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What Redemption Exists for A Victim by Elisha Oluyemi

Who murdered their saviour? Just hell! Judas clenched his teeth, his lips compressed, as he tried to force back a groan. He stuck fingers into his eardrums to stop himself from hearing the frequent yelling from the crowd: “Die now! Or save yourself! You’re the son of God! Come down the cross! You die! You […]

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Untitled by Elisha Oluyemi

I honour righteousness in all things—even in murder (as some critics would tag my benevolence). But at least, that is my patients’ sole possibility of relief and a painless exit. Today, it’s all about Bala, a colon cancer stage IV patient, bedridden, and sure to disappear in three weeks. I see him grip his belly […]

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Win Or Lose by Dr. Jyoti Bhaskar

I went up to the roof on 15 th AugustTo see the symphony of the kites in the skyI stood there for an hourAwe struck by the swag and the dance of a pink kiteIt seemed like it had a missionTo reach the sunTo be the only oneTo be appreciated and loved by one and […]

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My Lovely Hind And My Pleasant Roe by Glory Ogunfunmilakin

A beautiful tour on the mountain, you like?Looking at the ravishing stars at night.Humming along with the melodious voices of the birds.Be mine, be my queen, be with me till I have grey beard.A ride on the horse holding you tight has been my dream. Me not being on suit does not mean I can’t […]

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And Love Hurts by David Angelo

And love hurtslike an axe to the headbecause I know it soDon’t lecture me withlanguage I don’t understandbecause I know it soAnd pain hurts likethe world’s populationof sharks all feedingon you at once becauseI know it so I know it so wellthat the smell of bloodin the water lingerslike a friend you had once. © […]

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Re-Annulment by Saula Sheriffdeen Olamilekan

Why are humans denied of their blood and souls?Why are these ghosts yet to see the fruits oftheir fight with their wealth and soul?Why is the thumb denied of its right to choose?Why hath the Patriot, a lot to lose?Why have the house become hopeless at the end of their votes?Why this re-annulment,When the electorates […]

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Gasp by Dennis Amankwaah

Hollow man. Strange apparition in the dark.Anxiety engulfs the coward. Chills befriends the weak.The room smells like blood. Eyes meet deadly face.Is there any escape?There is no door. The gateway is seized.I am not alone. Hollow man. Proud one.Immaculate apparel meets a cheerful face.Flattering his gains for cursory gazes.Yet his folly haunts him.There is an […]

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Tree Poem by Eboh Solomon Ogbonnaya

Tree Poem, written in honor of Her Excellency, Honorable British Queen Elizabeth II. TreeOnly her head sunk in the ground,With her gown held before her ankle,With her invicible legs sunk in the sky;Only her gown the wind blows.Is it an injustice that her leaves will never get to her feet? To her destination she seems […]

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Flashback by Benyeakeh Miapeh

Let’s take it to the beginning,When love was the breakfast, lunchDinner and lullaby to our souls,Dancing in roses with Valentine’s memory,When my yeses were yours andYour nos were my priority. Let’s take it to the beginning,When romantic words were likeDaily recitations and quotations,“I Love You” was like saying ‘Good Morning’We extruded it in our innocent […]

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The Midnight Journey by Caleb Burphy

Off in the dark, and scary night they went searching for woods to gather food:They stopped, and saw the fear saying bend, bend; too black and slander grass waved in disguise.Hovering the land, they saw a man whose legs were tiny, short, and fat.He walked forward as they withdrew, and to them the man said, […]

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Life of Me by Elizabeth

You lead me emotionallyas I feel what I dont wantyou say to me“your feeling is your prophecy” Falling into the pull of me…I accept what I dont wantI say:“I transmutate to legacy” We found a delicious itch on this spectrum you see,I scratch through the surface of significant meWhen the teacher and student becomes the […]

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Shattered Love by Shayla Sultana

I’ve seen the deep eyes that leads the zigzag wayAround us all dreemy sponge, these eyes were blue bayA sound of south breeze forcast the guddy cloudhands that huged the sky,today just rude and bony elbow. lover eyes were grilled ,all around spreads the smell of grilled fleshthe world was turning a big coal kitchenhope […]

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Untitled by Bidhata Pathak

Oh, slam the door, turn the lights off.Dump that cake and take your presents back.Oh, why that loud music? Hey, why are you dancing?A “Happy Birthday”? Yikes. my 16th birthday?Not 1, not 2, not 3, EIGHT million minutes!8 million minutes. Well, what did I do?Be a victim of a selfish sort of love?Learn something that […]

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Today Must Read Poems!

