Blogging series 5: The spirit behind “I am”

by Marvel Augustine Picture gotten from- siouxlander In life you go through a conditioning process, it creates a mindset (habitual) overflowing with ‘I AM NOTs’. I’ll throw in more light here, take for example; as a young girl of nubile age but you seem to have a broken relationship always, you find yourself with the wrong men and…

Blogging series 4: Forest of Promise

by Aiidee Sinclair I was on my way to Bonny Island to see a relative. We had boarded a ship and sailed off. After about 35 mins we heard fired gunshots.  Picture gotten from-Thailand “what is the problem?” I asked one of the cabin crew.” our ship is under attack by a group of gangsters…

Blogging series 2: The broken man

by Tom junior Picture gotten from-Brokenabstract The broken man laid in his room He starred at the ceiling and created his own stars He engulfed himself in the warmth of his hand He ignored the pains and survived, but never forgot what caused him pain. The broken man wiped the unending tears from his eyes…

Evidence: In My Own Skin

I don’t know what’s hidden behind your own pigment. As an individual, I can’t speak for your own representation, the way you want the world to see you, the way you choose to feel. Picture gotten from-BlackandWhite I use “I”. I use it because as a person, you are allowed what you are, your opinions,…

Poetic injustice

Grown, In sharp swords we wrote love songs In hopes we meet our pen pals. Picture gotten from-PinInterest Modern adults, Wailing and jumping in tiny wood homes The kind of music that rips the heart apart. Colours, Every mermaids’ kind of light whether true or not, it’s right.   Mogul historians that kept epistles, lost…

Self love: Selfish

There’s a state of self obsession that surpasses every kind of love, it’s called “Selfish”. As a teenager every thing you’re told is directed to your own best interests. “Patience is virtue”, “tell the truth always and it shall set you free”, “once beaten, twice shy”, “love your neighbour as you love your self”,”there’s love…

Diary of a confused teen

Every single word I never let out, I wrote down in my big book. I had tons of books, not necessarily diaries but different sizes and colours of note books. In one I wrote songs, in another I wrote about my daily encounters. I even had a book where my friends got to write about…

The seven personalities of one self

“Every teenager have got their devils, it’s left for you to befriend them..” Picture gotten from-Saatchiart Who was the “jack of all trade” as a teenager? I vividly remember being one. Not necessarily doing anything and everything but, that age I believe, keeps us all involved. We all had the mood switch syndrome as teenagers,…

CHIDINMA

See translation below.   Abu m ihe  mbu, Abum ihe Chi’m si na mbu. Ogologo uzo ka’m jiri bia eba, ma anom, kwudosike na enye ekele. M na-agozi nwanyi nyere m aha mu, nne m, na-agozi kwa nwoke sochata obi’m, nna m. Mbge ufodu, ndi mmadu agwunaghi m ma ana m ahu nka na mgbu,…