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What Redemption Exists for A Victim by Elisha Oluyemi

Who murdered their saviour? Just hell! Judas clenched his teeth, his lips compressed, as he tried to force back a groan. He stuck fingers into his eardrums to stop himself from hearing the frequent yelling from the crowd: “Die now! Or save yourself! You’re the son of God! Come down the cross! You die! You […]

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Untitled by Elisha Oluyemi

I honour righteousness in all things—even in murder (as some critics would tag my benevolence). But at least, that is my patients’ sole possibility of relief and a painless exit. Today, it’s all about Bala, a colon cancer stage IV patient, bedridden, and sure to disappear in three weeks. I see him grip his belly […]

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Win Or Lose by Dr. Jyoti Bhaskar

I went up to the roof on 15 th AugustTo see the symphony of the kites in the skyI stood there for an hourAwe struck by the swag and the dance of a pink kiteIt seemed like it had a missionTo reach the sunTo be the only oneTo be appreciated and loved by one and […]

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My Lovely Hind And My Pleasant Roe by Glory Ogunfunmilakin

A beautiful tour on the mountain, you like?Looking at the ravishing stars at night.Humming along with the melodious voices of the birds.Be mine, be my queen, be with me till I have grey beard.A ride on the horse holding you tight has been my dream. Me not being on suit does not mean I can’t […]

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And Love Hurts by David Angelo

And love hurtslike an axe to the headbecause I know it soDon’t lecture me withlanguage I don’t understandbecause I know it soAnd pain hurts likethe world’s populationof sharks all feedingon you at once becauseI know it so I know it so wellthat the smell of bloodin the water lingerslike a friend you had once. © […]

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Re-Annulment by Saula Sheriffdeen Olamilekan

Why are humans denied of their blood and souls?Why are these ghosts yet to see the fruits oftheir fight with their wealth and soul?Why is the thumb denied of its right to choose?Why hath the Patriot, a lot to lose?Why have the house become hopeless at the end of their votes?Why this re-annulment,When the electorates […]

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Gasp by Dennis Amankwaah

Hollow man. Strange apparition in the dark.Anxiety engulfs the coward. Chills befriends the weak.The room smells like blood. Eyes meet deadly face.Is there any escape?There is no door. The gateway is seized.I am not alone. Hollow man. Proud one.Immaculate apparel meets a cheerful face.Flattering his gains for cursory gazes.Yet his folly haunts him.There is an […]

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Tree Poem by Eboh Solomon Ogbonnaya

Tree Poem, written in honor of Her Excellency, Honorable British Queen Elizabeth II. TreeOnly her head sunk in the ground,With her gown held before her ankle,With her invicible legs sunk in the sky;Only her gown the wind blows.Is it an injustice that her leaves will never get to her feet? To her destination she seems […]

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Flashback by Benyeakeh Miapeh

Let’s take it to the beginning,When love was the breakfast, lunchDinner and lullaby to our souls,Dancing in roses with Valentine’s memory,When my yeses were yours andYour nos were my priority. Let’s take it to the beginning,When romantic words were likeDaily recitations and quotations,“I Love You” was like saying ‘Good Morning’We extruded it in our innocent […]

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The Midnight Journey by Caleb Burphy

Off in the dark, and scary night they went searching for woods to gather food:They stopped, and saw the fear saying bend, bend; too black and slander grass waved in disguise.Hovering the land, they saw a man whose legs were tiny, short, and fat.He walked forward as they withdrew, and to them the man said, […]

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Life of Me by Elizabeth

You lead me emotionallyas I feel what I dont wantyou say to me“your feeling is your prophecy” Falling into the pull of me…I accept what I dont wantI say:“I transmutate to legacy” We found a delicious itch on this spectrum you see,I scratch through the surface of significant meWhen the teacher and student becomes the […]

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Shattered Love by Shayla Sultana

I’ve seen the deep eyes that leads the zigzag wayAround us all dreemy sponge, these eyes were blue bayA sound of south breeze forcast the guddy cloudhands that huged the sky,today just rude and bony elbow. lover eyes were grilled ,all around spreads the smell of grilled fleshthe world was turning a big coal kitchenhope […]

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Untitled by Bidhata Pathak

Oh, slam the door, turn the lights off.Dump that cake and take your presents back.Oh, why that loud music? Hey, why are you dancing?A “Happy Birthday”? Yikes. my 16th birthday?Not 1, not 2, not 3, EIGHT million minutes!8 million minutes. Well, what did I do?Be a victim of a selfish sort of love?Learn something that […]

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Untitled by Victor Oyewole

Rose was struggling with her feet as she forced off the heels she wore to a date. John had earlier invited her that week for a date after work on Friday which she agreed. She wouldn’t stay a little bit longer with him at the restaurant because she had just received a call from Joseph; […]

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Fatal Attraction by Okunomo Damilola

I once met a girl.Black, tall and very beautiful.She was saying something, talking to a friend, while her hands moved all around.Every word was accompanied with extravagant body gestures.She’d tilt her head to the side when she laughed.I kept staring at her eyes, that was how I knew she was laughing. It was just an […]

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Untitled by Deepak Sharma

A boy used to live on an island with his family, where his father was stationed as a newly appointed officer to take care of the lighthouse. In a quiet night when everyone was asleep, a storm brewed in and engulfed the happiness of that family, leaving the innocent 11-year-old with just enough ration to […]

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Witch by Etoniru Favour

The witch. So she was called.A popular figure on Faraday street.On a bench she sits, staring into nothingness. Clad in tattered ill-smelling clothes, a clump of matted hair on her head and nothing encasing her feet, she sits.When, what and if she eats, no one knows.Some say she feeds on stubborn little children, tearing their […]

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What Came Along by Twastree Chakravarty

Part I There was nothing really special about that night. It wasn’t full moon, new moon, stormy or anything that could cook up an eerie feeling. Just a simple night, getting a little warm as summer had almost arrived. But for a bunch of engineering college going boys in their late teens, and put up […]

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To Love Is To Suffer by Nababa Maryam

Imagine you vowed never to love again because someone you once loved dumped you and left your heart broken.Then, he came with a flag to love you and take you to another beautiful dimension of love. He proved himself to be different from the other guys, he promised you heaven on earth. He promised to […]

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Film Trick by Ayeni Temitope

Like the man that owns it all, he walks. Like a man that knows it all, he walks. Walking in his long coat well seated on a tie. Shoe knocks the floor sounding like a military drum. Freeze!!! The policemen shouted like angry men trying to hold down a cow. In a second, black men […]

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The Night Jennifer Lost Her Virginity by Aloysius S. Harmon

She stares into the mirror, wondering how many hours God took to make her beautiful. She blushed about her curves and sexy thighs she has been blessed with. “Gosh! With this romantic body, clear skin, gold eyes, and lovely dimples; These are assets to get the best suitor,” Jennifer said and bits her lips playfully […]

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Untitled by Ayeni Temitope

A Divorce Paper”, I said out aloud. “What’s this Teni?” Yes, my wife’s name is Teni. I know I did not mention her name all this while because you never asked. “Yes it is” the annoying young lady said after me. “And who the hell her you?” I asked with a cold face. She took […]