Ibanujẹ

Ibanujẹ

My name is Ibanujẹ; I used to cower behind the curtains as blows rained like hail on my mother’s frame I am Ibanujẹ, I bear the scars from attempting to stop my father’s rage My pillows have melted from constantly drenching them with my tears My truth hides within me for my lips are sealed […]

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Of Fate and Faithfulness

Of Fate and Faithfulness

We were young and we dreamed We believed our imaginations Or so it seemed We were tied with our dreams In strings, knitting our lives in seams Believers of things not seen. We had faith in our dreams. Hope That all we saw would one day wake up and come alive That they would make […]

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Love Me, Not

Love Me, Not

It’s hard to believe but I swear it be true You think me deranged as I say this unto you But not loving you is truly how much I love you Some make their fates, we were handed ours Played by life and plunged into this whirlpool of disaster Or maybe it’s just us seeking […]

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Purple Lips

Purple Lips

I’m in love with this simplistic singularity Gravitational lensing gives me glimpses of what’s beyond the material Land of everlasting sunset Melancholic addictions and sad pills I envy the self-confidence ignorance gives these cool kids A taste of the 6th dimension is all I need I’m feeling black and blue and should probably stop beating […]

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The Plague

The Plague

I RECALL… Walking through these streets Memories flowing through the breeze From a time when I thought nothing could hurt me When I bothered and fussed about the colour of my hat or shoes….. These very lanes where serendipity caught me. Singing to a massive audience down at Broadway Street… My voice rising above the […]

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Rain

clouds

I saw a message in the clouds, Written in silver. I heard a song in the sounds Of the rumbling thunder. I felt the need for a hug, Showering in the rains. I tasted the kisses that aren’t enough, In the way it waters the plains. I saw a message in the sunrise, Beautiful and […]

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Royal

Royal

Head held high She prances with the grace of a goddess As she walks majestic throughout the land Her gait commanding respect Her smile, chaste Her apparel, exquisitely adorned Her eyes, highly adored For behold! This wonderful creation of God Filled with wisdom and compassion A being subtle to perfection Not easily swayed. Full of conviction. […]

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Facepalm – A Nigerian Stanza

Facepalm - A Nigerian Stanza

You were groomed to be a bride, Beautiful and pristine. Adorned by the gods, You were perfect.   Your beauty caught the eyes, Of suitors from the West. And soon after, they came in their ships, With treasures from their lands.   Oh the naivety of beauty, How could you let them woo you? With […]

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