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[POEM] Perchance I Find? – Taiwo Oladele

[POEM] Perchance I Find? – Taiwo Oladele

Aren't we all incomplete? Every man a jigsaw missing a piece and for some, their peace Wandering the sore face of the surface of the earth A heart broken, lost, seeking and likewise sought That when the sought and the found find that which is sought The clock that second stops, hearts skip and the angels glee When two fitting parts click; the host of heaven sing Chanting in unison, a symphony of the rhythms of the heart Eureka! We…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XXV

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XXV

Start from Episode I Rain waited for David to leave the house before giving in to the tears she had been holding back all day. First, she cried that things with her parents didn’t go as planned. She wished they saw things from her perspective and that her mother’s husband said the words, ‘I’m sorry’ to her and meant it. Then, she cried about Mr. Wakama dying so unexpectedly and in such a cruel manner because in all fairness to…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XXIII

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XXIII

Start from Episode I Read the Previous Episode “No! No, Rain, I’m not staying one minute longer discussing anything with you if you don’t acknowledge the effort the man has put in coming all the way here to see you face-to-face and apologise.” “He didn’t apologise, mother. How could he have apologised when he didn’t even own up to what he did?” “Look here, Rain, your father and I are ready to go. We would be leaving for Port Harcourt…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XVIII

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XVIII

Start from Episode I Rain immersed herself in work. From when she got in at eight in the morning till she left at seven o’clock in the evening, she spent her time rummaging through files, minutes of board meetings as well as old and recent approvals. She also skimmed through pre- and post-contract award correspondences with clients and subcontractors to make sure she wasn’t missing anything. However, when it came to bank statements, she went through those with a fine-tooth…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XVII

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XVII

Start from Episode I “David asked me to marry him.” “And?” “I said yes!” Rain screamed with excitement into the phone. “You said what?” If it were a contest, Annabel would have taken the prize for the loudest scream. “No, Rain! Tell me you’re pulling my legs.” “I’m not kidding, Annie,” Rain said. This time she lowered her voice so David wouldn’t hear her from the living room. They had been in the parlour watching an Anthony Joshua documentary on…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XVI

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XVI

Start from Episode I Read the Previous Episode Chief Edozie woke up drenched in droplets of sweat so huge they made his pores hurt. Even though the air conditioner in his room was set to cool and was on all night, his body felt hot and sticky as if he had just crossed the finishing line of the Okpepke Marathon with a bag of cement on his head. For the third time in one night, he had the same kind…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XV

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XV

Start from Episode I Read the Previous Episode Rain scrolled hastily through the pictures in the photo gallery of her phone. She was looking for pictures she had of Mr. Wakama from their trip to Dubai, because they would be the most recent ones she had of him. After a brief search, she found one of him alone having breakfast in the restaurant of the hotel they lodged in. His light skin and charming smile radiated through the picture, and…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XIV

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XIV

Start from Episode I Read Previous Episode “Mother, David asked me to marry him.” Rain called her mother on her way out of the gym. It was the day after the party and she thought she needed to burn off all the calories she had packed on from eating and drinking too much in Chief Edozie’s house. There was also all the oyinbo food she stuffed herself with while in Dubai with Mr. Wakama. The moment she walked into the…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XIII

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XIII

Start from Episode I Read the Previous Episode Rain watched with fascination as Mr. Wakama sprayed money on Mrs. Edozie. He was adept at this owambe thing and it didn’t come to her as a surprise. He was the loud and flashy type. From where she sat, Rain couldn’t tell if it was naira, pounds or dollar bills being trampled on by Madam’s dancing feet. All she could see was the jostling of the who-is-who in Yenagoa and beyond, as they scrambled…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XII

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XII

Start from Episode I Read Previous Episode The party was bigger than any celebration ever witnessed in the Edozie household. Even though he knew how generous the budget was, Chief Edozie couldn’t hide his shock at all the surprises his wife and children packed into one night of partying. Judging from the number and calibre of those in attendance, the quality and quantity of food and drinks in circulation throughout the day and night, and the class of artistes and…