Category: Poetry

African Stories
// 13 December 2016

It leaves a bitter taste. The Nightmare that will haunt your night It shall leave tears trails permanently on your face It shall visit with clouds of regrets.

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African Stories
// 2 December 2016

Enslaved, a poetic piece that aptly captures the plight of African women: the restrictions, the marginalization and the subjugation women face as they strive to live their dreams.

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African Stories
// 28 November 2016

I shall wait for him to love me, I shall kneel in prayer till my knees bleed. My Knight, where art thou? I await your entrance in glory. Of fanfare and trumpet, to claim my hands and fill my limbs, and make me whole. I await the joy you will bring. The kisses that will…

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African Stories
// 19 November 2016
Diamond

Diamond is a woman’s best friend, shining every new day. It is solid, loyal and unceasing, shining through the dark ebony skies.   It is a union of uncertainty, of strength and fragility, of loyalty and intensity, of diamond and woman

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African Stories
// 16 November 2016
Call

Most people call it tongue, I call it my sword: The weapon of bravery, in a time when men choose to be dumb.   Let poetry mate with your tongue, in the intercourse of words and wisdom. Defend a cause of nobility; be a voice of truth

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African Art
// 8 October 2016

We believe in Rainmaking in my village, Amagu, and in most villages around the planes of the east. We believe in placing leaves and mirrors in the gaze of the sun and begging the clouds to hold its temper.

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African Art
// 8 October 2016
The Seer

Once upon a time! In the time when cars are in use and houses are built in concrete. In a time when giant dragons made of iron and steel fly in the air. In a time, when people have a voice so loud that they could converse with each other even when they are continents…

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African Art
// 6 October 2016
Gambling

Slaves are everywhere, indeed anywhere you turn to. But, many point at others, most times those from the hinterland, not knowing that they themselves are bigger slaves. There is a form of slavery that recruits millions daily. You definitely know it, but might not have considered it to be slavery. Are you a slave?……..

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African Art
// 6 October 2016

Traditional norms and values are meant to entrench peace, harmony and orderliness in our society. However, when misapplied, they can destroy much more than they can build. Here, love, which is the essence of life, is threatened by some strongly held codes.

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African Art
// 6 October 2016
Innocence

We were born with love Each and every one of us. We were born with courage Warriors in the womb Every child is an open book

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African Art
// 1 October 2016
Bus Preachers

“Your right to swing your fist stops where my nose starts”, so says a popular dictum. However, some people seem to be riding on the crest of religion to bend this principle. Should this be encouraged, simply because, no one wants to be tagged an atheist or agnostic?

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African Art
// 1 October 2016
African Cobwebs

Africa is a land with unique peculiarities. Almost nothing is actually thought to be just what is obvious to the eyes. Superstition is almost as entrenched as the doctrine of life itself. But, can this retard human progress? Is this a system that should endure?

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African Art
// 1 October 2016
Bus Conductors in Nigeria

Cities are unique for many things: huge population, traffic, buildings and structures, and also NOISE. But amidst the noise, there is a rhythm; some music; coming from where? A certain group of ‘Hustlers’….

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