This is no 3D game,
But a game full of gameful gamers;
A battle of the mind and soul —
A tricky way to die before death
Pissed is our peace; we plea this peace.
Shredded is this peace, Princes of pieces, we are.
Comfort isn’t comfortable, we can’t come forth.
Pierced is the pressure, blurry is the lens,
Dunce are the dances, captured is the cave;
Naive is the confidence, sleepy is the dream,
Peace isn’t peaceful, ‘here’ isn’t an heir.
Depression is an assassin, death is its Creed.
All that kill is not death, but all death kills.
It is a war of thoughts versus struggle for life,
We are in between; assassin’s creed is an inmate.
Brotherhood is murderhood,
Murder boards of trustees, we lie in anguish;
Tick Tock! Assassin’s Creed is an inmate.
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Flourish Joshua is a Multiple Award-Winning Poet and Author of “Arúgbó ń Ṣ’oge” and Other Poems (a satire for our attire). He is a Poet to the General Overseer of MFM, Worldwide, Dr. D. K Olukoya. He was the performance poet at Dr. Taiwo Ojo’s Book launch, televised on Channels TV. He is the co-founder of eBook launch — an online method of launching a book. He had had interview sessions with the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Fọláṣadé Ogúnṣọla and The Members of The Press Club, UNILAG.
His soon-to-be published collection of poems, “Ọmọlúàbì”, is to celebrate his years of Creative Writing and Hard Work as a Poet of a thousand poems. His dreams however, remain to connect the world via African Literature before the earth grow weary of his skin. He tweets and Instagram’s from @fjspeaks.