Sunday, September 18, 2016

One Generator and a Television--By Su'eddie Vershima Agema--Nigeria

One Generator and a Television
(the story of our streets today)

Today, one generator and a television
Were taken away from someone
Light and hope was stolen from that home
He lost his head and swore to get someone else’s

Today, a man was caught
Who stole one generator and a television
He was the thief of someone else’s vision
Seeking means to fight Hades who called to his mother

Today, a mob roasted a man
With one generator and a television
While his mother died waiting for funds
To get drugs that cost one hundred bucks

Su'eddie Vershima Agema was joint winner, Association of Nigerian Authors Prize for Poetry 2014 with his second collection, Home Equals Holes: Tale of an Exile. He lives in Nigeria, blogs at and can be reached at @sueddieagema on Twitter.


  1. Continue to share your world Vershima.
    We sometimes cannot choose our subjects; they come for us. Your work has great soul.,