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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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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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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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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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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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How to write three books before the end of the year

When his peers were probably still settling into their chosen careers, Manu S Pillai published his first book. The Ivory Throne: Chronicles of the House of Travancore, a detailed history of the last female ruler of the southern Indian Travancore dynasty, was published by HarperCollins in 2015—when Pillai was just 25. In 2017, it won…
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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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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.

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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The Good-Morrow By John Donne

The Good-Morrow By John Donne I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I Did, till we loved? Were we not weaned till then? But sucked on country pleasures, childishly? Or snorted we in the Seven Sleepers’ den? ’Twas so; but this, all pleasures fancies be. If ever any beauty I did see, Which I…
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The Grieved Lands by Agostinho Neto

The grieved lands of Africa In the tearful woes of ancient and modern slave In the degrading sweat of impure dance Of other seas Grieved The grieved lands of Africa In the infamous sensation of the stunning perfume of the Flower Crushed in the forest By the wickedness of iron and fire The grieved lands…
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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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The Song of the Women of my Land by Oumar Farouk Sesay

‘The Song of the Women of my Land’ by Oumar Farouk is a forty-eight line poem that does not follow a specific rhyme scheme or metrical pattern. The lines are quite different lengths with the shorts containing one word and longest: twelve. Despite being no consistent patterns in the text, the poet does make use…
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7 African proverbs that will sink your worries.

Are you worried and heavy hearted? You might be passing through life’s tough and critical condition, these African proverbs can help. 7 African proverbs that will sink your worries The moon moves slowly but by day break, it has crossed the sky. Meaning: Regardless of how slow your success and achievements are, keep working, one…
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BLACK WOMAN – By Leopold Sedar Senghor

Leopold Senghor is the greatest of the Francophone African poets. He was born in Senegal, in 1906, and schooled both in Dakar and in Paris, France. This poem was written when Leopold Sedar Senghor was in exile in France. The celebration of the black body of a woman was rare in the art that the…
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A government driver on his retirement by Onu Kingsley Chibuike

A government driver on his retirement by Onu Kingsley Chibuike, one might call ‘Twist of fate/Irony of life or Situational irony’ whereby a day that ought to be celebrated for freedom from daily stress associated with forced waking up early every day for work and having spent thirty-five years of meritorious service to his fatherland,…
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Journey of the Magi (Christmas Poetry)

A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter.” And the camels galled, sore-footed, refractory, Lying down in the melting snow. There were times we regretted The summer palaces on…
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Caged Bird by Maya Angelou

a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

Strange Feeling

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

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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I left the window open and God came in

I left the window open And God came in My hands began to tremble My feet were shakin’ He stood there confused Glanced around for a while He examined my face And then gave a wry smile “I was supposed to meet,” He said “A diminutive mouse” “There are none around here.” I said “You’ve…
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The Many Faces Of June

His heart was broken a few times before Promised not to love again, shut himself out Found peace in solitude, in his four-walled sanctum. Made music out of misery Painted pictures of atonement His ink bled no second chances Stone cold heart, reeks of loneliness Conquered by defiance Solemn face, aged by pride. Also Read:…
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Tomorrow When I Wake Up – Frank Solanki

Tomorrow when I wake up I’m gonna need a shake-up Cause I’ve had a little break-up And there’s nothing I wanna take up O’ Love Well my soul will need some cleaning Now that life has lost its meaning When all I needed was a little love And a shoulder for some leaning O’ Love…
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If I might choose – John  Anster

If I might choose where my tired limbs shall lie When my task here is done, the oak’s green crest Shall rise above my grave — a little mound, Raised in some cheerful village cemetery. Also See: A Poem By Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o on COVID-19 And I could wish, that, with unceasing sound, A lonely…
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The Discovery – Monk Gibbon

Adam, who thought himself immortal still, Though cast from Eden, not knowing yet of death, Nor guessing that what has beginning ends, Nor that the life goes also with the breath, Also See: 3 heartbreak poems that will make your eyes wet by Frank Solanki Wandering in empty fields one day, Pushing the grass aside,…
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Micheal McClure Dies at 87

Michael McClure, who at 22 helped usher in the Beat movement as part of a famed poetry reading at the Six Gallery in San Francisco, then went on to a long and varied career as a poet, playwright, novelist and lyricist, died on Monday at his home in Oakland, Calif. He was 87. His wife,…
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