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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Adeiza is a writer of poetry, prose, and song lyrics. He started writing in high school in the mid-90s. His poems and short stories have featured in both soft and printed copies in Nigeria and abroad. Some of the publications include 'Write for Light: A Collection of True Stories and Poems about Finding Light in the Darkness' by Dean Tucker, among others. As a college student, his poems featured regularly on talk-show, 'Chips and Slices', on state-owned radio KSMC 90.8. Since graduation from college, Adeiza has been a practicing journalist and has worked with major broadcast and print media organizations.

Atureta Adeiza

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About: Life in the streets of Lagos

Sorrow is a contentious
gift of nature,
that rocks us back and forth!
Unwillingly, we hustle on like lost souls,
strewn on a future that may not materialize.
This is Lagos city,
where the streets have no memory,
of cars that drive by,
or kids that run by,
or pedestrian feet,
that caress that flight of worn-out stairs.
No one cares, here,
but the lonesome aggressor, who, rocks the rhythm back and forth!
"Welcome to poverty,"
The fallen signage beckons,
And somehow, we rock the yard of imbalance together.