So, it’s been long since I did poetry. Here is a new offering. Dedicated to C.Jas, an inspiration stronger than wine, whose gentle smile shuts out the world.
Some blessings come like a flood of flashlight, undisguised, ineludible but short-lived, and we live to forever bear the burden of appreciation they foist on us. I saw one such blessing in Abuja last year. It has ever since become the barometer by which other such blessings are quantified. Basit Jamiu was a fellow witness. […]
Cicero Oratory Competition is an annual public speaking contest for medical students of University of Ibadan. I partook in the contest for this year, and the piece below was my speech at the finals. Enjoy! Sixty years ago, many people in the world believed the age-old battle of humans against infectious diseases was almost over, […]
Somehow, as I lie supine on this bed tonight, with my head propped up by a pillow, I remember the first time I cried because of you. And no, on that day, the tears did not fall in torrents. It was a noiseless sorrow: no whimper, no wail.I was on this same bed, in this […]
Most people start getting aware of their bodies in their early teens. It is about this time that several rather drastic changes begin to occur in humans. The boy wakes up one morning and suddenly discovers his voice is no more what it used to be, then he looks more closely at himself and is […]
It was February last year that I received a Facebook message from a virtual friend with whom I had never had any conversation. Initially, I didn’t know what to make of the message, but on a closer look, I was astonished to realise it was a job offer! No application, no interview, no screening. Just […]
(*flash fiction inspired by J.D Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye”*) I know you would like to read about how my day started, and how it went, and what I ate, and if I’m fine, and what I did, and all that boyfriend-girlfriend kind of crap. I feel pretty lazy for all that now. Just fill […]
“In life, there is often enough time. What we humans mostly lack is discipline in managing our time.” I said these words to a friend. In 18 months’ time, I want to look back and confirm these words as true from personal experience. I want to be able to empirically ascertain that these words are […]