Oni Abidemi Martins

 

My name is Oni Abidemi Martins, a native of ABEOKUTA Ogun state Nigeria. A graduate of Economics from Lagos State university, I am an activist and a supporter of feminism and equal rights and a lover of arts (creative and fine). I have presented in social gatherings and published about 10 poems in the Nigerian national newspaper tribune as well as some online platforms. I am presently working toward publishing my first book.

  • Poem: The Loophole That Mocked Us

    For Nigeria and what we have become….   The foundation crumbled at the cradle Journey forever from birth bedeviled The life and times Of a jostled nation Bed of icing broken before its time...

  • Poem: Odo-Ona

    (Dedicated to all the children of Odo-Ona) River Ona, Ancient course that births a nation: my origin Deepest roots I am my beginning River Ona, my bodiless being Of the water tribe: still above with...

  • Poem: The Benediction

    For grandpa Benedict Okoko Ibadeki Mass of seeds In the silent nights tarried Mass of sand For salient delays arid The long yearns as on whom to beckon The long wait where a sojourner must return The old...

  • Poem: Another Realm

    Things happened in another realm Before now Elusiveness. love. hate Betrayal. devotions. commitment Spirituality and ascensions Truly unrevealing; faintly vague Descensions were the out-point Things happened...

  • Poem: Voice in the Wilderness

      The Prophet: A crusader of the first order Non-diabolic appearances Pure and amplified footsteps Wailing voices like thunders from a thousand chariots Serious-minded and concerned Concerns born...

  • Poem: Rhythms

                            Play to me non-stop Soothing soul sounds to dance to To erase the burning blaze That burns fervently in my mind Like the feel of the waiting waters That sits by the...

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