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Category: Poems

Time flies

My bosom used to be his resting place My belly his hideaway   Time flies And with it blows away all that i was once to him   His babies [ … ]

Battle of words

Words…they can heal and they can repair as much as they can disease and destroy. The Bible says the tongue is a little fire. Fire can warm. And it can [ … ]

Remember

My kinsman, Of the tribe of greatness. How could you have forgotten Of the stories of long ago? Tales of our fathers-strong and brave, Odes to our mothers-graceful and proud, [ … ]

Morning can wait.

‘Maami!’ I call out to her. Her snores are my reply. ‘Iya ibeji!’ I say a little louder. If my mother were awake, I would be holding my enflamed cheeks [ … ]

Faith

I lost my faith by the waters of peace For of what use was faith when all was well I had no use for it and it had no use [ … ]

Puddles

We crossed the desert Sailed the seas Rode the constellations Cruised the milky way Why was it the minute pond that felled us? Why was it that splash of water, [ … ]

Mo’ Dele

Mo’dele came home like the prodigal child Sores from all over the place on her body Scars I didn’t dare to question their source She came home and like the [ … ]

Dream snatchers

Last night I dreamed I was on a hill. Alone.¬†And yet I wasn’t lonely. The wind breathed in my ears and played with my hair. The sun warmed my skin. [ … ]