Having you with meFeels like conquering the whole worldAnd looking at your picturesShows me beauty I never knew existed That first glance of youBrought me back to lifeThen your words healed my woundsMelted my soul and took away my senses Like morning rays on sprouting rosesYou beautify every momentAnd like evening stars on the roof … Continue reading SWEET DISTRACTION | By: Membis Okorie C.
Nnekasi,I bring you before the streamFor a rebirth A fish is no stranger in the oceanAnd what one loves, he washes Nnekasi,I have come to baptize youAnd name you after us Lock your hands in mine.When everything else falls,We shall remain. Photo by Naveen Annam on Pexels.com
I promise to buy you any toy on your request though I had nonI don't even know the spoon I was born withMaybe clay or wooden spoonBut I promise you my loveA silver spoonMy Dad was never a failureBut your Dad will be great. I love you😢😢
We played in the muld till you passed awayOh! I still remember you each and everydayI tried so much not to say how I feltIt was too early to admit you leftBut Time has made me believe you departed I've waited for years hoping you would comeI screamed your name in the hood and it … Continue reading IN MEMORY OF IKECHUKWU – By: Membis Okorie Chukwukamma
RAPE is EVIL When attacked by rapists , most women try as much as they can to resist, an author and researcher, the late Prof. Sue Lees, wrote in The Guardian UK in 2000.“In my survey, I found women did this in all sorts of ways: by screaming, fighting and biting, running away, refusing to … Continue reading 20 WAYS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM RAPIST – By Jesusegun Alagbe
As the world advance in ageSo do generation change In the days of Aquinas the saintChildren are known to serve in the tent In the days of ShakespeareThey read, not even the mind they spare In the days of our fathers they play hide and seekAnd now what's under they seek To fill the gaps … Continue reading FATHERLESS GENERATION – By: Onyemachi Ezekiel
Wandering the solitude at home,My heart knackered faster,At the absence of everyone As a tempest uproot our kitchen,I hold fast to the door In trepidation,I ran to my room Abruptly I heard footstepApproaching me Snapping my room door,I cling to it,But a heavy pushedRender me restless Looking vulnerable on the ground,I felt an unusual touched … Continue reading ‘Home is Not a Safe Place’
The Woman's Plight Reality; the woman's fearOf losing her admired gloryStrongly straightly standing breastAnd her unforced dancing bombomHer life seems to be set in gearShe frowns at her age storyFor now, she's in-beauty dressedLike the white lady from London. Lost in the Web of her beautyAnd of unnumbered admirersShe walks feeling very cockyDeleting and adding … Continue reading FADING BEAUTY | By: Odudu-God Ekan
Self made prisonerOf thoughts, and mindI'm a slave to my inner templeTo him unseen above my roof I'm a prisoner under this rainOf lost hope and corrupted brainA slave to people's governmentTo parasites of dedicated heroes I'm a prisoner like Mara painRestless foots all in vainI'm a self made slave to abstractsSight less sight to … Continue reading I’M A PRISONER | By: Okoroafor Onyekachi
Hello friends and family, This is our Declaration for today: - My DESTINATION Will Not ALLOW Wrong DIRECTION- Psalms 37:23 -
Memories of Boyhood Boyhood didn't last long enoughBut like the blink of an eyeOur darkness meshed with brightnessAnd gave birth to sweet sights in balanceMaybe, boyhood lasted for just a weekAnd six of the seven, we were sick Boyhood didn't last long enoughOur girls were too shy, secretive and toughThey failed to appreciate the loveThat … Continue reading BOYHOOD DIDN’T LAST LONG ENOUGH | By: Membis Okorie C.
This subject line is open for discussion. Feel free to share your thought and views on this very series of Marriage and Relationship Clinic. Sleeping alone is better than sharing your BED with someone who shares a BED with someone else when you are not around.Cheating does not mean you have to kiss, meet or … Continue reading FACTS ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS
I was once taught to walk like a God,She who shall walk along side me will be my Goddess,The universe will bless me with such goodness And together we will possess spirits of greatness.We shall both seek lightIf we have three sonsThey will be true light or the reflection of light.We shall name the first … Continue reading YOU ARE MY REFLECTION | By: Okpara Arinzechi.
