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OH FUTURE!

OH FUTURE!

When I go to sleep
Thinking of my debit slip
For you I keep a side of my bed
Even when things between us show red

Still wait
Papa say he one sell he car

When I sleep at night
My unforgettable drive still light
I still wet my pillow
Do you only follow rich row?

Still wait
Mama don sell some of her wrapper 

Use my pen to tickle your part
Moaning silently like bat
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FISHERS OF MEN

FISHERS OF MEN

Thy tender lips speak seduction
Thy eyes as charming as the stars
Thy buttocks a drummer's vibe
Thy thoughts lingers on a man's wealth 
Thy love buried beneath the abyss of lies

Thy heart as slippery as an okra soup
Doesn't last a second in one hand 
A hand full of men thou desires
One goes and thou finds another to fill in 

Money unto money thy ambition
Fish men an...

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Virgin Boys

VIRGIN BOYS

Amongst others we are virgins
Their quest is to devour virgins
They claim to be the saint
Yet we are truly innocent

We don't activate like slay kings
Who will never wear you rings
They will wear you lice 
But virgin boys don't lie

Always in their horny mood
Yet we plan a honey moon
All they need is score goal
But we love and never let go

©Kporho Vwede Daniel

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Christmas

WHAT'S CHRISTMAS IF WE ROB TO GIVE?

Mum use to buy us shoes to lit
Even if we trek trek and pull it
Plastic glasses to look nerdy 
To match our up n down already

But now e get as e con be 
Dem assume say we don big
As we grew the convention fade away
If you still like wear, then make a way

It's the birth of Christ
Let's exchange love to mob cries
Reciprocate good gesture
Gifts an...

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Government magic

GOVERNMENT MAGIC

After the election meeting
They come promising 
After we finish hailing
Bags of rice starts falling
And then we start smiling
After the yelling and struggling
For a cup, we start fighting

After the getting and bleeding
We start campaigning
After the voting
Their promises they start forgetting
During their looting
We start complaining
Boom! Here comes the magic; s...

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RESOLUTION

RESOLUTION

Another plans be laid down
Old bad addicts made drown
New goals be set forth 
Be steadfast and avoid fault

Open your eyes and hear!!!
Dont experiment with another year
We are more than what we were
A new self we can still wear

We have good plan sense
But only God can license 
And we shall walk by him
And our dreams shall sing like hymns

Happy new year as we pray!!!
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OLD CHILDREN

OLD CHILDREN

Oya choose!
E don reach our turn
Ben abi na Benz
Desk job abi na blowjob
Sweat pint abi sell pants 
Hustle Ikeja abi form Ikoyi
Na success abi na sex

Nothing new again!
Our old children get heart
Nor gree sleep cot
Use Belle face shortcut
Follow friends begin join cult 
Carry cutlass start to cut
Begin claim Innocent for court 

Old children take time!
Who one buy...

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COLD BEGINNING

COLD BEGINNING
(General Ali ft. Onuwa Greg)

See what thou hath done
See what pain thou hath caused
Uninvited with thy masked scary face 
Thou listen not to the plea of we humans
Thou silent beautiful bodies forever
Only a thief comes silently
And carry that which is not his
know something this day
Gone are the days I will fear thee
For thou is a new beginning
©ONUWA GREG

Thy loved...

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WORDSMITH

WORD-SMITH 

As we forge all-over
Burning words like silver
Pouring inks like lava

Blasting papers like rods
Gripping pen like swords
Battling wrought like gods 

Considering the rallies
Even in the Abyss
Amidst the bees 

Till our mallets make hit
Till the anvils shape it
Till purpose feel the heat

To all the writers sweating...
Don't stop writing...
Wordsmiths keep forging....

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MAMA'S UNIVERSITY GIRL

MAMA'S UNIVERSITY GIRL

Mama, when I go to school
I shalt make thee proud 
I shalt dwell solely on thy studies 
But what shalt thou doeth with love?

Thou may love
But don't fall in love
Thou may invest thy night with a lamp 
But don't spend it with a man
Guys may buy thee clothes to lit
But don't let them pull it
Thou is a woman king
And thy body isn't all that sing
Don't let guys ...

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INDEPENDENT BROTHEL

INDEPENDENT BROTHEL 

A nation like ours
Like a place restructured into a Brothel 
By responsible married men
Where voters are used like prostitutes
Some even do on credit 
Independently

Fancy leaders like ours
They are the most responsible married men
The corruption customers
They engage prostitutes
And even impregnate them
 Independently

Pretentious democracy like ours
Is equi...

