Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Poem by D.M. Aderibigbe


The new English teacher has been re-born through
The mouth of the school children, and re-named.

His new name is Mr Tick-Tack. Reasons

1. He tickles the bridge of his nose a lot.
2. He tackles the students for being sapient and for being vapid.

A week after Mr Tick-Tack resumes, he resigns. Reasons

1. He tells a girl in my class to come and tickle his
Stick-like manhood with the tip of her tongue.

2. He tackles the school principal for lampooning him
Over his preposterous exploit.

D.M Aderibigbe is a 23-year old Nigerian. An undergraduate of History
and Strategic Studies of the University of Lagos. His poetry and short
fiction have been published or forthcoming in 8 countries, in journals
such as Wordriot, The Applicant, Red River Review, Ditch, Kritya,
Thick jam among others. He's a die-hard Inter Milan fc fan. His poetry
is greatly influenced by writers such as Octavio Paz, Seamus Heaney,
Ilya Kaminsky, Natasha Trethewey, Naomi Shihab Nye, Maya Angelou, Wole
and Lola Shoneyin. And singers such as Bruno Mars, Ne-yo among

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