Mask by Sodiq Oyekanmi

put on a happy face — merry mask
to shade the void of sanity that slipped away
from your mind like the grey hairs
on your mother’s head
suffering from alopecia areata

put on the smiling mask
do not let sadness smear your face
put it on for we all wear masks
to shawl our souls.

Living Fire Begets Impotent Ash by Sodiq Oyekanmi

the raging storm, sinister sky
the troubled mind, the savaged soul
all will end & the evil will fly
away & never come back to howl.

my aching heart, her teary eyes
our tuneless—tunes in fading notes
all will end & love shall rise
again in our hearts with lovely notes.

<img class="wp-block-coblocks-author__avatar-img" src="; alt="<strong>Sodiq Oyekanmi
Sodiq Oyekanmi

Sodiq Oyekanmi is a young Nigerian poet and a thespian; a student of the University of Ibadan, where he currently studies Theatre Arts. 

He enjoys writing poetry as he sees this as a therapeutic creative outlet for him.

When he is not reading / writing, he is listening to Rilès and Taylor Swift’s albums.

He tweets @sodiq_oyekan

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