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A night rain

Oh it rains again The clouds stomach rumbles This quiet evening of soft breezes Strong bashing up the pan At least the pan has found a companion tonight And up these village hills I can hear the swooshing trees Pray for some mercy When will the pan drummers ever stop? And the happy frog choir? […]

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Let Them Hear

Let them hear… From the hills of Isuikwuato My sleepy hilly land From my new’est bride Uyo To the ancient muds of Enugu From Makurdi’s Benue river beach To those peaked crags of Jos Let them hear… As I dream of the undying Lights of the Lagoon city The snake lanes of Abuja Cockcroachin’ thru […]

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A lonely Dream

There’s a star Out’here Lookin’ lonely and hapless It looked even more prettier alone I saw it from the bed When I pushed the curtain to a side Tis cold and moonless night It was shiverin’ Or maybe I thought it was Just under my bed I heard a cricket shriek Maybe he was mad […]

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The Legend of Wawadomea: Cannibals of the East

Far out the lonely seas of the Indies Our maiden vessel sailed Hitting the strongest winds Surfing the wild oceans And at all times; bumping into the skies In this quiet piece of the ocean A strange sea of some sort Where there stays a blue sky An evenings journey with the Cods A short […]

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Childhood Harmattan

I wonder why I miss the harmattan Why it is yet to come Why it stays in his cloak Shy and letting the rain bully him I miss the smell of dust cakes And our delay in burning the grasses So I can see the fumes dance to meet the sky And why we ‘stay’ […]

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Breaking the Kola

God our tryst makerOur lover and He who knows allChineke m, ke bi nigwe!Maker of the UniverseHe whom fetches water with a basketTo disgrace the bucketHe who whips us with one handAnd consoles us with the otherHe who stills a raging seaHe who made the Kola nutThe King of all foods!We break the Kola nutThe […]

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A Haiku of Love

When there was love I saw the clouds Clear as the sweet spring Leaping in joyful haste

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