Category Archives: Poetry

Iyaniwura; Mother is gold

Iyaniwura; Mother is gold. She who kept you safe, tirelessly, from harms way. She who wanders, hell and paradise, assuring you flourish, in her own path, or even her Creator’s, fearlessly, as She plays with fire (fate), and death (destiny). She who walks the path; one dare not say. She who suffers the pain while …

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MIDNIGHT WAKE (A Poem) by Abdullah Muhammadu Salisu

Come O’ little one, Come lay your head abreast my bossom, Let my tender palms tend your furrowed brows, Like the foreigner from ashore set sail and catches ease, Threshing through zephyr and mirth, See the green meadows Glistening in winter mist, Fair beauties of the rainbow Glides smoothly on waterfalls, And lullaby rhymes are …

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Black Damsel

Come to me my darling, Come to me like the wind That blows my way, Come to me with love, Come to me in your nature, Come to me in your beauty, Come to me my damsel. Come to me my darling, Damsel, Come let the gentle wind of the Sahara whirl and whirl around …

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Curse of a bereft Mother/Witch (A Poem) by Abdullah Muhammadu Salisu

A night as cold as a corpse, Silent as like the creature that crawls underneath the cot of a slumbered child, Quiet as a shadow and Quick as a snake. In a hamlet carved out of the mountain Killmanjaro, Haunts the ghost of an innocent soul (child), Summoned by the chanting incantation of a witch, …

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It’s only a poem

” Imagine that this / the only light of the night / got blinded by me.” ” You imagined that? / Now imagine I’m your God / then you are a fool.” ” are you pondering? / Come ‘on man I’m just joking / it’s only a poem.”

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2015 POEM

Finally the year presents its’ last date to many, to many in mirth, to many in misery, to many as an ending date, Januaries are made of Green, for it’s a new start granted to any survival of ere. Decembers are made of Red, for it’s an opportunity gracefully honoured. Monday is hectic, Tuesday is …

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