Edmund’s eyes were focused on his chickens which walked freely about the yard, pecking at worms and cockraoches and baby lizards, dismembering them and swallowing them. His eyes seemed to be focused on them, but his thoughts were a million miles away. Eddy’s countenance protrayed two things: confusion and sadness. How could he possibly be … Continue reading Fate
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Two jolly friends Once sat up by the stream As habit permitted them One looks in the North And said bliss The other looks in the south And said peace Bliss in answer Crowned him with wonder And peace in answer Piled up trials in double Peace,is a piece of cake Lest when tested You … Continue reading Two Jolly Friend
Now we sail In the canoe The boat paddling And drifting and sailing The boat afloat the river At dusk at the river bank The twilight, the darkness Silence; now the hush Drifting, the chirping Of crickets afar Calm. Stir not For the contents not to capsize This is intense Hmmm! Wait! Be calm Drifting … Continue reading Let Us Pray
That hole inside, Dug by the shovels of the mind… That dark brightness Where the eyes cannot see… That emptiness, yet filled With fears and wilted hopes… That strangling shadow That stays even in the glare of light… It shall remain Until you wake up and see That holes can be filled And shadows wait … Continue reading That Hole
It dissolves my resolve Once I asked how a leopard can blot its spots Or a tiger wipe its stripes Living the moments even they pass Just like flickering flames before the dust and the ash Cherishing them even as they perish Peace resides on the other side of conflict And there’s no berth around … Continue reading Choices and Fates
I saw a woman, who lost her face, to ravages of cancer, her eyes met, the bridge of her nose, I saw a woman, living with pain, she inspired strength with sadness, my problems vanished, I saw a woman, who closed her heart to pity, lived with her fate, she smelt of decay, … Continue reading Woman Without A Face
“Great minds think alike” I’ve often heard them say It never did well strike At least until today. _______ Rare traits with us born We’ve grown and in us borne Like stiff bonds they bind us Like fate or destiny’s force. _______ A forum of great writers Of poetry, prose and drama Some near perfect, a few … Continue reading Galaxy of Shooting Stars!
Another bomb-blast like the wind, it came so fast trapping us in an old mesh making our old wounds fresh when will it end we are finding it hard to fend as we live trying never to hate but that seems to be our fate we try to make peace but we end … Continue reading Another Bomb Blast
I start by telling you how happy I have been these past few months. I ease into the good times we have shared. It takes a while but i get to the crux of the matter soon enough… I am too old. You are too young. I am Basange. You are Ibibio. I am fat … Continue reading The things that I do not say
‘Tis said we live to die Why waste time feeding dreams? Well sir…I can’t but stir the sauce while my clock ticks Bounty feasts for dead hicks For if a corpse ever a meal dined Out with death, might just serve mine