For Country, Poetry

One day soon

One day soon, our pens will no longer be melancholic, hoping for change. Soon our ink will dance on paper, happy that the days we longed for are here Those who profited from a sad narrative- a tale of woes will search for the words to describe the joy on our children's faces They will… Continue reading One day soon

For Country, Poetry


Yesterday, the sun forgot to shine on Paris The clouds held rain from Ethiopia Japan was shaken to its roots Nigeria remains in denial And Lebanon cannot sleep It seems the nights are no longer lit by the stars Even the moon seems to have fallen asleep The days are filled with screams of disbelief… Continue reading BLACK FRIDAY

For Country, Poetry

Glass Houses

Disclaimer: this post was written months ago and was inspired by happenings in my school. It is not in any way related to present circumstances in the country. Thank you for reading. They sit in their glass houses And throw stones at us They plan the trajectory, the arc, the throw Devising new ways to… Continue reading Glass Houses

Conflict, For Country, Poetry, Revolution

Cold Fire

Yesterday, everyone that hates us was tried and convicted For stealing and looting For the bombs that dropped on Baga and the girls of Chibok Today the sun will rise upon the graves of those who rest Upon the hearts of those who endlessly hope My name is Fatima and I live in a town… Continue reading Cold Fire

Conflict, For Country, Poetry

NI BAGA (I Am Baga) — A Poem

I am not alone, I know: never alone The corpses littered herein are my own They keep me company while asleep peacefully Today, their struggles have ended finally Ye children left standing, come around! I will tell all of ye a tale as familiar as sound: The day upon which sorrow lost its bitterness And… Continue reading NI BAGA (I Am Baga) — A Poem

Conflict, For Country, Poetry

For Baga

The world watches The harmattan winds brought a new hardness to their cold hearts Our children are slain in broad daylight Fathers shot as they shield their children from the messengers of death. Mothers burnt alive saying their last prayers Destinies that will never be fufilled In a country where lives are squandered Where politics… Continue reading For Baga

Conflict, For Country, Poetry

Welcome to Baga

Welcome to Baga where nightmares live and dreams go to die I had heard the men talk in low tones about what they did to Chibok and how the nation stood still for a day and moved on Mama never thought they would come we have soldiers here, she would brag oh but you see,… Continue reading Welcome to Baga

For Country, Guest Posts, Poetry

For our Country(A poem)

So in the spirit of independence day, I asked my friend and poet extraordinaire, Luke to do a piece and he did! Enjoy! Arise O compatriots! In selfsame manner as kings on chariots Stand in defence of thy fortress tall Wherein lie thy treasures great and small For far too long thou hast laid down… Continue reading For our Country(A poem)

For Country, Poetry

I am She

I was doomed from the beginning. Before I got a chance to know my family, I was sold into slavery. My father was royalty, but when my new parents came, He sold me off like a bale of cotton. So, I became one of them. Dressed like them, Talked like them. Ate, what they ate… Continue reading I am She