This Freedom

This freedom ©Lungile Peter Chidothe -Dedicated to all strong people. Take this freedom Take it, it’s your own Hide it in your heart Hide it in your soul Like a flower Let it blossom In hollow caves Let it echo Take it, it’s all yours Love it, it’s your own Like a candle Let it…

Sly Soldier

For Old times sake I should call you a smooth criminal A ‘goal getter’ A Steve Austin action figure But I promised not to fake So let me tell you the truth You used to be cool You used to be that dude I looked up to You used to be a mix of Jesus…

Girl Power and Black Pride

¤ These movements are quite paradoxical in nature. Girl Power initially represented a movement against Male domination and female oppresion, while Black Pride initially represented a movement against White domination and black oppression or Racism. . However as time progressed alongside success, these former protagonist movements have started becoming antagonistic in nature. Girl Power now…

Call for Sail

That pretty girl at the corner of the constant ship blinking coloured light tells me, ‘Brother, want a trip? Pay a ticket.’ I ask her, ‘Where is your destination?’ She tells me, ‘Around the world in two hours if you are fit enough for my Visa.’ ‘Of course ma! I am able in body and…

Meet Diane Meet Josh

¤ Meet Diane Girl on the line walking carefully following guidelines Meet Josh Boy on the wind gliding carefree-ly ignoring road signs ~ Meet Diane girl with a desire to get rid of rules and care but freely Meet Josh boy with a fire to lick up everything leaving but ashes ~ Meet Diane girl…

Her Royal Highness, Danfo

  Danfo, the queen of the main roads who has no fear for potholes Danfo, her colours calls for attention and people rush to her service Danfo, see her zoom in her majesty manuevering obstacles with the sense of immortality Danfo, so unlike the vain princes, automobiles her worth is in the value she brings…

Home to Society

I see a sick society dying from a mental disease cooked up in a laboratory tagged ‘HOME’ I see the mad scientists their name tag ‘PARENTS’ experimenting on their subjects otherwise called ‘CHILDREN’ shaping their subject to suffice their own inefficiencies I see failed experiments leading to twisted conclusions I see successful attempts becoming the…

Wear Your Shoes

my shoes are dusty the laces are too short its sole are worn out it makes a funny noise as i walk why do you complain? what is it with you? Wear your own shoes my shoes are shiny the laces are spun gold the soles are made of brass yet it makes no noise…

The Time Keeper

Who wouldn’t love to? Go back in time, that is. When the world learnt of the Time keeper, it caused a fever; Time fever. People became depressed, some obsessed with going back in time to correct their past mistakes. Eddie, my best friend, had been ‘favoured’ by the time keeper and went back in time…

Spiky Ghosts

Don’t be surprised when spiky ghosts return peircing for blood and seeking your attention ~ you can’t say no but you can’t lie yes ~ At the return of a ghost to say wounds are not pressed is a fallacy to say scars are not numb, the skin is not tough, the eyes not stressed,…

Life and Big Water

Learn to swim or you drown! Stay shallow, go deep, swim a race or float through either way stay in the warm water It is too cold outside! ~ Learn to swim or be prey! Big fish, cold sharks, slimy octopuses, storms and waves either way watch out for ripples It is dark inside! ~…

Kiss on Saturday

. It happened on a saturday evening. She was sad and angry, laying on her unlaid bed, thinking of the hurt that held her heart so tight that it almost choked her lungs with tears and disturbing emotions. How could he be so blind? How could she be so stupid? What was she expecting, that…

Dream of Bread

Another terrible wind carried away the roof of another thatched hut in my village. I am really scared. We don’t have usually such wind here in our village. My big sister held me tighter in her arms and I hugged her tighter in response. We were packed together, the whole village, in the village store….

Girl of True Beauty by Toluwaleyi onipede (Nigeria)

​ Girl of true beauty. 💚💚 The gleaming light of the stars cannot compare To that which you give when you’re not in despair Saying  this is even an understatement Because I wonder the time that God spent In modelling this master piece That is your face which brings me peace. 💚💚 Yet not only…

Silver Horse by Yinusa Azeez Olasunkanmi (Nigeria)

​  SILVER HORSE CHAPTER ONE(1)-Cassandra and I (Episode 1)      The journey of a thousand mile begins with a step. Each step of faith begat new hope, but only the right step yield a positive fruit. The story of Cassandra and I started on 18th of November, 2005.      “Good morning Cassandra, It’s…

Girl Child  by Given Tapiwa Banda (Malawi)

​ GIRL CHILD Many are the days of tears, Few are of happiness, Longer are nights of mares, Shorter are dreams of brighter days. I walk with scars of fear all over my fresh, Nobody is at my face, They say being me, I can’t be a leader, Nor a reader, Finishing school has nothing…

Love from Another Time💓

I will start with a story of love❤ It is a story of two doves soaring the heaven above It is the tale of a kiss inside the veil of moonlight It is a story of a ‘us’ 💖 Cycles ago, when the night was young… I danced with a princess inside a ball 💖…

Into Ronke’s Head

Written by: #Temmyphil Genre: Fiction I can’t tell anyone what I’m passing through, I would rather die!     To be sincere, I can deal better with the shame of my disgust on what I have to do to survive on campus than to have to deal with the shame of other people’s disgust if they…

If We Love

Let us love like time; We did slide Ticking with the tide Going round in circles But never a moment twice We did be stinkingly rich In years and hours And spend every dime In each other arms We did be then And now, and ever All at once. ¤ Let us love like water;…

Gates of Hell

Dark, they call you Plastered with blood and vile Barbed with a sharp tongue Kissed by evil, Licked by fire Old but rigid Just like the old man ¤ Giant Scary boulder Crafted with holy steel What abominations lay within? They call you menacing, Mean and possesive You never give You only recieve ¤ Void…

Spiritkoko Crushes 

​ The lord is good!  In his own way he had created me to know what is good from what is evil.  But that doesn’t mean I’m so different from other girls. I have had desires_ strong  feminine desires_ just like any other girl. Take for instance, Jude from my early secondary school days. This…

​All About TEMMYPHIL –  Kolawole Philip Akinbowale

The brand #Temmyphil is a blend of the clipped middle names of Kolawole Temitope Philip Akinbowale.  The essence is to create a brand different but non-exclusive from the brand owner, containing a vision. In that vein #Temmyphil can be said to mean  T= Teaching E= Every M= Man MY= My PHIL= Philosophy Kolawole Philip Akinbowale…

Campus Association of Poet – Anthology

​ CAMPUS ASSOCIATION OF POETS’      ANTHOLOGY, THEMED: PUNCHEON; An Appraisal To Poetry In Respect of       THE WORLD POETRY DAY. ~ The Wordsmith I’m the wordsmith of the night, when the night fox howls with its entire might, I dip my pen in ink and find my muse, for tonight, I want…

Why Handsome Men Marry Ugly Women

​ Why Handsome Men Marry Ugly Women( Your Preference vs Your Interest) ° Before you begin, I would like you to know that my research and conclusion is based on observation and group therapy (My Open Diary Int’l_ a group I administrate). ° Now, when you ask a boy what kind of girl he likes…

IF I SAY I’M POSSESSED by *MISS LOVE

​ *IF I SAY I’M POSSESSED* ~ If I say I’m possessed, Move you away not in fear,  For you need not to be scared. I’m only one who thinks outside the line, Seeing things unseeable to mere eyes, Saying things that are mysterious to the mind, Speaking in lines though not in line.  ~…