Wednesday, November 1, 2023



Without Subtraction


AS fauna are happy in their city of wood

As flora solely depend on light for food


As the sky is vast beyond where the eyes can see

As the ocean is deep to drink every river and sea


As day is welcome in his splendor of hues

As night walks on her sparkling carpet of dews


As heaven is far above all strife

As earth is the habitat for life


As gravity brings everything down to earth

As flowers blossom only in dirt


As bees and flowers are meant to flirt

As making love results to birth


As the wind is free and generous

As sand in number is numerous


So, you will always be my attraction

So, my love for you will multiply without subtraction.


Bard Boy For Life


The bard

With the beard!

Your dexterity

Has no austerity

You antic

Is romantic

You dissolve baseless rumour

With your humour

I'm a kill

Of your quill

For being sarcastic

And still fantastic

I give you a private ticket

To my private thicket.

If the ladies think I’m bard

Who cares if my hommies say I'm bad.


Only Fools Would Try To Measure


Love is a double edge sword

Polished with no just fancy word.

Love is a priceless treasure

Only fools would try to measure.


Whichever way love cuts

I tell, it worth the hurts.

No matter how little love cost

I tell, it doesn’t worth the lost.


Love is a four legged beast

That brings two strangers to feast.

It connects separate souls

And make them single whole.


Love Is Sweet


Love in the air

Stirs the mind clear;

You begin to adore

Those things you abhor

You begin to contest

Those things you detest


Love is mega

With whom the heart is eager

Love is jingles

With whom the heart mingles

Love is sweet

With whom the heart is with.




FRANCIS OTOLE is a Nigerian born poet and academician. A member of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) and many other literary groups. He is an award-winning poet from the local and international scenes. Has been featured in magazines, journals and anthologies; locally and internationally. He is a graduate of the prestigious Benue State University and a student of life. His hobby is reading and writing. He is married with two children.




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