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THE VOICE INSIDE SPEAKS

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wait, have you ever listened to yourself to that tiny voice, left on mind shelf? have you answered his questions trailing your planned actions? do you ignore  'the mind fool'? of its rantings, are you unmindful? when Night meets you on though bed do you beam smiles or cringe in dread?

WORSHIP OF WAR-SHEEP IN WAR-SHIP

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we came to offer worship... alas, a wolf who wore-sheep's clothes says its time for war-ships... i foresee death for foolish war-sheep!!! blind war-sheep packed in war-ship led to bloody worship

MUST YOU BUY BULL?

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hey, open your Bible! read it! must you buy-bull from these bumbling pastors? see, some are thieving pa-Stores leaking lies to lure sheepish sheep! they store your fleece in private ship! while your eyes are closed, praying your collared one stalks, preying! as he sweats from many pores his words are raiding purse! read! must you buy-bull? open that dusty Bible!

THE RACE BEGINS AGAIN

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They have come again to the tracks; Familiar faces awaiting the pistol crack And he  that gets there first Shall soon have a puffed up chest. See, now they are humble and meek For the license to rape they seek. But the rules and the prizes are theirs; All that we have is hope and fears. Have they not raped us enough And kept our fingers from the trough? Have they not cut our tongues That we may not speak of their wrongs? We have no voice, no hope, no will, Knowing only 'what may' not 'what will.”

CAN A WOO-MAN WOO A MAN

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girl in love… if her heart beats tingling her lady-bits can she go tell it to him or await ‘I love you ’ hymn !?! can a woo-man love and woo? some say she can’t (who!) must she stay silent sigh-at-length?

A MAN AND HIS PUN, A WOMAN AND HER PORN

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a married man who puns left his wife... met a huzzler who porns                 yes! porn him to death                            it's fair due                  yes! pawn him to debt                            he'll eat dew!

MY LAGOS OF INDUSTRIOUS PEOPLE

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These days, more than ever before, most young Nigerians decide to remain unemployed until a white collar job comes to pay them a visit in the comfort of their bedrooms. Yes, some will go looking, souring the streets as they seek out the dream job they believed they MUST get as graduates. Unfortunately for many, years will roll on years and they’ll still be writing application letters. In Lagos, we have these kinds of people too, blaming government and refusing to take their destinies to task or toeing the tempting path of crime.  But we also have another set of people – young Nigerians, from different tribes, doing legitimate ‘whatevers’ to make a honest living. Some turn traders, others take to crafts like tailoring, art, graphics and just about any paying thing. One of them is the dude in the picture above. This funky-looking dude and another guy (his brother maybe) are selling fried bean cakes, akara and puff-puff. The interesting about what they sell is that it is spe

DEATH WAITING TO BE BORN

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some lies hurt no one. by such a 'good' war is won some truths can kill. but, i warn: a good lie is death waiting to be born! a good lie is death waiting to be born! though truths, atimes, kill.  i warn: 'good' lie may get a  war won but it can hurt everyone!

I WILL REPORT YOU TO THE FUTURE

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i will report you to the Future when my verses will be scripture to the unborn, lucky not to witness how a nation died by your weakness of our patience and your Patience my pen will write in impatience candid tale of stolen pensions is not a thing my pen shuns i will tell them you danced to drunken beat! you pranced before blind crowd at the Eagle’s Square instead of gathering beagles they will know Chibok and Baga! i will also verse of the oil saga that dollars nested in bags and left NNPC with rags you can’t tear my notes with a sack of naira notes for as i write, Future notes... Uncle Jo, write your exit note!

HERE I AM NOW

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in due time, it will cum keep planting, it will come suck determination's nipple surely, it'll cum, with firm ripple i've crawled before eaten meals off the floor licked clean men's dusty boots borne the weight of bloody brutes ...here i am now!

WHOSE ASH?

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he who spits fire knows he will taste ash... what Fireman does not know is whose ash his tongue will taste! tell me, whose ash will yours taste Mr Fireman? Say, if you know for a man must taste ash after he spits fire!

MEET SUNDAY OLAKUNLE THE NIGERIAN POLICEMAN WITH A GOLDEN HEART

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On the 16th of December 2014, I wrote about a Nigerian police officer who went out of his way to ensure than a child hawker who was involved in a KEKE NAPEP (tricycle) accident got the right treatment. To sum it up quickly, the little girl was knocked down, he goods (cooked food) spilled on the tarmac while she bled. She was about to be sent away to deal with her loss without compensation, despite my (and other concerned persons’ protests) until the policeman appeared from nowhere and intervened, ensuring she got full payment. Well, you wouldn't believe what happened last night (31st December 2014). I was at Obalende, trying to get #CandidLAGOS photos as I sought a bus going to Owode-Onirin, along Ikorodu road, where I intended to do the 2015 cross over. Sunday Olakunle: A cop with a golden heart. Guess what, that same policeman was involved in another intervention, this time, involving a bus driver who was arrested by some officials for some driving offence I