values and what’s next – making it count

Good morning world, how are you doing? I have had cause to think over a lot of things. Since my poetry collection, Bring our casket home came out, I have been experimenting on lots of writing – in poetry and now, my short story collection which I hope to get out soon. I’m thinking, add … Continue reading

#FREEANDEQUALNAIJA CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF ALL NIGERIANS, INCLUDING LGBTI INDIVIDUALS

ABUJA, December 10th – WORLD HUMAN RIGHTS DAY A group of Nigerian human rights defenders have united in the  #FreeAndEqualNaija media drive aimed at giving prominence to the protection of the rights of all Nigerians including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals. Across the country this year, thousands of Nigerians have been victims of … Continue reading

How to write Poetry

Poetry, like art, is an expression of one’s innermost feelings. I’ve stated it in several articles and in my first book, Bring our Casket Home. A lot of people see poetry as something close to Mathematics and flee it. A few others think it is like tissue, easy to use, and throw in the toilet. … Continue reading

LIFE (A Poem) by Su’eddie Vershima Agema

The stars put out their lamps Leaving the grey sky The moon compensating, smiled meekly A clear ball Different from yesterday’s banana I stayed an eternity with you But just as my heart counted a second The night rolled its mat Bringing in the harsh reality of day. (From Bring our casket home: tales one shouldn’t … Continue reading

THE LISTENERS (A Poem) BY WALTER DE LA MARE

“Is there anybody there?” said the Traveller, Knocking on the moonlit door; And his horse in the silence champed the grass Of the forest’s ferny floor; And a bird flew up out of the turret, Above the Traveller’s head: And he smote upon the door again a second time; “Is there anybody there?” he said. … Continue reading