Category: Seven-liners

  • Unrequited Love

    Unrequited Love

    What do you do when the one you love, loves another? Do you plead for love, or quietly nurse your pain? Do you wait in hope, or just simply walk away? Do you silently pray and wish the ache would just abate? Or do you gather with friends and drink your sorrow away? Even though […]

  • Urban Struggles

    Urban Struggles

    Failed ventures; broken dreams A lively city bursting at its very seams As many mingle sweat and tears Midday darkness crawls o’er your fears Tho’ at night you nearly fall apart Yet by morn never failing to look the part The day dawns: “March on, my heart”

  • Saying Goodbye

    Saying Goodbye

    Welcome to my blog! Hope you enjoy reading as you look around here today. I found out about the demise of two former colleagues within the last one week, both of them middle-aged men looking healthy the last time I saw them. One of them was a very jovial man who would greet me heartily […]

  • Deeds Undone

    Deeds Undone

    The words we left unsaid, are those we remember the best The moments we let go by, when our fears, of us, had the best The chances we never took, when we worried we could lose Those trips we never took, while trying to fit in others’ shoes

  • Of Memory and Music, Love and Expectation

    Hello there! It’s been a few days since I posted here; busy with work and writing too. It usually takes a lot of hard work to put up something I find worthy of reading or which captivates my own attention. And I have a few pieces of poetry I have been working on – I […]

  • Why does my heart beat so?

    Why does my heart beat so? When thoughts of you do cross my mind Why does my heart beat so? When mention of your name is made Everywhere I see your face And when it’s you I think I see Why does my heart beat so? Toyin Taiwo © 2012

  • Night time

    Darkness descends slowly, like an unwanted visitor Daylight fades away, as one without a solicitor The singing birds are no more in sight Towards their home they’ve taken flight And so does a man’s brief life evaporate For any useful work, it becomes too late Curtains drawn, we hear the click of the gate

  • Remember me

    Remember me When your days are full of joy Or careless friends do annoy When you have enough to eat Or all you have is a grain of wheat No matter what your circumstance Remember me, my friend, remember me!

  • Trailed by Love

    I’ve been trailed by the love That comes from above He has been on the move Always trying to prove That his love for me Is more than I see Thank you Father, for your love