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Remember

April 2, 2017

Learn to remember, Learn to remember, Learn to remember. Forget ache, Forget anguish, forget the pain. Remember reasons.

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Anger is why you say stupid things

April 1, 2017

I wonder why Do people come together to forget The love between them That is, or once was And then loathe each other for being A shackle Leave if you want No one can stop you Staying only makes it hard Harder to leave Not being able to leave Makes you angrier Anger is why […]

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Do you believe women should also have a right to vote?

April 1, 2017

At the bar I met a woman named S. Honey-colored pupils Tiny braids on head shaved at both sides A fox, Wore ripped jeans Had really nice teeth And a perfect ass S. made a healthy conversation She likes red wine, Star, Heineken, Guinness And believes feminism is easy to understand. As easy as having […]

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Pretence

March 10, 2017

I always wondered Up until this moment Why the first one Whom I first told I truly loved was The first one To call my love pretence And it makes sense Because most people I have told I love you Have never believed it  

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Rebellion

March 10, 2017

I am attracted to rebellion Fighters, deviants and misfits It’s about bravery Being different. It takes a lot of courage To be something everyone is not Or against In the history of kings and legends, Whom has rejected acceptance? Everybody wants to be loved I just want to be unheard of “Who is he?” “Why […]

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It’s All Love

February 25, 2017

Man has a need to capture what is Beautiful or exotic So far, It has been exhausting dodging Captors, Plenty fatigue in my frontal lobes People see bird and put them in cages It’s all love But love isn’t why caged birds sing. Admire me, and be on your way as soon As possible Those […]

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Uninvited

February 18, 2017

Love is embarrassing To watch. Honest actions show themselves thoughtlessly Shamelessly That onlookers feel uninvited. Even when lovers invite you Statements and questions Are thrown at you An outsider can tell It’s never for you to answer Because you are not in their love.

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Who, What?

January 11, 2017

I am that I am Soul-dispatched, spirit, mind, and body. I am human Layers of flesh covering bones, Five litres of blood, and other body juices I am Igbo and then Nigerian Tide overcomer, free like wildfire Decolonized in thoughts, crazy like the moon Important like breathing and always like tomorrow I am creator, I […]

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Only Human

January 11, 2017

Has my existence brought happiness to people? Looking back I can say yes, And then quickly say no. Yes because I have tried my best To be a better human Child, friend, brother and lover No, because, sometimes, when it mattered most I was only human.

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Change: By Anastasia Ruth and Arinzechukwu Patrick

December 17, 2016

Anastasia: Brother abeg send me something. Dis tin no easy Abi, Dem say make we vote change, We no know sey e go be like this Abi make una help me see na Tins hard the more And dem say na change My brother you dey  far You no go understand The man sey change But suffering […]

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Weeping Blood: By Anastatia

December 16, 2016

Weeping blood. The blood stood at night weeping It had left a body by day A body thrown around Like a diving soldier at war Who knew he was to die at battle But went in anyway A body which no one gave a name Who had no identity Like many others, whose blood weeps […]

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Sook

December 11, 2016

Her body is like a form, I try to make It into a shape but Each part begs for attention. Her throat looks like it was clamped under her throat like a choker, Her clavicles look like they hang on her shoulders, Like on displays at museums The slopes and swell of her breasts bear […]

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Gwan

December 11, 2016

Look at you out here, Flexing long legs and going the distance. You used to cry Nights Blubbering of how you weren’t strong Not woman enough But you surprised yourself, You surprised everyone. I remember you mostly as the shy girl Clumsy and recluse With the round medicated glasses How times have changed Look how […]

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Mame

December 11, 2016

You go on endless woman tantrums I will never understand Because I am a man But I listen, I listen to everything you say What you don’t say Most things you won’t say I listen, I wait, Patiently, For you to laugh and flash diastema Wider than Manchester United’s defence That, I understand.

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