You might not see me in uniformMilitary rigaliaBoot and helmetBut know it my dear daughterThat your father is brave like a lionThough tender like the breezeYour father is stronger than stormsAnd have conquered a million warsLong before I met your mother I went into battle with gods and wonI gathered goddesses and tied them to … Continue reading I FIGHT FOR YOU | By: Membis Okorie C.
In Honour Of Our Gallant Heros In bleating sound of echoing guns,Unstopped to 'n' fro traveling of unseen bullets,And banging bashing smashing bombs.Those tympanicing clangs we shunned,Triggers pulled like mere crickets,The bloom was doomed for our tombs. Dashed fears,Caged Worries,Barricaded nervosity.To stinking littered corpes; we covered our nares,wiped our memories of home sweet stories,As we … Continue reading LOST BATTLE | By: Odudu-God Ekan
Money: A generally accepted means of exchange.A measurement of valueA legal tenderA social binding contract of entitlement to wealth.A social classifierWhen money speaks every other idea is put on hold.Money makes the world go roundMoney is indispensable. Money is vitalIt gives vitalityIt gives viabilityIt gives velocityIt gives veracityIt's a vitamin for healthy livingIt deficiency sickens … Continue reading MONEY: – LEGAL TENDER | By: Collins Joe
They are just sadistSome people are just sadistThey can never for a reason smile, even when they have every cause to..rather they prefer their face in it's ugly nature and bitter at heart...why?? They are just sadistThey prefer to die with their burdenThan discuss with people around, forgetting 'a problem discussed is a problem half … Continue reading Sadist
Magical smile I may not know how to smile,I've lost the magic years backThousand times I've tried,Yet my nature held me captiveThey said it's my temperamentThe chain can't be easily broken It has been my dream to smile a whileMore I tried countless I failedI'm just like a bird that lost its wingsLike a tortoise … Continue reading MAGICAL SMILE | By: Okoroafor Onyekachi
No Plants, No LIFE!! The importance of plants to humans and just about all other life on Earth is staggering. Life as we know it would not be possible without plants. Why are plants so important? Plants supply food to nearly all terrestrial organisms, including humans. We eat either plants or other organisms that eat … Continue reading PLANTS LIFE MATTER | By: Dr. OG OKON
My name is….ORMy names are… is one of the challenging factor among English speaking persons while at the Verge of introducing his/herself to the masses. Ok!As simple as that may sound, few guys out there are confused on which one to use when introducing themselves. I watched a recorded video call by Mr. P, introducing … Continue reading ENGLISH GRAMMAR REVIEW 02: The Correct Usage for “My name is… OR My names are…”
Waking up to the soft melodious voice of the birdThe golden rays bringing to our delightThe beauty of the dancing flawerswhat a feeling it brings The clouds moving to bring a joyous dayThe sky welcoming us with an open embraceEven with the tedious works aheadIn you we find peace Every drop of the rain bringing … Continue reading MOTHER NATURE | By: PRECYLIGHT
All girls are the sameThey come with sharp bladesSoaked with viper's vernomPush love into the brainAnd when you get insaneThey turn you to a walking dead Black girls aren't differentThey are same as WhiteOverdose comes in different coloursBut they all end up killing boys Beautiful faces with ugly heartsWho still have faith in love?All girls … Continue reading ALL GIRLS ARE THE SAME | By: Membis Okorie C.
Verily, I say unto you,Sexual harassment is still loitering on our streets,Rape graduated from hungry and now made it greedy,Penetrating lives bitterly making them victims of the society Verily, I say unto you,The pictures of our loved ones are still beautifying the newspapers,Their crying voices still linger in our ears,But our government is filled with … Continue reading RAPE IS EVIL | By: Olu Bestman
Tonight is one of those nightsWhen I think of you and loose my mindWhen it seems the world is coming to an endBecause you are not here to climb on meTo pull me deep into your thighsGrabbing my body like I am about to escape Your fingers touches my soul from far awayAnd tonight I … Continue reading CRAZY STUNTS | By: Membis Okorie C.
