The Big Black Mamba


No one enters “him” and comes out same;
Its either a picked pocket or a torn shirt.
Looking like an extra sized train,
rusty floor, leaking roof and full of dirt.

Kolamod calls it THE YELLOW MAMBA,
Painted yellow with thick black lines;
A true depiction of the poverty swagger,
Notoriously evident in the colonial times.

Tuale to one of the beauties of Las-Gidi,
Which the BRT came to replace.
Manned by men so hard and rigid,
Demanding fares with no smile on the face.

The MOLUE, how I miss you,
Bringing to mind, days of humble beginnings;
Scarcely seen now in places a few,
Bid you farewell with your scary tidings.

Copyright: Kola amodu Sola

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  1. Lol!.
    I remember it too bt it’s stil seen in some part of Lagos!.
    I wouldn’t try enterin, it’s truly scary!.

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