Tag: optimism

Dear Irony

IDear Irony, “Tell me, my goddess.”What numbers have you laid sway?Is it the Wise – who derides Folly?Or the ridiculed who derides his mocker –“In all his insight and contemplative devote he isa maverick proclaiming without any result his knowinglike a parched lost vagabond… Continue Reading “Dear Irony”

My Drug, Her Smile

PHOTOGRAPHER: kehinde ogunsanya

Dreamland

Dreamland’s gate is not lockedeven those betrothed to miseryride in the delight of the Wright brothershug princes in a wanton relishrevel in well-styled buffetwhile their empty bowels groan timidly. Dreamland’s gate is not locked,a land lush in lithospheric beautyof bright hues spread vastlyseparated by… Continue Reading “Dreamland”

@59

Today at 59, I sing of the beauty of Nigeria without the bickering of tribe without the malice of a map – no Muslim north, no Christian south no Igbo resentment, no Yoruba stereotype nor Hausa/Fulani ‘Born-to-Rule’ hypothesis. I sing of a country free… Continue Reading “@59”

DESIDERATA

Go placidly amid the noise and haste remember there is peace in silence embraced. As far as it depends on you stall, be peaceable, be in good terms with all. Speak truth to all, listen to others interrogatories, even the dull and ignorant have… Continue Reading “DESIDERATA”