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Poems

  • Marked

    By Kiah on May 6, 2014
    I wrote this a little while ago…while I was still trying my hands at poetry. I have since accepted my fate- I am better at prose.  But I like this one…It reminds me to keep smiling. No matter the scars. No matter what.   I wear you like the tribal marks of an Ibadan man. You know those men that […]
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  • Transition

    By Kiah on March 21, 2014
    Hey everyone… so I have a guest today. Someone I admire for his great poetry skills…and you guys know that whoever can write poetry ends up being good lovers! Lol. Sueddie will kill me for that but it is my blog so heyyy! Anyway, he kindly shared a poem with me. Please read, share your thoughts in the comment box […]
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  • The Liberation of the Tortoise and other poems

    By Kiah on October 15, 2013
    So these days I have been listening a lot to Alysia Harris and the Striver’s Row. This is the result of that. i am trying my hands on poetry again. Here are two wacky ones. And of course they tell a story. I am all about the stories, people. 🙂 He waits till you are breathing again before he steals […]
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  • Until Today becomes Yesterday

    By Kiah on November 10, 2012
    When today becomes yesterday I will fall to pieces in your arms And let you put me back together When today becomes yesterday I will hold your hand in mine And follow wherever you lead When today becomes yesterday I will look forward to the tomorrow That you can’t seem to stop talking about But until today becomes yesterday Let […]
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  • A City

    By Kiah on August 20, 2012
    I dream of Lagos mornings,  rainy Lagos mornings,  horns blowing,  hawkers trading,  my hand perfectly fitted in yours.  I dream of Lagos afternoons,   stormy beaches,   palm trees swaying to a rhythm only they can hear,  my smile reflected in your eyes.  I dream of Lagos nights,  a city gone to rest,  its heartbeat calmed.  Asleep in each other’s arms Dreaming […]
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  • There are times when i still want you…

    By Kiah on June 15, 2012
    There are times when i still want you.When the rest of the world has gone to sleep And I stay up watching teary movies so i can follow suit. When a stranger walks past me at the mall wearing your perfume  When life’s sometimes ugly scent hits me full in the face and it is all I can do not […]
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  • He smells like rain

    By Kiah on April 30, 2012
    I try not to post more than 4 times a month…But this month has been good. I can’t say anything in particular happened but you know when you are in this state where you are ‘almost’ content? So that’s where i have been. I still want so damned much from life (the twins, money, a trip to the pyramids, to […]
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  • It is True

    By Kiah on March 24, 2012
    A bird sat by my window this morning, Singing “It is true, It is true” It is true. We gather innocent grass and trees And make a fire to warm our neighbors. A fire to feed their hungry bellies. The grass burns, The trees die, The earthen pot cracks, The children’s broth spills, “It is true It is true” We do […]
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  • One Ordinary Day

    By Kiah on March 18, 2012
    One ordinary day Late for work again Ran out with my shirt inside out Stepped in puddles the rain had left behind Made it to work ten minutes after the boss One ordinary day Forgot to put on makeup Scared away the first ten customers They must have alerted the others For very few came my way again One ordinary day You […]
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  • Moths and Flames

    By Kiah on March 11, 2012
    I wake to find a moth circling It grazes my face and leaves behind  its dust My mother used to say flames drew moths Is that what i have become, Mama? A fire without twigs A fire unaided by lighter fluid A fire fueled by tears Sleep finds me a second time The moth circles as my eyes close I […]
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