Saturday, January 16, 2021

Poems

Delicious, soul-soothing, and thought-provoking words are birthed here.

“To the Clergy” by Samuel A. Adeyemi

To the Clergy The eye catches the needle, the needle catches the eye—it is all perspective, everything suffers.   You can pick...

Flourish Joshua: Two Poems

A Psalm of Body Hawkers ¹ Today, we move, again; past the promiscuous politician ² & the rich man's house; past...

“A Letter To My Sister” by Taiwo Hassan

A LETTER TO MY SISTERọmọ kìí bápèlé ìyá rẹ̀ kó ṣaṣo róone day, you'll remember these exact same...

“Home is a Ditch” by Joseph C.P. Christopher

HOME IS A DITCH I This is not the home we wanted. Littered with bullets and bones, home is a...

“Rites” by Chigozirim Miracle Nwaosu

RITES The sea waved, Branches saluted, Winds kissed, Sun smiled, Rains beat, Clothes hugged, The piano sang. When next You see...

“Genesis” by Joseph Olamide Babalola

GENESIS in the beginning Night proposed its darkness to the sky Day also came running over painting light...

“poem for Africa” by Shitta Faruq Adémólá

poem for Africa because i am here in this poem - legs crossed - hands in chest, my teacher defining home...

“A Distant Train” by John Grey

A DISTANT TRAIN I hear a train in the distance. A long whistle, exciting up close but sad from where I’m...

“Questionnaire” by Ajani Samuel Victor

QUESTIONNAIRE (after Timi Sanni) -What’s your name? My name is a synonym of pebbles A progeny of clay finding a home...

“Nostalgia” by Joseph C.P. Christopher

NOSTALGIA I used to run errands for my father to a snuff shop along Chobe Junction, every evening, to fill and...
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