Christmas Tree by Abten

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Oh’ Christmas tree Please give them glee. I count each a stormy tide, When they made me smile, Pulling me through my stride. Oh’ how they made me smile. And to each, a desire become a gain, Their pain, no more strives as bane. Four lassies I see as blissful rain; My strain they are, […]

Meet my mum- literally.

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1. Name: Yusuf Gloria Ejura 2. Country/ State: Nigeria/Kogi state 3.DOB: 23rd February 4. Religion: Christianity 5. Favourite book: Words Are Our Sorcery by Karl Wiggins 6. Why are you on earth: To put smiles on people’s face which is part of God’s purpose in my life. 7. Talk to the world: I would say […]

Loving Right

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”You don’t love me” were the words she kept repeating amidst sobs. The words sounded as horsewhips on his back. ”How could she say such harsh words in spite of all I DO for her?”, you find yourself asking back in confusion. She saunters away, finding succor in the stream of tears flowing down her […]

For Enebuse Franklin on his birthday

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The dark eyed deltan whose big eyes are ever rolling in quantum trouble modes with sharp pinchy fingers whose plenty wahala walked into the world the day his birth was announced. ‘It’s a boy’ they screamed oblivious of his wahala skills packed within his soon to be expanded physique. His tiny body as a baby […]

For Praise Psalm

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His name is Praise he sings psalms yet is surnamed Psalm. His psalms rise up everyday as praise to He alone. his life is a praise rendered as psalms to his Own. he is Praise and also Psalm; his life, a journey of music. Call him Praise maybe call him Psalm I’d rather call him […]

Lyrical Family

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See their sparkling ink of real words they stink these lines are rare yet truth alone they rear see figures dance to speech and ink flows become a leech. Lyrically sound morally bound poetically tight words are put to fight find me a worded place where I’d watch my writing pace. When the earth quakes […]

FOR JOY BEDDU JOHNSON ON HER BIRTHDAY

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Her name is YOJ, she’s a queen. I love my YOJ she’s my friend. Her wit is fine, her heart merry. A friend she is, a worthy crony. She, with a million dollar smile, today the world celebrates a lady whose presence fills a vacuum that would have been. She is Iya Beddu. The one […]