POEMS BY OJO TAIYE | WRITERS’ GALLERY

WEEK 2 CANDLE LOVERS And for a year or two i had buried myself in your shade on the bed of hunger someday, when the spotlight moon calls you out you will reach into my lifeline hours of deceit: your voice is now a candle flickering at the windowsill my breasts fly south in darkness …

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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 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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POEMS BY MOSOBALAJE M ABIMBOLA | WRITERS’ GALLERY

WEEK 2 Motor-Cycle now this is the situation of our motor the fare is a better-life. in here we choose our drivers... the engine roared to life at twenty nine minutes past five the accelerator is floored at a neutral the car jerked and the driver announced our movement with our backs relaxed and eyes …

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POEMS BY JOHN CHIZOBA VINCENT | WRITERS’ GALLERY

WEEK 2 LET THERE BE PEACE Let there be a new song of oneness Not from the old ruggered gun of lies That perches on the ego of pride, and Let butterflies grow in the shoulder of Hatred that governs this breakable world. We can be called the songsters of love, Those who knows how …

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