Awero dear,
No! Slay mama or slay queen
Is your new sobriquet, I hear.
Your obstinacy knows no twin!

Since I last wrote
Ululating your womanhood,
I have taken note
Of your romance with negritude.

This time, give ears to my sooth
And accord it some heed
Though it does you no soothe
And you think it no yield.

Out your sun creeps to the West
Your morality drains through the pores
And lo with it melts your zest
As is known, yea, of many whores.

The day you turned twenty-two
Thousand men were in your legs slain
If you ever turn eighty-two
How many more shall your mamma maim?

What shall your slay princess wear?
Sexy thongs and slaying tatters?
How shall your slay daughters hear
They’re seedlings of many fathers?

Sitting, I seethe.
Boiling, I brood.
In impatience, I writhe
Hoping you spin for good.

If you do not get this letter,
Please do notify me
That I may yet write another.
Yours in antagony!

Written by : Michael Afenfia

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109 Comments

  1. Ifeoluwapo February 2, 2018 at 10:42 am - Reply

    Awesome!

  2. Adeyemi Tolulope February 2, 2018 at 10:44 am - Reply

    Thumbs up for this. It’s intriguing!

  3. Jelilat February 2, 2018 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Awesome! both the diction and the message it passes.

  4. Teeman February 2, 2018 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Great poem

  5. Ogunwale Hadeniyi February 2, 2018 at 10:59 am - Reply

    What an informative poem! Keep it up

  6. Aderonke February 2, 2018 at 11:02 am - Reply

    Hmmm
    Such depth hidden in this fine coinage of words!!👏

  7. Ashanti February 2, 2018 at 11:20 am - Reply

    Awesome,
    Deep,
    Well delivered.

  8. Glory February 2, 2018 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Woww!!! Dis z good, kip it up

  9. Val Digwe February 2, 2018 at 11:34 am - Reply

    The play on words is perfect…love the ordering….beautiful!

  10. Dada Abdullahi February 2, 2018 at 11:36 am - Reply

    wonderful compilation of fun and knowledge

  11. Ajibola February 2, 2018 at 11:37 am - Reply

    excellent

  12. Bolu February 2, 2018 at 11:40 am - Reply

    awesome
    Nice write up
    the language and theme of the poem were wonderfully

  13. Akintade Titilope February 2, 2018 at 11:54 am - Reply

    You’ve done another one again, deep and informative, lovely peice Lateef… I which you the best.

  14. Lustre February 2, 2018 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    Simple and Precise.
    A great poem, I must commend. Kudos to the writer.
    Highly appreciated.👏👏👏

  15. Fat_Toyin February 2, 2018 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Wow! Beautiful piece

  16. Val Digwe February 2, 2018 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Perfect and romantic….. Beautiful wordings!

  17. ogunsola oladeji February 2, 2018 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    The work of art is a nice one. It is worth wining the contest.

  18. Samuel Goodnews February 2, 2018 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    kul

  19. Judith ijeoma February 2, 2018 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    you never fail to dissapoint me..i am proud of you.. beautiful piece

  20. Pelumi February 2, 2018 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    First, i love any Awero write up.
    Your write up only made me love the name more
    Thumbs up dear🙆

  21. Cephas February 2, 2018 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    Awesome piece

  22. oyediji moyosore February 2, 2018 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Wow!!!
    Nice Piece
    Trust you, always the best

  23. Ebunoluwa February 2, 2018 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Very nice

  24. Barsh February 2, 2018 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Impressive

  25. Oyindamola February 2, 2018 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    Wow…a NYC n emotional poem…. D rhyme👍

  26. Omolara February 2, 2018 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    I love this!

  27. von February 2, 2018 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    great piece

  28. Oluwatola February 2, 2018 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Wow! The metaphors drawn made the lines linger, great piece from the bleeding pen of The_Fore_Runner!

  29. Don-Pedro February 2, 2018 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Really nice piece.

  30. Taoheed Oladipo February 2, 2018 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    awesome!!!,,, this is fantastic!!!

