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By Mojisola Josephine Kuwadinu: The air is stale The smell of sorrow lingers in the air A dark shadow is cast Humans wander, knowing not their destination The fragrance of hope is lost Despair now dwells in our life’s string.…

INSECURITY

By Quadri Oyerinde: Insecurity How sick! I don’t believe the government Kaduna forestry students been saved they Say- oh my days! I do believe not yet. Security not just mal in afaka Abia uni also face endearment And just a…

Flicker

By Adeabdul: Choking on air Crushed by the space Suffocated by silence Your voice carries no essence The walls swallows you whole That hole inside you grows You reach out for connection The vacuum only extends You try to scream…

BUTTER GIRL

By Quadri Oyerinde: Butter Girl Hey butter girl! You’re barmy in here there. By that; in my pretty, little brown-heart; Black boy’s heart. Or brown if you like! Succumbed by taunting heat, how come you’re taunt ? If you could…

All That Glitters Ain’t Gold

By Adeabdul: There’s a young boy who is mighty fine He stars would be shining bright but for the weed and wine Now he’s dead and gone and the people say. He would’ve eighteen today had he lived far away.…

Ode to Rainfall

By QUIBAOS: The Sky is Grey The sky is grey, The sky is grey and leaves From trees do aught but dance. rusted rooftops- Brown for th’re old. They jolt and bow and clap for Angry the wind is. Clothes…

Wait

By Olufisayo Amodu: How long will I go on The feeling is strange to me It is like a parasitic feeling I feel clinging to you All I can see is a face even in my dreams.. A thousandth years…

The Negress

By Mojisola Josephine Kuwadinu: Eléyinjú egé! Her rows of waist ìlèkè, Making melodious rhythm As she walks with mincing steps. Òrékeléwà! Eyinjú Elédúà! An epitome of beauty, She outshines other maidens. Behold! Her smile. With the èjí between her teeth.…

FOREVER LOST 🥀 BY JESSICA 💗 DURU

By Jessy: FOREVER LOST 🥀🥀🥀 I’ve carried this burden I never wanted to bear ⚔; I’ve loved you for a long time now ⛈ But you never seemed to notice. All that I tried, All that I wished, Gone in…

Only Human

By Victor Ogan: I think what I don’t want to think I feel what I don’t want to feel I desire what I don’t want to desire I’ve done what I didn’t want do Every second, minute and hour is…