Richards Tanimonure

Biography: Tanimonure Richards Adewale is a poet from Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, the homeland of the great poet, Wole Soyinka. He is a two times top 20 finalist of the BPPC Poetry contest in the year 2022. He has been published in anthologies such as Healing Hands, Beauty Of Failures, A Country Of Broken Boys and many more. He is a Teacher and Home Parent at Thames Valley College, Likosi-Sagamu, Ogun State. He can be reached on 234 913 080 5564 or

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Richards Tanimonure
Monday 23 October 2023


have you ever loved

a very dark night

with the deepest passion

of a very naked heart?

he takes you inside

a sensuous stomach

and covers you thick

with a fragile blanket.

you cuddle so warmly;

get fondled so hotly;

you throw away your face

and discard off your name

to burn the fiery fire

so sweet of a beloved pain. 

you never know!

oh! you never know!

a trusted much intestine

is an ugly public carcass

that shines your naked sun

a daylight of sordid fun. 

the world clashes tongues.

the world clashes thoughts.

and you become a sad night

wailing a muddied star;

wailing a beloved shine

now a twinkle of dirty light. 

you do not know.

oh! you do not know.

a passionate blanket 

is a judas of a love beat

that cooks a disgrace hit

of your 'banging'

"love me, love me, love me."

darkness is a beast

to wear 'my darling' words

and become 'koroba koroba'

feet, eyes of searching scorns.

darkness is a monster

as fucking 'somebody's son'

who is a painful blue screen

hottest as a diva's porn. 

oh! darkness!

tender, passionate blanket.

beloved so much sadness.

'open yansh' of nonsense. 

but you do not dine with two horns

and not eat a full plate of gores. 

you do not cry the peppery sores

that is your big stomach of disgust. 

earth has no belly.

never sleep your deep scar

inside a very deep, black

iscariot of a secret.


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