Category: Challenges

Perhaps

Perhaps if I share my painPerhaps it will end.Perhaps if I speak up for oncePerhaps your ears deaf to my squirms will hear me.Perhaps if I had spoken up when that patient compared my skin colour to his stool,Perhaps you, my senior would have stepped in and told him that what he said was not … Continue reading Perhaps

Sparkle

They'll judge and whisper Let it fall behind you. Shine! Wipe out the darkness. Aweni Adams

Keep Calm

Loud screams, far and near Real and profound fears abound Sweats, deaths, tears and pain Frail hearts shake from shallow roots Nah! We'll find calm in your eye ❤&🕯Aweni Let's work through this together and apart my lovelies. Yes! We can!💪

Bye 2019

Sing me new ballards Don't be tethered to the old Friends, let's fly again. Forward ever! Backward never! Today is the last day of the year 2019! 2019 may have brought you lots of breakthroughs, happiness and many other lovely things or it may not have been the best year for you. It might have … Continue reading Bye 2019

Dark place

Onye rolled in dirty gritty slime. She locked herself in this dark space, devoid of air, every time she remembered his hands on her body. She peered through the thick storm windows at the other Onye, her hands lingering on the frame. Unable to reach her, she could only wish she was her as she … Continue reading Dark place

Bottled up

Bottle of pain leaks. Daily, tears flow and blood seeps. Fragile is her heart. Therein, we died, but, I live, still. Therein, I buried your kisses and your caresses of my tresses and crevices. Therein, I laid pains, and, the chains wrought from times when you made it rain on my skin. Therein, I sat … Continue reading Bottled up

The sweetest jam is shared jam.

"I love you," Labake said, smiling sweetly at Ajoke. "Uh uh... you always say that. Why don't you show me instead," Ajoke said offhandedly as she opened a bowl of cherries. "Here," Labake offered a jar of orange jam to Ajoke, "I give you the yummiest jam on earth." Ajoke rolled her eyes and smiled, … Continue reading The sweetest jam is shared jam.

Who did it?

“Who did this?!” Uriel asked incredulously. “Not me!” Joey said, looking guilty. Looking mortified, Adam muttered, “not me!” “You both have some explaining to do. I’ve been gone but for a short while and the tree of life is gone! No leaves,…” Uriel looked at Joey, “…nor trunk.” He looked at Adam. “Ha, perhaps we shall … Continue reading Who did it?

What do you see?

"Why do you paint a gloomy picture? You are quite adept at making the best situation look dire. Do you want to have another go?" "Yes, please. So, I see a lady in a red swimsuit lying on her back. She is quite close to the sea... so close." He throws his hand up in … Continue reading What do you see?

Watermelon girl

Enid tricked this girl Golliwogs were just her dolls Come alive in books The world woke her up 'Watermelon lips' she's called Glass ceilings in place Her heart's untarnished Though obvious ills unspoken Assail her daily Her lips and skin speak "Watermelon girl, you're 'spesh'!" Leave the unread be ❤Aweni Image and poetry ©Aweni Adams … Continue reading Watermelon girl