July 22, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Thomas Barbey



Abdulrahman M Abu-yaman



Secret Formulas



What is the secret formula for

Success? Is it

The same formula Coca cola used

And refused to share with the world

For many years? Or is it

Because there never was any successful

Man that was not conscious of



What is the secret formula for

Victory? Is it

The same reason why the Yankees

Dominated? Or is it

Because the only place victory comes

before work is in the



What is the secret formula for

Winning? Is it

The same reason why the casino house

“Always” wins? Or is it

Because it takes a little courage

And a little safe











Forgotten Promises



they have forgotten to bow

to their vows!

vows that emanated from their

emotional device

that pumped out promises of

eternal companionship, and

continual flow of unconditional

love. as we witnessed in their

unification ceremony that

confluenced their streaming souls

into one flowing channel.

but sadly, oh! sadly,

those souls now flow in

“divided-unity”, thereby

rendering their vows null

and void!











Abdulrahman M Abu-yaman

Abdulrahman M Abu-yaman is a Nigerian poet born in the western part of the country (Tin-can island, Lagos), occasionally visiting the south (Warri) despite being from the north where he currently lives (Minna). He majored in Economics at IBB University, Lapai, Niger State, loves to draw in pencil monochrome. His works have appeared in Kalahari Reviews, Elsielsy blog and forthcoming in Lunaris Review and Black Boy Review. You can follow him on Twitter@abuu_yaman.


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