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Lights: Last Blog 2021

There’s no moon tonight, just galaxies. Despite the littering stars up the sky, there’s pitch darkness on the path leading to my granny’s place. This night is unusual. I know this small village to be cold at night. However, tonight the aura is indifferent. The air is mild and the harmattan breeze is nowhere to […]

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Country aura

brown leaves, hazy wind, undulating hills, grey earth, bean cakes, smiling vendors, acrid smoke, rising from huts, drifting hawks, surfing the skies, green tuft, on the patched fields, mild airs, sleepy country breeze, sunshine, favourite aura of light, home, where love and the heart is

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Spoken Poetry: World Made With Words

There is Him who lights the moonlight like a bulb He makes the rain shower on all green life He surfs the thunderstorm like a horse Throwing to the Earth a veil of white snow He gives the morning a fresh scent of hope, Binding the nights to curdle the weary shepherds I listen to […]

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Dance With Me

Would you dance with me under the impressive glare of moonlight?

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Dialogue 5: Greed/Selfishness

The Greedy/Selfish Tortoise Storyteller: Ifochakpi! Audience: Waa! Storyteller: Nabe, the Tortoise is a controversial character. But we must note that the tortoise’s character is metaphorical. We use tales to demonstrate what is obtainable in the real world. Greed is a vice. In Africa, it is frowned upon and selfish people in folktales tend to fall […]

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Mist

Mist like smokeDoused upon hutsMessenger of earthThat cling to hills Most, the color of palm wineWell gathering on mustachesOf men, old and youngA cover for wary rodents Mist, nature’s courierImpostor to manySteering to paths unchartedWhere fortune or failure lay

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My Father’s Hill

It’s chilly down this valleyAs this village is immersedIn between these ancient hillsWalked by my father, and his fathersI find it spectacular to be home,To family where it all beganI’m a king, after all, tells my heart

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Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Painting: The Void

No caption came to my mind initially. But when I hung out with friends for a weekend drink, an idea came to me. So, ladies and gents, I present this colourful painting of mine to you. I call it: The Void. The Void is an uneven combination of black and blue. It’s a sketch of […]

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Love Poems: Loving Words

Light is my sweet, loving words With faith, I stand my ground, When I look into your pretty eyes I behold a warrior, my happiest desire! You are a delicate bud For you, I sing and stand Songs, poetry and lavender perfumes, My muse, my all to make your joy blossom Let our happiness flow […]

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Love Poem: Three Words

Three are my words, Painted on my band A colourful hue Remind me, I love you

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Moonlight

I behold the nightfall across the dark blue clouds I watch evening carry desires of men waiting to unfold I enjoy the sensation of the imminent weekend Drums of merrymaking sound miles off, Cackling, singing, every bit of mirthful noise However, the shepherd sits to enjoy his time alone I hear deep-voiced frogs calling out […]

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Reflection: Leaving The Past Behind

No matter how beautiful and glorious you think the past was, the future is better; far, far better. I used to be a teacher. I love working with kids and youth. I spent a lot of time, preparing my classes and discussions because I would not want a boring class. Fast forward, I was accepted […]

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Drifting Stars

You remind me of drifting stars,Of sops ripening in the daybreak,I clasp to your arms as a childFor you have become my worldThe beginning and end

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Quotes on Teamwork

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” – Michael Jordan

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Harmattan Has Come!

