How Long

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how long did we ache in the rain? how long did we lay in the dark? my hips acheing and churning, alone in my bed, i thought it normal to live as though on fire, i thought it normal to cringe from the dawn, to see couples and fear them, to long to feel human […]

The sound of my heels

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The sound of my heels Still sings of forgotten paths And of dreams deferred I hear her screaming Louder than the thumping Of my feeble heart for love Louder than the echoes Of your empty promises Now forgotten I hear her when the rains Are stuck And the sun scares the rooftop To safety I […]

Abiku

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​ I am here, righting the wrongs of my past, I was here, I lived,but short I died, but here I am I came I lived I died, Here’s a toast, A toast to my rebirth I am loathed Hated, yet I come happy Bringing bliss in tear drops each time, Before my waking days, […]

IF by RUDYARD KIPLING

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If BY RUDYARD KIPLING If you can keep your head when all about you        Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,      But make allowance for their doubting too;    If you can wait and not be tired by […]

Poetry: What Is Love

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FIGURES OF SPEECH HEADQUARTERS* _Saturday 22nd October 2016_ *_Love is a topic most people write about. It is probably the most universal topic. However the even best writers still fail to define it… Let’s see how far love can take us…_* *WHAT IS LOVE?* Read what various poets have to say about love…

Birthday Bells

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*BIRTHDAY BELLS*🎊 Everyone knows what ‘wedding bells’ are but very few people know of the existence of ‘birthday bells’. Whenever something remarkable is in the offing and it’s supposed to be made public during the birthday celebration, then the birthday bells will ring to get everyone on his or her toes in anticipation. Consider this […]

A POETRY COLLECTION FOR GRACIANO

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​THE NEON STAR A Dedication to Graciano Enwerem on his birthday By the Figures Courtesy of Figures of Speech headquarters Preface When it’s a birthday, there are baths, then births. Then what? Many decide to celebrate by cutting cakes and blowing candles representing a quarter of their present age[s], but that only shows that one […]

“Call Me Not Future”

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It’s been decades since I was born, And at birth I was called the future. I smiled amidst confusion, because I knew not what they meant. But with my ears, I heard them call me messiah. Then at thirteen, as a teen, They looked upon me yet again, They called me the future, In ignorance […]

“Not Main, Just Chic”

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I am no main chic so there’s no need for a side stool I am the chic who runs both the main wants not ignoring the side needs. I am the chic one and only first by believe then by confirmation. I fight no battle to determine my relevance, I once did but ’twas when […]