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KINDRED SPIRITS

You know how sometimes you lock yourself up, turn off the lights and shut the blinds because you’re trying to hide the cracks? You know how some days you wake up with a loud hiss because you keep wondering what the hell you’re doing with your life? You know how ...

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I Sometimes Wonder About Love

I sometimes wonder about love… Not the physical kind that flutters away with a warm, passionate night. The other kind… That deep rush of emotions that sates you and then overwhelms you, that makes you more alive than you’ve ever been, all the while threatening to kill you if it’s ...

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THE OTHER SIDE OF HEALING

Growing up, some of us had things we kept in locked boxes. Things we pushed far away into the darkest parts of our minds. Hoping they’d never see the light. Some of us never healed from them. We still have trust issues. Some of us never talked about them. I ...

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Slowly…

Slowly, Our flame dwindled to embers Slowly Our embers became cold ash. Slowly, The love songs became mute, Slowly Hummed by lips of singing shadows bitter silence of another cold night Slowly, You became a familiar stranger Slowly, Transforming from the one that I knew to someone that I don’t. ...

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LESSONS FROM A DECADE

After over a decade of conscious attempts at personal growth, it is abundantly clear to me what the two most important catalysts of self development are: 1. PAIN They say experience is the best teacher. But my personal tutor has been pain; the more painful, the better. In the presence ...

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EVERYONE HAS A STORY

“You interested or just looking?” said the lissome-framed woman with attractive angular features and a name-tag affixed to her breast pocket that identified her as Valerie, the minder of the art gallery. “Interested,” rumbled the deep baritone of the man she’d just walked up to. The timbre of his voice ...

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A VERSE TO PAIN

FOREWORD: Today is World AIDS Day – a day to celebrate the promise of the day when the world will be completely free of new HIV infections, discrimination against HIV patients and AIDS related deaths. That day hasn’t come yet, but as a humanity that thrives on hope, we hold ...

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Another 365

FOREWORD: In the fight against terrorism in Nigeria, sometimes, we get so wrapped up in the politics of it, the scourge of Boko Haram and the plight of the victims, that we forget – sometimes – the suffering of those left to mourn the lost souls. The poem you’re about ...

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