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….

Dirty Talk (+18)

No matter how holy you claim to be, you are always gonna be human first! And if you are human, you’d know that along with the package came an insatiable hunger for companionship in every form of the word. So! You are gonna see things that’s gonna get you excited and cause awkward but pleasurable…

Mr. Hot Pants

Mr Hot Pants Entry 1 Most writers like to start from the beginning; the best start at the end… But does a story really end? Well, for me, I’d start at the present and let you judge whether it’s the beginning or end… Nevertheless, it is a start! I’m writing on my notepad (I just…

EROTICA (+18)

Erotica (+18) It’s been so long I have done this; writing an erotica, that is. I have been so caught up with life I had actually forgotten about my sexuality. Yes! I am a very sexual being. I love sex… Giving, reading, watching or having it… That’s just my make up. Sometimes, I touch myself…

Dear Lilian

DEAR LILIAN There’s a mystery to be solved One sharper than two edged sword A trip to the forgotten depth The mystics of a mind In the body of a fair woman It begins with a sigh… Fair women always reflect sunlight To make blind a searching eye Yet, only but a stubborn man (As…

FRIENDS 👭👬👫

We were born Of a click of glass At the sharing Of a joke Of a smile Of a drink or puff Or a war Or woe or joy We were raised At instance of a spark Birthing red embers We could explore Fan it into a flame Or let it die And play with…

BLACK SHEEP by Ashanti, Nigeria.

​ Going back home from school, he feels miserable, frustrated & dreads what awaits him. But then, anger takes over just like always. With anger, it’s easier to block out it all out & prevent himself from hurting or appear affected. He wondered “why should I be as talented as my sister? Is it a…

No Regrets

Let the beach wash the old sand And carry away the dead seashells Along with my guilt Along with my hate And all that bounds me to ground… Let new air fill my lungs As my heart beat a new rhythm Flushing my veins Off bad blood… The past is the road behind Potholes and…

Tribe by Godwin Ebube, Nigeria.

​ She’s beautiful  And young But she is afraid of love She wouldn’t want to cry again Since her dear one ran away  ❤ You loved her But she’s not who mama wants ; She’s yoruba.  You can’t look at her anymore  Ever since you rose her belly up  And left to marry Amaka ❤…

Dear Uncle by OKUNOLA WEMIMO MERCY. 

​ Dear Uncle,  I have spent frustrating years trying hard to understand this reality. If only you were here then we could talk about this, but by the time you receive this I will either have joined them or beaten them. Perhaps  part of the problem is that I am trying so hard to understand…

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…