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MISSING YOU

MISSING YOU

I miss
How guys stare at your hips
And how you left them in heap
How the fruits on your waist leap
But non of it I rip

I miss
Throwing stones on your roof
Making you run out on bare foot
And to the bush we make loot 
But then we were no fool

I miss
How we secured love in a heartbox
How we romance legs in school bus
We rode love on a mad horse
Until ego came like a ...

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CLASSWORK

CLASSWORK 

Still on the chalkboard
Miss Teacher fell like a ply board
As horrible chants hovers
Fear and shock linger all-over 
In tears our Headmistress yelled
Uniform man between her thigh led

Exactly break time for Lunch
In separate routes we launch
The school suddenly went ablaze
Behold home too was in ash amaze
Mothers flee their breast attachment
Accompanied with death they w...

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PARTY RICE

PARTY RICE

Compound wey dem take cook party rice
 Nor suppose hungry dat day
Unless say mama greedy with the food

Country wey get oil
Nor suppose suffer for fuel
Unless say Papa use am play politics

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THE CYCLE

THE CYCLE

Like a compass
We journey from a point
And return again to pass
What circumstances have anoint 
Government like a cycle of glass

Yes, we have journeyed 
But we revolve in one government
Outside what democracy need
The progeny of mismanagement

Moving in a clockwise direction
We urge for change of miracle
Journeying in an anticlockwise circulation
Yet we revolve to meet ...

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LISTEN

LISTEN

Watch them all
Listen when deserted barrels fall
Detonating our ear drum 
Listen as manifesto slum
Listen to the people's pain
But everyone talk of gain

So much noise already 
So much empty barrels ready
So large without oil
As vacancies grow like boil
Even the seats of the Rulers
Clamour like market sellers
Listen to our Rulers bargain
To sell our Father land and explain

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RESOLUTION

RESOLUTION

Yachting years back
On August 18th
A Black boy by the bridge
Drew a decision
Be it yesterday or tomorrow
Nearest or extreme

Here comes the mid point
The point of transition
The point between yesterday and tomorrow
The middle of the centre 
The midst of dilemma

Behold white and black
Behold a coat and a gown
Behold a stethoscope and a scale
Behold a laboratory and a ...

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BEAUTIFUL

BEAUTIFUL

Isn't life beautiful?
The rich get richer
The poor get poorer
Isn't Nigeria Wonderful?
Over N200 billion to conduct election 
For citizens that aren't up to a billion
So tell me?
What are they paying for?
Who are they paying?
What are they buying?
What happened to the materials used in previous elections?
Now INEC needs N6 Billion to feed Nigeria police for the same electio...

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THY STEP DAUGHTER

THY STEP DAUGHTER
She wept behind the crowd
A scornful look from thy mother
Foolish girl!
Why hast thou not endureth
Thou hast ruin thy marriage
Hence, will manner fall from heaven?

Terrible shouts, chants and yelling
Women and children rained words
Counterblast from every angle
Beaten black and blue
He danced helplessly on his heartless blood
As he embrace jungle Justice nakedly 

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WE WENT HAYWIRE

WE WENT HAYWIRE

The fruit of horrendous hurry
Hung appeasingly aloof
On a green tree with white lumpy leave
Situated amidst a green garden 

We harvested it imperiously
The day we went hay wire woefully
The day we hurried for inadvertent independence
Six months old premature pregnancy
Hurried to breathe brazenly
Hurried to wean wretchedly
Viewed Mrs. Colonisation as a messed milk
No...

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JUSTICE FEVER

JUSTICE FEVER 

The Heads have their own desire
Seat round and conspire 
Greed rekindle the fire
Never will tire
Until office retire

Injustice is a red wire
Sucks like vampire
In this crazy empire
Justice we aspire
That conspiracy may backfire

We are faced with gunfire
What they need I inquire
Votes are what they require
And when they acquire 
They leave us in barbwire

Justi...

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NATURE AND NATION

NATURE AND NATION

Compare
The nature of nature
And the nature of our Nation
How eggs break into chicks
And bad wax into worse 

Compare
How birds fly across roofs
And how Politicians cross carpet
How winds direct their flight 
And how greed divert their purpose

Compare
How birds transport the public sky
And how Politicians transport private air
How birds adapt and  build next
A...

