I saw red

By QUIBAOS: My sister made me mad last night. She guilt tripped me in no respite. I saw red and lashed at her. I hunged up on her. Not now will I give respite.

I hate You!

By QUIBAOS: More than the catbird hate the cat. More than sunshine hates the night. That day, I hated you more. I went; she’s crazy to think love above Allah. I was this close from catcalling you. I’m glad what…

Sensual

By QUIBAOS: Those apples you call cheeks are as fresh as a currant, grape fruit! Wanna eat them my luv! For they’re chubby and sweet! The crease on your neck is a line on blue-sky It squints for a smooch…

I met God before I met you.

By Eyitemi Dudun: I MET GOD BEFORE I MET YOU My heart indites a good matter. I promise not to waste your time, it’ll only be a moment patter. Your eyes speak a volume words too heavy for your mouth.…

RUTHLESS

By Chinonyerem Chinwendu: I called you my Ruth, but you refused Ruth to Root Your name is like a silver spoon, but you prefer to be called back of a pot that is as dark as charcoal You are Ruthless…

Monster in the Coop

By Mairo-the-Poet: We all know there is a pond of motherless fish Whom the ocean hugs ever so lovingly We know there is a coop Of parentless ducks Whom the valleys cuddle ever so soothingly. They have cried their pain…

My Pain Loves You

By Mairo-the-Poet: I have built an asylum in my heart For you my butterfly Where disappointment won’t murk the waters. I want you to kick me hard in the gut I will squirm But I will whisper your name ever…

Elegy For Victims of Drunken Driving

By Mairo-the-Poet: Elegy for Victims of Drunken Driving I will not shed tears again If sobriety prevails this season. I will not bury a brother again If drunkards stand far from the steering wheel. I will not lose a limb…

To You I Will Always Find My Way

By Adeabdul: I may always stray but I’m never late To you I will always find my way Feels like emerging from an empty void Feels like speaking with a new voice Like the last step of that hard mile…