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All about Coronavirus

Nigeria recorded her first case of Coronavirus 2 days ago. I received this video from a friend in Italy. Please share this video with loved ones.

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Rusty ID

Earlier today, I found a rusty high school ID of me. I even dreamed to work for FBI as a little boy! 😀 All these while, I never knew I was the Batman. 😊

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Africa folklore Nature Pastoral Poetry Series

Introducing The Rainmaker

In Africa, some people are known to conjure rain. This piece is not occultic. I will explain more on rainmakers later. PROLOGUE Give me rain, Let the wind rage again Give me rain, dear Heaven! (1.) Let it flood the browned farmlands, Let it refresh the waters of the ponds, And the hards rocks upon […]

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A Farmer’s Love song

I picked a pretty fruit Which reminds me of you Grey eyes and elegant There are many fruits But you are just exotic A fine and pretty sight You are an amazing fruit Like the seed of Sunflower Sweet to keep my days light You have become my fruit The sunshine after darkness My best […]

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Images from John Okereke

I met John at the University of Uyo, Nigeria. I wasn’t sure what his talent was then. I’m now. Follow him at @putinpicturesJohn is a jolly good fellow…

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African Folklore

Folklore are tales, legends, superstitions of a particular ethnic population. In Igbo culture and other African societies, story telling is unique, such that it is a passage to transmit the tradition of a place from one generation to another. These tales convey the history, ancient messages and old knowledge. They teach morals and virtues to […]

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Nature Pastoral Poetry

Muse: Thoughts of You

Nights may fall, crickets may call, I sit alone, thinking of you

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Muse: Promise

I’ll be far away, Promise you wait for me

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The Rainmaker’s Tales: Beginning

When I am not making the rain fall To flood the village and farms And to make the river banks overflow Then I will be watching the glittering stars And talking to her, the night and moon Well, the night is never complete without a tale And this is for the sleepy little ones, I […]

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Take a Break

Do you feel overwhelmed by life’s stress? Then it’s time to take a break. Here are some recommended tips to stay relaxed: 1. Take a nap: It’s obvious that our body system is designed for rest. So enjoying some sleep is a good way to let off steam. 2. Water, Water and more Water : […]

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Africa Nature Pastoral Poetry

Haiku*: Two snails

Two snails approach rail tracks Skies are grey Train horns afar

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Anger Vs Love

A friend sent this to me on WhatsApp and I thought of sharing with you. While a man was polishing his new car, his 6 year old son picked up a stone and scratched lines on the side of the car. In anger, the man took the child’s hand and hit it many times; not […]

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Building Bridges

What is better than bringing two worlds together, Bringing life and earth over a body of water? What is better than true friendship When it blesses all with companionship? What is better than the scent of the rain When it brings the reign of droughts to an end? What is better than the smiles of […]

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Muse: Life

Life is strings of memories, Little moments and turning points, Love and forgiveness, Flowers and breezy nights, Happiness and bird watching… Life is living experience, Horse riding and beaches, Hiking and sunset, Coconut juice and warm soups, So life is found most in simple things… *** Want a WordPress site like this one? Then click […]

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View from my Backyard

Beware! There’s a furry ninja lurking in the shadows of this tree! Like when you see him in this slow-mo vid. The trees here are home to many squirrels and birds and it’s just at my backyard! I have known these squirrels since I was a kid. This morning I patiently waited to watch them […]

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Swift Breezes

Swift breezes welcome me to my hometown My mind is at rest, for the love felt around Palm trees are sentries, termites their soldiers Cherries and mangoes throw fruits, sweet as sugar Swift breezes blow through our quiet neighbourhood I stand under tree shades, with my hands raised When tree leaves struggle all about breezy […]

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400 + Followers!

