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Short Story: The Poor Widow and her beautiful daughters

SHORT STORY The Poor Widow And Her Two Beautiful Daughters Once upon a time, on a lonely hillside just outside the town, there stood a small cottage. In the cottage lived a widow with her two beautiful daughters. They were named Snow-White and Rose-Red after the two rose bushes that grew on either side of…
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The Secrets Of A Good Marriage

Growing up I’ve learnt about love, I’ve been surrounded by it everyday. I’m so glad you’ve both found it, And it’s why we’re here today. They say there’s secrets to a good marriage, That there are rules to obey, But the most important rules of love, Are what you two do everyday. It’s the ‘hey…
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Self discovery journey

Every self is on a journeyDiscovery is a necessityHence, innovation is bornFor life without tis allIs an end without ado Self discovery journeyA journey for all in allWherein there is no mapEvery step is a new oneThe trip that ends in death Where you’re regardlessWho you know notwithstandingWhat you’ve notwithstandingWhen you were born regardlessIt’s all…
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I want to talk to God [POETRY]

I’ve tried it in prayersA mix of empty stomachTrying to empty my heartIn all emptiness and sincerityCos, I want God to hear me I’ve to talk to GodJust in caseMy case HE haven’t heardCos the world is so busyAnd His schedule so tight Haven’t I talked enoughDear GodMy words have gone upIn millions each sentenceI…
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If Only || Aremu Adesola

If Only is poetry by Aremua Adesola that elaborates on the importance of self-discovery and societal acceptance. If Only we know ourselves… If Only If only the moon can split To carve True Lovers If only I can fly To see the World in Whole If only the earth can quake To birth out Dragon’s…
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The best way to acquire is to remain empty (a short story)

Many years ago there lived an ancient Chinese Grand Master of Philosophy and martial arts. Students spent many years studying philosophies and truths. One day, an apprentice who was admired by all of his peers went before the wise old master. This was a great honour, for only one apprentice is selected annually. It was…
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Together despite all odds, Now 60

Together despite all odds, Now 60 Since the day when River Niger and River Benue became lovers, And 1914, when Northern and Southern Nigeria got married, To 1960, when Nigerians got liberated and united We have seen; and we’ve conquered several odds to stay together as one. Together, we’ve torn wide apart the jaws of…
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I’m A Broken Woman

‘I am a broken woman’ is a poem explaining the act of child abuse and molestation which is highly rampant. The poet wrote about a 13-year-old girl’s experience. You say you care But you don’t That’s why you’re not here but there You said you’d change but you won’t Every night since I was five…
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Life is one big fight

I know you just feel like letting go
Everything is way too heavy
Nobody is ever ready to be ready
And I know you’ve been stressing
It’s okay cause your blessing’s on the way
Don’t you worry about what they say
They can’t break you down

Time in a mirror

“Time in a mirror” is a poem about seasons and changes that comes with it. White-tip mountains, majestic, stand tall.Images of trees, reflections of clouds in blue.Birds in flight look down to see years gone by,years still to see.Leaves of green, brown, yellow, and red,reflect as they float to their winter bed.Footprints in the snow…
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The Black Race

Our skin is as pure as gold Shines more brighter than diamond Our beauty was used as cufflinks We sold ourselves to dollars Now suffering the naira While our culture became clothing’s to the white We are living in our own bondage Dreams sold out of greed Hope lost since yesterday From tribal wars Religious…
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Can doing little things improve me?

