AND HE CAME AGAIN

He told my mother that he wanted me to come to his house and take the money that he was owning her. I’m not always comfortable going to this man’s house and my mother knew this and she would always send me to go and get one or two things from him, meanwhile, I don’t

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WAITING FOR WILLIAMS

He promised to marry me when I am pregnant for him. That night I decided to give him my body, soul and spirit. We were on bed together telling each other how much we love ourselves and, how we could kill to make sure no one or anything come between us. Williams was a great

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MENACE OF POVERTY

She rushed out of the house with a heavy load on her head, drastically she moved without minding what would become of the baby in her womb. She had been cheated by nature many times, now, she wanted to go and face her ‘Chi’ and ask her why she torment her with a child that

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CRACKING TONE

Come, let me take you to Nigeria for you to hear a faint echoes of corruption; I will be your hearing ear for the night we spend there- When they ask you the time of change, tell them the messiah shall come from the east with a cup of wine and pieces of kola nuts.

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UNCLE OSY IS ‘DEAD’

We watched as they moved him into a white Toyota Sienna car. We don’t really know what happened to him but we waited, motionless and mouth widely opened in amazement. He was with us last night at the breaking of the full moon tale and now, the screams of the women was actually what woke

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SHOULD YOU GET THERE BEFORE ME

Echoes from Adebayo Make sure grandmother see your face, tell her of the fastened ground which harbors me in promiscuous manner. Prepared a gainful story in your lips, my mother must not know that life has made me one of his orphans in the wood. Death is a coward in the paradise of life. Should

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LONGING THOUGHT

To Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau Do you remember Sade? Do you remember yesterday we flew kite at the cloudy street of Ibadan? Do you remember how I channelled your thought to those boys who went and never return home with their beds of happiness. Do you remember Sade and Kemjy? Those you said that have steps

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ELEMENT OF FREEDOM

Ask your mother how your father Was sold yesterday to the hands of righteous death, curling in fearful fist. His stomach was empty with a widened wild hunger and she left him to die. Ask her of your name “Kamchetanna”. Ask her of your sisters and brothers sold into slavery before you were born. She

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