POEMS BY BRAVEDAVE ABISOYE OSIFEKO | WRITERS’ GALLERY

WEEK 1 BETA BETA NAIJA Our youths dey play inside water From Monday to Sunday, na beach. Pictures go full social media, Yet we want make country beta. Dem dey shout 'Thank God na Friday" Like pikins dey scream "Up NEPA" But when elections reach, dem go vex Sey youths sef suppose dey in power. …

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POEMS BY JUMOKE ADESEWA OLAH | WRITERS’ GALLERY

WEEK 2 I can hear them The mumbling of their stomach and the weakness of their strength. I could obviously read them; their confused thoughts written on their fore-head, The sweat of survival which stood around their neck and the hope which their eyes couldn't reach. I can hear them, Their screaming pass and the …

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POEMS BY IFEMENI DERRICK WHITE | WRITERS’ GALLERY

WEEK 1 THE BEGINNING She slowly strapped off her virginness, Like a chainsaw dividing a tree into two halves, As her virgin dress fell, Like a stone thrown to kiss clouds, Accelerating down like a car that lost its motion. Her fully enboldened pure heavens, Sent iced torrid affection, Down my racked bones, As her …

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POEMS BY AWOTIDE OLUWASEUN MICHEAL | WRITERS’ GALLERY

WEEK 2 THE WORLD ISN'T SMILING In its warm laments with a broken throb The dead, the living physcre sore All souls perish in poverty great summon The earth eyes full of crimson stains Full of fiery tears in cascade strings The stomach of Cosmo's doom fore told Dying in the grave yard of a …

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POEMS BY ADESINA ABIOLA TAIWO | WRITERS’ GALLERY

WEEK 1 Heart on Errand * Why is my eyes brimming with tears? And my heart consuming itself, Something left me, And shattered me into pieces. * Why does my eyes failed to sleep? And my heart kept beating fast ? A part of me as left , And I've been made incomplete * The …

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