Love

A Craft

August 22, 2017

If you say that you love a person then you must be willing to give them a research chance. That is, allocate a lot of time and attention to the pursuit of the knowledge of them. How they live? what do they want from living? that is most important to them? what is life to […]

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Home Alone: By Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto

August 5, 2017

The rain started with a rush of the wind that slashed open the pots sitting at the edge of the hut. Their covers were displaced as if the wind had been without food for days. It had been like this in my village, Nkwerre, for weeks. It was June, the beginning of rainy season. I […]

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A Family unit – Poetry on Domestic Violence by Arinzechukwu Patrick featuring Kofi Eghan

June 17, 2017

It’s hard to exit toxic relationships. For example the family unit, some people just learn to endure a certain kind of pain that they get used to it. Like every form of training, physical and verbal abuse, over time, becomes hard to decolonize. Achebe once said, “Being Nigerian is abysmally frustrating and unbelievably exciting.” It […]

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Your favorite music

April 21, 2017

Your favourite music Sounds better in your lover’s house Because love, like sex, is an aphrodisiac Your senses heightens when You are with the one you love.

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Dazzling Daisy: A Poem By Kofi Eghan

April 21, 2017

Dazzling daisy, One who is pretty and never naughty. Your smooth words and flattering speeches, Causes my heart to melt like a snow on a mountain on a sunny day. Dazzling daisy. If you travel so far beyond the reach of roads, And I find no ship to sail the seas. Then I will swim […]

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Before You Talk About Love: Poetry by Kofi Eghan

April 21, 2017

Before you talk about love, whether good or bad. You have to know how it feels before you do talk about it. Love is strange, sometimes it comes like a rain. Not showing forth any sign of clouds, but then it falls. Love can take away your pain, and it can take away your sorrows. […]

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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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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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Your Sister

December 11, 2016

I like her, She isn’t around me all the time She is busy and that’s cool, She found me busy and then let me love her Isn’t that cool? Your sister calls twice a week, Wednesdays and Fridays after her day She calls to know if I wrote, Stepped out, Made new friends we can […]

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Jilted Lover

November 15, 2016

The girl with the bubble behind caught Manasseh in a web tough to untangle. It was at a beach party. From a distance, Manasseh watched as she twirled to the sound of music and was taken by her body’s grandeur. Her skin, sun-kissed as a blush, her soft brown smiling eyes and her long legs […]

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Accra Diaries

September 30, 2016

Disclaimer: Although this is the fictitious story, the history of it is real. I don’t want to rewrite history but certainly to portray the events and characters realistically. Any semblances or similarities to actual events or persons, whether living or dead is entirely coincidental. All images used belong to Arinzechukwu Patrick unless stated otherwise.   […]

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Guinea Pig

August 15, 2016

Periwinkles: “You are now a big boy.” Auntie Diana said as she drove you to her Ikeja residence. “The last time I set eyes on you was a long time, you were a baby then. Now you’re handsome and even have a moustache! My God, your mother is too much, abeg, she finish work for […]

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Love me: By Temisan Agbajoh

April 2, 2016

“Don’t love me I’ll break you” I refused to listen, I felt I could make her love me Differently It wasn’t infatuation or a cliché love story that burnt brightly like the sun or Cold as winter love It felt warm like the embrace of spring It would have made Romeo rethink and Juliet hold […]

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