TONGUES OF POETRY (ISSUE 8)

TONGUES OF POETRY (ISSUE 8)

KASAR AMINCI | Najib Adamu Usman

Na dau hanyar kasar Borno

Ban san ko tsautsayi ke kira ba

Hankalin ‘yan uwa bai kwanta ba

 

Kayuka da yawa muka wuce a jeji

Mai yiwuwa a gaba mu iske maciji

Zuciya ta kara bugawa ta ke yi

Don ta ji a can tashin boma bomai ake yi

 

Ko da na sauka ba wanda na gani

Wai ashe Joseph da Muhammadu gudun tsira

su ka yi

Ko dai kayukan su na gani sauke a jeji?

 

Da na leka masallaci gizo gizo na gani

Wai ko juma’a ma a gida a ke yi

Kullum cikin jana’iza a ke

Gawarwaki ma su na cikin hawaye

 

Zuwa ga shugabannin mu marasa adalci

Ku sa ni fa dubbannin mutane sun daina nishi

Saboda boma boman da ke tashi

Ku rugo da guda ku kawo dauki

Domin kasar mu ta bar gudu da hakki

Kasar Borno ta koma kasar Aminci

 

Perfect365(4)Najib Adamu Usman, born in Gombe State in 1999, is a Nigerian poet and essayist.  A member of Gombe Jewel Writers Association and Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Gombe State Chapter, Najib is the Poets in Nigeria’s Lead representative, Gombe Connect Center. Most of his works have appeared in many journals, blogs and magazine. He is a law student at AD Rufa’i College for Legal and Islamic studies, Misau, Bauchi State.

 

 

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ÈRÒ OJÀ OLÓWÓ | Ayobami Oluwatosin Joseph

Ìbòsí o!
Ìbòsí o!
Oka rògbòdò wá lórí òrùlé
Aráalé n sùn.
Òrò sùnùkùn
T’ágùntàn olójú bòbò
Mú s’enu korin “nnkán nbe”.
Àkàlàmàgbò gbó, ó dékun èrín.
Igúnnugún gbó, ó wonkoko m’órí eyin.
Èrò ojà Olówó!
E tara sàsà wá wo ìyàwó alárédè,
Eni tí a ní kí èyìn rè ó má m’ení,
Tó n sàsàrò b’éyìn rè kò se ní mo omo.
Òlàjú mb’óròjú?
Ìyàwó eléyìn ike tó gb’ómo kápá.
Òròjú mb’ólàjú?
Abiyagba eléyìn má l’òjá,
Tó so ìkókó di èrò inú kèké.
E jé kí àsà àtòhúnrìnwá máa gb’óhùn-ún,
K’ále rójú àwon omo ilè tiwa.

N’ílè káàárò- oò- jí-i- re,
Oru èyìn ni ìkókó n gbà dàgbà.

IMG_20161120_182116Ayobami Oluwatosin Joseph is a native of Ogbomosho town, residing at Ibadan with his parents. He attended Seventh Day Adventist School at Foko for his Basic Education, Eyinni High School at Orita Challenge for Junior Secondary Education and Oladipo Alayande School of Science (OASOS) at Oke Bola for Senior Secondary School Education. Presently, he is a student of Physiology at the University of Ibadan.

 

 

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MMA (Beauty) | Izunna Okafor
Kere kere ka ọ na-egbu
Ọbụnadị n’anya onye ìsì
Onye chi ya gọziri
O were nke ya, mebe ngala

Mma adịghị n’ótú Ọnịcha
Maka na ihe dị ụtọ bu ihe dị ụkọ
Ọ bụ ezie na e nwere adịgboloja
Mana ihe a gba n’aka
E jighi enyo elele ya

Mma bụ ihe nwaanyị jiri ka ibe ya
Ọ bụghị naanị mma ihu
Ma ọ bụ ọcha ihu fanta ọkpọ kooku
Kama ezi agwa bụ.mma nwaanyị

Ụmụ nwoke nwere nke ha
Ọ bụghị naanị mma afọ ọnụ
Kama site na mpempe akwụkwọ na-esi ajọ isi
Maka na ego bụ mma nwoke
Onye nwekarịa ọ makarịa
N’anya ụmụ nwaanyị
Na-agbanyeghị ole afọ ọnụ ya ha

Mma bụ ego
Mma bụ agwa
E nwere mma ihu
Mma bụkwazị ihe onwunwe

Mma niile a dị mma
Mana ihe kacha mkpa bụ
Gịnị ka onye nwe ya jiri ya mepute
Tupu onye nwe ụwa abịa

Mma nịịle nwere ebumnobi
Mma abụghịkwa ihe ngala
Maka na otu ụbọchị
Ihe niile ahụ ga-aba n’ajọ ọcha

 

IMG_20170412_101230Izunna I. Okafor is an award winning creative Young Nigerian Writer, blogger, essayist and poet who hails from Anambra State. He is a 300 level student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University who has written and published  many books – novels, poems, short stories and articles both in hard and soft copies. He writes in both English and Igbo Languages and has also published in both languages.

 

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