The River’s Hands by Thompson Emate

[tabby title="Poem"] Those that never returned,Captured by the spirits of the underworld,Held hostage by the mystic powers,There were warned but were recalcitrant,It was a hallowed day,The day the spirits of the river communed,They had angered the spirits,They were lawful captives,The...

Walk to Freedom by Thompson Emate

[tabby title="Poem"] Strategy for the week,The scheme,Not for the weak,Plans have been devised,The steps,Momentarily revised,Minds are chiselled,Fears have fizzled,Hearts stand tall,Even though like leaves,They finally fall,War ready,Voices steady,Hands prepared to bring in the sheaves,No longer the tethered ones,Emancipation has taken...

Close to the Heart and Other Poems by Opeyemi Oluwayomi

[tabby title="Poem"] Homeland while we were young,our mother held our hands to the stream,& we were not ashamed to drinkfrom her molded cup. like the thirsty horsegulping water, i gulped her love, passedit to Chisom, & Adamu, & we positionedour...

Gone for Today by Thompson Emate

[tabby title="Poem"] A moment for me,A moment in time,Yesterday's smell,Not for today to dwell,Yesterday's tempest,Gone for today's best,I anticipate heaven's light,For clearer sight. [tabby title="Poet Bio"] Thompson Emate is a graduate of the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. He spends...

Christmastide by Thompson Emate

[tabby title="Poem"] The gift of receiving,The joy of sharing,The pleasures of togetherness,Harmony of the same belief,Wrapping myself with dazzling colours,Embracing His light,Celebrating His birth,Reflecting His love,A new carol,Glad tidings,Evergreen songs. [tabby title="Poet Bio"] Thompson I. Emate is a poet of...