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The 8th Commandment
Lol falsely'." As if correctly timed, her phone rang. The shrill ring sent chills of fright down her spine. She tentatively picked the phone, swiped it and picked the call. "He–hello," she quipped. The man sounded like a stern teacher. "Did you check what I asked you to check?" "Yes," she breathed, "yes, I did." "Good. Now answer this question: are you guilty of...
The night was without life. It was dead cold, the trees and shrubs stood still. Our feet and skin were cracked and ashy. We were caked in dust and grime. We spoke in sotto-voce, puffs of cloudy steam like smoke in the cold air made their way out of our mouths. We laid low in the sludge using the...
00:00 Hour
She sat by the sedan reminiscing the fun moments spent with Adebayo, regretfully intertwined by the deceptive memory of the love she rued finding. She was tall, white, skinny, a born British, and of course the mother of four kids. After the death of her beloved husband five years ago, Eva had lost all hope of ever finding love...
The New Church Order—ZenPens
I was running from temptation, So I ran into a church for salvation, All I needed was divine and a little intervention, As self desires are becoming self destruction. Instead of salvation, I saw wealth glorification, Big blessings! Booming blessings! Like an alliteration, What is salvation if the word of God suffers starvation? When carnality comes before eternity, a believer is blessed with condemnation. The house of...
Thou Art Like That Queen
There's a Queen; whose beauty is a parody of professional mastery Thou art like that Queen! There's a Queen; who when she appears, Men ought to bow in adoration. Thou art like that Queen! There's a Queen; who at seventeen, had the power to govern without apathy. Thou art that Queen! There's a Queen; small but mighty, feeble but strong; unshy but yet quiet, Thou art like that Queen! There's a...
I'll Be Here
I'll be here in the shadows of the beautiful ones already born Crowded by these fair, pretty faces Blinded by these glimmers and glisters You'll never find me because I'm hard to spot, harder to stand out too among them Or rather I stand out offishly and you'd never throw back a second glance behind I'll be here, every day as the seconds tick...
Respecting Something, Expecting Nothing
We live our lives like bees in hives, marrying wives, making drives and creating fives. We fill our minds with rules of every kinds, seeking without finds groping like the blinds, and falling behind. We fixate our hope on courage to cope, words of the Pope, ice cream on a slope, and a flag on a rope. We gave our best, solved the test, won the wrest, yet we know no rest. We have a culture to shape and...
Mama Has Been Bad
Hush little baby, don't you cry! Mama has been bad, very inconsiderate I pushed you into this cold world Did so without looking back Prepared you a chamber of turmoil I swear, it was indeliberate All this happened because I followed the wrong wind I was ruled by my own lust Defined only by my wild desire You now pay a debt you know not of And when I...
The Hustle
Traders, trading asses Alongside their goods, Enticing men for patronage, Lest, they have no sale. The boy will the boil on his legs, Chasing and trailing the trailers, Convincing them to buy his goods, Lest, he has no money to treat his sore. The sun, smiling and smiling, Scorching the beggars by the railway, Breaking their dry skin, Drying their lips, unpitied. Man must hustle, he must wak! Such is life, life...

Lost To Self

Lost To Self
I am a shell of what I once was. I am an image crafted in the likeness of emptiness. I am a picture of penury. I am an eye bulging with unease. I am broiled in thoughtlessness. I am an abandoned spring. I am a wisp no longer than an inch. I am the poison that throbs in purple veins. I am the house fly in a...
Wildflower
She was the one the deaf heard about, she shone brighter than the stars of the galaxy. The one whose lustre blinded the sun itself, even the oceans drowned themselves at her ostentation. She played with fire unburned, sang better songs than the songs of Solomon. Who would have resisted water in the desert? She took advantage of men and they...
Yes, I'm Mad
Yes, I'm mad You treated me like a maid And used me as if I'm Aba made Forgetting my young age With my pen I rage For you already kept me in cage Yes, I'm mad Under the rain I cry For it washes off my tears And reduces my fears No one is there Not even the one who call me his dear Yes, I'm mad My heart has stopped to...

Bet to Debt

Bet To Debt
See your life conveyed away on a cart! Because of this infection to repair your fortune in a heartbeat You tempt fate with your own purpose And now your coffers bleed for this course A course that betrays hard work. Folly at the expense of progress This vaulting ambition with blatant nothings Caresses with callous ease; leaving a pinch of hardship It empties more than it fills Dragging...

Nkem

Nkem
I remembered, telling you how I was betrayed Moira, you listened raptly, stroking my hair off the shackles of pain, bitterness, sympathy to live River from my fountain of salt, dampened your favorite piece Not a mutter of disgust crept from your lips. You stroked on, eyes bright like the moon Lips curved in a million smiles A hiccup of serenity eroded my shattered being...
The Night I Said, "Yes I Do"
I'm a legend when it comes to making choices even my body language speaks more than ten thousand voices. I'm no novice to the beauty of Alice, yet I stood like chalice in need of a support device. Hell no, it is not Alice Bayer, my childhood crush who sends thrills through my spine any time I see her. This is far beyond the matter of love...
Above Lamentations
Crew on riddled fire almost a new creation thou strived for laces principled and prickled purely assorted flesh being mistaken assaulted Love is still, see, feel and steal I see a boy battle adulthood ties dances on the line toes and those shrink in anguish time trampled with a flesh, rebranded mourns a nervous boy Life is patience, adorable Love is mystical But time is the god a god I never got I tried stealing, For how long? a god I never...

The Wild

The Wild
vehement as a hellcat yet gentle as a zephyr she is two sides of one coin bearing death and life and existing on both paradigms she embraces, she destroys but remains evergreen and deciduous like the jungle she really is.
Presents For Father Christmas
We were four friends—Rita, Chinny, Aisha and me. And we all hated Christmas. Although we were all eleven, we never liked going to the church's Christmas party where our source of terror usually masked himself with a flowing white beard, red clothes, black boots and a fake paunch. Okay, truth be told, there was a time we all loved going...
Heartshaker—ZenPens

Heartshaker

The Wedding Guest—ZenPens

The Wedding Guest

Nma—ZenPens

Nma

Pains of Hadiza

Pains of Hadiza

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