Symphony of Confusion by Osowe Olugbenga (@gbengaosowe)

SYMPHONY OF CONFUSION - Osowe Oluwagbenga Hiohiohiohio Hysterical laughter from the throats of elders, Mocking, The cacophony of voices of their children, Anger’s children, Coherently incoherent in speech, And consistently inconsistent In their convictions, Daggers drawn, bellies receiving Harpoons set, jugulars endangering Swords of words subversively delivered Facts distorted, Truth corrupted, Laughter Kwakwakwakwa Harmonized guffaws, … Continue reading Symphony of Confusion by Osowe Olugbenga (@gbengaosowe)

She by Aje Mofifunoluwa (@rossymorph)

  Flowing with milk and honey Yet her tits are dry like a virgin’s Giant they address her Yet like ant she works They call her home Yet they run away from her Still they say “no place like home” Her colour signifies growth But in corruption and deceits she grows, births and swims Peace, … Continue reading She by Aje Mofifunoluwa (@rossymorph)

BOUND FREEDOM by Mofifunoluwa Aje (@rossymorph)

    Freedom without progress Liberty without achievement Free on the surface, bound in the mind Radiant faces, shallow thinking Surrounded with wealth yet poor Talents lie fallow, still, searching for whom to do what Spinning in tangibility yet looking for irrelevances Diamond folded at hand, but passionately searching for decayed wood Opportunities fly around … Continue reading BOUND FREEDOM by Mofifunoluwa Aje (@rossymorph)

Murphy and Lawrence. You and I (poetry) by ‘Lanre Bucknor (@lordrooz)

What's in this life? A life of strife A life of thrive A life trapped in the wilderness of crime What's in this life? A life of greed Full of lost creeds A life we yearn more than live to be free What's in this life? A life of insincere hajj Of unreal mirage A … Continue reading Murphy and Lawrence. You and I (poetry) by ‘Lanre Bucknor (@lordrooz)

TWO PEOPLE & ONE HAUSA MAN – @gbengaosowe & Naija Ethnocentrism by @toyinfab

TWO PEOPLE & ONE HAUSA MAN – Osowe Oluwagbenga @gbengaosowe …1996 A sunny Wednesday afternoon, Tired and spent, feeling weak and hungry Boy though I was, I walked like a man who spent the whole day on the farm Then I saw the crowd, and Cursed with the curiosity of a cat, I moved Towards … Continue reading TWO PEOPLE & ONE HAUSA MAN – @gbengaosowe & Naija Ethnocentrism by @toyinfab

TWIN-OBITS- FOR COMMON SENSE&CAUTION BY (@gbengaosowe & @il_duce)

TWIN OBITS – FOR COMMON SENSE & CAUTION Adieu Common-Sense – Osowe Oluwagbenga @gbengaosowe Common sense is dead and gone to the grave Ooh, aah, gone to the grave We went to the burial and said #OMaseO Ooh, aah, and said #OMaseO It’s buried in iPads and tablets, living no more Ooh, aah, living no … Continue reading TWIN-OBITS- FOR COMMON SENSE&CAUTION BY (@gbengaosowe & @il_duce)

An Elegy to the GIRL-bride by Gbenga Osowe (@gbengaosowe)

This is an elegy to the bride who is still but a child Crying every night as she suffers pain so gruesome and not mild Pains caused by the enlarged phallus of a man no better than beasts in the wild In tears, she watched, as the beast grunted in the joy of orgasmic fervour … Continue reading An Elegy to the GIRL-bride by Gbenga Osowe (@gbengaosowe)

19:16 – Osowe Oluwagbenga (@gbengaosowe)

It’s 19:16, And no, I am not talking about 2 years into the First World War But peace still eludes us, For we are ruled by men with no focus Propounding theorems of like religion and ethnicity to divide us So we fight and argue amongst ourselves Whilst they keep on collecting allowances and bonuses … Continue reading 19:16 – Osowe Oluwagbenga (@gbengaosowe)

MUMBO-JUMBO – Osowe OluwaGbenga

The inchoate thoughts in my cerebral facility Are propelling me to a point of torpor and soporific profundity, Wherein I become incapable of lucid, pristine and accurate rhetoric, So I satiate this page with a plethora of prevaricated specious verbose inanity Hoping that your sagacity would repudiate my innocuous luminous disparate Not taking it as … Continue reading MUMBO-JUMBO – Osowe OluwaGbenga

MOTOR JAM POLICE – Osowe Oluwagbenga (@gbengaosowe) & Toyin Fabunmi

MOTOR JAM POLICE – Osowe Oluwagbenga (@gbengaosowe) Melodious rhythms echoes from the bean cake seller As she bids all to come and gladly partake of her delicacy, “Sweet honey bean cake, bring small money make u come take” Then two silly swerves of the vehicle, Like a madman on cheap drugs And alas of the … Continue reading MOTOR JAM POLICE – Osowe Oluwagbenga (@gbengaosowe) & Toyin Fabunmi

Silent Chapters- (One Thought-Two Genres-Two Writers-1 Title)

SILENT CHAPTERS ( The Poem) Osowe Oluwagbenga (@gbengaosowe)   Mum says it’s a clinic, but all I see is a room full of books; Big and small, written and illustrated by women like my Mother, men like my father? Maybe! Maybe I'd write a book one day. Hard-covered, gilt-edged, with words masterfully crafted to Recount … Continue reading Silent Chapters- (One Thought-Two Genres-Two Writers-1 Title)

BROTHERS, STRANGERS – Osowe Oluwagbenga (@gbengaosowe)

    They are brothers yet strangers, Born of different mothers One dark and stocky, The other light and lithe   One lives for the rings The world of punches and jabs The more you throw, the more your belts The other lives for the pitches, In his world, goals and dribbles count The more … Continue reading BROTHERS, STRANGERS – Osowe Oluwagbenga (@gbengaosowe)

LET’s TALK ABOUT SONGS – Osowe Oluwagbenga @gbengaosowe

    Let's talk about songs, Lyrically waxed intelligent or not, Life’s messages mapped unto beats and rhythms Love’s sonnets arranged into soul-enriching tunes Lullabies, sending little ones to the lands where no worries exist, Loud, ear-assaulting, intelligence defying, peace- eroding cacophonies Let’s talk about songs, meaningful or not   Let’s reminisce about Commander Obey, … Continue reading LET’s TALK ABOUT SONGS – Osowe Oluwagbenga @gbengaosowe

National Anthem Annotated – Osowe Oluwagbenga

    Arise! O Compatriots, For 12 years or more of our lives we’ve said those words, Like robots and parrots, chanting and reciting, But to the meaning of the words we give no thoughts, So we refuse to arise, rather we chill and relax While our nation continually rots,  Yet we say we’re compatriots … Continue reading National Anthem Annotated – Osowe Oluwagbenga