It is the little things that we do that define us and also gives an idea of what we are capable of doing when faced with bigger challenges.” – Henry UkazuIn one of the past few days, as I was reading through one of the articles that I had an interest in, I stumbled into…
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This hood called adulthood

‘This hood called adulthood’ is a poetry about growing to become an adult. The poet believes this is the last and final stage of every man. He pointed out the every child desire to become an adult not understanding the implications within. It doesn’t add up How I became an adult Without my profound consent…
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Am I a man or a man-age

Am I a man or a man-age is a poem about growing up into adulthood. The poet explain the self doubt that can occur when growing into adulthood. It is so hard to say I haven’t heard before Even the truth keep starring each moment Stirring my emotions and leaving me in tears Tearing me…
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Living in a world of my dreams

Living in a world of my dreams is a poem about depression. The poem “Living in a world of my dreams” explains the struggle to survive and excel in a world so simple but extremely complex. I am not the only one living I guess we’ll all leave someday When we get tired of the…
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Nobody knows how you feel

And day by day is the struggle
In this world you know you have to hustle
Just know that you’re not alone
You don’t always have to be strong all by yourself
I said, it’s okay to ask for help

My Heart; My Fears

My Heart; My Fears – Poem My heart tells me we might not end up together, Maybe because my heart can tell the way your heart feels, The fear that we might not be right to end up falling in love again. My heart tells me we will end up not being able to develop…
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A Million Dreams

However big, however small
Let me be part of it all
Share your dreams with me
You may be right, you may be wrong
But say that you’ll bring me along
To the world you see

The biggest movies released in 2019

The biggest movies of 2019 – The Lion King, Toy Story 4, Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars – all rule the roost in 2019 – but what other movies made the year a memorable one? From Avengers: Endgame to Toy Story 4, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to The Lion King, Disney had at…
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My five kitty cats (Poetry)

My five kitty cats is a poem about cats. The poet explains how jolly good the five cats in her possession are. She shed light on some of their activities around the house. Enjoy the poem below: Buster, Sparkle, Newbie, Speedy and then there’s Pixie our smallest kitty, One, two, three and four and five,…
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POETRY: Why Did You Leave Me?

“Why do you leave me” is a poem about the pain of losing a loved one. The poet explains the feeling of loneliness and emptiness that death creates in the life of those alive.

Sometimes love is not all you need

Sometimes, love takes away the light in your life and leaves you in the dark. Alone! Sometimes, love takes your breath away and leaves you to choke. Alone! Sometimes, love takes your sight away so you never saw yourself crashing. Until you crash landed; Alone! Sometimes, love melt your heart away and leaves you heartless…
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POETRY: A Mother’s True Price

A Mother’s True Price: a poem by Timothy Letts A single tear rolls down her cheek as she remembers. Every thought and every memory, she remembers. She sees his face, she feels his soul, she remembers. She feels the pain, she lays in vain as she remembers. There isn’t a second of the day, not…
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A bereaved mosquito

A bereaved mosquito came around last night. Last night a bereaved mosquito came singing to my ear It continuously sang until I had no other choice than to sit up and listen The unlucky creature told me how unfortunate they have become Once, they were the best singer in the world They sang in the…
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The Hate U Give

Every day break gives a new dawn So far it’s been dawn without a difference At each dawn I awake with great expectations I look through the windows of Nigeria Hoping that the headlines will change And that our headlights will be brightened So that we can at least have a spotlight if not limelight.…
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As You Journey Through Life

keep putting one foot in front of the other,
And taking your life day by day…
There’s a brighter tomorrow that’s just down the road – Don’t look back! You’re not going that way!

A Thousand Challenge

Hello to every poet around the world reading this. We’re rising a poetry challenge to have a thousand poets write poetry on “A Thousand“. It’s going to be fun. You’ll also get to feature on our official blog site and The Voice Journal. All you have to do is follow the example below: Write five…
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The Responsibility Of Fatherhood By Edgar Guest

BEFORE you came, my little lad, I used to think that I was good, Some vicious habits, too, I had, But wouldn’t change them if I could. I held my head up high and said: ‘I’m all that I have need to be, It matters not what path I tread,’ But that was ere you…
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Lessons for life

I see you looking at your children, Wondering what their lives will be. If you verify some answers Then their future you might see. Have you taught them to be truthful? Have you taught them to be kind? Have you given them the wisdom Needed to be color blind? Have you taught them to be…
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Time will ease the pain

No wound so deep will ever go
Entirely away;
Yet every hurt becomes
A little less from day to day.

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