Category: poem

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OUR BATTLES

We all have battles we fight on the inside A war above neck and behind the smile A conflict in our head Shadows live there

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Your Waters

  I dip my toes into your waters   A chill runs down my spine   A coalesce of both fear and pleasure   The beating in my chest hastens its pace   “You excite me”

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My tower

My tower stood tall Its walls impenetrable With a labyrinthine network of tortuous thorns In its innermost chambers I hid my heart A heart that bore scars of battles faced. No one shall get through this In the past everyone I let in, left me in distress I am safe now.

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Light

we are constantly in search of light In this light, we believe we find happiness We wander around searching; ignoring what is already within our grasp There’s an abyss

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The modern African woman

  Photo credit: Ngozi Ejionueme Her eyes tell a story, They hold a lot of truth about our history, She’s up before sunrise, the career woman struggling to keep a balance between the delicate scales of family and work. Beads of sweat gather above her eyebrows and drip down the slope of her back.

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My mind fell in love

Photo credit:Ngozi Ejionueme I am certain my mind fell in love today, our thoughts intertwined so beautifully. My mind fell in with love yours, your words still buzz around my head like hovering sparks of electricity. You left but your presence remained with me dauntingly,