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THE CONSPIRACY

There, we all were well-fed for the next phase of our journey. It was all smiles.  I walked out of one of the sacred house. When I left the rather traditional and primitive environments of the building to the broad and well decorated world, a strange scene caught my attention.While I walked down the way through the modern large houses connecting the path leading to my small enclave and still reminiscing the taste and contents of the good food we were fed in the sacred house, I overheard a chat. It was loud, clear and a purpose driven discussion. I saw and heard ugly servants of a mighty and selfish king of a large territory scheming very seemingly wise plans. They were working so hard on extending the already large territory their master owned.The first of them noticed me eavesdropping on their conversation. I got frightened and  thought this would end their discourse. But then, he just pointed at me and cited me as an example of those who got fed in the sacred house. The others got f…

Immortal Wish

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Living in a room with broken windows and a door dancing without the help of its hinges. The cockroaches on the walls and crickets whistling from outside. I tried to ignore them all. With my eyes closed and clothes stacked in my ears I lay to rest.

I briefed relief and believed the step was right.

Far away from home and chasing the life before me. I have a new abode to myself. I knew for sure this was the first step of great beginnings.

Agbeko bumped into the room as if we collectively paid the rent. He has a lot to say and I sluggishly welcomed him. In fact, you need tolerance to host my guest.

This new talkative friend says the first resident here died after a week of his first night in. He reportedly saw the ghost of the owner of the home who was buried in this same room and shouted instead of just watching as custom demanded.

The old man who's coffin lies beneath the concrete below my bed was reportedly a royal warrior. He is revered and worshipped by most residents around.

So I sl…

HOPE, FEAR, HOPE

its freaky late
we feign ate
boring chats we're eating
with boredom as the spice
hoping tomorrow would be pay day
i'd say no more
only than i'm a second banana

that thought
thought of being a second banana
not to any other but the one i dream
i stopped dreaming and saw reality
t'was real life with bad breathe

PULPIT ABUSERS

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Do pastors of today preach the word of God out of love for God and the work of God or it is just a mere fear mongering business aimed at making people submit and pay offertories that would fatten the pockets of such preachers? It is their main act to scare people with the dangers of heaven and never touching on the beauty of heaven. Should it be so? I seem to be complaining and lamenting about this situation, but the fact is I am not the type who would keep quiet on issues like this and think straight.Being a Christian ( though not one God would be so proud of ) I cannot help but speak on issues like these which are tainting the image of the once noble faith. Somewhere in Africa, a pastor says the Holy Spirit has commanded him to impregnate 20 of his church members. And he would twist a scripture to back this devilish act. A friend comically said, “that spirit is not holy” and I guess he’s right. Sadly, he (that so-called pastor) would have people for his defense in court.…

PULPIT ABUSE

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Do pastors of today preach the word of God out of love for God and the work of God or it is just a mere fear mongering business aimed at making people submit and pay offertories that would fatten the pockets of such preachers? It is their main act to scare people with the dangers of heaven and never touching on the beauty of heaven. Should it be so? I seem to be complaining and lamenting about this situation, but the fact is I am not the type who would keep quiet on issues like this and think straight.Being a Christian ( though not one God would be so proud of ) I cannot help but speak on issues like these which are tainting the image of the once noble faith. Somewhere in Africa, a pastor says the Holy Spirit has commanded him to impregnate 20 of his church members. And he would twist a scripture to back this devilish act. A friend comically said, “that spirit is not holy” and I guess he’s right. Sadly, he (that so-called pastor) would have people for his defense in court.…

NO

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My hopes were so high up like Mount Afadja. I could not wait to finish my long day of lectures. Though it’s only six in the morning and I am yet to do anything at all, I just wanted everything to be fast forwarded. I went through my normal morning routines, only that today my clothes were extra pressed. The date for this date was the best. There was enough money to finance everything. I wasn’t a bit scared of what the costs might be. So I got everything set and went for the lectures. The lecturer was standing up there being slow with what he ought to do. I know he knew he wasn’t being serious. I daydreamed the thought of us being alone and talking for the first time. We could see and share facial expressions at least for a moment. I really hoped it would be the beginning of a lifestyle. I checked the time so many times but my wrist watch seems to be behind time; maybe it was moving backwards. It is still morning. About five hours more to time.
First lecturer has finally paddled the clas…

FOUND!