One Poem By Nigerian Poet, Ariyo Ahmad
There are several facets of boyhood that we do not often talk about. Ariyo Ahmad weaves some of them into this rather beautiful poem which is replete with mesmerizing metaphors and other poetic devices. It is such a delight to share it with you. –…
Two Poems By Nigerian Poet, Oladosu Michael Emerald
Growing up is a little different for males in a society that sets unrealistic goals for men. In these poems, Oladosu Michael Emerald writes about his adventurous transition from boyhood to manhood. These poems tell a story that many are not bold enough to write…
The Phantom’s Refrain
Written By: Samuel Adeyemi A boy walks into a bar,swings the door openlike he is the wind’s first child.But a boy has no mother.The world commits another absurd adoption.A boy is another loose string on the cello,another wrong piano note,whose sound is swallowed in the…
To My Next Abuser
Written By: John Chizoba Vincent When next you come stretchingyourself into a different nameless river,I beg to connect to your tide and waves,do not force me to spread my legsagain like those that came before youdid; I have not seen my period afterMallam Musa’ prayers…
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Our #MCM for the week is Saddiq Dzukogi @SaddiqDzukogi. His collection of poems, “Your Crib, My Qibla”, has earned rave reviews since its recent publication.
Award-winning poet, Ilya Kaminsky, describes it as a “stunning, memorable book”!
You had your voice,
yet silence was your outburst ..."
In this #poem, Ojo Emmanuel writes about loss, grief, and the long painful journey to healing. It is a sad, sensational poem & worth the #read.
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