Self-Righteous by Olaiya Tobi – Issue #3

Self-righteous You act pious like you’re an angel You reprove those who have done wrong You teach what is right But the same you is adulterous The same you loots treasury The angelic you accepts bribes The sane you compromises standards The same you is materialistic You condemn impunity blatantly But in your closet you are its main convener You act self-righteous like an embodiment of the Almighty But your sins surpass Sodom and Gomorrah’s You condemn ostentatiousness Yet you live in lavish conditions The golden rings on your fingers could make a gallery Why are you an hypocrite Self-righteous … Continue reading Self-Righteous by Olaiya Tobi – Issue #3

But My Spirit Holds by Chalya Princess Miri-Gazhi – Issue #3

  Who and What Manner of Man Is This?   She was a public prostitute not a private courtesan She was an adulterous woman not a faithful wife She was a porn star and not a reverend sister A woman of ill repute and despised, she was everything they were not Dirty unkempt and a sinner, God forbid I can never be her Who and what manner of woman is this?   Her dress was too short some said too long Her colours were too bright some said too unusual Her hair was uncovered some said not rightly covered Those … Continue reading But My Spirit Holds by Chalya Princess Miri-Gazhi – Issue #3

BLOOD by Okuwoga Eyimofe – Issue #3

LOFTY He whose thought flashed upon My inward mind, celestial revelation He who combed my scatterbrain from His dais separation, ornate throne The sceptre He yields pukes profane But in His arms dwell the flawless Still, He is king   BLOOD When cavalry painted scarlet on human eyes On death’s cross, bloody Calvary Two dangling thoughts on opposite sides One saw revelation, right call to paradise But Left was cavalry’s ally, death still smiled Mother was more stabbed, the nails pierced her eyes Before the rain from her eyes stopped, The cloud was clear, it was finished   SIN      The … Continue reading BLOOD by Okuwoga Eyimofe – Issue #3

EXTINGUISHED by Ugochukwu Chimerem Victory – Issue #3

EXTINGUISHED   Dark, Pitch Dark Airy powers surround Rulers of the night Fighting carcasses of innocence Giving pebbles of truth Like beautiful contaminated maggots   Faint hands put on a candle With lips that break spells After drowned years of decay Fearfully lift up his hands And light shone, that little light Darkness could not comprehend   Eyes turned lurk and beheld Rivers of blood Mountains of treasures Like leaves they trembled On fours they crawled As evil took a step back   With light hands they scurried Groping and grabbing all within grasp Scattered like jilted ants The enemies … Continue reading EXTINGUISHED by Ugochukwu Chimerem Victory – Issue #3

In the Blind Man’s Shoes by Samuel Kamugisha – Issue #3

Appointed Time Sweet and permanent is the joy that God gives in His Appointed time Lucky are those that wait upon the Lord who makes all things beautiful in His Time Laughter-provoking is God’s promise fulfilled in His Due Time Like the angel’s message to Sarah, the barren old wife of Grandpa Abraham That she would mother baby Isaac at God’s Set Time Blessed is the child that comes at  God’s Own Time Like Prophet Samuel that sprung out of Hannah’s hitherto barren womb Reliable is a vision from God for it’ll come to pass In fullness of Time Great … Continue reading In the Blind Man’s Shoes by Samuel Kamugisha – Issue #3

SECOND HOME by Oki Kehinde Julius – Issue #3

SECOND HOME Whisper to the wealthy and the Lazarus, that our second home is not these cramble walls architectured with bricks and sand. Percussion the wailing “ogele” to cry the cries of remembrance that the foundation of this home is not these ones dug on the mother earth, but the one creator founds on the forehead of ashy cloud and fiery sky. Tell new bloods that are just excreated on the maternity bed of the earth, that “seventy” is the nibly voice that will echoe pens up on the vouching age of our breathe. Recite to the crawling infants and … Continue reading SECOND HOME by Oki Kehinde Julius – Issue #3

AN ORDINARY PRAYER by Rick Davis – Issue #3

AN ORDINARY PRAYER 1 As I relax In this oversized Armchair In my favorite coffee house, Relaxing jazz Soothing from Tiny speakers High on the walls Transport me To mystical realms. How my body Lies to me Telling me That my Loving soul Is born of dust – And is built On sky-rises Of hope, But I am Moving beyond This illusion — Trampling wet grass Without leaving My chair. I sense You are here – You who is Our Tree of Life — A pulsating living God Causing my body To tingle And loosen The hold Of my ego, … Continue reading AN ORDINARY PRAYER by Rick Davis – Issue #3

PAROUSIA Magazine Issue #3

PAROUSIA Magazine Issue #3 POETRY CRAFTSMAN by Oghenero Ezaza – Issue #3 Self-Righteous by Olaiya Tobi – Issue #3 BLOOD by Okuwoga Eyimofe – Issue #3 HAKUNA MATATA! by Onwuchuruba Francis Ikedichukwu – Issue #3 I FELL ON MY KNEES by Kariuki wa Nyamu – Issue #3 EXTINGUISHED by Ugochukwu Chimerem Victory – Issue #3 In the Blind Man’s Shoes by Samuel Kamugisha – Issue #3 But My Spirit Holds by Chalya Princess Miri-Gazhi – Issue #3 SECOND HOME by Oki Kehinde Julius – Issue #3 AN ORDINARY PRAYER by Rick Davis – Issue #3 Cover Image Bolu Akindele Cover … Continue reading PAROUSIA Magazine Issue #3