THE ROAD FREQUENTLY TAKEN

Every 40 seconds, somebody somewhere thinks of life as not worth living and ends their own life. More than 700,000 people do this unholy ritual yearly. In America, a person commits suicide every 12 minutes and for every successful suicide, there have been 25 failed attempts at suicide. Lesotho has the highest suicide rate in […]

RUNNING OVER

When my heart felt heavy And my soul cry out in pains My body run from pillar to post Seeking for what could fill my void And cover my emptiness Just so I could stand on my feet again The more I seek the more I realize nothing could Every attempt made me crave for […]

SLAVERY: PAST, PRESENT AND THE NEED FOR REPARATIONS

As we celebrate the abolition of slave trade today, it is perhaps apposite to think of the meaningful lyrics of one of the greatest music artists of all time – Bob Marley – in his hit song, Redemption Song.  The word “slave” actually comes from the Slavs of Eastern Europe. Millions of them – all […]

THE PAIN OF A WOMAN

Limitation on spinstership Waiting eagerly for The One Her submission a major requirement In-laws with Slavery expectations Extravagant rites that ushered her to a new dawn The new life she earnestly begins Her time was wired round his time constantly adjusting, always Preparing A potter she was, their home her Clay-Pot With society’s peering eyes […]

THE LIFE WE LEAD

It’s the International Day of Youths—a day where the world celebrates youths for their strides and efforts in building a life for themselves and their contributions to the growth and advancement of humanity. The average life of contemporary youth is filled with chaos disguised as responsibilities and expectations that have marred and scarred the lives […]

THE PRESENT FUTURE

Classy was my daily desire Beauty to the eyes that behold it Pain was a disciplinary measure Trust like shattered glasses Pleasure was the sexual endpoint Sophisticated regret at last Betrayal hits the limelight of the era Success is measured by pretence Recognition is the reigning flamboyance Depression our new headache Secrecy is the biggest […]

BITTER TOUCH OF WAR

The sun no longer shine like it use to  Nor does the moon provide light anymore  Even the stars are scared  So the beauty of nature stolen Barely can we tell the difference between day and night When it manages to rain all we see is flow of blood  Brothers become murderers of their own […]

WHAT ABOUT

Strange it is how your words I seem to doubt I long to believe Yet my heart yearns away from you You delight in secrecy Betrayal rises like the midday sun Unending are your lies Little wonder you have trust issues Heartbreak from a lover from the days gone by You resent the “L” word […]

UNINSPIRED? JUST DO IT

It’s funny how we have a weird relationship with our family and still cheerfully yell “Family is everything”. This minute we’re grateful to God for gifting us with such beautiful individuals who you would swear that you could die for, and the next minute, you find yourself cussing out and asking God what you did […]

SNATCHED

Rain rain go away Come back again another day This was one of the songs we sang While we played in the rain As children, with so much innocence When our presence was still valued And our innocence protected at all cost No matter who was involved Our price was far above what money could […]