Looking ahead

Yesterday was the day your life changed, when the house of cards you built on loftily crafted plans came crashing down. Buried deep within the rubble of despair are your hopes and dreams. Your trust flickers with each pang of sorrow as the darkness looms. The pain will last for a night, but joy comes with the dawn…

The Rising

I see oil Trickling down Like droplets of rain In a storm a-rising I see Him- Potter Molding the clay to His will Drawing the hearts of fathers to himself Finding the lost and healing the broken I see fire Spreading relentlessly Through the hearts of men Like dry leaves in harmattan I see the…

Alien Ink

Words, stuck in my head Hands, can’t get them out Voices needing to be heard Pens devoid of ink Locked in, no out Letters in a rainbow Dancing in the clouds Here and there Separate, Unaligned Phrases, In halves and quarters Seemingly without meaning Scary nonsense Every writer’s nightmare (c) Olamide Oti, 2014

Friend or Foe

I have no seasons you see, No contracts with the rich or poor, For many, I am the friend who comes calling at midnight, For others, I am the foe who destroys their plans for tomorrow. I am the inevitable end to a lifetime of pain, Your one way ticket out of the slums of…