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GARDEN

Like flowers in a garden Love comes in many colours It’s in your best friend’s hug And the private jokes with your sister It’s in the loud laughs with your brother And the long prayers from your mother It’s in the starry-eyed stares from your lover And the quiet moments with Abba   Love may… Continue reading GARDEN

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Golden River

I hope you find a love that stays The kind that gives you hope, Fluttering in your soul like the wings of peace   I hope every moment holds promise Cradling your heart carefully, Embracing your dreams with acceptance   I hope love finds you, for you are worthy That it calls your name so… Continue reading Golden River

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The Dilemma

Sitting on the fence, unsure To fall back or lean forward To accept defeat or fight on To crave winter or the hot sun To draw blood or heal wounds   I look straight ahead As I battle the forces at both sides I shut my eyes, hoping not to be sundered But I know… Continue reading The Dilemma

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When It Happens

When the storm rages in my soul Teach me to sit still at your feet   When my mind wanders on journeys lost Show me that your love is my compass, pulling me back to you   If tears roll down my cheeks as I walk this path of forgiveness Help me to see that… Continue reading When It Happens

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Stars in the Day

I remember the day my father caused me to see stars. It was on a cool evening of a weekday and he had just returned from a road trip in his old grey car. My siblings and I scurried over to welcome him and after hugging us, he opened the trunk of the car to… Continue reading Stars in the Day

Lost Letters

The Art of Today

Dear You, Do what you love. Be in touch with the things that set your heart on fire and cause your soul to smile. Keep your arms wrapped tightly around them. Let your days be filled with you pouring out all of yourself, living wholly, without fear or limits. Tell your parents that you miss… Continue reading The Art of Today

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Wide Awake

This is a note for those who dream: Twinkle, little star The sky is your playground Soon your name will dance on hearts And your story sung from hilltops; The story of how this star outshone the sun   Twinkle, little star Chase your dreams like a lover woos his beloved Speak life into your… Continue reading Wide Awake

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I Wish I Was Nigerian

I wish I was Nigerian; the kind that doesn't have to break the bank to get into classrooms the kind that dares to think outside the box, without the 'system' locking her ideas in a cage the kind that is not crippled with thoughts of being raped or used for blood money because the devil… Continue reading I Wish I Was Nigerian

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The First Tale

I remember my first crush. I was barely twelve years old, chubby-cheeked and completely naive. My hands would tremble whenever he walked past me in our school hallway, maintaining the perfectly rhythmic bounce that only ‘big boys’ had. At first, I didn’t understand why my heartbeat would quicken whenever I saw him so, I would… Continue reading The First Tale

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LAST NIGHT’S LOVE STORY

At the dead of the night, you listen to my heartbeat, Dancing to the rhythm of my breath as I sleep You are so in love with who I am Because I am your child   You live within me and flourish around me In my dreams, you are light Beaming bright, warding off the… Continue reading LAST NIGHT’S LOVE STORY