Poetry: In Memory of Libya Again!

I’ve heard stories that churned my insides Of poverty, war, lips and limbs maimed Of a city where a head had a price The sun and moon set not for the wise Sky, covered in red, green and black...

My Kind of Freedom

The plants can grow where they choose to sprout The birds can live where they decide to perch The wind can blow east to west or not The blue clouds cover every inch of the sky The rule of law does...

On my mind

I have chosen to sleep at night But “assumptions” stresses my mind. Why will you say before you ask Or ask after you must have said? There are some wrongs that can be right But you can’t unring a...

For December

#DelightfulDecember When this delight jingles a bell My heart takes a break and a breath See, this December smells like myrrh, Burns like frankincense And looks like the fresh leaves of Aloes This...

Woman Will Win

Where I’m from, Men ruled Till the first girl came with a brain The next followed with a better will, and the last exchanged hers for a library If given room, she can build a house It’s pure magic, a...

Today I am grateful

Soft thumps within my chest Easy breaths of sweet breeze Bountiful amount of joy to enjoy Less worries, fewer wars The blood that spurs me to life Blood, kin, and friends alike The glow; spark, smile...

When father decides to lie

He would line us up like sheep One by one he slaughters Till the sons turn red from crying. We would tear, scratch and soak ourselves In pity, we would plead forgiveness Repentance was our only...

Mummies And their Troubles

Mama oyoyo! How can I ever forget? When you never fail to remind me Of all my embarrassing moments? I know you think I owe you, but you owe me too All my “Happy Christmas” I thought you stored...

Our Landlord

Landlord dey come Landlord dey go The kind landlord wey I get Na one kin oporoko Na so e dey walker up and down Tie one yeye clothe for yansh With one firewood for mouth wey him dey call chewing...