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Tremors arrest my entire muscles,Fears handcuff all my thoughtsMind numbingChill spurringWhispering that you might land beneath the water The beauty of the blue seaAttract like...
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There was no love lost between mother and daughter.It had been that way since dad eloped with the maid.The runaway father of one… once a...
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The end of an era Tobi-Makinde Melody I’ve always heard,That time waits for no one.I admit, I never truly understood it.I just knew the words...
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RAGEIn the deepest part of my heart,Emotions put aside,All thought put on holdWith folded arms and steady eyes Neither fear nor surpriseLook upon them as...
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Writing Prompt: Write your own myth to describe what happens to people when they die.   MR NIGER D That was the mnemonic we were...
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After retiring from the army, old soldier became an accomplished businessman, politician and community head. Who’s debauched ways was an open secret in the neighborhood...
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This is an appreciation poem,My way of saying thank you.Thank you for being here,For walking through the dark days that stole your light.Thank you for...
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I did not hear the bullet eject, the Colt 1911 semi auto pistol.Only felt myself being lifted up and off my feet.Then i hit the...
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“Eii God“ That’s me and 15 others in this classroom.” Eii God” is just the Nigerian version of “Brrrr“, as in the written expression of...
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“Arike, ayè mi tèmibámi!” Those were Papa’s last words to me, knowing fully well I couldn’t understand the language he spoke. Growing up as a...
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He shot her thrice at close range.Right in their living room.Then picked up his mobile phone and dialed 911.The voice at the other side sounded...
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And a poetry I compose for you. Elegant and soothing to my perturbed nerves. And your gracious imagery I hold dearly In my brain stuffed...
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If the eye can see the heart that bleed,Our talk be less and Cry be more,That what we see so gruesome ends,And we may sleep...
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It’s quite painful and I don’t even know who to inform. My parents made me regret ever telling them I was gifted a new phone....
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On a very sunny Wednesday morning after you received yet another rejection mail, you sit at your makeshift home office staring at your outdated MacBook...
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I’m not strong enough to frown anymore, I’m not interested in even finding that strength, not when my face looks like an wrinkled sculpture, but…...
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I grew up in love with my mother, her sweetness is simply beyond this world but my father, who’s quite frankly, nothing to write home...