A part of me is consumed…

A part of me is consumed Every time I say yes not to hurt others while deep down my heart is screaming NO Every time I go to my greatest extents to fake happiness I cannot feel Every time I smile pretending to be okay while I’m crushing unable to hold it together Every time…

Because I’m a man…

Because I’m a man I shall not grieve My wounds I will seal With wrappings that will keep unwrapping As I hustle hard for my family It’s not mine to rest We’re we not commanded to toil? I’m a good follower of the word It is also said we procreate and fill the earth I…

WHAT THEN SHALL WE SAY TO THESE THINGS?

What then shall we sayIf we graduated from adultery to incestProstitution is already accepted as a lifestyleFornication already justified What then shall we sayIf children are left for the world to teach themParents no longer connected to their offspringsMore of a fruit detached from a tree left to be fed by the first creature to…

SWAYED BY THE WIND…

My laws I bendTo follow the lead, to follow the massesAlone, my mended tearsI have to keep bending them in order to fitIt’s a thing I’m not proud ofMy conscious haunts me for itThere are days I feel it all tormenting meThe money wasted on drugs and irresponsible funThe poor choices for pleasureThe ignored consciousnessThe…

WHO IS DEFEATED?

Do you know who is defeated?The defeated are those who never fail. Defeat means that we lose a particular battle or war. Failure does not allow us to go on fighting. Defeat comes when we fail to get something we very much want. Failure does not allow us to dream. Its motto is: “Expect nothing…

FEARFUL BITE

I was born in a family of 9 daughters Love and sharing were our themes We grew up embracing ‘ubuntu’ And each of us was given a piece of land to farm What you planted was the crop of your choice How long it took to start producing also didn’t matter What mattered was the…

BEWARE!

  Self-awareness is being aware of distractions. We all have instances of distracting ourselves from feelings, emotions, blunt self-talk and activities on our to-do list. We all need distractions every once in a while, life can be overwhelming sometimes and we need to breathe but we shouldn’t let distractions be the boss of us. Ever…

  RAINY DAYS

                            In our community, we associate rain with blessings It’s from the rains that our foods grow The greatest joy being the bumper harvest from the fields We, however, avoid going to the extremes of floods We leave that for the gods…

ARE YOU REALLY SELF AWARE?

Are you? Before you jump to answer me this read on. Ever had a conversation with a friend, family member or colleague and they go like, “lately have been so self-aware?” What were your thoughts at that moment or you just rolled your eyes and continued listening in?   Self-awareness isn’t a destination, it’s an…

HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE

  The COVID-19 Pandemic   What is Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)? It is a respiratory infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. It attacks the human respiratory system and its symptoms include fever, tiredness, dry cough, nasal…