Today we applaud all the greats. We praise Chimamanda Adichie. We revere the late Stephen Hawkings. We admire Elon Musk. We can't get enough of JK Rowlings' works. We want to be Oprah Winfrey. We love Beyonce and Jay Z. We look up to the late Chinua Achebe... and many more. What most people tend … Continue reading Shrug off negativities
Rolling ball of Time. On or under? Roll your dice. Who'll laugh? You or Fate? Do your best and laugh at Fate. Do your best and laugh with Fate. Wow! We made it to the beginning of another decade! We have another chance to get it right and another opportunity to enjoy what we've … Continue reading Happy new year!
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
Fly! Be limitless. Surf sunrise, sail to the moon. Seed to tree, grow! ❤Aweni
Murky mind and blind 'Twas a curse under the sun I'll tell ye the truth 'Twill be undone if you search Seek strong yet frail Papyrus ❤Aweni
When the sun shines down your spine, do not whine but smile. Sun kissed Such bliss. ❤Aweni Find the time to soak up some free vitamin D from the sun today. If you are in a place with fierce winter months like me where the sun rays are almost non existent during this time of … Continue reading Sun kissed
May you face the sun, Love, laugh and live to the full Smile against all odds ❤Aweni This was written and illustrated in response to Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge. This week it's poet's choice of words. I chose Love and Live🤗.
They tore into her. Her cousins, uncle and aunt. They hurled abuse at her, Day and night. They overworked her. All of them. Made her wake up 4 am, To clean, scrub and mop, To cook, dust and shop, Until midnight. She worked and worked Then slept in a box. A wooden box. Rough in … Continue reading Push through
Enjoy this short poem Of beauty beyond compare. Beauty without heart. ........ Her perfect slim form, A temptation to man and woman, Rise from the shimmering waters. Her graceful form breaks through the rivulets with every stride. Her movements in the sea was amble and confident like she was Poisedon’s very own mistress. So graceful, … Continue reading Inhabit (Haibun)
The moth seeks moon light But is tricked by lesser lights Quick death beckoning Ife sat outside all evening wrapped in her flowery satin house coat after she had put Emeka to sleep. She watched moths fly towards the fluorescent garden light, kissing the glow of the lamp again and again until they fell onto … Continue reading Moth path