Voices In My Head

Voices In My Head

228 ViewsVoices in my head, Noise in my soul The perfection of solitude is a sultry peace I know not When my heavy eyes wet my sheets. I am told a thousand loud whispers about hope, faith and comfort But none out of the three ever comes forth Daily, I surrender to the will of…

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It’s Okay

It’s Okay

165 ViewsIT’S OKAY So I just thought I should tell you this. Sometimes this is just what we are waiting for, for someone to talk to us, for someone to encourage us, to whisper ‘its okay’ in our ears. So, I am here to be your hero, your inspiration if you like. Am here to…

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Past 7pm in the city of Jos

Past 7pm in the city of Jos

274 ViewsPast 7pm in the city of Jos It starts from the traffic,a subconscious reminder life gets slowwhenever you tend to be fast,to the waiting in the nearest bus stopfor a taxi, a bus, a keke, a bike or anythingyour body could hop in to draw home closer,to the streetlights casting their furson pedestrians holding…

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HAPPY PEOPLE

HAPPY PEOPLE

207 ViewsHAPPY PEOPLE this is who we are/not because our smiles are cities with no siege/because we do not hold hands at beaches in reminiscence of blue places/of times our laughter are void of hollows/ not because death don’t sneak on our beauty/or feed on us for the night/not because we do not greet the…

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No More Disrespect

No More Disrespect

332 ViewsFor years I have believed the lies,Many years have passed, yet I have sucked their lies like nutrient,Their perception of me was all wrong, yet I bought into their ignorance;In ignorance, they thought me not good enough,They doubted my ability to love and be loved,They thought me dumb and made no effort hiding their…

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WHAT WE DO NOT WANT

WHAT WE DO NOT WANT

324 ViewsWHAT WE DO NOT WANT –after Romeo We do not want the brokenness, the sun hitting skins with hate, no boys holding flowers in dark corners, no emptiness sneaking through leaking roofs, no cities on fire tented under caps, no homeless girls wandering on lonely roads, no wind throwing butterflies in flames & filling…

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THE DEAD CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY

THE DEAD CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY

237 ViewsTHE DEAD CELEBRATES BIRTHDAYS & on those days, your heart is a beach where they walk holding hands with dust & the wind, because your heart is a graveyard of faces that dug holes in the eyes of the sun, filled a mouth with questions & raided bodies with the dryness of dirgies. facebook…

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If I Had Known

If I Had Known

327 ViewsIf I had known, I wouldn’t have waited so long to write thisA step I failed to make, some words I failed to saySome things I didn’t do, some things I had been through Sometimes I failed to care when the love I didn’t shareThe times I failed to smile but filled my face…

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I Have A Weakness

I Have A Weakness

325 ViewsI wrote this for youSpecifically, to youI hope for every word that you readOnly life, you will see.Amen. I HAVE A WEAKNESS You don’t have to hide beneath the coldWarm yourself up behind the foldLimit yourself by stories you were toldWith great lies, little costs, we have all been sold You may keep trying…

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IFE OLOYIN

IFE OLOYIN

382 ViewsIFE OLOYIN (Honey-coated love) (A poetic duet between poet lovers) Àláni: There were days I prayed in thirsty tongue  & a dried body, I heard your voice breaking the weight of my silence into letters that spells this song that carries me high whenever I see you on my phone screen, where we speak…

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