Imitation is the simplest way of learning, that is why educationists proposed "learning by doing" as a means of teaching pupils. To a child, just do and let me reproduce it, take the lead and let me follow. Have you wondered why your children hardly learn from all the theories and things you're teaching them? … Continue reading IMITATION
If you grew up in West Africa; and/or learnt English as a second language, then the above expression isn't strange to you. SCHOOLSchool is an institution for educating children, or where instruction is given in a particular discipline. Having that in mind, it means that the institution does not stop to exist when school's activities … Continue reading English Grammar Review 01: -There is (will be) no school Tomorrow.
Born in affluence yet breathingThe worst of life situations. Vulnerably surviving that living becomesAn acceptable option of whatever happens. Our resilience and ingenuity, cheaply they Buried for streets selling and begging. Life successes have become a thing of hope For many hanging on the discretion of few. A night of sleeping as a child is … Continue reading “An African Child” – Reviewed
Guilt is the responsibility or awareness of wrong done.Repentance; to be sorry for sin as morally evil, and seek forgiveness, or to cease to love and practice sin.Both conviction and condemnation point that you have done wrong, but the direction they're leading you differs. Let me start by differentiating between voice of conviction and voice … Continue reading GUILT CONDEMNATION and CONVICTION | By Collins Joe
As we join forces with blacks in America,Let us not forget what is happening in Nigeria. Unemployment Like facemask,Has blocked our noses,And stopped us from breathing.We blacks have been given a difficult task,To survive on 'Yes sir!' to our Bosses,As the enjoy, kicking, beating, insulting and sacking.So,Let the Nigerian youths echo,Without any restrain say;"We Can't … Continue reading WE CAN’T BREATHE | By: Tr Odudu-God Ekan
Every mother is a womanBut not all women are mothersMotherhood comes with prideAnd the joy remains unreplaceable Just a dayOn your arms lies the journey of a life timeAnd your eyes beholds the beautyThe love your heart can't contain Just like a dayRight from your arms he crawlsFrom his mouth springs his first wordAnd you … Continue reading THE JOY OF MOTHERHOOD | BY: PRECYLIGHT
They say that abandonment is a wound that never heals. I say only that an abandoned child never forgets.Mario Balotelli A child is born!With no one to call a fatherNo one to call a motherWhere could she have possibly gone wrong? Left to the cold hands of the streetForced to steal or have no foodTrained … Continue reading Help
BEWARE OF THE FOLLOWING: Beware! When prayer becomes a difficult thing for you.Beware! When fasting is becoming a history in your spiritual timetable.Beware! When you no longer enjoy reading the word of God.Beware! When attending church programme is becoming a burden rather than a blessing To you.Beware! When living a life of holiness is appearing … Continue reading Beware!!
humanityreligion rented your tentyou are left homelessat the mercy of corrosive rainlacerating sun humanityreligion rented your garmentyou are left bare helplesswith your body maimedby the arrows of lies humanityreligion has stolen your foodfeeding you with odiumsthat has left you grasping for breath
Before the sun wakes from its slumberWe shall rise to this placeAnd work at the morning's faceFor no plant grows betterThan seeds buried with equal special hands While we shall wait for the pregnant skyTo rain to the last dropAnd water our seeds of greatnessI shall cripple the word 'love' that has lost content,watered by … Continue reading BLINKING LOVE | By Nseobong edem
When it comes to issues of rape, it is pertinent one chooses his or her language carefully because on this matter anything you say can be easily misconstrued. You have to take a definite stand, either you're for or against it; there's no middle ground on the issue of rape. On rape issues, I want … Continue reading Things about Rape you may not know!
