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Nigerian Poetry: We Are The Lazy Ones

Nigerian Poetry: We Are The Lazy Ones

We Are The Lazy Ones by A.B. Ikus Life to us we never take easy Switching walks of life to make ends meet Nooks and crannies like rats we ransack And hard labour gives us our daily bread. We roar like lions chasing off crowd For a chickenfeed you make us political thugs In your political jingoism we are the steps But in its monetary benefits we become gatecrashers. We are the lazy ones who never r... »

Nigerian Poetry: Break Away in Pains by Atere Oluwagbemisola

Nigerian Poetry: Break Away in Pains by Atere Oluwagbemisola

Each day I break away in pains, It would have been better if I was bound with chains. As each night draws nigh, Every now and then, I sigh. I’ve always believed God’s word through His oracle, Waited so long and patiently for a miracle. They say God can never be too late But sometimes I wonder when He’d pick a date. It is believed that people tell lies in their stories to impress,... »

Nigerian Poetry: Inchoate by Opeyemi Joe

Nigerian Poetry: Inchoate by Opeyemi Joe

Nothing comes fully gendered Not the sky nor the earth And not even the whole universe In whose bowel swirl countless stars One of which is ours. I say, nothing comes wholly made Not heaven nor the angels Nor the devil and demons and hell And not the deities even are perfect If not, why do we change them? Sanponna who was pox is more So also is Sobiya, the guinea worm But in their groves rear new ... »

African Poetry: Letter From An Aborted Child by RabJ

African Poetry: Letter From An Aborted Child by RabJ

Enjoy this African poetry. My mother’s womb is now my grave The Doctors pill was the gun Mama pulled the trigger when she swallowed the pill It pierced through my heart, it made me scream I turned to my maker in pains ‘you tricked me’ I cried out She was no haven you promised You promised peace in her embrace but here I am in pieces How eager I was to meet her To tell her how saf... »

Nigerian Poetry: I’m Just A Break Away by Akande Tunji

Nigerian Poetry: I’m Just A Break Away by Akande Tunji

I’m just a break away. Just one break and that’s it! No looking back, no coming back! Going like some gone before into sunrise! Setting off into life and leaving dreams behind! All past, forgotten! The present, self-centered! The future, uncertain! I’m just a break away. Just one break and that’s it! I’m just a teardrop away. Just one teardrop and that’s it! Eye... »

Checkout This Lovely Nigerian Poetry: Before I Self Destruct (psycho)

Checkout This Lovely Nigerian Poetry: Before I Self Destruct (psycho)

Here is a Nigerian Poetry titled, Before I Self Destruct (psycho) written by JigsawKillah. Am sure you are going to enjoy it. Immune to the pains of heartbreak; I prided myself Weed would take it all away, I lied to myself My emotions drown me in waves, I’m crying for help I died and was reborn: a psycho you’d create Went on a heartbreaking spree, never felt remorse Till it became more... »

Nigerian Poetry: War Against Corruption by Ayeni Tolulope

Nigerian Poetry: War Against Corruption by Ayeni Tolulope

Checkout this Nigerian poetry titled “War against corruption” and written by, Ayeni Tolulope. They came drumming like Bantu warriors Claiming they had a war to fight And the capacity to be victorious They had composed the songs of victory Before the war began the spoils were shared So we danced to their beats like a possessed medium Yes, we were confident the messiah is here No, we wer... »

Poetry: Locked away in my thoughtshop by Akande Tunji

Poetry: Locked away in my thoughtshop by Akande Tunji

I’m locked away in my thoughtshop. Chopping at my thoughts, filing my emotions. Like a craftsman, I sculptured my dream into reality. Not even this black night will obstruct my moon from drawing the man and his shadow. A silhouette of life. Not the moon, not the night, but the stars and a million gaze from eyes that see all except self will tell the tale. A falling star is a unicorn, the hop... »

Nigerian Poetry: In Your Thoughts by Temitope Romiluyi

Nigerian Poetry: In Your Thoughts by Temitope Romiluyi

Here is a short poetry piece. Enjoy Wen you think bout me do you feel confused Wen you think bout me do you feel delighted Wen you think bout me do you wanna sing all day long Wen you think bout me do you feel butterflys in your tummy Wen you stare at me wat goes through your head Wen you stare at me wat do you wanna do Wen I lay next to you does your heart race fast Wen I lay next to you does you... »