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

This Thing Called Love

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Dear Mandy, you might be alone and cold, but you’ll never be lonely You could be thousand miles away from home, but you’re never forgotten When Harmattan comes and strong winds blow, your thoughts would be a warm cotton When the scorching sun dries every hope; for you, I’ll stand … Continue reading This Thing Called Love

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

The Road Not Taken

Photo by Markus Spiske on Pexels.com Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair,And having perhaps the better claim,Because it was grassy … Continue reading The Road Not Taken

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

Mad man in the mirror

A mad man attacks a glassman and steals his mirror “Ha-ha, I’m a badass jazzman,” he tells the mirror Awed opera audience raved and razzed at his savage art The ragged jazzman was once a crown prince in no man’s land who used to smile, rile, and cry to melancholic chimes No man in that … Continue reading Mad man in the mirror

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

Pooja Nansi – Everyone deserves some poetry

Pooja Nansi is better known as an angry Indian poet but it's not wrath, in the real sense of it, that makes her thick. She's the first ever Youth Poet Ambassador in Singapore. Do you wonder why? Pooja Nansi  (Image via Jacket 2) Nansi moved from Gujarat, India to Singapore with her parents before she … Continue reading Pooja Nansi – Everyone deserves some poetry