Tag: Poetry

Op-Ed EditorMay 26, 2016

Poetry: To Forgotten Children

by Henry Emenike Anumudu We are Children of Wretched Hope Clutching to the godliness of vainly men Wounded, betrayed by ...

Op-Ed EditorMarch 25, 2016

The humming continues (POETRY)

This morning something was different The cock did not crow, nor did the birds sing Instead a mechanical humming held ...

Adebayo EmuleomoFebruary 21, 2016

Dark clouds gather to conspire against the land (POETRY)

Dark clouds have gathered to conspire. The wind is now rocking trees with astute authority Making their leaves dance to ...

Janeth JSeptember 25, 2015

Registration commences for the Lagos International Poetry Festival

Registration for the highly anticipated Lagos International Poetry Festival is now open. More exciting is that registration is completely free. ...

Janeth JJune 20, 2015

Wole Soyinka loses Oxford professor of poetry post to British poet

Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has lost the post of Oxford Professor of Poetry to a fellow contender Simon Armitage. Armitage, ...

Emmanuel ChidiogoFebruary 11, 2015

Sanmi Abiodun: This month is a seed, invest it (Poetry)

by Sanmi Abiodun This month is a seed, invest it A peephole to your future, respect it We know the ...

Emmanuel ChidiogoFebruary 11, 2015

Sanmi Abiodun: Living my life at 28 (Poetry)

by Sanmi Abiodun I’m twenty eight It’s getting late The world wouldn’t wait To have a taste Of what I ...

April 11, 2014

Sandra Nwadi: Let me tell you about my first kiss (Poetry)

by Sandra Nwadi That first kiss. I do remember candidly, The exact feelings that welled up.  The Twittering, chirruping  Butterflies. My ...

January 26, 2014

Rejoinder: Dear gay lover, do you really know God? (Poetry)

by Clement Molu In eyes that chose not to condemn. Eyes that made her realize that she is forgiven. With stern words: ...

September 25, 2013

Poetry: In memoriam – For Kofi Awoonor who died in the Kenya mall attack

by Abdul ‘Obemata’ Mahmud ….still, I think of about this moment, I clear the sea of mourners with my gaze, thinking it ...

September 23, 2013

Ezinne Onyeka: This is who we are (30 Days, 30 Voices)

by Ezinne Onyeka “Just our hopes, our fears, our regrets, our joys.” We each have a throne on which we rule; ...

September 15, 2013

Adeife Adebiyi: Midnight delirium (30 Days, 30 Voices)

by Adeife Adebiyi Behind the ancient hills of Jagun The tired moon retires swiftly to sleep Albeit quite rudely, without ...

September 8, 2013

Olaniyan Ajibola: Fragile words (30 Days, 30 Voices)

by Olaniyan Ajibola In the height of my fervor; in the intoxication of my emotions. At that moment when my ...

August 31, 2013

Poetry: Will I ever hear the victory song?

by Wole Samuel Opesanmi The victory songs and shouts become still, the favourite fighter of the crowd is weak! with arrogance, ...

July 23, 2013

Tunde Kara: My musings for Wura (30 Days, 30 Voices)

I do not ask that you return; I do not ask that you not run – far from it… Hey ...

July 11, 2013

Afolabi Olaniyi: Heartbreak and love gone sour (30 Days, 30 Voices)

“Can we not look in the eyes of the other and speak the truth, as done in the days of ...

July 10, 2013

Murewa Olubela: The search for success (30 Days, 30 Voices)

  “All I could think of was f__k! I was blank. Okay!” I was told since my childhood to search ...

May 3, 2013

Timi Odeneye: Cry of obukomena genento (30 Days, 30 Voices)

I want to be a crusader A real big social fighter Let’s see through the eyes of the Eagle, so ...

March 13, 2013

Poetry: The Plea, by Nsisong Effiong

by Nsisong Effiong Stay here and love me Let me bask in your laughter, Conspire against june… For death is ...

March 9, 2013

Poetry: An ode to withering love, by Isi Esene

by Isi Esene Others saw a happy woman with the key to happiness firmly within her grasp; But I saw ...

November 23, 2012

Nonye Ujowundu: Going forward (30 Days, 30 Voices)

I am not saying my life is perfect yet. I just know it is near perfect now. I have not ...

November 19, 2012

Y! Poetry: Hearts of sorrows connected

by Sandra Chinonye Vivian Nwadi I’m no different and our hearts connect, Because the turmoil still tumbles, In my enriched soul. ...

August 9, 2012

Poetry: Okada

by Nneka Jethro-Iruobe Oh Okada   The smallest of commercial transporters Easy prey to bigger road users Yet the most ...

June 15, 2012

Writing Advice: How to remain a poet in a busy world

From Writer’s Relief staff: If you’re a poet, maintaining a poetic sensibility is important whether you have all the time ...

May 23, 2012

Poetry Corner: ‘Equality’ by 14-year-old Daniella Ekwueme

 by Daniella Ekwueme And I live in a world where men sit and take millions and millions of dollars for their ...

May 13, 2012

Writer’s Speak: ‘Running’ by Chiedu Ifeozo

Waking up with a girl they don’t even remember and wishing she’d just simply leave, hopefully on another night they ...

March 25, 2012

FaithNaija: Ever Strong || Spoken Word Poetry

by Chi Ibe Ever Strong is a spoken word poem about God’s empowerment in our weakness… He will never leave ...

OluwapelumiJuly 4, 2011

WriterSpeaksPoetry: Tears!

by WriterSpeaksPoetry I weep When will it stop I pray Looking for the answer Hopeful change is near   Spent ...

OluwapelumiMarch 15, 2011

For Poets: Rewind

by Ore Fakorede Give me Sunday and all the others, The hours with which I never bothered. Give me back ...

OluwapelumiMarch 7, 2011

WriterSpeaksPoetry: yesTOday’s SCHOOL

by WriterSpeaksPoetry A discovery loomed in the air The sensitive sense it The mindful are mindfulL of it The thoughtful… ...

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