The Secret In 2013

The excitement and the spirit of giving has come and gone and everyone is back to their daily lives; going to work, earning money and spending days with the same people they always knew- no change except from an upcoming birthday preparation or a dress trend. Life goes on isn’t it? But if for a second we think, can we think of this? What do I want this year that I didn’t get last year? What do I need to do so nations will hear my name?Someone was sleeping out in the cold while you had a warm bed, someone was taking their last breathe while you were drinking, some were even wondering what christmas with one more person would have been and for some it was why did he/she die? The story of our lives is not some biography- we always have what someone is looking for. The year 2012 was a sad year for many citizens in Nigeria, bombings was an on going trend, a man’s life was taken from him during the fuel strike and motor bike(okada) ban, Ghana lost its president and many other countries went on in famine and war between citizens and nations around the world and nothing seems to get better anymore Life as we know it has created a large gap between the rich and the poor and close gap between life and death; people have lost hope in their government, many […]

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HUSBAND’S PRIDE

I came out of my room Dressed in my best attire Staring deep into him Longing to hear him I knew all he loved I was not part of that. I strolled round his sight Said a prayer for him Cooked his best meal Made the African style you loved Bought your chewing stick before first light I went as far as making the white man’s food He snubbed me and called me names Telling me i was unworthy Giving me a white man’s name Barren, drunk, dog He told me since we got matrimonial i got out of shape He took me to the pink man’ soil Gave me the pink’ man food Made me the white man’s food Made me feel like a pink lady, who cares less Yet he was a Negro Born with cultures His mother loved me or so she said Until last night, i told him The pink’ man needle tested me I could not give you an heir I wept for our misfortune Got home and alerted you Since then you have being in silence Mocking me like a pink man who wants to divorce his wife Africans believe not in seperation Your mother scared me off, when she heard the story Do you despise me because i gave you not a heir? Do you despise me because of my latter? Our bond was not because of an heir, or was it? I entreat you this day to ask for mercy You caused not what i did Our traditions did, Our belief did, Our foundations did. Forgive men thou universal maker You made us the weaker ones Yet we assist to bring wise ones down We uphold […]

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A Woman’s Prayer

You stared at her like you always did me You made her smile like you always did me You gave her a pet name I had given you You spoke with her more often than once You had drifted away with the wind You had me but failed to see You never left me You wanted to play On you went; making only yourself happy I wept all night because I had seen I wept all night and did not fall asleep My friends had said on I go like nothing happened Wept I did even as they spoke I had to make my mark I picked up the bible and said a prayer Control yourself I prayed Control your manhood I prayed Love me again I prayed I had to do what I had to do Within three days she was gone Within three days all you stared at was me All you wanted was me and no one again My love was also a prayer Today you have prayed with me Today you have taken me in Never to stare at another

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