A Fable By Etheridge Knight

Once upon a today and yesterday and nevermore there were 7 men and women all locked / up in prison cells. Now these 7 men and women were innocent of any crimes; they were in prison because their skins were black. Day after day, the prisoners paced their cells, pining for their freedom. And the non-black jailers would laugh at […]

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Whatever Else You Do by Max Ehrmann

Whatever else you do or forbear, impose upon yourself the task of happiness; and now and then abandon yourself to the joy of laughter. And however much you condemn the evil in the world, remember that the world is not all evil; that somewhere children are at play, as you yourself in the old days; that women still find joy in the stalwart hearts of men; And that men, treading with restless feet their many paths, may yet find refuge from the storms of the world in the cheerful house of love.

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A Prayer by Max Ehrmann

Let me do my work each day; and if the darkened hours of despair overcome me, may I not forget the strength that comforted me in the desolation of other times May I still remember the bright hours that found me walking over the silent hills of my childhood, or dreaming on the margin of a quiet river, when a […]

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Read That Book Again…

Ever thought of reading that book again like you would a favourite movie? In my early teenage years, I saw the movie “The good, The bad, The ugly”. At that time I didn’t take note of Clint Eastwood’s piercing eyes or that he was even six feet tall and that the film had a story far beyond cowboys who were busy chasing each other- I watched it a couple of times and each time the movie meant something different, I saw the characters differently and had a different feeling about the story of the movie and this I know happened with the movie “Sound of Music”- at first I wanted to learn the lyrics of every song in it and then I wanted to run like Maria the nun while singing it but the more I viewed it, the more I understood the love story behind it- I even fell in love with the fact that a nun left the coventry to love a captain without losing her first dream of singing or her path of being an accommodating person. This same method should and could be applied to the way we read books. Reading them five years down the lane would have a different impact, especially the ones that inspired us even if it’s a novel or a collection of poems/short story. We may have had a change of heart the first time we read it and because we […]

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Believe

Originally posted on Cristian Mihai:
“Believe that you can run farther or faster. Believe that you’re young enough, old enough, strong enough, and so on to accomplish everything you want to do. Don’t let worn-out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself.” – John Bingham All that we are requires faith. Not just in a religious sense, but also… self-confidence, trust, power, courage, perseverance, ambition. We must believe that we are doing the right thing. We must believe in our actions, in our thoughts, in our feelings, in our destiny. You are what you believe in. I am what I believe in. We all are the by-products of our beliefs. This is extremely important. What you believe in is going to determine how your future will look like. Your thoughts will shape your world for you. There is no reality other than the one we interpret ourselves. That is all. Believe that you are good enough. Believe that you can do better. Believe that you can… And you WILL.

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Pity Party…

I hear how you feel when you speak I hear how you feel when the pen is at hand I hear the crack in your heart You think happiness only lasts for a while, that is why you need your space often You think life is unfair and so it has become unfair to you You dwell in the midst […]

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The Touch Without A Touch

On a night out on a bench not far away ‎A lanky one sat minutes away With our eyes and gestures ‎My pain became his own as my lead his way My ailment became his fear, his wing my strength His words my liberation, my play his joy His jokes my delight‎, my image his quiver My beauty his pride, his ‎wisdom my ladder My presence his passion, his power my rise His lips my shiver, my skin his yearning My scent his weakness, his skin my limits His prayer my love, my love his prayer My tears his pain, ‎his pain my lapse My growth his prayer‎, his empire my strength In one night, little strangers like us filled our spirit                                                                 AnastasiaRuth

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An Ode to Spring

Originally posted on Hope Nwosu:
The snow is gone and new light I see No more darkness I see around me Cold wind in my skin I feel Even though the sun shines in my face. Nose is blocked and I sneeze all day I see the neighbors and same is their lot I ask myself when it will be over Sleep is far as the sun shines still Eyes so? tired and weak I see But the sun shines still as though it’s day This is my first attempt to write poems. I was inspired by a beautiful poem I read a few days back. I do hope you enjoy it!

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Easter is Here Again

Originally posted on Hope Nwosu:
This is wishing all our readers and fellow bloggers a happy Easter. It’s a season of sober reflections on the magnitude of our Saviour’s love which propelled Him to die on the cross of Calvary. Even though most of us have seen many Easters before now, each year seems like the first and we are never tired of reflecting on such a priceless sacrifice. Neither are most Christians bored with reading the same Bible lessons/hymns year after year. The most joyful part is that Jesus Christ resurrected on the third day. Hence we serve a living God who lives and reigns forever more.Thank you Lord for paying the ultimate price. Help us to love you all the days of our lives.

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