Voices and Echoes – Taiwo Elijah Ogunleye

Taiwo Elijah Ogunleye is a Nigerian lawyer and poet. On the 26th day of October, 2019, he challenged himself to write ten poems in a rush. In his words, poems should come as a spontaneous overflow of one’s thoughts. The result of the ten poems have been compiled in the book “Voices and Echoes”. Below…

The Epistle of Santa to the World

Santa, called to be an Ambassador of Christmas, through the will of humanity and Nicholas, our brother. Unto the world and to them who merry at this glorious time of the year, Greetings. For it pleased Saint Nicholas some two hundred years after the death of our Lord to be good unto children. For you…

Of Jollof and Fried Rice

So, recently, I have been consuming more of rice than ever. Basically, Jollof Rice has been my favorite. I sat down yesterday and I questioned myself on the food I was consuming. First, who first prepared this food, I don’t know. Who cares? It has been catering for our party needs since years back! What…

Hello Awayu!

The word “Hello” was not really popular until the invention of the telephone in 1833. However, the word predates the invention. The word is an adaptation of the Old High German word halôn or holôn to fetch, used especially in hailing a ferryman. There are popular stories of how the word got to be the…

To Saint Valentine

Hello sir, compliments of the season! Being a whole year now since we last communicated and it is nice for me to write to you ‘Most holy’ Valentine. Concerning the things that I heard about your labours and work for humanity and the rewards that stand thereafter. Permit me to relate again to you what…

Mad over you

Just another proud guy Shining and glowing in white Like another angel from Heaven, Maybe he is from the bossom Where nothing ever goes wrong For always his handsome face Is adorned with attractive smiles Everything she said was right He smiled at every wrong act Was it that he can’t be wronged? He is…