Looking through old notes, I found this poem I wrote almost exactly 12 years ago and thought I'd share 😎. As I read it now, I wonder what was going through my mind when I wrote it. What's your interpretation of this poem? Climbing high up in trees Racing very fast on horseback, Feeling all… Continue reading ‘Untitled’ | Poem
Where Is Mine?
I am not a nomad That's too fancy a word to describe me It will be a dishonour to true nomads to call myself that But still, I drift, homeless with a roof over my head Questions of who I am and why I am pouring in at every waking moment From here to there… Continue reading Where Is Mine?
Be still racing thoughts, wild mind Going over the past scenario won't change the results Banging your head and hurling hurtful words won't change how you feel Instead, be still and take it in What's happened, has happened; all gone What will happen, can change; you can try So be still racing thoughts, wild mind… Continue reading Be Still
Where Does It End? | Poem
As a child, I wished and prayed I believed in a future I was sure would happen I got crushed along the way Picked myself up, dusted off and dreamt some more Always within my reach and yet beyond my grasp This illusive perfection I'd come to crave so Waiting and still waiting Through hurt,… Continue reading Where Does It End? | Poem
A Smile, My Cure? | Poem
I thought I saw it tonight The perfect life that would make me smile I tried not to blink Scared it would disappear I beheld the beauty of what I had pursued For years I searched, hungered, desired With parched throat and dry eyes I pushed on because I'd heard a smile would cure my… Continue reading A Smile, My Cure? | Poem
I heard Bisola crying last week; I heard Uche suddenly bring up suicide. Hassana's shoulders drooped; her eyes looked weary. Tosan sighed incessantly and stared unseeingly. Ufedo wore long sleeves in the summer. Aisosa always sat alone. Always. I noticed all these and more; The soundless cries from drowning souls; Got no response from me.… Continue reading Lazy Humans
When | Poem
When the shadows close in When you feel closed in When breathing feels so difficult When holding your head up is tiring When doubts consume your thoughts When your chest feels caged When your mind seems full and blank When nothing and everything matters These times might seem far apart These times might seem never… Continue reading When | Poem
Actions, Reactions, Realisations 🥺
Dear blog, Someone asked me about you recently I guess I was overwhelmed about the attention I probably got scared at the possibility of expectation I grew scared at the scrutiny and analysis I imagined would follow And so, I did something I shouldn't have———- Someone asked about you recently And with a chuckle of… Continue reading Actions, Reactions, Realisations 🥺
Darkness, cracks and light
There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. - Leonard Cohen Like a sharp ray of light sliding into a dark room Like that soft burst of light at dawn Like a light bulb fluttering on Like that, like this The crack appears Right here, right there In the darkest moments… Continue reading Darkness, cracks and light
This mind runs a mile a minute This mind decides its own fate Running swiftly; Taking flight This mind leaves chaos in its wake This mind wants free of chains This mind fears its own freedom This mind needs to be tamed This mind could cause real damage This mind frightens me This mind empowers… Continue reading Reluctant Chains