POLITICAL SATIRE: How Writers Shape the World

Photo by Lisa Fotios on Pexels.com The distinguished Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka in 2021 published his first novel in almost a half century, Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth – a scorching satire on contemporary Nigerian society that teems with life, rather like one of the big books by Charles Dickens … Continue reading POLITICAL SATIRE: How Writers Shape the World

Picture in a frame

There’s a picture in a frame It’s my All-Star Hall of Fame The picture reflects my past and present; An inner sanctuary for my soul. -------------------------------------------- That picture in a frame is you; The centre of everything I do Your strength makes me feel anew Like the morning dew in summertime. -------------------------------------------- You’re amazing in … Continue reading Picture in a frame

Walking in your shoes

Don’t ask me to walk in your shoes; they might limit my natural abilities There’re many options to choose (from) in a world of limitless opportunities Let me walk or run at my pace; I know there is no shame in small beginnings You can criticize my mistakes; but clap and cheer me up if … Continue reading Walking in your shoes

Definition of true love

Photo by vjapratama on Pexels.com DEFINITION OF TRUE LOVE True love is a beautiful thing; It sees beyond faces and skin, Glows in our hearts like the sunset, And never fades the joy we felt. .......................................................................................... The beauty of love shines on us It breaks down our emotional walls, Intoxicates our minds like light rum … Continue reading Definition of true love

Walking Snakes

A human race with the brains of a snake smiling with the face of a lost angel Couples robed in misery and bitterness hiding Jehovah witnesses’ weakness A sad life of deceit and secrets! She’s a sneaky, weepy freak from the creeks kissing a sick, hippie Greek with side chicks His scheming, skimming skills like … Continue reading Walking Snakes

The Golden Penny

Lonely, for ten months only Rossy found a golden fairy Coldly, for it was snowy, she asked for a golden penny Flapping its large, scary wings, it says, “You don’t have heart for this!” “Who cares for a heart?” she says “Worry not for a cunning fox” ------------------------------------- New, was the golden penny Rossy got … Continue reading The Golden Penny

Black and Beautiful

If you must lie to me, Maria, please try not to cry Smile like a child and wipe my tears like blind Bartimaeus Should you trip and fall off a cliff, spread your wings and fly Sing a sweet song and let the world hear your lullaby It’s okay to dance in the dark if … Continue reading Black and Beautiful