Nigerian Hypocrite…one of my first attempts at spoken word =)


The Vicious Breeze

The vicious breeze steals poor green leaves

In its most selfish of moments.

But when it sees the tree still stands

In fear, it begs for atonement.

It tries to throw the leaves with care

And lets them sail gently upwards

And lets them fall and die with flair

Coloured a rich, golden mustard

But as the cold winter arrives

It forgets all that it’s promised

The poor green leaves fall to the wind

like Anemones of Adonis

But yet, when spring returns again

The tree’s the wind’s dancing partner

For it feels sorry for the wind

Who has neither a friend nor a gardener.


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But I’m Single

I suspect you will tell me how I could be happy

How to keep my eyes closed whilst impassioned lips guide me

How to live in the moment and let nothing deny me

And how no one else cared but you’re not scared to try me

And you’ll talk about things so profound yet so simple

And you’ll find a nice song that’ll become our love’s symbol

And it’ll seem oh so perfect and your eyes might just twinkle

You might claim mine do too…they might not…but I’m single.


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From time to time I have moments, that do not come a lot,
Birds that weave through the sky, become souls I feared lost
And the clouds that I stare at, show a world that I envy:
A world constantly moving, whilst my ego won’t let me

I’d like to lie here, for a while, if I can.
There’s nowhere else I can go, no one who’ll understand;
They don’t know, like the clouds, how I long to escape,
and don’t know how I wish that the birds might just stay.

They don’t stay for long though, no, eventually they go.
New clouds form every second, the birds fly to…who knows?
And it is almost hopeless, to dream that I’ll go too.
No, I learnt when I was young, that those dreams don’t come true.

But there’s a comfort in knowing, I could lie here again
Just a minute’s escape, from my family and friends.
My subconscious would paint me a sign on the clouds,
And whilst it’d seem most uncertain, it’d feel too real to doubt.


Love me before you vomit

I might take one more shot

just so I can think clearly.

Fall on me by mistake

That’s a hug? Maybe…nearly


You’re coming so close

and this feels way too easy.

Oh I know you need help

Go for it! Say you need me


Let your soberest thoughts

become brave drunken actions

Just for once, just tonight

…I’ll take future retractions


Oh come on, we’re so close

Well you’re closer than me

I don’t really get drunk

but I want to, believe me


Just go 80%

I’ll go 20 when certain

Let the alcohol cloak you

and protect you like curtains


I swear no one is watching

Let’s just stop wasting  time

Oh shit you threw up

Make it your place not mine


Close your eyes and type away

Close your eyes and type away
Don’t let the pressure make you buckle.
Just let go of everything
Of every doubt and don’t be subtle.

Be offensive, be seductive
Be the man who plants the seed
Look up the words you’ve never used
And never thought you’d ever need.

Oh let them say you’re too direct:
A Ginsbergian agitator.
Do not write just things they like
Instead become their educator.

Let your poems be diary entries:
Pure, emotionally-centred
And leave the world a better place
Than it was before you entered.


Now What?!

There’s a frustration that comes
with being an emotional writer.
A narcissistic obsession
with being a socialist fighter.
A pessimistic explorer
of reclusive desires.
A self-destructive aggression,
as the world travels by us.

The frustration it hurts,
as I’m hunched over my keyboard,
trying to recall feeling something:
An emotional springboard.
But all I have are those thoughts,
I’ve written again and again.
Is this life for me now?
A cycle…with no end?

It’s like I’ve lost all my edge,
and all the challenge is gone.
I know my brain so well now.
Perhaps my therapy’s done.
But yet I feel no relief.
it feels too early to stop.
I’ve written down all my problems,
but now the question’s “now what?”