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We are Doors

People are doors. Pathways are humans.Some, a large and imposing hinged barrierPadlocks to a dream, Keys to a mighty fallNow I walk through a passage, hoping for the bestOpenings to self and faith, blocks to fear and painThat is what we signify. This is everyone, man or childA symbol for future diverse pathwaysDirect means of…
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Women Empowerment; Understanding Feminism.

The word feminism has such a negative connotation, a controversial topic similar to an argument of if God is a woman. Confused as to were these ideas originated from and why there are structured preconceived thoughts and opinions against women, I sought people’s understanding of feminism and women empowerment and was marvelled at the responses…
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Why are women so insecure? A woman’s bad decision-making

Permit me to say that bad decision-making and insecurities amongst women is as old as time itself. The continual effort to desire the imaginary has led many women towards unhealthy and disgraceful resolutions, which majorly results to frustrations. With the bitterness, annoyance, discouragement and depression piling up everyday, her lack of confidence fattens, unbelievably shooting…
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Far from The Shadow now: A Survival’s Whine

We have come this far, left disappointments by the dirty alleys, giving out our mended hearts to free a soul, patched our scars with daily hope, bandaged our tired feet which saw no shoes, fought in a war which shattered our pride, drew breath from the stench of numerous corpse, lived on the falcons watch…
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Not A Robot

I laugh in the silence of darknessI cry when I see a beautiful butterflyI dance to the tune of wanting strangersI care a whole lot for the many unknownI travel when the road has fallen apartI work round and over the wall clockI wear the coat of the rainbowI heal when there is no medicineI…
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Complicated- 24

They really fared well as a family and at the end of the service year, they moved to the capital city, where Ade set up a small architectural practice and Julia got a nursing job. It was their 2nd relocation in a series of relocations that saw them move around the country and although the plan…
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The Soldier Boy- Part 2

When we were alerted of the coup, I was undertaking a commander’s course in Bauchi where I was ousted amongst others from our apartments, stripped of any form of metal and rounded up by privates, non-commissioned officers; mere officers who had attained less or no ranks at all. At such moments there was no unit,…
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Never Mine

Getting into something special with my Shawty and there is this sinking feeling that its just my turn.If it is so then why didn't I let these feelings burn.I guess I was looking for something deeper and I found a love that could end, a painful condition.I'll make the little time I have with you…
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COMPLICATED-23

She started screaming and flailing her arms and feet and it took the combined efforts of both security operatives to hustle her away into one of the rooms reserved for interrogating travellers suspected of shady dealings.. “How?” Ade repeated…“How what?” She raised her tear filled eyes to stare into his.“How do we do this? What…
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The Soldier Boy- Pt 1

When I was a boy, my dream was to be a soldier. I wanted to be a soldier so much than I wanted to be alive. I would watch the uniforms, guns, boots and gear won by the soldiers that passed by my grandfather’s hut and embellish their unrivalled glory. That was not all I…
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Cautionary Tales

At this moment my dear I have but only one wishWould you plant on my face but a simple kissFor I have fallen quite deep into your loveI was on my guard, but you made me lose my cautionary glove. If I give this kiss would you run awayIf I give this kiss would you…
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