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We Built Our Love Like A Shelter
We built our love like a shelter you cut trees, I drew water you laid bricks, I made mortar we built our love together. We built our love like a shelter it had roofs, walls and windows wide beds and soft pillows we build our love together. Like a shelter…
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When You Are Single
When you are single everything reminds you. Commercials remind you everything is cheaper if you buy in twos. Your big idle pots remind you since you almost never cook for two Your favourite dress reminds you; it needs help zipping from the back Those nosy acquaintances too with questions you…
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Postman
I wait for love patiently the way one waits for a special delivery. All day, I sit by the door ears flared like a calabash waiting quietly for the bell to ring. By noon it rings eventually, excitedly, I leap for the door but it’s only my neighbour Mosun; borrowing…
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Don’t Say With Your Eyes Only

Don't Say With Your Eyes Only Beneath a tree of hollies Alone my love and me I coo in words you only Will ever hear from me. Your eyes they tell a story Love of the purest breed They speak in allegories Each time you stare at me. Like honey…

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Scarecrow

Scarecrow I'm so scared of being alone I'm so scared of being alone Is the song of the scarecrow As he stays hanging alone In a large field of corn rows. I am a scarecrow!

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Halima!
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The Story of The New Phone

Monday morning, 10am, I was on my way to the bank, when my phone rang. It was Diji. I hit the receive button, and the phone went dead, again. I cussed under my breath. It was the third time that day and it had been happening almost daily for about…

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