Nigeria: A nation of cows

By Ben Ezeohagwu INigeria: a nation of cows,without hows,full of lows,marauding herdsmen,loot our farms,full of arms. IINigeria: a nation of cows,without bows,full of jows,nefarious herdsmen,root our barns,full of harms. IIINigeria: a nation of cows,without pows,full of mows,archaic herdsmen,hoot our dams,full of jams. IVNigeria: a nation of cows,without vows,full of tows,gruesome herdsmen,fool our gams,full of lams. […]

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Herdsmen!

By Ben Ezeohagwu I As so deep in our keep,herdsmen strike endlessly,cattle battle in a baffle,just a peep in our seep, Constant turmoilfrom humour of herdsmen,no longer so strangeor new in Nigeria,full of rapes,kidnappings or killings. IIAs we weep in our neepherdsmen stride boldly,cattle prattle in a rattle,just a beep in our beef constant painfrom […]

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Nigeria at sixty

By Ben Ezeohagwu INigeria at Sixty,in the silky,plot so pretty,in such humanity,by bad roads,pollution from explosions,full of corruptions. IINigeria at Sixty,in the silty,plod so witty,in such crispy,by power outages,poverty from policies,full of traumas. IIINigeria at Sixty,In the kitty,plop so gritty,in such drippy,by poor drainages,bullets from ballots,full of outrages. IVNigeria at Sixty,In the treaty,plow so tricky,in […]

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Unseen notion

By Ben EzeohagwuIn motion,you setunseen notion,through writing. Either towardsHeight or depth,in the choice,it lies. In potion,as volition,flows thoughts,onto paper,through writing. Such drums,blessings or hardships,from such writer,to himself,and audiences. Mind the writing,by such echoes,from pen,uplift or debase. Write so as,inform, entertain or record,such archives,be rich in humanity. Ezeohagwu, who won the Onigraffiks Prize for Literature (2017), […]

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What counts

By Ben Ezeohagwu I. So lawful count be a Catholic, or Protestant, a human you are. Noble thoughts, volitions, and actions, so lawful does  count, before the laws of goodness, as decisive, as first step, Upwards! II. Does not count be an Ahmaddiya, or Ansar Ud Deen, a human you are. Noble thoughts, volitions, and actions, […]

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