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Poetry

MAN

In this  very hearted confrontation, we were heads to heads involved in, Too often than usual, I overheard – “you don’t talk to a man like that” Ade? A man? But what could possibly make Adeola a man?, I thought And “Man…

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Poetry

The Innocent and Pure

The Innocent and Pure An enchantress and an allure, Flawless in her green flowery dress, Gorgeous hair as a crown on her head, A reflection of the little fairy-tale Mermaid, Beauty from Nature, so true and pure.   A poignant…

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Poetry

Letters To Our Virgin Mums

Dear Spinster, I have been schooled on how you feel The tokophobia you conceal Not even Mary Kay, Elf, Maybelline or L.A girl Pro could seal the deal. The supposition of your prospective spouse is no fear compared to the…

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Short Story

Tasting Fear

I smelt fear for the first time when mom died. Strangers, loud mouthed and boisterous, dragged us through dark alleys smelling of rotting red meat and wilting vegetables, yelling “I have what you want”, “Come, buy from me”. Dad always…

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