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Africa human rights

UNESCO ‘Sheroes’ Nigeria Competition

The issue of human rights and gender equality is gaining momentum. And this is the best time to get things right. So I submitted this piece below:

She’s a lady and more,
The mother of life,
And heartbeat of nations,
Innocent child by the street corner
Torn apart by her own society
Groomed in love and piety
Scarred by her own tradition
By some men and nations
She’s a memory of pain
Held in hard life’s pangs
Yet she gives hope and love
So remember to treat her so


Join me in this competition (Deadline: September 30, 2020), using painting and poetry to express your attitudes: https://en.unesco.org/news/national-art-competition-under-theme-sheroes

#SheroesArt #SpotlightNG #Nigeria #GenderEquality

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Africa Africa, Poetry and Love nature poems Poetry

Morning Sun – Poetry

Glittering morning sun,
Woke to nature’s beauty,
Warm scent of caked clay
Leftover from night storm,
To me life is series of moments;
Made up of sounds and sights
Cackling peacocks, blue skies,
Green fields, huge waterfalls,
A female goat calling to her kid,
Group of laughing basket weaving girls,
Three red headed lizards fighting,
Sounds in the clouds and trees
Of surfing hawks, pigeons on roof,
Of squirrel mischief, lazy reptiles,
And little birds building fine nests,
All contribute to this beauty
A sleepy and sunny African morning
A perfect day to live and explore