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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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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.

What is love? A feeling or an expression.

Is it pleasure or pressure to the soul? The answer to all these questions varies from person to person. In my opinion, it is a feeling that can be expressed vice versa. It is a pleasurable pressure on the soul. If it is true love, it can give you immense pleasure up to the limit…
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4 Tips on How to Speak to Your Spouse

It’s not easy to be on your best behavior after an exhausting day at work or at home with your kids, but it’s not okay to react harshly to the one you love. Here are things to keep in mind that will help you take the high road and strengthen your relationship for years to…
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Colours Of Romance

Calm the winds as angels sing. Lovers’ tune and flowers bring little buds caressed by dew sending pretty thoughts of you. Hearts entwined with heav’nly bliss spell the most romantic kiss, yearning for the sweetest place nowhere less in your embrace. Ringing bells of autumn air, whispers of my love and care set the mood,…
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What does true love require?

Our popular but late Michael Jackson sang and I quote, “love is magical”, oh yes he is right. But I wish he had stayed a little longer to experience love further, so that he can understand that love is more than the magic. Love in not the combination of kisses and hugs; because even Jesus…
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19 things happy people never do

There is no shortage of self-help books out there ready to tell you what you need to do to be happy. But while this can be helpful, sometimes it’s just as valuable to consider the opposite: What are the things that happy people avoid doing? Thinking about happiness from this perspective can be equally enlightening,…
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13 quotes that will change your attitude towards life

These are carefully selected quotes that will change your attitude towards life forever. Majority of these quotes are from unknown authors and speakers. Nevertheless, these words will change your life. Your attitude determines your confidence. People with a negative attitude often think, ‘I cannot’. But a positive attitude enhances your self-confidence to succeed. A negative…
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How to turn criticism around

Use criticisms for your benefits. The most form of criticism that is advisable for you to be taking serious is constructive.

Introducing three new weekly series (story and poetry)

We are introducing three new weekly series to our content category. Starting from September 2020, join us as we launch The Hustler’s Deal, Adventure Caused By Destiny and Life: Struggles, Failure, and Accolades on Giftedminds Writers’ Blog – two compelling weekly story and poetry series showcasing critical situations around Nigeria and humanity.

Don’t lose yourself for anyone

Stop breaking your own heart by trying to make a relationship work that clearly isn’t meant to work. You can’t force someone to care about you. You can’t force someone to be loyal. You can’t force someone to be the person you need them to be. Sometimes the person you want most is the person…
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Help my soul to rise – Poet Greta Zwaan

How do I cast this burden? Find peace to fill my soul?
Where do I get my answers? How do I find control?
Can someone please direct me? Can someone give me hope?
Within this darkened valley I can no longer cope.

How to regain your life after pregnancy

When I became a mother, I gained a love I’d never known the likes of before – but I also lost myself. At the time, I didn’t realise it was happening. I simply didn’t have time to. I was consumed with the humdrum routine of washing and feeding and doing the school and nursery run;…
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Few points to help fight depression

Many living today wish they were not here. I mean wish to die. But, sincerely wish there is something to live for. A large population of people alive today are suffering from depression and anxiety. Only a few are receiving therapy. Two out of every five motivational speakers are only trying to inspire him/herself by…
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Silence Is Golden

Silence is golden by Hanna Heath explains how without words a relationship can be felt and love expressed. The poet describes the touch with hands and the beauty to hehold in a loved one as better than words. The poem, Silence is Golden points that talk is cheap. And that there are little things that…
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COVID-19 Tracker: Check the spread of coronavirus around the world

COVID-19 which sprung up in the year 2019 in a town in China has gone around the world. Coronavirus have long been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation. COVID-19 remains an infectious disease and social distancing as been long advised. We have provided COVID-19 tracker to help monitor the spread of the…
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Consider this truth while aspiring to become successful

Don’t try to be like a successful person. Grow your own kind of successful personality. The rich creates their need and makes it your want. The rich needed fast cars, to help them save time on the road, but that has been your want today. Taking or following the steps of an already made man…
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2 wise sayings to consider before choosing a lifestyle

Everyone wants to be great, and exceedingly great if possible. But we all hope for greatness in different areas of life. As a child, we live by the training and guidance of our parents or guardian. You get to a certain age when you have to decide on your own (your lifestyle). You’ve the rights…
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How did we get here – Victor Eshameh

Why is the best fruit always forbidden,Why is the hard way always the best way,Why is sugar so sweet, yet too dangerous,Why is love so needed, yet breaks heart. Get intoxicated, get high and fear less, the society feels you’re wrong.That’s what I don’t get no more,Who dictates what’s right and that which isn’t?Me? You?…
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5 awkward but meaningful African proverbs

Many of African’s literary works are filled with fearful grammars that at first sight seem awkward. Take for instance; the literary works of Professor Wole Soyinka needs your uninterrupted concentration and calmness to assimilate his words. The same can be said of some African proverbs. Hearing or reading about them might at first sound crazy…
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Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night By Dylan Thomas

“Do not go gentle into that good night” is a poem in the form of a villanelle, and the most famous work of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (1914–1953. Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though…
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High blood pressure: The need to change your lifestyle

High blood pressure is harmful because it puts a strain on the heart and arteries, resulting in damage to delicate tissues. Untreated high blood pressure is the most common cause of a stroke. High blood pressure can also affect the eyes and kidney. The development of high blood pressure in pregnant women can lead to…
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Bat by D.H. Lawrence

D.H. Lawrence is an English writer. Lawrence is popular for his novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays, travel books, paintings, translations, and literary criticism. At evening, sitting on this terrace, When the sun from the west, beyond Pisa, beyond the mountains of Carrara Departs, and the world is taken by surprise … When the tired…
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5 African proverbs about birds that explain life issues

African’s literary prowess has over time birthed sensitive proverbs that takes it bearing from nature to explain or correct life issues. Here are 5 of such African proverbs about birds that explain life issues: An eagle doesn’t go to the market place for nothing neither does a rabbit run in the day time for nothing.…
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Strange Feeling

Why is love this vale
With sparks sometimes
In a cascade of process
Causing confusion in my head
Like separation of isotopes

How to go about choosing a pet

Pets are fun, but they also do work. Animals can be useful to have around. That’s why wild animals got tamed as pets. Dogs generally offer total and unquestioning love. Most dogs are loyal friends and great playmates. Dogs also require a lot of attention. They need to be walked and played with. They need…
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Why did humans begin eating meat?

It should have felt unnatural at first, to consume animal flesh. We’re not so far eliminated from animals ourselves. Maybe it even felt cannibalistic. There might not have actually been that much intellectual difference in between humans and other animals. When human beings were pure vegetarians, they were living in consistency with the earth and…
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Magnum Opus, and Nothing Less

It is impossible to appreciate the sun without the sky We cannot appreciate breath without acknowledging air So is the story of my found love For how can I tell a story of an angel without God? God owns all things; He gave all to me in a woman A matchless beauty, incomparable comeliness An…
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Yeah I do

  I miss you, yeah I do Sitting on the fence all alone Wondering how good we are The blending of our taste. The last scene was watching you eat, And secretly smelling your skin As I sat next to you. God, save me from Karashika They’re everywhere during the holidays Spreading their wings around…
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COVID-19: World most expensive nose mask made out of gold

Amid the pandemic, several preventive measures have been generated; a golden nose mask is another. The new and world most expensive nose mask is made of gold and costs $4,000. An Indian businessman, Shankar Kurhade was seen wearing the 60 grams nose mask. Kurhade explained that the idea of a golden nose mask was birthed…
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