Tag: poem

EzinneSeptember 6, 2017

Poem: I miss you

by Adekunle Adewunmi   Atimes, It is important we part ways Not for heart breaks But for future smiles.   ...

EditorJune 20, 2017

Poem: In your new country

by Michael Ace Biafrans, if you leave Nigeria, Nigeria will never leave you. In your new country (when that imperious ...

Mazi EmekaMay 27, 2016


by Henry Emenike Anumudu I. On that dark and moonless night I saw them… Trample noiseless into cascades of derelict ...

Oreoluwa PetersMay 24, 2016

Poetry: How dare you

by Kokoette Amba How dare you? Blame us for the lack of knowledge of our native language, When u told ...

Faisal AdamuAugust 2, 2015

Safiya Salau’s Short Stories: Chemical X

… a poem by Safiya Salau.   Curiosity got the best of us. Better than best, it got the greater ...

Op-Ed EditorDecember 25, 2014

Oluwasegun Somefun: Are we the sick ones in the land of honey? (Poetry)

by Oluwasegun Somefun When one walks away from his father’s house Takes away mother’s wrapper Throws away the warmth of ...

Op-Ed EditorDecember 8, 2014

Ikeoluwa Rickett: Eru (Poem)

by Ikeoluwa Rickett I thought you were synonymous with humility and wisdom, Because your fruit bear semblance with them, They ...

Op-Ed EditorNovember 23, 2014

@alabaster85: Dear GEJ, is this your transformation agenda?

by Soyombo Ayomikun With awe and disgust In our different homes we watched As lawmakers were treated As rogues to ...

Op-Ed EditorOctober 21, 2014

@Alabaster85 : What exactly is Surulere? (Inspired by @iamDrSid)

by Ayomikun Soyombo Surulere is not a place But a painful state A state not marked on the world’s map ...

Op-Ed EditorSeptember 13, 2014

Soyombo Ayomikun: The Nigeria we buried

by Soyombo Ayomikun We had no Xbox The rich saw cable news We watched ‘Premiership’ on newspapers But we were ...

Op-Ed EditorAugust 27, 2014

Soyombo Ayomikun: We will soon forget Dr. Adadevoh (Poem)

by Soyombo Ayomikun Asphyxiated as his body dangled from a noose That was Ken Saro-Wiwa’s end He fought for freedom ...

Op-Ed EditorAugust 21, 2014

Soyombo Ayomikun: #BringBackOurGirls – Have we betrayed them? (Poem)

by Soyombo Ayomikun May it Be said That We never Betrayed #Chibok With our Silence 1.May we not forget That ...

Op-Ed EditorAugust 14, 2014

Onyew Bongus-Ikwue: Do not judge me

by Onyew Bongos-Ikwue The Judge of the world accepted me He who alone is qualified to cast stones Refused to ...

Op-Ed EditorAugust 12, 2014

Soyombo Ayomikun: Oh war, may the heavens punish you! (POETRY)

by Soyombo Ayomikun We maim children.  Raping all women on site. We set ablaze. We tear apart 1.You’ve turned us Into animals Causing ...

July 23, 2014

Soyombo Ayomikun: Malala, Levick and Chimamanda Adichie’s Vision! (Poem)

by Soyombo Ayomikun “Bring back the girls” She told the king “Yes ma” He replied 1.She was But a little ...

July 8, 2014

Soyombo Ayomikun: Minutes before M.K.O Abiola died (Poetry)

by Soyombo Ayomikun    He sipped    The tea    Thirsty    Needing fluid    The    Evil ones    ...

June 28, 2014

Soyombo Ayomikun: #AbujaBombBlast – Jonathan, help us find the Judas (Poetry)

by Soyombo Ayomikun     If only    We could reattach    The amputated limbs    The dismembered bodies 1.Mangled ...

June 24, 2014

Ayomikun Soyombo: Though Ekiti has spoken, we won’t let Nigeria go (Poetry)

by Ayomikun Soyombo   We can’t neglect this land    We can’t give in yet    Though the imprisoned seeks ...

June 13, 2014

Soyombo Ayomikun: #BringBackOurGirls- 60 days (Poem)

by Soyombo Ayomikun Some of them have been raped.  If not all.  From uncircumcised demons.  Manhoods laden with infections   ...

June 1, 2014

Soyombo Ayomikun: Give me one more cigarette or I die (Poetry)

by Soyombo Ayomikun     Some people talk about it.   As being a cause of lung cancer.    Instead,within ...

May 15, 2014

Ayomikun Soyombo: We will not forget Aunty Oby (Poetry)

by Ayomikun Soyombo To mama Obyezeks. And several women who have chosen to stand. As you bleed Nigeria sees all.  ...

May 13, 2014

Adaobi Okwy: A poem for the lost girls of Chibok (Y! Superblogger)

by Adaobi Okwy They didn’t ask about my dreams. Even though I was taken from my school.. They didn’t ask ...

May 5, 2014

Opinion: The lost maidens of Chibok cry out in pain (Poetry)

by Adekoya Boladale The monsters appeared as guards of the Kings  In the royal robe of leaves and dust we ...

May 5, 2014

Soyombo Ayomikun: America will surely know (Poetry)

by Soyombo Ayomikun The present location.  Of our kidnapped children. A question I can’t really answer now. Be rest assured ...

April 19, 2014

Soyombo Ayomikun: Listen to the ghost whispers from Nyanya (Poetry)

by Soyombo Ayomikun  Where we should find succour. Gory death became our prize. Embittered whispers from Nyanya. Listen! 1.Whispers of ...

April 13, 2014

Soyombo Ayomikun: Nigerians want food, not a rebased GDP (Poetry)

by Soyombo Ayomikun Whatever GDP means. Nigerians’ brains at the moment cannot comprehend. Please give us food. Before hunger deals ...

March 31, 2014

Soyombo Ayomikun: Yes, we were made to do big things (Poetry)

by Soyombo Ayomikun We lost rare gems. We lost beautiful hearts. As we swim through this ocean of pains we ...

March 24, 2014

Ayomikun Soyombo: Lupita Nyong’o of life (Poetry)

by Ayomikun Soyombo                    I have kissed the glory of Oscar. Mighty hearts have honoured me. I became a slave. ...

March 18, 2014

Ayomikun Soyombo: Cobhams Asuquo – The extraordinary gift of blindness (Poetry)

by Ayomikun Soyombo The blind had a dream. He saw beautiful days ahead. He fed on blindness. All to grow ...

March 7, 2014

Soyombo Ayomikun: Use the rod and kill the child (Poetry)

by Soyombo Ayomikun This Usain Bolt holds no world records. But has rich ‘compound records’. Whenever he chases his children ...

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