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Random Blues

September 25, 2016

  Head on the ground In the air a pair of feet Yes, head on the ground In the air a pair of feet The Magic Man walks the street A man of odd and […]

Random Blues

September 18, 2016

Like watching a game Whose outcome you already know Say, like watching a game Whose outcome you already know Life sometimes undermines its own surprises You enter its temple with a cautious bow   Fence […]

Random Blues

September 11, 2016

Rise now, aBeloved Step up to the waking day Say, rise now, Beloved Step up to the waking day Dew-drenched, mist-mobbed Pay due homage to the quickening clay   Dawn’s frail aspects Confound the venturing […]

Random Blues

September 4, 2016

They swung too far left They landed on the right Say, they swung too far to the left And they landed on the right Furious winds behind their sails They lost their bearing, then their […]

Random Blues

August 28, 2016

I am a poet: I know how To send the Word on an errand Yes, I am a poet: I know how To send the Word on an errand Ideas come tumbling forth Like bailiffs […]

Random Blues: (Guns, guns, guns)

August 21, 2016

My ears are tired of gunshots My eyes are tired of tears Hear? My ears are tired of gunshots My eyes are tired of tears Of lives ruled by bile and blood And driven by […]

Random Blues: (Otolorin Blues)

August 14, 2016

Dare to be different Stop stomping on the beaten path Say, dare to be different Stop stomping on the beaten path Count Life’s manifold mysteries In the book of uncommon math Look up the sunny […]

Random Blues: (The North-South Blues)

August 7, 2016

The North cannot hear What the South is saying Alas, the South can not hear What the North is saying They puff and puff and prattle Like two crazy children playing One says to the […]

Random Blues

July 31, 2016

If Life gives you a knife Look all out for the wisest wood Say, if Life gives you a knife Look all out for the wisest wood Let the whetstone lend you its sharpest wit […]

Random Blues: Giving, always giving,

July 24, 2016

But from whose beneficence have I received? Say, giving, always giving, From whose beneficence have I received? Think twice, my friend, before you ask The answer may leave you forbiddingly confused   Born many years […]

Random Blues

July 17, 2016

Between seventy and eternity (For Femi Osofisan @ 70) II Seventy momentous seasons And you swore: No Longer the Wasted Breed; We will carry our waterly blessings ashore On the sinews of Another Raft A new […]

Random Blues

July 3, 2016 Niyi Osundare

A brave new bill is stirring In the chamber of our Senate Hear? A brave new law is stirring In the belly of our Senate Self-serving, repulsive, utterly senseless, Another sick sign of a lawless […]