Addiction work at suppressing emotions.Alcohol suppresses fear.Nicotine suppresses anger.Marijuana suppresses sadness.Pleasure hides pain.Compulsivity hides anxiety.Fantasy hides shame.Depravation hides terror.And as far as other addictions are concerned - such as sex, masturbation, love, food, sugar, gambling, spending and codependency tends to hide one form of emotion or the other. Ironically, the very act of avoiding our … Continue reading Addiction
He called out to his Mom… Who died 2 years ago on this same day Handcuffed.Face Down.Knee on his neck.They did nothing. His nose bleed.His body trembled.He lost control of his bladder.They did nothing. He called the officer "Sir."They did nothing. He begged for his life.He begged for water.He begged for mercy.They did nothing. He … Continue reading “I can’t breathe” | In memory of George Floyd
Injury To One! Injury To All! Without any oita of fear,to God and to man,They shamelessly broke in."It's a sacrilage", they don't care.With locally made guns at hand,No one could make or say 'kpim',or voice their worries against their bullies. Not to steal,They came to kill.Not to robe,They came to rape. Her "please" was their … Continue reading RAPED AND KILLED | By: Tr Odudu-God Ekan
No be watin dem promise Bassey be this! (In Pidgin Language) He was told of the coshy jobs,That will be waiting,When he finally graduates.Only if he will come out top,After his final class rating,With a good certificate. Bassey never knewThat one dayHe will be Cutting GrassWith his First Class No be watin dem tell Affiong … Continue reading FRUSTRATED GRADUATES | By: Odudu-God Ekan
Black, white, Coloured... we are one. The Death of Floyd was only one in thousand of such cases swept under the carpet. No to racism of all sorts - in education - sports - entertainment - employment and many more. While we are figuring racism as a global threat, Africans need to truly unite. Such … Continue reading Black, White, Coloured… We are One.
Where went thee?Dearest MiracleWho called thee?When mostly neededBy NASELSITESWhy must this call,Be answered this noonWho gave us this wine?Full of blue mimosa Our burdens you took,Upon your head like hair.Again we ask "why now"What happened to the future?You told us it's brighter than sunWhat happened to AIFCE?What about NASELSITESWhat should we tell them? You leave … Continue reading ENEMY AT DAWN
He is our booster for Life. He can always guide and direct our path. Therefore, we should learn to Pray for a better tomorrow. Smiles will come your way just as Favour locates you in this New Month of June. Amen. Our Prayer For June. Happy New Month all💖
Help is an action given to provide an assistance or aid to someone in need of such assistance.A helper is the person who render an assistance to to the needy.You need to watch the intentions of the help people are offering you. Some helps are traps, you need to be wary of the help you … Continue reading The Different Types of Helpers you must know
Yesterday they came as a saviour To make our kitchen a parlour Shall we wait for another tenure; When they are now lies donor? They promised heaven to those in hell Our voice to be heard like morning mass bell Our regime must be corruption free Now they gave bitter wine as morning tea They … Continue reading THEY LIED TO US
At a dirty water The lion did claim That the poor little lamb Did stir the dirt Which flows to him upstream Himself the king of the beast What a lie to find fault! Did water flow upstream? The excuse of the strong To oppress the poor
When someone comes and tell you, "I can't sleep without you, I love you the way you are and I can put up with your good and bad attitude", before you commit your heart to such a person, please, GIVE IT TIME. When You just met someone today and feel like marrying him/her tomorrow, before … Continue reading GIVE IT TIME
Amidst of doubtTo get to the other sideTo your sea of fortunesHaving lost all to sharksHopes melted like a paperDancing in the middle of the riverDare it; do it!!! Night longer than river nineSun ashamed to smile at youCrops frozen by pestsYour day darker than coalHail your lantern, shame the sunDare it; do it!!! Handicap … Continue reading DARE IT, DO IT!!!
The horses come white and blackThe birds are multicoloured. In my frame, I wear my camouflage.For adorning black,I must work to dropProving I'm not an ape. If my land grows greatThe twilight shall meet me homeI shall find my leg out of hateTo chorus the laughter at home At beyond home boundariesI won't shed tears … Continue reading THE MAGIC FINGERS DO
INTRODUCTION Nationalism is one of the most disputed and controversial concepts in social sciences. This is due to the fact that the concept is heavily laden with ideological, religious, ethnic, racial and socio-economic emotional undercurrents. Indeed, nationalism has become a very powerful force in modern history. It could be described as a double-edged sword; it … Continue reading IMPLICATION OF NATIONALISM ON NIGERIA EDUCATION SYSTEM
See an believe are sistersBut we were were born to believeWhat we don't seeFaith they say it isMust be larger than the sea And so we believe with our naive natureSubject our emotions and skin into tortureEven though our heart as ugly as the vultureBut our faces a living saint waiting for rapture See and … Continue reading “SEE AND BELIEVE”