Curse_Causeless Arise and standOh ye sick son of the landArise and shine your lightFor the day dawn is dark now aright Love asunderPanic the clap of the thunderFear in people’s mindDeep blue ocean flood infant mind Silent is brokenFor the blood of cowries tokenAmidst of lustFearless tone of the lost Deep dark, darker and deeperHome […]

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Today Must Read Poems!

ONE LAST TRY Single moment in a nook.,Dreaming beyond imagination., Struggling catastrophe with pen.A powerful tools for specific subject. Give it a try for unlimited drops.We are closer together in all the way. Let me gaze, into wonderful liquid eyes.Under the harsh condition., Wanna strive and thrive.For general deserts. Tempted to touch the soft lighting.To […]

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Today Must Read Poems!

WHEN THINGS GO WRONG I thought at one time that we could be friends. Hello to you my misunderstood friend,Although I know we’ll differ in the end,Together agree our stance we’ll defend,Every moment together we cannot pretend. You wind my senses till I’m at a loose end,Only my strength halts my overextend,Upon this decision my […]

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Today Must Read Poems!

THE SCARS OF LIFE We simply risk things for our own benefits,But we forget to weigh the result of it,Tend to spend much not seeing the loss.Behind the bars of showing the purpose. How greed we are sometimes,Allowing somebody to suffer,While comforting the soul of pretentious.Dismay portrayed in my eyes. How hard to be human?Or […]

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Today Must Read Poems!

AT THE STILLNESS. Reading at an irregularHour, I thoughtThe clock must be stuckWith it’s two handsFrozen, for winter setsTougher tasks to performAnd breeding an inner reform. Closed windows stillCatches the stillnessThe occasional rainThe eerie call of night birdsI think the calendar setsTargets for organized handsSleepy are the momentsNot my innate sense. Rugged and rock likeThe […]

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Upon Our Nile by Balogun Iyanu

Thanks to those asking to read a copy of “Upon Our Nile”. The price of the book is now ONLY for $3 till THIS WEEK ENDS If you have kindle Unlimited, ride on, The book is completely free on Kindle Unlimited. Book Link: Upon Our Nile By Balogun Iyanu

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Today Must Read Poems!

DARKNESS OF YESTERDAY The darkness of yesterdayOnly came to blur our focusBut that shouldn’t serve as excuseTo be swallowed by the dark and pains Even when the mountain seems so highHigh above the peak of our dreamsA step at a time will get us thereSooner or later you’ll definitely get there The scar of yesterday […]

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Untitled by Victor Oyewole

Rose was struggling with her feet as she forced off the heels she wore to a date. John had earlier invited her that week for a date after work on Friday which she agreed. She wouldn’t stay a little bit longer with him at the restaurant because she had just received a call from Joseph; […]

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Fruits of quarantine by Walei Oloyede

Click! Clack!! Horn in miles is the spreadAfter valentine, Here comes the fruits of quarantine The wind blows the world in diversity of atrocityCountry weeps. Villages villagers in fear of calamityAll alone. away from friends, we were were stocked in anxietyOur body foams in solitude, nagging for the cityMuddling up in fears, a sneeze to […]

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Untitled by Adamu Danjuma

Let’s love ourselves by sending out epistles that speak to nobody but our exceedingly passionate heartfeltLet’s love ourselves. And dry our crystalliferous skins with utmost care in the sand of tamarinds and tomatoes and lemons and limes. It’s time to keep our burning hope aliveand gather our pieces of tenderness and macabre sweatshirts of pleasant […]

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Untitled by Oluwafemi Nathaniel

Pictures and pain•When all we can do is wallow in gloom, and crawl through broken pieces of what’s left of us, now what we have is what we had, victory has defeated us. Sounds of silence•Now void and nothingness is all about the spoken tales of what we once shared, echoes of silence streaming through […]

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Broken Heart by Deborah Adaeze Elom

Let’s love ourselves by sending out epistles that speak to nobody but our exceedingly passionate heartfeltLet’s love ourselves. And dry our crystalliferous skins with utmost care in the sand of tamarinds and tomatoes and lemons and limes. It’s time to keep our burning hope aliveand gather our pieces of tenderness and macabre sweatshirts of pleasant […]

