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...

Grandma’s perfume.

At one time, it was gentle scrubs, Hot water baths with palm kernel soap, Then came massage with kernel oil Accompanied by lullabies from heaven’s gate. Blissful moments found not with me...

Questions I Never Asked

Before the sun sets in the evening Before the morning dew, I sit to wonder Why we have umbrellas and still get beat By rain that our brooms can not sweep. Why some have eyes that can not see With...

Hieroglyphic Silence

On sacred scrolls of secrecy, Sworn to self to hold silence dear, This alien language of peace and quiet Devours and stings my very own ear What is this silence you utter? Why do I hear your voice in...

Shawl of Time

My forefathers before my grandfather Had believed that the earth was flat. But the believe did not progress farther Than where my grandfather had sat. “Time will tell” my mother will...

Street Signs

Whenever you’re hanging out there Know that it is for you I care, With permutations of warning My heart is not for your warming. Dear Perpetual sister with gifts, I hope you read those signs outside...

Dear Reader

Dear Reader! Continue to drink from the mystery of my mist and never forget to put on the lamp of my fears. My fingers have always itched your mind like my words that teach your heart. Whenever I...

Imagine Nigerians

If the people around the Niger Would become one, Then the different tribes Will speak one language, And Abdulqudus can marry Midong. The laughter of the Benue river Will send our souls into...

All of them

The colours of the rainbow are black, With a texture that makes the clouds never tear, One could never find sunshine in his eyes, His heart is a bouldery bubble. The way he looks at the world is...