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Poem of the Week: The Morality of Compromise

By Nehi Igbinijesu



What thought we’d never do

Did we shameless-loathed

Abased but our janus appeased

Straddled along frigid banisters

And lonely staircases creaking

With sounds disorderly

No inhibitions- no cares

Forgetful of nuptial daliiances

Wreaking gleefully at rompous booty

To stay alive pleasuring

At a gun’s barrel headward

Of a knackered-brained killer

Moralising our compromise


Satiated yet sorrowful

With filth filled stomachs

Drenched by a pale full

From the River Styx


Had I known that this would entail

The killing of thine own soul

Left alone I would prefer

Than destroy more than repair


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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