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Fatal Attraction by Okunomo Damilola

I once met a girl.Black, tall and very beautiful.She was saying something, talking to a friend, while her hands moved all around.Every word was accompanied with extravagant body gestures.She’d tilt her head to the side when she laughed.I kept staring at her eyes, that was how I knew she was laughing. It was just an […]

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Untitled by Deepak Sharma

A boy used to live on an island with his family, where his father was stationed as a newly appointed officer to take care of the lighthouse. In a quiet night when everyone was asleep, a storm brewed in and engulfed the happiness of that family, leaving the innocent 11-year-old with just enough ration to […]

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Witch by Etoniru Favour

The witch. So she was called.A popular figure on Faraday street.On a bench she sits, staring into nothingness. Clad in tattered ill-smelling clothes, a clump of matted hair on her head and nothing encasing her feet, she sits.When, what and if she eats, no one knows.Some say she feeds on stubborn little children, tearing their […]

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What Came Along by Twastree Chakravarty

Part I There was nothing really special about that night. It wasn’t full moon, new moon, stormy or anything that could cook up an eerie feeling. Just a simple night, getting a little warm as summer had almost arrived. But for a bunch of engineering college going boys in their late teens, and put up […]

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To Love Is To Suffer by Nababa Maryam

Imagine you vowed never to love again because someone you once loved dumped you and left your heart broken.Then, he came with a flag to love you and take you to another beautiful dimension of love. He proved himself to be different from the other guys, he promised you heaven on earth. He promised to […]

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Love! Without You by Dr. Ashok Chakravarthy Tholana

Thoughts keep interveningIllusions keep interweaving;Betwixt the fleeting pleasuresAnd the volcanic fire of despair,Intoxicating memoirs keep ringingIntolerable pain keeps piercing;With love, dejection and aversionThe citadel of passion looks broken.Limitations and apprehensionIncapacitate my wavering vision;Love! Without you, yes, my dearEverything looks a vast vacuumI can neither reveal nor concealAs memoirs engulf at every dusk fall. Copyright Dr. […]

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Flowered Sheet for A Picnic Tablecloth by Debra Ann Harris

This was my Grandmother’s summer:Brown sugar lemonade.Uncles on the porch playing spadesCelebrating debts that’s paid. This was my Grandmother’s summer:Kids playing with no shoes on feet.Barbecued meat and fried fish to eat.Ice-cold water to keep down the heat. This was my Grandmother’s summer:Laughing so hard it made you cough.Popsicles from the freezer covered in frostFlowered […]

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Muffin by Christian Ward

“Slow down”, Mother saysas I struggle to wolf downthe chocolate muffin collapsingin my hands. It is an asteroidand they are the atmosphere.Slowing down, I see the elements,how things originally were.Glimpsing at my mother in this space,I watch her unravel back to its startingpoint — become feint, almost unreal.A sleight of hand. Copyright Christian Ward Author […]

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I Weave A Dream Catcher by Harpreet Kaur Baweja

It’s a place full of thornsAnd my heart bleeds everydayI put all my heart & soulInto the garden of my makingTo let the lovely flowers bloomIn the morning and evening. Alas! There’s a spirit malicious of things,Sweet & creativeThe spirit’s dark eyeEternally emits a fire of hatred! The spirit’s filthy mindMirrors a slimy egoist pride,It […]

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Announcing The New Cover of The World’s Biggest Poetry Anthology.

This anthology fulfills the mission of spreading the truth in the cultural, religious, social and political goal for peace in support of the first part of this edition. The poets numbering 500-1000 have succeeded in weaving a peaceful edifying chorus of united voices that will live to echo in the four corners of the earth […]

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Film Trick by Ayeni Temitope

Like the man that owns it all, he walks. Like a man that knows it all, he walks. Walking in his long coat well seated on a tie. Shoe knocks the floor sounding like a military drum. Freeze!!! The policemen shouted like angry men trying to hold down a cow. In a second, black men […]

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I Am The Raging Ocean By Caleb Burphy

Abstruse waves of the Ocean accost and thrust fiercely;Its amorphousness swings the wind, thus, it banes for the merchant.A debacle cavorts the sailing ships, it clamours to sink them balefully:The cobbler cleaves the ships apart, and listens not to the taut with expedience.It expunges vividly, extols and charades the boast of his name fatuously; The […]

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Silver Spooned by Emma Wells

