CALL FOR ENTRIES: NIGERIAN STUDENTS POETRY PRIZE 2019

Nigerian Students Poetry Prize (NSPP) is an initiative of Poets in Nigeria (PIN) aimed at stimulating literary creativity, promoting literary excellence and encouraging critical thinking among Nigerian undergraduates. Since inception in 2016 at the University of Ibadan, the prize has received over 1500 entries from students representing over 100 tertiary institutions (including universities, polytechnics, colleges…

Laudationes Vindictae (Eulogies of Karma)

Lo,body and soul,this land,I beseech thee confer concession, Ever returning tides,sweep these ashes,bid us voyage across distance and time, Oft-regressive gale, serenade sweet melodies,grant asylum to these misfated lot, Heaven-gifted furnace,immerse our trandescendants in golden rays of unflickering optimism. Pray thee,grant us respite,for brutish men reign sovereign in our lands. O vale of tears,toppling mountain…

Twilight

The day when car parts smelled like rusty tracks, levelled to nothingness like lava on the city of Pompeii,the state fell to its knees in pitiful manred. The day when rice fields smelled like a symposium of cadavers,immersing the earth in deep red hemorrhage,that perhaps vengeance might be granted to them,my brother joined the choir…

The Good Side Of Bad

When Gaia is veiled in obscurity And the erratic stars ablaze When Helois wraps up his piece And the Luna fails to fortify us Like the diverging rays of light, I’ll fuel your vigour   When winter befalls us And the roarers our lofty fortress euthanize When Venus,cloaked in swathy black,averts her gaze And restless torment…

Accept My Apologies

To Generation Unborn… Listen; I’m sorry that your little eyes may hold so much pain and atrocities,that your feeble body may never be held for as long as you deserve. I’m sorry that you’ll be emotionally distressed and mentally vulnerable at such a tender age. I’m sorry that society has taken much more than it…

THE SHALLOWS

​Dedicated to Catherine Nathaniel Image by Gbenga Smith ​I’ve been thinking,just how sad it is that no one writes letters, Not anymore, So I’ve resoluted to writing you this, It’s not all about the tip of my pen in alpha beta, For even you know I’m not so crazed a writer.   I know you’ll…

SAVE ME

The dreams we had illuminate in these pictures on the wall, The mansion, the kids, Our achievements implanted around the world, it was you and I, we built them together. I lost all with you, One last word you echoed re echoes in words “Save me!” The scene,it is clear as reality. our car parked…

To The Boys Who Would Date My Daughter

​ To the boys who would date my daughter I haven’t met her mum Maybe I have met her But she is laying somewhere there in her mum’s belly And I am proudly waiting For her She’ll met daddy soon And I and her mum Would be so proud of her. I bet you can’t…