31 Days of Poetry - Day 5 - LAGOS - by Karimot

(... HER POEM ...)

Lagos is a whore,
She is home to all and sundry
Even the air she breathe reeks
of congested kisses of different lovers
I heard she never sleeps,
That her door is wide open day and night
Streaming of corporate workers and petty traders

Lagos is a terrible lover,
She screams at you at the oddest hour of the night
Begging you to roll your body into her
You are behind the steer and you dare sleep
She screams at you,
Knocking the tired sense out of you.

Lagos is a deceitful friend,
She wears clothe with price tag
Expensive enough to buy plots of land in her father's village
while she sleeps in a room not worthy
for a slave in her father's house
Eko for show

Lagos is home for none,
Abode for all.


EGC:  Your Real Name & Stage Name 
LADY KAY: Karimot Odebode (Lady_kay)

EGC:  Discipline/What You Do
LADY KAY: Law/ Student

EGC:  Other Creative Art Forms You Practice 
LADY KAY: Fiction

EGC:   What Made You Go Into Poetry 
 LADY KAY: The urge to express myself in a unique way

EGC:  Kind Of Poems You Write/Perform
LADY KAY: Poems that mirror the society

EGC:  People Who Inspire You In Poetry 
LADY KAY: Maya Angelou, Rasaq Malik, Warsan Shire, Beautiful Nubia etc

EGC:  What You Hope To Achieve With Poetry 
LADY KAY: To make the world see poetry in a lighter and interesting form

EGC:  Your First Time At Be Blessed 
LADY KAY: At the University of Ibadan

EGC:  How Many Times You Came To Be Blessed 

EGC:  Poets You'd Like To See At Next Be Blessed 
LADY KAY: Arch Angel, Donna Ogunnaike etc

EGC:  Most Memorable Edition Of Be Blessed And Why
LADY KAY: The first time I came. It was amazing because I got to meet people of like minds and it was an opportunity to read out my poem to the world

EGC:  What You Missed About Be Blessed 
LADY KAY: I haven't be coming but the one time experience was once in a lifetime

EGC:  What You Like About EGC
LADY KAY: The ability to welcome all kind of poets irrespective of experience 


  1. Wow! If Lagos were a lady, she would blush! I'm loving this. Thumbs up, Karimot!


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