Altars of Glass

Altars of Glass

At the turn of the century, we bent the knee We rose temples of steel to reverence our new-found deity We logged in to the server, severed our ties to nature and summarized infinity to zeros and ones Humanity’s umbilical cord got plugged to the wall socket Cold inorganic angels travel across the sky, far […]

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Facepalm – A Nigerian Stanza

Facepalm - A Nigerian Stanza

You were groomed to be a bride, Beautiful and pristine. Adorned by the gods, You were perfect.   Your beauty caught the eyes, Of suitors from the West. And soon after, they came in their ships, With treasures from their lands.   Oh the naivety of beauty, How could you let them woo you? With […]

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wait

Wait! Wait! Wait up!! Don’t do it I know you’ve bought the pills I know you’ve tied the ropes I know you’ve climbed the cliff I know you’re about to pull the plug and end the suffering, pain, anguish and misery I know no one knows how you feel I know no one knows what […]

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Awakened

Awakened

Hmm.. I think I’ve gotta let go of the what if’s Look forward to the coming soon’s No! Move forward with the rising tides Bid life’s past events its farewells and goodbyes. Give up on the thinking Quit with the drinking Get a glimpse of sunshine Raise a song high Abandon the self-pity earned Take […]

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Lavender Rains Part 3

Lavender Rains

Read Also: Lavender Rains Part 2 Angie! Angie!? I knew where she might be, I feared I’d be right so I pretended to wonder. I walked towards the window, I just noticed it had been unlocked and the drapes were soaked. The sounds of rain were quickly muted. Locking the windows afforded me time and silence […]

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Withdrawn

Withdrawn, Pain

I’m hidden within my pain I had trust but it didn’t pay I got riled up with words I had to say… But then you stood me up And my words found no way I was thirsty. So much that I thought a river was but a mirage You left me in the dark, lurking […]

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Sweet Poison

Sweet Poison

Heart racing… eyes closed… sweaty palms…loud silence. The rhythm of our souls were in sync as we shared the same breath, ran the same race and ate the same food. We did not know where we were going but we were on our way there. We had no doubts, no worries… we weren’t even thinking. […]

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702

702

All of us on this floor knew when he came in every day. All. Of. Us. The guy from 702, always furious, decorated with dark circles beneath his eyes and a permanently knit brow, shaggy black hair; untamed and reaching for his eyes. I remember asking him once if he would stop by one day […]

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