I face downwardscocooning peers —I’m tender like that:kind, caring, sharing.I feel for curved inferiors —they’re never picked,whereas, I shonelike steely determination;my veneers glintedin the sun. I’ve been a counsellor,stress ball,mirror,makeshift cigarette,a toothpick,musical instrument,a mid-field cricketer —I’m often in role,donning Thespian threads:a versatile performerthat’s treaded the boards,regaled at countless applauds. And yet… … I’m strugglingface cast […]

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I am Liberia by Charles De Inspirator

I am Liberia!Though scared by scourges of allien spades,My resilience bears the fountain of heaven’s grace,Piercing the pangs of all my shades! My independence, I breathed into Africa’s lungs,Clothed her with my stripes, the red, white and blue;And gave her a star when she knew not one! My waters rhythm waves of freedom,Hailing treasured mountains […]

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A moment I won’t forget by Ivan S. Fiske Iv

Broken thoughts, flashbacks and memoriesAre the sad music my mind have put on repeatAnd these scars engraved onto my heart cause me to weepThat short horrific moment has taken a seat within my brain. I was a beautiful young girlAge 14, had a smooth hairBlue eyes, golden skinVoice sounds sweet like honey. On a cool […]

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The Night Jennifer Lost Her Virginity by Aloysius S. Harmon

She stares into the mirror, wondering how many hours God took to make her beautiful. She blushed about her curves and sexy thighs she has been blessed with. “Gosh! With this romantic body, clear skin, gold eyes, and lovely dimples; These are assets to get the best suitor,” Jennifer said and bits her lips playfully […]

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Toronto Diary by Monalisa Dash Dwibedy

It’s almost winterA little breeze, shaking breath of a dying hibiscusTears of dew upon the velvety petalsThe sun sings through the white cloudsdreaming a little space in the heart of a snowflakeI lived here years ,watching every colourful fall growing into a flurry winterA new path unfolds itself ,Body asking soul , “ which way […]

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Untitled by Julia Vu

You loved me to the moon,but then you got lost growthwhen I met you, you were a garden ofbounty where nature reigns superior and, aroundyou, I could lose myself in the skies kissed goldenand trees intermingled with the stars above, I couldmelt into a tornado of rose petals and starsdivine; I could sink into the […]

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Into A New Year by Salam Bhai

Into a new year,When our dreams shall witness success!When against no injustice we shall proclaim no redress!And when incorrigibility shall leave the hopeless,And when we all perceive the pleasant fragrance of progress.So shall it be, in this new year! In this new year!No longer shall the mothered become murderedAnd no tears shall fill the face […]

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We are over commers by Christy Chris

We have comeFrom over the yearsBearing sheaves of historyHistory that was for us, a realityReality, that remains more than a reality We have comeFrom over the yearsBearing memoriesAnd lines engraved on the templates of our memoriesRefusing to be washed by time’s heavy rains. We have comeWith irregular tattoos on our armsCarved with impatient tips of […]

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Alone In The Dark by Samuel

As if the world was closing on me,I could the pain,The intense of the dark making me sick,As i fought hard looking at what was ahead. I was alone,Shivering as the rain beats me hard,All i could do was just to lie on the road,Hoping i would see a light,That would change my path. Times […]

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Untitled by Ayeni Temitope

A Divorce Paper”, I said out aloud. “What’s this Teni?” Yes, my wife’s name is Teni. I know I did not mention her name all this while because you never asked. “Yes it is” the annoying young lady said after me. “And who the hell her you?” I asked with a cold face. She took […]

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Must Read Books In 2021

Our Editorial Team has selected MUST read books for writers in 2021. These books are arranged randomly and selected not by chance but by global interests across the world and merits from the brilliant writings contained within their pages. This post will be updated with more books deemed worthy. If you think we are missing […]

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Book Reviews In 2021 – All You Need To Know

In the world of publishing where book reviews has become a necessity for every book that want to be a source of income. Book reviews are word of mouth promotional tools that inspire sales and motivates readership interests in your book. A book of two reviews will receive lesser interest than a book of five […]

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Open Letter Over Kashmir Uprisings

To U. S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo To The Honorable António GuterresSecretary-General at the United Nations To The Honorable Narendra ModiPrime Minister of India. To The Executive Director, UNICEF We, the undersigned, request that you use your personal influence to get the Indian government to restore peace to the Kashmir-Jammu people. In 2019 this […]