Poetry Tag Archive

Becky’s Dream

Heart beating Blood pumping Lipstick check Foundation and powder check The dress is on point Colour combination is a goal Her heels on her feet Purse in her hands Smile unfiltered...

I Overcame

My trial looming Sadness lasting Tears overflowing Wound not healing But I overcame My apparel getting tattered My flesh becoming leaner My beauty appears fading Emotion seems...

Woman: The African Tale

On arrival into the world, her struggles start Tutored by ancient books unwritten Termed frail by society Within her household schooled Her daily tales are stories of who she is...

Lessons of Life

I feared love Until it touched my heart, Making the darkness fade Into bright sunny days I feared death Until I realized that it’s not an end But a beginning. I feared the...

Keep Moving

Darkest times lead us To brightest moments Most painful struggles Grant necessary growth The end of the road Is just the discovery That we are meant to travel Down different paths...

To The Coffin Maker

By Olabode Oyawale (@bodewites) You make coffin for the rich and poor, A home better than abroad, The rest room after sweet labour The bed you don't share with your spouse Sweet...

A Gem

Shall I compare you to the sun? You light up the world with ease. Shall I compare you to the rain? Your heart showers it sweetness on the good and bad alike. Shall I compare you...

“REVOLUTION / ARMED GUARDS / CROSS THE RIVER AFTER DARK” – YOUR CREATIVE WORD SALAD, IS A PEOPLE’S HORROR

My Dad sends me videos on Whatsapp the leader of the liberal party in Benin addresses our people on a recording from France “The new president tried to kill me. Citoyens du...

to hell with armistice (the rebellion’s official manifesto)

i. i have a gun between my legs and i’m not afraid to shoot each bullet will rip through ribcage nail your heart to your spine you’ll fall back wide eyes your own gun,...

I Think I Like You

Another summer and you’re the one on my mind  Your pleasant words and humour so kind Now I’m certain, this demeanour is the type I find I can’t help but think you’re...