Harmattan arrived grandly With the smell of burning grass, Dry nostrils and painted faces Harmattan made land arid So mud is now waterproof, And men without a sense of smell The thick fog of smoke and dust Greet the land that once knew rain Speak of her cold art: dusty faces & feet

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Muse: Love is Magical

Love is a magical feeling Binding two or more souls Their hopes & impressions, Establishing trust & to heal

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Story of Compassion: Life-giver

A young woman got a job as a waiter in a restaurant. She was always happy and upbeat but after some months, she lost excitement. Something had gone wrong. On a particular day, there were lots of people in the restaurant and she had to serve people. They started murmuring and shouting at her, “When […]

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Story of Compassion: The Brick

Dear Friends here is a story about compassion, shared by a close friend on Whatsapp. A young and successful executive was travelling down a neighbourhood street, in his new Jaguar. Suddenly, a brick smashed into his side door! He slammed on the brakes and backed the car back to the spot where the brick had […]

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Morning Wakes

Morning wakes in the sun Windy clouds, happy yawns, Up the hill a quiet town Misty paths, bird tunes, All, green forest’s tenants

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Quotes and Lessons: Resilience

You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ Joel Osteen. A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose. John Maxwell. I love the light for it shows me the way to […]

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A Shepherd’s Song

Tree roots are my favorite seat, mushrooms are cushionsOccasionally my thoughts drown in the music of sheep and birdsLight-colored birds fly above me, up in the trees they gatherTo watch the meeting of white wool spread across the green grassSome bolder birds come down to join the massive banquet,Picking stray insects that fled the grass […]

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Let

Let this morn, a huge favour grant; Let it be known: I cherished you first

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Depression

The English dictionary defined depression as a state of mind producing serious, long-term lowering of enjoyment of life or inability to visualize a happy future. Many people experience this daily. Depression sucks out the joy and life of an individual even when the person is still living. Honestly, I think being sad is the youngest brother […]

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Reflection: Be Happy

Happiness is whatever you make of it. It’s free as the air we breath and light we see A Goat’s Stubborn Story A friend sent the picture above on Whatsapp. I was amused at the sight of goats pulling a wagon. Out of all quadruplets, stubborn goats were chosen to pull a cart. It seems […]

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Selflessness

An old man once told me the story of how as a young man, his mother used to ask him: “What is the most important part of your body?” Through the years, he would guess what he thought was the correct answer. The first time, his answer was: “The ears.” The mother replied: “No, many […]

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I felt roses by Alexander Okoroji

It was a dream, The deepest of it, The silent have it, But this moments stole it, I whisper a little, She knew, It was love, She felt it, I never wanted it back, I gave it, A shyly shaky witty love. Oh no, What if I dent the colours, I spoilt it with odours, […]

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Say You Believe Me

The past won’t make me think less of us The worlds pain and hurts won’t either So I invented a formula to love you, To make you smile in several ways, Tell you the story of the tall giraffe And how she ate the sick moon half, Perhaps we can act the noisy two You, […]

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Africa, Poetry and Love

Night Poem: Nature Lamps

I lived in rural southern Nigeria for a generous amount of time. Each time nightfall throws her pitch-black blanket over the horizon, I can’t help but wonder. I would stretch my eyes as far as they can go to see where the darkness ends, this ends with disappointments because no one can see or measure […]

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Isuikwuato Hills

1. See these monuments standing to salute, to greet the great and small, From the top, the tree branches wave their way through the wind And down below, their roots, like men’s arms pop out of the ground Across the skies, just above the hills, light blue clouds abound 2. Mushrooms are the landlords, they […]

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Shepherdlore: Dreams

Down, down the quiet vale Where skies are always blue, And rivers rush over pebbles And birds sing all day long Live a young ruddy shepherd Who knew the forest And made friends with her dwellers His voice was kind, so was his hands He believed in fairy tales and angels And having it all […]

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Love’s Memory

For love’s memory I cherish this dose, This care, your beauty, Every time the sun rose I remember this feeling

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Speak Positive

In Africa, whatever you believe and yearn for, comes to you Dear friends, Let me distract you from all the bad news circling the globe. So I have written this just to remind you how awesome you are. So if you could just do me this favour; take a look at the mirror and tell […]

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Amuse: The Hill

A few miles away, stood a hill Which the simple villagers revere It is said that all cold and wind Came from the foot of the hill And so the villagers admired it, If their day was cheerless and hot It is that someone angered it, Took a piss on roots by the hillside Or […]

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