For Flight Graced With Dreams

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I have been on a journey Slowly making my way through a field of thorns. Inflicted, I’ve been a victim of a history of pain and unrequited love. Again still I journey, in hopes that I’d find a rest point. A cessation of the maddening ringing in my ears. A saving, in need of a […]

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The General’s Wife

The General's Wife

It’s 5 O’Clock in the evening. He said he’d be here soon and so there I was waiting, waiting patiently with my heart in my hands for the man I call my husband. A husband I barely see and barely even know. Maybe it serves me right for wanting a marriage of convenience; for valuing […]

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Ibanujẹ

Ibanujẹ

My name is Ibanujẹ; I used to cower behind the curtains as blows rained like hail on my mother’s frame I am Ibanujẹ, I bear the scars from attempting to stop my father’s rage My pillows have melted from constantly drenching them with my tears My truth hides within me for my lips are sealed […]

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Of Lost and Saved things

Of Lost and Saved things

I lost my way, entirely flew off track My feet hurt and my eyes were sore from crying Nothing felt familiar, the air smelled of burning tarmac My ship crashed, and I emerged from the state of dying My head still hurt and I could barely see past my helmet I took it off, and […]

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Am I Enough?

Am I Enough?

Am I enough? She muttered Mutters were the only thing she had strength for. She laid alone tonight in her unmade bed staring at his framed photo Was I not more precious than the spoils of war? Did my beauty not eclipse that of an island of women? Shame It’s a shame you didn’t desire […]

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Of Fate and Faithfulness

Of Fate and Faithfulness

We were young and we dreamed We believed our imaginations Or so it seemed We were tied with our dreams In strings, knitting our lives in seams Believers of things not seen. We had faith in our dreams. Hope That all we saw would one day wake up and come alive That they would make […]

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Choresday

Choresday

It’s Choresday today and it’s all because of you You see, this day comes only once after many moons It’s like Mondays but worse and just as necessary too I’m scrubbing down the walls of my heart, I’m barely halfway through and the water is murky all because of you I’m cleaning up the windows […]

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The Chaos of The Calm

The Chaos of The Calm tears

“The days of feeling are past” The words she tells herself as she chokes back a cry by swallowing all of her daily bread and washing down with her tears The freedom she craved to feel was here at last, But the freedom keeps pulling at her lashes and hair, Pulling until the emptiness occupies […]

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