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Poem of the Week: Redemption

Nehi Igbinijesu

Raving ravens ravaged

O sleepless town of old

Compromising covens concealed

Once but now many told

For they were revered once

For fear did they embold

Wimpering beast and man all

Like chilly harmattan cold


Who may speak for us

Most and many remanded

Some Christ to die again

In blood sin bleaches

To enter paradise in the horizon

A mirage – naivety’s sabotage

A subterfuge of release

From chain cooked minds


Messiah hardly Africa

Come truly us to aid

But bicker rather trickly

Loud mouthed serenades

A lore of dreams virulently

Of hopes, scores and joy

That one day -yes one day

Surmise we end the ploy!



This Poem is part of the anthology of 30 Poems titled: “Dirges of The Niger” By Nehi Igbinijesu.


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Nehikhare Omotayo Igbinijesu is an Economist, Poet, and Social Entrepreneur. 'He is the author of The Code: A Simple Story About Raising Great Women' and 'Marriage: 12 Questions You Need To Ask Before You Say, “I Do”'. He lives in Lagos with his wife, Akudo and two sons. He is Co-founder of, a motivational resources company based in Lagos. You can email him via nehijesu [at]

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