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Agbaje Damilola Aminat

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Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria

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Convulsive Voices

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Agbaje Damilola Aminat

Deluge of discordant voices Ascends the boulders Of our leaking roofs As I gather the thoughts Of my mind I remember the convulsive voices Of dismembered hearts Lost in the labyrinths Of colonial testaments.


Why?

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Agbaje Damilola Aminat

The plantain stem does not grow mango leaves Mango leaves do not grow on palm trees I have not seen a dog birthing a goat The wombs of cats carry kittens When rain falls,the sky does not drop sands Why is my country;a land overflowing with milk And honey Producing scorpions and beasts parading as rulers?