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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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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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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.

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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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!

5 ways to succeed as an entrepreneur

Whether companies decide to downsize, or employees quit their jobs for other reasons, many professionals are opting to work independently. With innovation in technology, starting a company is becoming more doable than ever before, which is evident given the popularity in start-ups. To help guide professionals considering entrepreneurship, Seth Newab and Efstathios Giannoutsos compiled five…
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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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Looking for books to read? Look here

Are you’re looking for a literary love story, corporate books, or a look for comic book to enjoy your leisure time? Below are some 2019 books that suits perfectly fine. Enjoy works of authors as Angie Cruz, Samantha Power and Stephen King. ‘Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America,’ by James…
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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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Where were the first clowns found?

Clowns were first seen in the ancient Egyptian courts around the year 2270 BCE. The comic spirit of clowning exists in just about every known culture. It is as old as civilization and makes us laugh, whatever age we are. The western tradition of clowning can be traced to ancient Greece where strolling clowns were…
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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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Dust, Sweat and Blood

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…
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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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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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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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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

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