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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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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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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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This is my confession (featuring Poetress Tarrish)

Intro: Your self-esteem; how much you feel about yourself and how much you like and value yourself determines your happiness more than any other single factor. Hold up right there: I need a beat Even if it is a heartbeat I need to drop some vibes I don’t mind you vibrating Something rings in my…
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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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HE-ART (Poem featuring: Praise Ayano)

They say; happiness is a by-product that comes to you when you are engaged in doing something that you really enjoy while in the company of people who like and respect you. But, hold up a minute: I lose my mind severally But I told myself I am never losing again In this place where…
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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!

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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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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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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What can I tell the world that it does not know?

I woke this morning asking myself if there are any new things to tell the world that it doesn’t already know? In science, we have been told several stories about the earth and the rest of the eight planets. They also have a theory for the creation of man; for gravity; electricity; force and effort…
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Toasting an African Lady

“Toasting an African lady” is a poem written by Victor Eshameh. The 2019 poem is a love rendition that expresses the desire of a lover to his beloved. The poet demonstrated what toasting a lady is in some parts of Nigeria. He used pidgin English to express most of his points as would the youth.…
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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.

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.

The Girl You Ruined

The Girl You Ruined is a poem by Sarah. The poet describes a lonely heartbreak and how it feels to have lived in a world of illusion unknown. The Girl You Ruined points to the emotional and psychological issues that surrounds heartbreak. The poet explains further that guys might feel girls are strong and don’t…
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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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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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Raider of the Treasure Trove by Lade Wosornu

But what can be worthy of your life? What dearer than the gems or your dreams; The reason you are here? Always strive To fly flags of joy, and, sail up streams Powered by the breeze of love, your course Chattered in the ink of compassion And, fling roses wherever you pause Heavens-on-earth your destination.…
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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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Racism! Oh Racism!! [Poetry]

Racism! Oh Racism!!The cankerworm that eats through the universeBreeding divide and ruleIn the land where Ebony and IvoryCould live in perfect Racism! Racism!!The caterpillar that burrow throughhuman skinHaven’t you seenThat people are the same;And Ebony and Ivory, like good and bad, live sane? Racism! Racism!!The cancer that is devouring humanityLearn to live in harmony we…
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The leader and the led by Niyi Osundare

“The Leader and the Led,” by Niyi Osundare tells the story of an animal kingdom lacking leadership based on rivalry and imperfection. Most powerful animal in the kingdom saw the reason and right to become the ruler yet their power seemed to be their flaws (the reasons for them not to be voted). The trouble…
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