who did,  Are disconnected From the zealot of reality, ...

The innocent souls splintered at war zones,and promises that were neverfulfilled like sodded destinies. The bosom friends that journeyed to the shore of afterlife before...

Music I was told,was found in all shades.From the bass to the strings Leaving it’s listener in awe.Sending it into a trance at first encounter...

SAVE US FROM PERILOUS TIMES Deteriorating climate conditions ;The world is shivering, Bombarded with severe events ,The planet is infected and unhealthy ;We’re at the...

Sometimes You Feel Like Your Head Is UnderwaterThe Current Threatening To Carry You OffYou Are Tempted To Go With It, Flow With It Then You...