Night Lights

I am your knight I have no armor though; In the night, When the lamps burn low I will be your light; When you lie down by the meadow, I will be there, never out of sight Glowing softly, guarding you; When the cold winds blow, My heat will wrap around you tight Like a…

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Butterflies

Simi’s “Tiff” is playing softly in his mind as he stares at the TV. The wall clock reads 10:05pm, and the re-run of the Nigeria- Cameroun international friendly match is on. He thinks of her; of sending her a message on BBM. “Hi baby” that is the opening line he thinks to use. I want…

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For the love of eggs

She does not like eggs, one more thing to pull her legs with, I think to myself as I set the plate of eggs and pancakes on the dining table. Then it hit me afresh. I can’t. Because she is gone, and she is never coming back. I had prepared the eggs with milk, curry,…

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Aura of love

…liquid fire flow through my veins Ladi sighed and closed his eyes. The room suddenly felt cold, and looked bigger than it was. Her aura had filled up the room some seconds ago, but now, it felt hollow. Although he was unwilling to admit it, he knew what the familiar ache in his chest, and…

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Welcome to Hell

This is hell – A place of blackness and melancholia, Anguish and pain, Tightened chest and tear bogged heart; Longing and sorrow And perpetual despondency; A state of internal turmoil Wondering how Eden turned to Sheol How the sweet nectar of love morphed Into Vinegar and Myrrh; A palace filled with mirthless laughter And bland…

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