Author Archives: aitayemi

Leaders of Today

Leaders of Today When I was in primary school, there was this marching song that had “we are the leaders of tomorrow” as part of the lyrics. My voice used to overshadow those of my classmates as that was my … Continue reading

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How Reading Impacts Knowledge

How Reading Impacts Knowledge Reading, according to the Oxford Advanced Learner’s dictionary, is defined as the process or act of looking at and understanding the meaning of written or printed word or symbols. The concept of reading is to learn; … Continue reading

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Solitude

Solitude For the last 24 hours I have neither eaten nor drank anything. I did not speak to a single soul. I set eyes on no one on account of being locked up intentionally in my room. I read my … Continue reading

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I prayed …

I prayed … It was chilly It was cold It was bloody freezing I prayed she would change: her mind But “He” just laughed. It was raining It was wet It was bloody soaking I fasted: till I lost some … Continue reading

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Till we meet again

Till we meet again “Afternoon. Are you going to Lagos?” asked the lady waiting her turn after me at the airline’s counter. I responded with a tentative yes. “Can you look after my daughter? Her father will come and pick … Continue reading

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Dragonfly

Dragonfly I owe God a question And I know he will answer I love it when it rains I love the feel on my face I love the thunder I love the lightning I love the crashing of the waves … Continue reading

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Reprieve

Reprieve It was hot It was dry It was so humid I could cry It was Lagos It was night It was Jos It was bright He was sweating on the bed She had rashes on her neck He scratched till it … Continue reading

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Grey Matter

Grey Matter Five hundred kilometers to Oshogbo and back in 24 hours. On my way back somewhere before Gbangan I wasn’t sure which turning to take at a fork in the road. The section of road was very quiet but … Continue reading

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Blank

Blank I am blank Like a blackboard Freshly blacked Streaks of nothingness I am blank Like an expanse of the ocean The leviathan rules the depths So false is the surface calm I am blank Like a field freshly burnt … Continue reading

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On “time and chance”

On “time and chance” Here’s a thought. You meet someone you really like and want desperately to be “the one” (notice I said “want” and not “need” – until the other party agrees the general consensus is – whether people … Continue reading

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