CHILDREN DON’T FORGET

I knew an uncle when I was young; he used to come from Lagos. Everybody who came from Lagos then was like an angel to me, not because Lagos was spectacular or anything (I started Primary School there myself) but because the coming of an uncle from Lagos could have only meant one thing, gifts….

My Resolution

Unto my past, bravery had put me up to look. Good ol’days when while I snored mum would cook, and after eating I would grab nothing but a book. Oh when with a female I shared no hook! But all the glee, soon enough, time would crook, sadly, pressed into the nook. When Kemisola dragged…

A LETTER TO MY SON

Dear Son, I am sad to tell you that your paternal grandfather died before I met your mother; a once in a lifetime grandfather to have; he died at war against injustice and tyranny. Rejoice my son, away with those furrows crossing your brows, there is an advanced copy of him; me. I only pray…

Home

Trees cry to the touch of their wind, Plagues that angels cannot rescind. Cats are possessed in cahoots with the Bat, We’re back in business, the battle must start. Tis not a lie that our fathers fought back With juju, Voodoos and dogs that don’t bark, But they were crushed, regrets to tell; The mighty…

ANOTHER VICTIM

Today, I sit by my window and look out into my life. Well, it’s a good normal life. The kind of Nigerian life where you wake up in the morning, pray not because you love God but because you want to be rich in life and you don’t want enemies’ attempts to destroy you. Then…

I wait today

Hi there, lend me your hand. My shoes pinch more than my school; Responsibilities, limitations, and I mustn’t kiss the sand. Indeed, everybody must be a fool. Hi dear, come to my aid. Grab my hood and jerk it till dead; I will pretend my troubles are cooled in the shade, What other lie exists…

MY DREAMS

I woke today to remember my dreams. I told them to me, I ruined my whims. A cleric next block to him I ran, Poured out with love as if he was my nan. The moon that sent today away Found the cleric gathering foes to a fray; The boy must be caged or killed…