  31. Godswill February 2, 2018 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    I honestly love the concept. It has a message.

  32. Oyinlola Abby February 2, 2018 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    As usual, exquisitely composed and beautifully carved.

  33. Modupe February 2, 2018 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    nice one fore_runner… keep ur pen bleeding
    trust u can do better

  34. Uche February 2, 2018 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    Fantastic

    Fantastic

  35. Olajumoke Jumsy February 2, 2018 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    Wow… nice piece, inspiring, emotional and romantic…
    keep it up

  36. Helen odiase February 2, 2018 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    an interesting one u’ve got there..

  37. Modupe February 2, 2018 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Awesome write up….keep it up

  38. Esther February 2, 2018 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    Wow
    Nice one
    This is awesome
    Topnotch

  39. Innocent February 2, 2018 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    Well done bro. Nice write up.

  40. Psylarz February 2, 2018 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    Nice poem!

  41. O'tobi February 2, 2018 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    Uhmmmm! This is lovely and enlightening! Weldone bro!

  42. Lucky February 2, 2018 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    Nice.
    Please don’t stop.

  43. VICSAM February 2, 2018 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    Great!

  44. Lisabi February 2, 2018 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    Wow!
    This is a great piece.

  45. oluwafisayomi February 2, 2018 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    nice one

  46. Peace Aanu February 2, 2018 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    Thumbs up. That’s actually nice

  47. AdeagboT February 2, 2018 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful poem, it’s embedded with fascinating lines… Keep it up.

  48. Agboola Mariam February 2, 2018 at 11:46 pm - Reply

    Nice work
    Keep it up💪💪

  49. Wuni patience February 2, 2018 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    Wao! Nice one

  50. Bello zainab February 2, 2018 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    Wao!
    What an interesting write up

  51. king dee February 3, 2018 at 12:09 am - Reply

    stanza 5 & 6 is the bomb!

  52. Aisha February 3, 2018 at 12:11 am - Reply

    Insightful!

  53. Layinka February 3, 2018 at 12:55 am - Reply

    Nice piece

  54. Oluwayinka omowonuola February 3, 2018 at 6:18 am - Reply

    Awwwnnnnn….. Please lemme also be one awero to be written to

  55. Dimeji February 3, 2018 at 11:45 am - Reply

    Nice nice

  56. Dennis Emmanuel February 3, 2018 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    Good write up, he really turned me the other way. An entirely distinctive description of Awero

  57. Rachelle February 3, 2018 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    This is powerful… I hope the message gets to the AWEROs.

  58. Oluwamichael February 3, 2018 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    The poet of our time. The job is well done. It is 100%informative.
    Keep it up

    • Oluwamichael February 3, 2018 at 10:04 pm - Reply

      My poet ride on.
      It is informative and descriptive

  59. 'MideGold February 3, 2018 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    Great piece! Great way to pass the message across!

  60. Omolayo February 3, 2018 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    Great poem. Very apt and precise.

  61. Owolabi Oluwapelumi February 4, 2018 at 2:35 am - Reply

    In fact, I am awed by this poem. Hmmm…Awero!!! Awesome one Lateef

  62. Jomiloju February 4, 2018 at 7:24 am - Reply

    a wonderfully eclectic mix of words….Nice!

  63. Praise February 4, 2018 at 11:19 am - Reply

    If there’s anything i like in this poem, it is the gradual and organised progression and the fact that it addresses the pressing situation that’s been the bone to pick in the Nigerian society; the disrespect some ladies have for their gender.

    Good work Lateef

  64. Ochuko February 4, 2018 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Such a beautiful piece..keep it up

  65. Ginher February 5, 2018 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Lovely!!!!

  66. Ginher February 5, 2018 at 10:49 am - Reply

    Lovely!!!!

  67. Okusuwha EjirO jeff February 5, 2018 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    Dope e muzz me

  68. Uche February 5, 2018 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    Lovely!!!!!

  69. Aina Tumininu February 5, 2018 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    It’s a wonderful poem, I love the use of words to express Awero’s lifestyle.
    Keep writing.

