Abia, A Satire

ABIA Umuahia is a malnourished widow, Aba flaunts her bad and dirty roads,  to the admiration of ndi uwa. But like a psychotic florist,  Ikpeazu creates many flower derangement instead of paving the roads and clearing the dirt. n’ogugu steeti niile di na ala Naijiria, Abia steeti kwesiri ibu ndi mbu mana anyi bu ndi […]

Fiction | The Tripod Effect

THE TRIPOD EFFECT The Smiths were unable to conceive children and decided to use a surrogate father to start their family. On the day the surrogate father was to arrive, Mr. Smith kissed his wife and said, “I’m off. The man should be here soon” Half an hour later, just by chance a door- to-door […]

Vanity | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 354: VANITY the most impious of thoughts flooded my mind  as I bowed the head to pray for you and I blame the chilly harmattan breeze that through my window panes, sneaked in when i made to say the grace the words below was what I said: strike me as you would a match, […]

Courtroom Pun | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 346: i am about to mock my ignoranceit’s okay if you cannot stifle the laughi’d be better off, because i write. i’m unaware, isn’t it the trend?about the working of a court,of scribbling porn, i was convicted,by the church, without the court by god, i swear, i meat no Ham’twas a harmless play on words,‘you’re […]

Facebook | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 341: FACEBOOK Blessed be Facebook, who goes around doing good.It may not make the lame to walkBut it does make the dumb to talk. Now every opinionated fellowsit their sorry asses on a bed of stonelog on to Facebook and let their fingers run madhere, there, everywhere, about this and that Blessed be Facebook,who […]

If Ever I Dance | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 330: IF EVER I DANCE If ever, I find time and courage, to dance in public stareI’d dance artlessly, without particular grace or skill, but with reckless abandon and orgasmic enjoyment,oblivious of peering eyes,jeering peers, and lips in sneeriness Until that fateful day, when I shall mock my stiff bones,with the intention of silly […]

Johnny | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 316: JOHNNY Prelude: Life can be a challenge;  of that there is no doubt. But If we cannot laugh at ourselves, life will become a dull and stifling experience. We could ease up and laugh away the stress and hurt and all. Life is pretty hard, I know, but if we take a moment […]

Roses & Violets | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 259: ROSES & VIOLETS Roses are red Violets are blue Honey is sweetness and so are you But the roses are wilted and the violets dead. Honey’s lost its sweetness just like your lack of sense. #365DaysOfPoetry #Pengician #SSA Enjoyed reading? Commenting is now easy. Please help my blog grow by leaving a comment […]

Pine Apple | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 249: PINE APPLEHe smiled A pineapple in his hand.He chewed and in pain pinedcontained in his pineapplewere spiky leaves of a pinemasked in the alluring skin of an apple #Pengician#SSA Enjoyed reading? Commenting is now easy.  I introduced Facebook Comment feature. Please help my blog grow by leaving a comment and sharing with friends. […]

Here’s To The Bear Bard | Stefn Sylvester Anaytonwu

POEM 165: HERE’S TO THE BEER BARD Here is to the bear bard whose favorite quote is my third line; “Beer is the proof God meant man to be happy.” So for muse’s sake, a mug of acidic beverage he’d take, to feel just a little more alive and pen more poetic lines ink spilling  […]

God’s a Humorist – Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 82: GOD’S A HUMORIST What if a blue boy knew that the grumbling sky and gloomy clouds were out to beat him black cum blue? God sneezed Clouds gathered around His nostrils singing hallelujah, the Lord ‘rains’. Thunderclaps  lightning splashed …but blue boy sauntered on middle finger in the air. And down came the […]

Ars Gratia Artis (Art For Art’s Sake)

POEM 69: ARS GRATIA ARTIS Ars longa, vita brevis as short as this piece of poetry. This poem is wordless as the flight of birds. This poem is dumb like a sex doll. This poem is mute like a dumb’s flute. This poem is dry like the tears in your eye. This poem is me […]

Clown

POEM 65: CLOWN There’s a stool in the my roomI call it throne. There’s a boy on the throneI call him man. There’s a hat on the manI call it crown. There’s a boy on the seatin the middle of my roomA hat on his head uneasy it sits on his head, He wraps failure […]

We Are Here

RnB soul pianist and singer Alicia Keys song “We Are Here” is a unifying anthem addressing all the negative happenings in the world right now, from Baghdad, to Gaza, to Israel, to Nigeria, to the Chinatowns and Harlems of planet earth. Alicia’s inspiration for “We Are Here” came from a simple question someone put forth. The […]

Nigeria National Anthem Reloaded

A rat o compatriots Nigeria is no bae Tis not my papa’s land This love and strength have failed Which labour? Bro, which heroes past? My brethren na in vain! Nation swap form is out Go grab a copy right now Late entry no dey #Pengician #SSA