Open my heart Like the flower to the sun Rejoicing in its rays Basking in its brightness Open my heart Like the petals of the hibiscus Beckoning the butterfly Seeking the dispersion of its pollen Open my heart To receive Your loving kindness To embrace Your tender mercies Like a sailor hard pressed at sea … Continue reading Loving You
I am coming out Not caring what you think about me Your smiles or frown It makes no difference I am tired of hiding in the dark Wondering what the warmth of the sun feels like Imagining what it means to throw my head back And inhale the freshness of the evening breeze … Continue reading I am Gay!
Blood is thicker than water But yours is thicker than most It runs in my vein And binds me to you. It makes me come alive And binds me to you till death It is exhilarating and intoxicating And for once makes me think clearly and soberly It keeps me awake And fills my dreams … Continue reading Contradictions
It was in the evening, around 7pm. It was in the midst of people, spiritual people. I was in church for an evening service and the service was great. It started just as the service was in top gear and everybody was on his or her feet deep in prayers. That was when my stomach … Continue reading My Worst Memory
Brother Chukwudi knelt down by his bedside, his chin resting on both elbows and eyes shut tightly. His lips were moving but no words came out, just a rapid intake of air, which he held and let out slowly. He could not tell how long he had been kneeling down, thirty, forty minutes? He wondered. … Continue reading Spirituality and Sensualities
He felt bad, he had led them on and they had followed him willingly. They had been loyal to him and now his arrogance and haughtiness was going to get them killed. He lifted up his face to the sky and gave a roar.
I was at a marriage ceremony the other day and at the reception,the chairman of the occasion said something that initiated a cascade of thoughts which I’d soon disclose. I really hope you learn a thing or two; this issue is really important to individual and collective happiness. In his speech, the chairman said to … Continue reading What it means to be the Head In Marriage
I am more than gold But you made me feel worthless My price is far above rubies But you made me believe That I am valueless No more shall you have that power No more will you oppress No more will I yield to your Every machinations For I know who I am now … Continue reading Oppression
The university was closing down indefinitely, and students scampered in all directions trying to get to the hostels and pack their luggages. They had been given four hours to evacuate the hostels before the mobile police were sent in to force them out, and no one wanted to brave the wrath of the mobile police. … Continue reading State of Disharmony
It’s a better day than yesterday, The sky is clear and radiant, The gray clouds are gone and have given way to the majestic rays of the sun. It’s a better day than yesterday, The face is lit up with a smile, The tear streaked paths on the cheeks are dried, The contorted and … Continue reading It’s a better day than yesterday
AD 30, Pilate’s palace Last watch of the night The night was eerily silent. The air was still and the normal chirping of the cicadas was absent. The night was cold but she was covered in sweat. The dreams were always the same; since the night before the crucifixion. She dreaded going to bed nowadays- … Continue reading Easter Story
I need my father. I finally acknowledge the fact. I had needed him since I went bankrupt, and found out that I had no friend, only parasites, latching on till I was sucked dry before moving on to their next victim. I need him now that i had become dry, withered and wilted, tossed by … Continue reading The Homecoming
Incise! do not numb the pain let it shoot up the spine like lightning stunning the senses out of stupor. Dissect! separate the skin from the layers beneath rip the muscles apart pierce the membrane lay it bare. Excise! tie off the offending parts leave a wide margin of healthy tissue spare not … Continue reading Heart Surgery
Many times I wonder, and in my solitude I ponder, thoughts of you fill my heart and soul. I wonder how you are faring, whether you are alright; I worry if you are distressed or struggling with life’s mess with a facade of a smile as you are wont to do. I wonder … Continue reading To Maria, my estranged
I stopped looking at Him just long enough to be aware of the raging sea and the rising storm. Then i stopped trusting and started to fear. I couldn’t remember what His face looked like; couldn’t remember who He was or what He could do- I was fixated on the storm. That was when i … Continue reading Save Me