The Timeline of Agbada, Etibo and Babariga

The Timeline of Agbada, Etibo and Babariga 1960 agbada and babarigaetibo and babariganever had we a man in suitpiloting the affairs of the nation 1966 khaki and beretsswagger and musketsone takes down the otherfrom one military junta to another2015 since we didn’t possess sensewhen electing another babariga can we have sense and at leastget a […]

Random Thoughts

Sometimes, it’s difficult to not love a poet. One could hardly tell when it is ‘just poetry’ from when ‘it’s from the heart’ Genuine! As the sun sets, he rouses her desires with words. “You have a fine forehead  and obvious cheeks.  Tiny well-crafted ears.  They fit just well on your head.” He also plays […]

i don’t want a religion defined

i don’t want a religion defined the texture of faith thickens as rituals spools itthey often say faith comes by hearing the word of god,yet they bore holes in my purse with constant taxes,with different phrases and faces and phases oftentimes i ‘ew’ at religion throwing up dogmasfounded in the search of pious reposepeeling off […]

Write Me A Poem (IV): Funny Yet Sad

FUNNY YET SAD Write me a poem about two sides of a coin how one side is gold and the flip side foil Funny how the things we once cherished are become anathematized by the ideas we now hold as divine Funny how we made jest of the others only to become what they became […]

Write Me A Poem (III): Errand Boy, A Satire

THE ERRAND BOY Write me a poem about an errand boy of how the master said to his boy “Get ready your kite, for tomorrow, you’d share nickels down the road” Into the street dashed errand boy his kinky blond hair glistering in the sun he mounted his kite with a wrinkled grin and flew […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

This Is Not A Poem | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 293: THIS IS NOT A POEM Someday, when again I satirepolitical events around the Niger areaI’ll write a poem on Baba Adamawa featuring Dede Anambra. In this poem of mine, which shall be written in due time,shall be words that mean a thing,two things and many other things. I shall scribble about an Atikulate […]