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 […]

PRECOGNITION (SERIES FINALE)

PART A Detective Kress and Lori welcomed Oliver and Eden to the Red Hill Detention Centre. Eden had anticipated her meeting with Black since she woke up at the hospital. She was in a coma for four days due to excessive blood loss from her gunshot wound. Fred and Black were the first people she […]

PRECOGNITION (EPISODE 12)

PART A Vass landed soundlessly from the ventilation shaft behind two officers guarding the hallway to Phoebe’s room. The disinfectant smell hit her nose as she quietly entered the Intensive Care Unit of Red Hill General Hospital. They would let her in if she had gone through them, but that meant two more loose ends […]

PRECOGNITION (EPISODE 11)

PART A The leathery smell and heavy scent of wood pricked her nose. Birds chirped as Eden pried her eyes open with a soft moan. She became woozy as she lifted her head from the red leather ottoman. A cuff latched around her wrists, causing her to use up more strength than she liked to […]

THE FLIP SIDE OF THE COIN

Oftentimes we rant and express our utmost distaste for patriarchy—it’s subtle and pronounced nuances, especially as it affects the privileges accrued to men. The world has made it easier to spot the privileges of a sexist male and is even quick to judge the actions of men, sometimes in brutal ways. However, there is the […]

WHO DEY SMOKE?

Believe me when I tell you that I get it. Life is tough. All we want to do sometimes—most times is indulge in our version of escape. Maybe your story is that it was introduced to you at an early age and now you can’t break free. Or maybe it’s not about getting high because […]