Just Because I am…

Just because I’m fair Doesn’t mean I am not black Doesn’t mean I am white And doesn’t mean I am black or white Just because I am kind Doesn’t mean I always give...

What kindness will never say

With so much give and takes And empty vessels and so much noise, What is true will remain true And that which is left will remain on its path. Kindness knows no colour or creed Neither does it speak...

As Life Lives

Life was an absolute bed of roses While I was within my mother. There was no knowledge Of good or bad, Just eat and sleep and kick and turn. I wish I learnt how to read and write Through the...

Know Thy Likes

All things quite alike Beauty’s inner kind and the like Water with a pure heart Taste that’s without temper Love in the heart of a dreamer All things quite alike Like the river inside a...

I pray Thee

if my past be the place i spend the rest of my life i choose to remember not heroes. men and women who thitherto stood for something and sat for nothing. we don’t die of thirst in an ocean we...

These things we hate

I can’t like whatever I dislike I really hate to see a slow moving truck or bike In August, I hate to see rains falling lazily They’d be dripping without strength, so crazily Boys with...

Her Back

I read the content of her heart on her skin. her back was a wise volume we had to complete living as strangers. – (stranger sting) Elle ————————...

Appetite

Want, want, have but never have He has destroyed his conscience with wants He has expanded his stomach with everybody’s bread He has been enslaved by his stomach and pockets The Almighty has...

Part Complete (Me)

Who Am I I am Nife ‘s sister Dooshima ‘ s mother Ethan’ s grandmother Dimain’s aunty Ayeni’s daugther I am A dancer A choreographer An entrepreneur A play Director I am...

In God, In Us

He is jealous and all the firstborn of the world He wonders why men wonder what he wonders He hears the cries of unborn children aborted He sees the deepest creeks of man’s heart He wants for us to...