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DARK KISSES

DARK KISSES 

I see a colour
The colour of tears and kisses
It ought to be transparent
The way transparency in election ought to be
It's a colour as dark as snow

I see dark glittering
But the owners of Nigeria don't
I see dark tears
It ought to be transparent
The way leadership ought to be

I hear the colour eco
In a dark quiet room
From a Virgin's eyes
Pouring down gently
Hopin...

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MECHANICAL

MECHANICAL

The lion of Africa is mechanical
A knock down engine
Left to rust
Producing garbages
Break down to the apex

From one mechanic to another
They always promise to fix it
Get paid and extort us in return
Inflicts more damages
Heaps the faults on previous mechanics

The lion of Africa is mechanical
With quack mechanics
Stealing our tools and equipments
Always seeing a comp...

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FAMILIAR STRANGERS

FAMILIAR STRANGERS

My heart drifts
It pounds hurriedly
I wasn't running
I hear yours too
Beating faster than her shadow
Then I realise 
We are adorn with bait 
Always running from Predators

Yes, men are no longer taken across 
Adorn with heavy necklaces and bracelets
On pants into Titanics
Like modern day fashion 
Accompanied with wine from their eyes
They drank to stupor
With w...

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QUESTION

QUESTION

Do you know?
That there's a world?
In this same world?
Looking like another world?
That there's a sick world?
Where people barely say a word?

Do you know?
People lie all day?
Spooned all day?
They admire legs that smash the floor?
Hands that could glide ?
Some cannot afford the hospital ward?
That some left in the process?

Do you know?
We are using the same clock?
Th...

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DISTINCTION

DISTINCTION

We complained 
As we were demarcated with colours 
We called the situation big big names
Preferential treatment were dished
Black muds all over our body
We were served black bananas for it
We were tagged 'Black monkey'
We all felt gloomy

We complained
As another set of colour rise amongst us
They bleached their buttocks
To look different from the rest
They tagged other...

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A TOKEN

A TOKEN

The word kept ringing
Water! Water!! Water!!!
It flows ones in a while
Patients hustle for water
They smell like prisoners

I thought water is free!
It's now a cost gift of mankind
Make a Nurse smile
With a little token

And win the award
The bucket of water award
A special bathroom award
A special toilet award

But for those without a token
Visit that thick bush
To an...

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A song for our youths

A SONG FOR OUR YOUTHS 

Look, time is swiftly on a rail
Nation in disarray
Youths gone astray
Children like X-ray
Clothes of hope fray

Everyday sound of gunshots
Our sense accustomed to it
As time grow short
conflict didn't realize it
As youthful age get rot

Graduates in bountiful supply
Jobs hidden in their greedy ward
Kept for their unborn to ply
Jobs less than humans afterwar...

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THE FIRST VICTIMS

THE FIRST VICTIMS

Walking back on triple feet
From where newspapers float
They sit down forming a nations map
Where tumblers hit the table
Like a bullet sound from Plateau state
The table bearing dry gin and cigarette
The altar of the discussion
They talk sorrows and smoked it to the gods
the gods they pour dry gin to
To get high and hear the people cry
They are the first victims

T...

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PURPOSE IS DEFEATED

*PURPOSE IS DEFEATED*

Long time ago, they left the  boundaries 
Like an eagle from afar, they sight our mysteries 
In the system, they saw mismanagement within 
They robbed their way in
They killed their fellow uniform man eventually 
And the cycle continues circularly
Civilians pursued
Powers misused
Purpose is defeated 

We have formally forgotten those days
When virtues of peace w...

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When it rains

*WHEN IT RAINS*

When ponderous rain slap earth like rocket
We envelope ourselves into big blanket
But others lie on the floor without jacket
With water rolling from the roof into their bucket
There they lie close to their wastebasket

Everybody respects the fog
Clothes flee the rope without utterance like a monologue
The Rich man take in their dogs
Lazarus brings out their mugs
Our pe...

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CRASE MEN

  

CRASE MEN

They are hiding their crase
Democracy it is
But it's not demonstrated 
Their crase in obscurity
Pretentious crase men

Dwelling in gigantic villa
Their violent color Agbada
Picking money from the flaws
The masses they prey on
Our needs they scatter for
The people they stranded for

Their hobby is to lobby
They buy us electional movies 
They are unpredictable
Make...

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MEN ON BLACK

   

MEN ON BLACK

Knight of the printed or paper sky
You pay and sly
They flee when strange bullets fly
You pay or you park
 Then credentials be provided in packs
While you delay your dance,
Knights release their fans

They enjoy the song 
Required sounds don't play along
Be patriotic, and your journey prolong
Then eventually you belong
No one is wrong
In the innocents they are s...

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