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Dear X

I loved you.. I think I still do Life without you only has prospects of gloom My first true friend even before I learned to say Amen You were my sunshine and the storm that came rolling after You bring…

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The Dynamics of Time

It starts with seconds That run into minutes Which run into hours Then into days Thus making a week Of which four make a month That makes a year when twelve converge. Years come together to form a decade Decades…

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Jos

I dwell in this ghost town , that harbours wandering spirits of boys who went and never returned. This town where condolences are meals for mothers with girls that faded into dirt. Yesterday, before the moon broke its slumber, a…

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Safe Haven

Pain held a portion of me in its domain, You extended a helping hand to halt its reign, The other portion sank in an ocean of sorrow, You revived it from the engrossing woe. Challenges fed my friable soul to…

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The Sluggard

Tomorrow crawls up your sleeves. You do not hearken. Rather, you kick up dust and play blame games in the mud while the frail eyes of your mind see other hands turning brown to green. Tomorrow cries as you kick…

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The City That You Were

I was Jos and he was Lagos. I was the quiet streets of Rock Haven: the houses separated by the heavy silence of unanswered ‚hellos‛ from neighbours. the absolute conservation of shades the trees cast here – was totally me….

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I Hide

Drapes, heavy yet transparent hide me from my shame, Guilt and secret pleasures Separate but within view How can I be so good yet so bad? How do I douse these flames of adventure? I question my thoughts They seem…

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Sometimes

At times when life is hard, the heart fights to be a stone, a lone stone at the shore of the ocean. Washed away by the morning wave, nothing but empty shell, nothing to save. One tries to be brave,…

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Vows

Tell me You will love me Without flowers Lacking facial hair.   And I will love you with no face beats, In absence of multi coloured eyes.   Tell me You will call me When I have no airtime, That…

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