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Your Hands

“You open Your hands

We receive,”

Says the Word. 

I have waited long

For their opening 

They never did 

If I take what they have withholden from me

I wonder how long I’d have it

Will it be mine forever?

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Invictus


Invictus 

Out of the night that covers me, 

      Black as the pit from pole to pole, 

I thank whatever gods may be 

      For my unconquerable soul. 
In the fell clutch of circumstance 

      I have not winced nor cried aloud. 

Under the bludgeonings of chance 

      My head is bloody, but unbowed. 
Beyond this place of wrath and tears 

      Looms but the Horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years 

      Finds and shall find me unafraid. 
It matters not how strait the gate, 

      How charged with punishments the scroll, 

I am the master of my fate, 

      I am the captain of my soul.
                             By William Earnest Henley

The Real Evil

Fear of poverty
Fear of of failure
Fear of acceptance
Fear of being stripped of power
Fear of tomorrow
Fear of the unknown
Fear of death
Fear makes people see what they want to see
Fear makes people see evil in every faces, evil in one another, evil where it does not exist
They lust for what they can’t have; what they shouldn’t have.
Fear is the real evil.
Unmask fear and conquer all evil

Traceless

Like an undecided ghost

I lingered on the threshold of two worlds

Lost in the silence of their million miles

I waddled through thick fog and fiery furnace

They passed through me a zillion times

They left no traces of their passage

Save their tales on my lips

To touch a million and more lives

New Leg For Uche

UCHE is a young vibrant guy who had his leg crushed in a ghastly automobile accident almost two years ago. He eventually lost his leg due to poor medical facilities within his locality. He had contemplated suicide but with divine intervention, he’s gradually turning his life around. 
Due to Uche’s past medical expenses, he and his siblings, who are orphans, are currently out of school.
Uche has discovered his passion for life despite his circumstances and he aspires to having a career in the music industry. 
Uche needs a prosthetic leg. You can help Uche by contributing  towards procuring this much needed aid.

Here is the link to the donation site

http://www.gofundme.com/nc2p37z4

“…the Chains of benevolence must not be broken…”

Versatile Blogger Award

I would like to appreciate bjgaulton : Toutons Tubas and Other Tales for for nominating me for this award. Thank you so much.

I was born and raised in Nigeria in Ibadan. I studied English at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria . I love writing, reading, teaching, exploring and shopping. I like making people happy, kids and nature. I love watching sunset. I dislike injustice, oppression and discrimination of any kind.

Blogging to me is a medium of expressing my thoughts, feelings and opinion. It is a way to socialize and connect with different people over the world through the web.
I found blogging or it found me at a time when I was almost caught off from the rest of the world. When my social life was reduced to zero, through it I was able to vent, reconnect and heal. I have met so many people who share the same passion and dream with me and they have helped and encouraged me a lot.
Blogging has helped me to improve my writings, overcome blocks, procrastination and be engaged in something meaningful.

My 15 nominees are:
Nicodemasplusthree
Williamleeone
Ben Naga
Purpleray’s blog
Dom Di Francesco Black and White
Annie’s Poetry Blog
Yoshiko
Shawn L. Bird
Angies Grapevine
Belinda Crane
Oke Iroegbu Poetry From West Africa
Nomzi Kumalo
Jide Badmus
Hardethaewoh’s blog
Nikki Skies

Versatile Blogger Award
THE RULES FOR THE NOMINEES:
1.Show the award on your Blog
2.Tell something about yourself stating a) your country of origin 2) Likes & Dislikes 3) School where you studied
3. Thank and acknowledge the person who nominated you.
4. Share some facts of life leading to your blogging or what made you blog?
5. In your opinion, is blogging worth your time spent? Explain or expand your answer.
6. Nominate 15 persons
7. Link your nominees and let them know.

Amputee Support Platform

Amputee Support Platform is a place for new amputees and their family members to connect with others who are going through similar challenges.
“Nobody can understand what it is like to be an amputee, except another amputee.”
The Gold is a platform for amputees who are going through the challenge, those who have moved farther in this journey, and the newest travellers. To help and support one another through their journey to fulfilment.

We take it One Step At A Time..
…Share, Invite, Support and Like.

https://m.facebook.com/thegold.amputeesupportplatform?ref=bookmark

Shade of Blue

Olufunke Kolapo

nostalgicUnderneath this same
shade of blue,
I made houses
of sand and sticks,
boxes and weeds;
stuffed doll
strapped on my back
with mother’s head-tie.

I played house with
friends and siblings
pots of cans
soup of mushrooms
and water leaves
I watched ants
appear and disappear
into tiny holes.

I skinned my knees

and bruised my toes

I played hide and seek
in the open yard,
rain or sunshine
jumping ropes
and climbing trees.

I smiled and cheered
without reservation.
I sobbed and wailed
when sad or hurt
no shame or pretence.
I miss my younger self.

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