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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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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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Nigerian Youth Arise…

The ark of moral universe may be long, but it bends towards justice. Martin Luther King Jr The past few days have been dreadful days, most especially, if you are a Nigerian; her residents or you entertain a degree of goodwill for her. This is because we have realised that power lies in our hands…
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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 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.

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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You must be tested to be trusted

There’s a stage in a man’s life when he’d think that he’s cursed! Even those around him would think the same that he’s cursed, that he must pray, fast and put on sackcloth in order to be redeemed. Oh yes to pray and do all of that is good, but not with the ‘cursed’ mindset.…
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30 commonly used words derived from Greek language

I hope you are aware that not all of the words we speak in the English language are English words. Some of these words are borrowed from French, Spanish, Roman, Greek, etc. Here are 30 commonly used words derived from the Greek language. Alphabet Bicycle Dinosaur Economy Harmony Idea Monarchy Orgy Problem Statistic Telephone Rhinoceros…
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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!

25 Lessons I Learned from 25 Years as a Freelance Writer – Steve Slaunwhite

This month, I celebrated 25 years as a self-employed copywriter (slash consultant, slash trainer, slash other vocations I’ve tried!) So, I thought it would be interesting to list all I’ve learned about being a successful freelancer and share that with you. 1. Don’t be a low-end service provider. Offer a premium service; something you can…
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How possible is it to succeed despite the pandemic

If you look around you, you will discover that most of the things happening are negative things; discouraging circumstances, frustrating relationship, workers harassment, esoteric and unrealistic government promises.

If you are to rely on these things, it will be easy to stay back and allow the happenings around to determine what goes wrong in our life.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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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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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Death stole from me again

Death has stolen from me again, This time death took a beloved mother,Murdered the mother of a beloved friend. Death has left me again with one more loss;I have no more tears left in me to shed, As the year wither away like life doesn’t matter. Death paid another visit just too soon, Left my…
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Nightfall

Yet another day passes. Over hills, twilight presses. Moon already hung up high, Welcoming nightfall. Birds flying up to their nests, Chirping time to rest. Time for peace and stillness, Time to restore our minds and bodies. As all fades into night, A hollow of an absence of light. Only twinkling lights of stars, Sparkling…
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Portrait of fall by Alora M. Knight

Throughout our world’s creation
You will ever find it thus,
Kaleidoscopes of color,
In God’s hand, the artist’s brush.

He charges her to lay aside her weapons

I charge you, lady young and fair, Straightway to lay your arms aside. Lay by your armour, would you dare To spread the slaughter far and wide? O lady, lay your armour by, Conceal your curling hair also, For never was a man could fly The coils that o’er your bosom flow. And if you…
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