  70. Oyin😄 February 5, 2018 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    @tomori lateef…ur poem is nice and awesome

  71. Sam February 6, 2018 at 11:20 am - Reply

    Who else has noticed that this poem has a striking rhythmic pattern as well as a captivating rhyme scheme? Such a beautiful testimony of aesthetics. Keep it up!

  72. Temiloluwa February 6, 2018 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Enlightening and didactic. Thumbs up, The Fore.

  73. Sakura February 6, 2018 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    This is awesome!
    Beautifully penned and wonderful choice of words. The theme itself is quite intriguing.

  74. nate February 6, 2018 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    Simply amazingly use of words!

  75. Fayokun Muyiwa February 7, 2018 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    oyaaaaaa…
    Nice one…

  76. Olakunori Gabriel February 8, 2018 at 4:53 am - Reply

    Yours is antagony…….. What an ending! Well, this work is superb, it is a sublime outlay of creativity. Keep it up, keep us reading.

  77. Bisola February 8, 2018 at 9:46 am - Reply

    Awesome, good work.
    Keep it up

  78. dammy February 8, 2018 at 10:14 am - Reply

    Creative and didactic!

  79. Ayeni Taiwo Grace February 8, 2018 at 11:57 am - Reply

    Wow!
    Awesome
    Seriously this is on point
    Nice one Mr Fore
    keep it up

  80. olayinka February 8, 2018 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    it’s a beautiful piece and I love the diction.

  81. Adesoji Ademola February 8, 2018 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Wow! I’m Speechless

  82. kehinde Damilola February 8, 2018 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    So romantic nd inspiring…….keep it up dear,God is ur strength

  83. the_tonismart February 8, 2018 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    Splendid one here. Very graphical and illustrative.

  84. quadri February 8, 2018 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    wonderful

  85. Rukayya February 8, 2018 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    What a nice piece. Keep the ink flowing

  86. Olajide Hameed February 8, 2018 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    The beauty of poetry is to evoke meaning. Kudos to you for a job well done.

  87. Oluwanifemi February 8, 2018 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    Wow! Nice write-up

  88. Adesoji Ademola February 8, 2018 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    This got me speechless, splendid!

  89. Simeon February 9, 2018 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Awesome

  90. Akinfela Oluwaseyi February 9, 2018 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    This is nothing short of a masterpiece and highly ingenious. Excellent poem sire.

  91. Maduakor uju chidinma February 9, 2018 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    who can beat this??
    Nice piece
    I just love the title, the traditional concept
    Thumbs up

  92. ADÉYEMO February 10, 2018 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    This is awesome man, let your inkling swell oceans of more greater lines

  93. AfoDy February 10, 2018 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    Awero must see this!

  94. rebecca February 11, 2018 at 5:08 am - Reply

    Great piece!

  95. Morayo February 11, 2018 at 6:45 am - Reply

    This piece is mind blowing. The flow of words is so smooth and pleasing. None could be better than this. Kudos to you.

  96. dukeluke February 12, 2018 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    beautiful

  97. Akingboye Oludayo Samuel February 12, 2018 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    If there’s anything i like in this poem, it is the gradual and organised progression and the fact that it addresses the pressing situation that’s been the bone to pick in the Nigerian society; the disrespect some ladies have for their gender.

  98. Nathrichboi February 12, 2018 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Super nice one Mr Fore

  99. adesoye February 12, 2018 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    really nice

  100. adesoye February 12, 2018 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    nice

  101. tola February 12, 2018 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    good

  102. Tunde February 12, 2018 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    wow

  103. yikes February 12, 2018 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    I want to be awero

  104. starboy February 12, 2018 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    I love this

  105. AJAYI February 12, 2018 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    Great one here

  106. dammy February 12, 2018 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    awwnn.. nice one

  107. Ibrahim February 12, 2018 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    Super Good

  108. Paxxy February 12, 2018 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    Well written!

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