Society will tell you that if you’re fat then you’re worthless and lazy, that you do not deserve a man who’s way out of your league, cos they’re reserved for beautiful people, you know the ones who are tall and skinny with collar bones that sticks out from their chest and a thigh gap for […]

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Bria Dinero recites her poem “I Am Black” A poem that was originally written her senior year of High School for a black history assembly. Now at 21 the message she speaks is still very alive and relevant today. As black people we must unite as one to overcome the blatant prejudice, hatred and brutality […]

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What travesty it’d be that in a sudden, A flying creature of myth devolves to a beast of burden. Yes! the Pegasus is what I peg as us, Coursing through the clouds with each feather a thousand quills, Fueled by the expression of thoughts, Imaginations & how we feel. Each quill in its own right, […]

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   Imagine the excitement on a baby’s face when it repeatedly says the word Ballon Picture the happiness you feel in your heart after getting a lovely haircut from the salon Imagine the overwhelming sensation felt by the very first man to land on the moon  Now picture a world where all these feelings could […]

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A lion’s roar is heard far and wide in the JUNGLE-but I am human-a warlord with no MUSCLE. I fight my wars with words because they are POWERFUL but one has to be CAREFUL not to lure himself in danger…A wordsmith must never be FEARFUL because he wields his pen like a sword used in […]

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Let the falling leaves tell the tales of dying branches To the growing shrubs Let it feed their push green With a dose of its faded brown   Let the setting sun tell the raging day It will never live to see the night Tell the sun it will never copulate with the moon If […]

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The chains of depression have held me in this starkness.. The hallway to my future –Illuminated with darkness I stumble, I trip I’m buried in straw And while my friends take the easy route to the paystack my hope, Like a needle- is lost in this haystack I’m chasing daydreams that leave me sleepless at […]

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For many times not divided by limes, my anxieties have romanced me like a pet does to its owner. It was so scary that whenever I hear the phrase ‘on your mark,’ I’ll get set, yet I get wet out of fret, and third I won’t even get. For countless times, my eyes were made […]

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When injected with hardship from life’s syringe, When saddled with weights under which you cringe. When you’d want to fly, but your visa has lost her lotto, When there’s nowhere to run to, not even Toronto. Just explore the hoofs of those topics, Nibble on them like they were bananas. They can chariot you to […]

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Oh Yes! Yes! Yes! I saw it The smiles on my face When I was told of a happy fate A happy fate Of being pushed away To an Uncle’s place My halted leg in a race With my heart’s increasing pace I was filled with joy Joy of my sweeten soul Free away from […]

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