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


Adeiza is a writer of poetry, prose, and song lyrics. His works 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.

Adeiza Atureta



(Inspired by Cyrus Nowrasteh's 'The Stoning of Soraya')

Our humanity bows on the sidelines of Kavir-e Lut,
Where stones rise, and needless anger vents on a woman.

She is out there, bound, in the streets of Kupayeh,
Where the sun's baking heat bites, enslaves, and kills.

They hail stones, to deny their own consciousness,
They invoked the very evil, we exiled decades ago.

When will the earth mourn her evils, so pure and loose?
When will kindness serenade the streets of Iran?
Who will bid Soraya's heart, farewell, when she dies at the square?

Who will put her tenderness to earth, when she crinkles into parts?