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HUSH | Sobogun Maryam Opeyemi


Men could be monsters and mourn-stars...
The air of looming gloomy doom —
A dark nightmare crawling into the day-
Fiendish subterfuge serves mainstay,
Harmful plots harming harmless prey —
He is doom, yeah, He is doom.

His next target is the little one,
Small and brainy; bullied by everyone.
At her desk by the front corner —
She hides from the next hit
yet he stares and wonders where to hit.

While the playground came alive,
He whisked her away for a dive-
At the filth- filled shed,
Where she was prodded-
With a big rod shooting from his Khaki
like a pole holding the sky.

As friendly wine trickles in a race —
down her legs like a flowing stream.
His heroic crack came in deafening pace,
Monster kisses of tears rubbed her face,
Hush- hush, yea, she hushed.
A promise of death would it be,
if words surface, hush, yea, she hushed.


Sobogun Mariam Opeyemi is a 400level PHYSIOLOGY Student of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State. She is a native of Ogun State but she's based in Lagos. She hope to develop her writing skills and aspire to get better everyday. She can be reached via

She has some of her works on her social media handle, his full name is his Facebook ID.

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I have sailed in the ocean — on
your body's warm drenched spot axis,
and i have felt the touch of your
freezing burning hands and cold words:
you said some soft words gently in
my ear on a cold night. and my
body is a tree, it rustles
when winds beat. winds like your mutters.

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your whole body defines a lot
even when i see nothing but
the voluptuous pillows of a
tired bed, calling me to sleep.

Slowly, this pace beats rapidly
like a running fire. and i'm
burning coldly on a meet with
your whitish round thorax muscle.
glorious! your body is a bike
and i'm good at riding roughly.
slide and glide, make a symphony
of our salvation on this cold night.

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