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A Tale of the Wildwoods

Once upon a Time It was winter And a night of bitter cold The snow lay thick upon the ground And upon the branches of the trees Two Woodcutters made their way home And when they came to the Mountain She was hanging motionless in the air For the Ice King had kissed her So […]

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Don’t mock the humble life

Do not laugh at me because I live in the countryside, Far, far away from civilization, your civilization Or because I live in a mud walled hut, roofed with thatch So that when it rains, I could fetch the water from the leaking roof Do not laugh at my inability to speak or see things […]

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Like a butterfly for Ma Lucille Dowell

Like a butterfly, you flew Painting the skies with your love, With your kind beauty In the darkest of nights, You shone… Illuminating the dark Making your light a pathfinder * Now you have given us the path And will only watch us spread the light **** Commentary I learned of my friends passing. I […]

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Retelling a Troubadour’s Story

I traversed… Through the North of Nigeria Rushing through the forests that hid caves and great hills Watching the clouds and the sun sail with the fading day Evening took the cakes and made it sour And the bananas riped on the baking sun But the wind was lively, blowing fine dust and Gathering soot […]

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Try

I thought about not trying because others failed what I intend trying I compared my style, my methods with the others’ and found theirs better And if I was better than any of them, it was not significant in any way So, I think I am the class bottom However, I must try I must […]

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