• MusingsPhoto of Beautiful Lagos

    Beautiful Lagos

    The hustle and bustle The life and the spirit… The trader gives false measurements of grain. Someone walks by and your purse is gone. Jumping from bus to bus, young, old, men, women, mother and…

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  • MusingsPhoto of Lessons to Leave Behind

    Lessons to Leave Behind

    Simi watched the little boy snatch a balloon from the air With all hilarity in his face The child hugged this balloon violently not letting go Giving it all the misdirected love, such a child…

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  • PoetryPhoto of Happy People

    Happy People

    We are happy people We go on errands Down the slope, up the hill We climb the mountains In search of pebbles We are happy people We bear the strenuous heat The long treks on…

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  • MusingsPhoto of Sorrow, A Virtue

    Sorrow, A Virtue

    Her head with glittering crown and face wearing frown. With eyes in shades to wail in prowess. Like an offspring of anguish she daily cries without tears. And sadness is her sibling, a mark for…

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  • PoetryPhoto of Let Me Go

    Let Me Go

    It’s too much to handle Do you know? I’m weighed down by everything Everyone knows my insecurities using my weaknesses against me I’ve always prayed for wisdom But it seems wisdom prayed against me How…

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  • PoetryPhoto of Amendment

    Amendment

    Now things tend to reverse calamitously Then, wrong seemed right to me. To my notice now, It has dawned on me And that bad has defeated good. Being narrow-minded is one of my faults I…

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  • African StoriesPhoto of What If…?

    What If…?

    I got home feeling more terrified, I quickly bolted the door, sat down miserably as I began to recall everything that has happened. I went to the clinic for a check-up, because I suddenly noticed…

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  • MusingsPhoto of The Drumbeat

    The Drumbeat

    Vividly… I recalled the good old times When mother was an object of life. Moments her words echoes in me And those memories cease not to depart. “Dum dum,” her drum emitted, Slapping the drum…

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  • MusingsPhoto of Roaring Drums

    Roaring Drums

    The drum roars into the wind listen to it when it speaks for every beat would sharpen the teeth of your mind and its echoes would carry you through time. Daughter, on your waist lies…

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  • MusingsPhoto of Dance to These Beats

    Dance to These Beats

    Days curled into months, reoccurring nine times. Hands covered in gloves, I screamed out my eyes. Emotions in me roaring, fierce and true like a beautiful morning I named you Nkọlị. My Ada Obododike, you’re…

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  • MusingsPhoto of Prayer

    Prayer

    Prayer is mandatory It’s compulsory, prayer made me pray. Prayer treats my incompetence to be competence Prayer never backs me off Even though I back off Prayer sets me even though I am off Prayer…

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  • MusingsPhoto of Echidime

    Echidime

    Echidime… you were called by the great gods of Ani You became flesh made by man and the wife A life of Chukwu okike Nature moulded you, Rounding chest and flat hip You… nwa anyi…

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  • MusingsPhoto of Hi Phone, Hello Siri

    Hi Phone, Hello Siri

    This golden message I send in silverware, So that generations coming afterwards will stay aware, Wary about the weary wane that wallows thereof, Absolute virtues evaporates absolutely, Alas! Her vapour vrooms off. Frivolity is vanity,…

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  • MusingsPhoto of Good Years

    Good Years

    I’d rather be anywhere, anywhere but here I’d rather be anywhere, anywhere but here I close my eyes and see a crowd of a thousand tears I pray to God I didn’t waste all my…

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  • PoetryPhoto of Praying

    Praying

    The month is coming to an end Everyone is happy But I’m praying To end the month with them Soon it’d be December Everyone would be celebrating But I’d be praying To see the end…

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  • Love PoemsPhoto of Farewell

    Farewell

    GOODie, bye—good bye! I think it’s time we disengaged the delusive tie, That breeds not a serene unison And the love that lingers ‘neath the scorching sun Winter worsening weather—lust! Don’t go completely gaga ‘Cause…

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  • Love PoemsPhoto of Nma (Beauty)

    Nma (Beauty)

    Nma, the prettiest Of all the maidens in the land So highly endowed With an eyes as of fire Burning out love at the very first sight of her Her face glooming as ever Like…

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  • MusingsPhoto of Nine to Five

    Nine to Five

    Through the pane of my window, the rising sun spreads its rays frantically telling of a new day from the comfort of my pillow. My heart swells with anxiety and energy willing to start the…

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  • PoetryPhoto of Delilah

    Delilah

    Daughter of Lucifer, Delilah, You had me yesternight and left before dawn, Oh my dreadlocks! Who cut my hair? How could I have known that even your tasteful lips could hide vicious intentions? I thought…

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  • African StoriesPhoto of Secrets

    Secrets

    As the camera clicked away, my forced smile never left my face. It was that time of the year again; the time when I get to soak my pillow with tears; with thoughts all coming…

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