do’nt mind me when i pick my feisty pen to write the words within me fight some say left some say right then comes the choosing rites
The liquid jewel sailed smoothly towards the cemented Lagos seashore, approximately three hours away from the Mainland Bridge, where old ships were half-sunk. A few minutes after it anchored, Robin’s hairy feet, which were covered by genuine leather slippers, were on the shore. Robin’s hands grabbed the extra berthing rope, tied it, thus providing additional … Continue reading A Brief Encounter – 1
THEN My mother told me I was a trouble maker when I was little, and I spoke to my elders like I was on their level. With no shame, no fear, no restrictions- an audacious little creature. I loved the sound of books tearing and it became a hobby which extended to my father’s medical … Continue reading Then, Now, Later (part 1)
Paint me a picture of rain
Shining silver droplets
Forceful white rivulets
Pouring down in floods
A flash of lightning
So vast are you that
Man couldn’t see your end
So deep are you that
Man couldn’t measure your depth
So wide are you that
Man couldn’t measure your width
Is my greedy heart shackled and sold
To growing coins of burnished gold?
Now the sounds of crowded coins
Stirs tunes of pleasure in my loins.
Is my hope built on wealth that bides
Only like the ever changing tides?
Let the sun meet the moon
and the dusk embrace the dawn;
let parallels form a plain
a bridge to unite East and West.
1. When and why did you begin writing? What inspires you to write? I started writing at the age of 15. I remember writing a play for a school magazine which was rejected. Later in life as an undergraduate I was able to polish the same play and publish in a campus magazine that I … Continue reading March – Idoko Ojabo
I started writing about 7 years ago, but I only started taking it seriously about 3 years ago. I began writing because it was the most suitable way for me to express myself. I am very passionate about positive change, especially for Nigeria and Africa, and thus I started writing articles on transformation and hope, … Continue reading February – Iweka Kingsley