Reflecting on my writing history I’ll say it hasn’t been easy. Writing from rural and semi urban Africa can be challenging; poor internet connection, little or no research resource and electricity issues. Despite all these, seeing your vote, like, comment, share or a new follower is an indicator that there’s progress. For your support dear […]

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The Rainmaker’s Tales 2

Now it was tradition that young men Cut wood in the neighboring forest Before they are allowed to chose a maiden There was no axe in the town and nearby hamlets So young men did desperate things, Mirtle was a young man, deformed in one hand, Humbly dull, but very courageous Youth of the hamlet, […]

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True Leadership

Earlier this evening, I overheard the women talk; my mother, aunts, some helpers and my little sister. From my room window, I heard their discussion on the funeral and all they did to make it a success. Usually, I don’t eavesdrop on women chats, but I couldn’t help but listen to this particular discussion. I […]

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Ide Stream

We took a walk through Ovim. I decided to show my friends around. Just after Ugwu Uwaoma, we saw the table mountain. From the distance, it looked magnificent. Further ahead, we came across the stream Ide, with her tide gliding smoothly through the green forest. The stream is deep and some fish trapping go on. […]

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Poems of The Night

Night falls after the sun And to homes we all return Counting the days stress and toil Letting the darkened kettle boil And preying our eyes on passing people While we eat out plates of sweet potato When the full moon came out The whole clan grants a sit-out, The infants, the boys, girls, men, […]

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Adieu Sister: Chioma Iroegbu

In few hours I’ll be heading to my hometown, Ovim for my elder sister’s burial. I’m not sure how I feel right now but I know I’ll be fine. I’ll stay back after the burial for a couple of days to help sort things out and to meet other extended family members. Please keep me […]

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Love Challenge 10

Twist and turns, hills and valley, Day and night, your love is home

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Diary of a Village Boy: The Leopard Spirit 5

When I reached home that evening, it seemed like the whole world was turned upside down. I felt my head swell as the bee stings and sharp roots hurt my foot. By the side of my bamboo bed Nene and her dog sat, staring at me. She held my hand and squeezed softly. I saw […]

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Love Challenge 9B

Just call on my name, I’ll be there To show you how much I care

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Love Challenge 9

I love to stare into your eyes That’s my favourite place to be

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Reflection: Sad Evening

I sit outside the house alone. It’s hot inside and few hours ago our house was filled with people who came to pay their last respect to my late sister. I’ve been busy, mentally and emotionally that I hardly had time for my physical self. People who knew me observed that I lost weight. Three […]

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Love Challenge 8

Memories flood my big head But I find it joyful to say few I count myself graced for your love

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African Landscapes

These images represent different African landscapes… Can you identify the Sahara, Kalahari and veldt?

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Love Challenge 7

You are loved and admired I am your biggest fan and friend You are God’s gift and love to me

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Thoughts on Love

We don’t know what we miss or get when we make decisions concerning relationships. Sometimes what we seek might come packaged in disguise. Love is dynamic and may come in different shades. If you love someone, do not hesitate to tell them. Have a lovely night. Our love challenge continues tomorrow.

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Love Challenge 6B

Your words become silent lyrics to my soul When every evening we lay in each others arms Letting our thoughts roar with the warm fire Dreaming, resting by the fireside, away From the world and her noisy hustle

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Love Challenge 6

The hair on your hands are like reeds That flourish by the river side Light chocolate is your skin colour

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Love Challenge 5

On your face the sun rise Like vale-lands hidden by the high hills The dark is pushed away when you wake

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The Cricket’s Sorrow

I laid my bones down to rest An airy night, dark and quiet, When a thought swept over me I was still awake When I heard it I heard it screech A cold voice, not far from me I paused, listened A neighbor coughed from the next flat and bothered it So quietness stayed for […]

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Love Challenge 4

You make my heart merry In my dreams I see your face And wake to your beautiful smile

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Thoughts on Friendships and Personal Autonomy

I received several messages from close friends, complaining of the way their friends or partners treat them. I tried to see reason from different angles so that I can make an impartial judgment. Being right is not a guarantee that people will treat you well, and returning people’s favours is not ideal too. Well, we […]

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Love Challenge 3

The swift surge of the evening air Compares not to your amazing smile Your glittering teeth, oh splendor of my soul

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Love Challenge 2B

I don’t care what people say I admire your soul, your drive Your spirit and how you love me I love you back, that’s what matters

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Love Challenge 2

Like graceful deer you walk, The soft sound of your foot thrill me, Thrills softly the drums of my heart

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