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Love Poem: Truth

The truth is I came all the way Waiting for this moment, Running from my feelings Then I met you My feet stayed still Maybe they floated a little And I couldn’t leave without Letting you know how I felt

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Africa Africa, Poetry and Love writing

Night Poem: Light

Amid dark skies and night, Through quietness and mists Beloved Providence grants To bring through the dark, a light

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Africa nature poems

Sunrise

Sunrise is truly a sign of a new beginning. The atmosphere is fresh, So are dew up the trees, Behind every great rock See the golden sunrise!

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Nature nature poems

A Fierce Harmattan

Sandy sheepfold Harsh harmattan Thrusting dry wind Down the mountain

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Africa Igbo culture

Dialogue 6: Ancient Folklore Rivalries

Ancient Folklore Rivalries Storyteller: Otii! Audience: Oyoo! Storyteller: Otii!! Audience: Oyoo!! Storyteller: Today we will examine an incident that led to two friends becoming the world’s example of bitter rivalry. Oral folklore from ancient times has long been reported in several narratives that happened between the cat and rat. Indeed, in modern times, it is […]

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Africa, Poetry and Love Kenya

Masai

Masai – the people who are one with nature

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Playing Child

Don’t let the sun set end this play, dear child Today was a race up hills & down valleys, Your little legs an exalted wagon for hope Greeted by green trees that stand sentry Let the wind soar with your kite & dreams So that the dancing wind may find a friend With you, an […]

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Muse: My Sunshine

Love is magical. I don’t know what else is Below is a quick muse, written from the heart. And, this heart is full of love. Hopefully, it will find its missing piece. You’re sunshine, The one who plays Strings of my heart

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Africa Africa, Poetry and Love

Rural Uganda (Images)

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Africa Nature nature poems

I See The Morning Sun

I heard the morning sun Sing to the village below Through cream-coloured curtains Her poems echo some moments ago I see sunflowers dance by the roadside Throwing sweet fumes up the sky I see a dried crust of loose brown earth Colour pastures were several termites Dwell, in broken, collective settlements I see the strong […]

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African Quote on Heroism

If heroes were born in the morning, the night will be too cold to receive them – Okoroji Chidiebere

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Africa Nature nature poems night poems

Haiku: Bright Evening

Bright eveningSparrows sing,Lovers listen

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Quote on Life

The healthiest response to life is joy – Deepak Choora

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Africa culture/tradition masquerades

Masquerade Day in Umudinja (Pics)

Listen! It’s prudent to take pictures of masquerades from a safe distance. Why? A swipe of a masquerade’s cane can leave one reeling in pain. Now, that’s an easy rhyme! 😅 Today is Umudinja’s masquerade day. Masquerades are believed to be traditional spirits with sacred powers. They roam about the town seeking for people to […]

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haiku love Poetry

Haiku: Morning

Morning fresh Rosemary green Tree heaven

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Africa proverbs

African Proverb: On The Sun

African Proverb: The sun does not forget a village just because it’s small. Explanation: Normally, the sun shines on both the weak and strong, rich and poor, man and woman. It does not discriminate were to shine or not. That happens with life as well. Providence gives everyone equal opportunity, as life is not bought […]

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Foreign Poems Poetry

Welcome to Life Again By David Thane Cornell

My sickbed’s a barren beach without a sail,And on a sheet of tepid moonlit sandI lie prone as though asleep, exhausted & pale.I’ll slip my fingers from death’s tightening hand;The vessel of my body cannot holdThe numbing stream of beauty pouring down.The sky ablaze with stars, so vast & old,Like Aaron’s rod, strikes water and […]

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Muse: Candlelight

See how her pretty light flickers Throwing the light on my papers As tongues of fire She seeks to be admired For even the wind has come To flirt and rest awhile

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Africa culture/tradition folklore

The Village Square

Night’s dance festival Brings all, big and small The farmer, wine tapper, The cobbler and dancers A night of skewered meat And one, where lovers tryst

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Notes on Confidence

Confidence defines behaviours and actions, so this new year, let’s do ourselves favours by believing we are whole and accompanying these thoughts with actions that make us grow. So, be grateful every second for who you are and this will change your internal believes over time. What you tell yourself will either make you attract […]

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Cranky Old Man

A brief intro When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. Later when nurses were going through his meager possessions, they found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies […]

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haiku night poems

Night’s Haiku

Moon ball round Pitch-black cloud Night’s quiet lot

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Africa, Poetry and Love

The Arrogant King

Once upon a time in a land far away, there lived a king who didn’t listen to anyone. He was so stubborn that he thought he knew everything. If anyone tried to advise or share an opinion with him, he would reject it. He felt good doing this and hence earned for himself, the name […]

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my friends and followers. Enjoy the fresh air and beginning.

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Africa love

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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Africa love

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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Christianity

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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art Muse Nature night poems

Dance With Me

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

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Africa folklore writing

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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Africa Nature nature poems night poems

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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Africa inspiration

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 Short story

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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Africa Nature nature poems night poems

Love Poem: Three Words

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

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Nature nature poems night poems

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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nature poems night poems Poetry

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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Africa quotes

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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Muse Nature nature poems

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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