ROMANTIC INFRINGEMENT

Your Honour,

The accused is a covicted romantic felon

With sordid records ages old,

Now indicted by the Conscience Jury

Would you let him walk?

 

Your Honour,

Criminal trespass of the heart

Of a lady in love

With intent to poison the landlord

Is a capital offence

 

My Lord,

Dangerous abusers of the heart

Are an affront to the free loving world;

Deny him the chance of parole

And the hope of jail-break freedom

 

My Lord,

My client is living in hell

Lit by this felon

Let the noose take its course

We demand his head in a platter of vengeance!

 

Tweets to @Oke4Chukwu

ODE TO RAIN

By Ishola Wasiu Ayodele

 

I,

Cold tears,

Silvery fluids,

Feeding earth.

A gift,

Pure!

 

I,

Bullets,

Stony drops,

From raging skies,

Hitting earth.

Flood’ng it,

Curse!

 

I,

Who make

The tree swing;

Yond lightning strike.

Playing wards,

Mothers,

Call.

 

I,

The guest,

Heavenly.

Drumming thunders,

Humming winds,

M’presence

H’rald

##Ishola is our in-house poet. Besides studying in the University of Ilorin he is working on his collection of poetry.