EYE IN THE SKY

Part 2 Eye in the daytime sky Burning gases millions of kilometres away rise Moisture brews dew Floating white foams take the stage Blue watches over green Tall pillars of black smoke Tall as the tower of Babel Leaning like the tower of Pisa Rising like flying snails Invasion of soot and violation of nasal […]

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Eye in the sky

Part 1 Eye in the night sky Rustling feathers in the wind, Scanty sky with shy stars Sky, poor in immaculate cushions Soot invading nostrils at heights unimaginable. Fireflies in clusters Painting the night tapestry A beautiful sight to behold! Time for a dip. Golden flames, Licking the air in ecstasy, Bonfires? No! Souls feeding […]

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Just Say It

I feel like screaming it out, till I waste my voice. Run to the highest hill and bellow to the skies and clouds overhead. Climb the tallest tower and yell down to the town’s folk. Enter a church, interrupt Mass and announce from the pulpit. Disrupt a meeting at the Council hall to spread the […]

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This is Cameroon!

This is Cameroon, Ici c’est le Kamer. Country for crayfish, Country for piment. Au Pays de la new tech, 32Go égale 500Go. Tanière des chatons domptables Qui se couchent sur les anciens lauriers. Hilton c’est 5 étoiles, Kondengui c’est 10 étoiles. La vida loca à Kondengui, La maison préférée des ministres. Bribery & corruption reigns, […]

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Flo

I heard the wail To the wail I let my feet sail They had gone for a birthday Only to return on their deathday Pain pranced, birthing a din Saline rapids even on feelings so thin. In cars, came their clay Stars, save no say Scurrying to, curious a peep Scurrying fro, pain diving deep […]

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The Neighbourhood

I heard friends describe the living utopia High rise flats kissing the thermosphere Villas and estates as tall as Babel With lawns as wide as space Asphalt snaking through the blocks Peaceful safe engines on fours or twos, revving 24/7 Its inhabitants personify poshness Nights never getting old A million fireflies in the cold night […]

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To my HEART’s Beat

From the ground I sing to thee on the balcony I sing to thee on the upper storey I don’t have enough for your dowry But I could spare my lone cowry To win your heart, I’ll make no lobbies To your kids, I want to read bedtime stories Then when I have enough, we’ll […]

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Problems of the Heart

My inner torments no therapy can resolve Head and mind revolve With problems none can solve. At the sight of her I dissolve Your date, I hate I don’t believe in a sealed fate And my heart, it would elate If thy problems you put on my slate Boom! Boom! Those were no earthquakes They […]

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Blackophobia

Pale-face wiped nine off the surface He was taken in grand style With respect for his humanity Ebony traded in smokes He made a living out of grass He was taken with brutality Did God ever say one IS more than the other? We were supposed to live together As in a fraternity The earth, […]

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At the sight of you…

At the sight of you, Eros broke his arrow Zeus fell from the skies Poseidon got drowned At the sight of you, Heracles’ strength failed him At the sight of you, Medusa got turned to stone The Pegasus lost its wings At the sight of you, Kronos lost control of time Charon refused drachma And […]

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