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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 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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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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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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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 […]