The air exhaled from the South Lies tints of red Ashes are no strangers Visiting them in soots of black veins
Rage has escaped its cage Snarling and benighting A place we once called home Puncturing the tranquil landmarks Moulded with drops of sweat in Madiba
Say NO to Xenophobia!
The South has tasted blood From a common tributary The mask has fallen off From their faces and now The vampires have risen
They deliver rubble to the streets Chanting like brains Loosed from their fetters Where lies Madiba’s carcass?
Like vultures They roam above the roofs Where blood is thick and black Where lies Madiba?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Awa Chigozie is a Nigerian. A student and resident of Abia State in Nigeria. He is a prolific writer whose keen interest is in poetry and fictional works. He has poems which have been published in anthologies and other media. He describes his works as a mirror to man’s act. Presently working towards releasing his first poetry collection.
Osho Samuel Adetunji is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from Nigeria’s premier University, University of Ibadan. He is a poet, a blogger, a Public Speaker, an on air personality with a knack for short stories, inspirational articles and poems.
He co-founded THE COURTROOM in 2012. He is the founder of KREATIVE DIADEM, a new initiative which kicked off on March 1, 2015.He is an inspirational young man who is addicted to going an extra mile in all facets of life. He is also a lover of football, tennis and boxing. You can follow him on Twitter with the handle: @inisamosho.
Eager to know what tomorrow holds, With much hope for tomorrow, Much of happiness to behold, Behind I lay my sorrow.
Live for today, Learning to rise above the fears, With the promise of life, Now I have no more tears.
Live for today, Letting no words be unspoken, Live it to the fullest, With no one being broken.
So give it all it takes, And be glad you did, So much might be at stake, Be sure you have taken care of your needs.
About the Author
Olaitan Taiwo is a graduate of Economics from the University of Ibadan. She is a Make-up Artist who loves writing and currently an Editor for The Unity Magazine. She is an individual who believes in independence and advocates for girl child education. She is a creative lady who sees possibilities in difficulties. She is a listener focused on sharing her experiences to help young girls who are faced with life challenges. She is the brain behind the girlfriend’s club, a platform towards the outstanding performance of the girl child. She is also into the HIV/AIDS awareness and education.
They think they know me They think I want money They think they know me The think I want fancy things They think they know me They think I want security They think they know me Walking around in confidence saying Oh this is the XYZ of women
Give me some respect Give me some care Give me some honesty Give me some sincerity
Give me your ears
Come, let us reason together Give me a listening ear Let us talk intelligently Let us rub minds…. Treat me with honour Like a human full of wisdom and grace
Then I can enjoy the security I can enjoy the fancy things I can enjoy the love I can enjoy you
ABOUT THE AUTHOR I love life I love justice I love to see ideas, connections and fulfilment. Abimbola Olamide Iyun
My name is Théodore René Ndebi, born in Cameroon. I graduated in Banking Management. But what really makes me proud and happy is WRITING !!!!! I started writing around 1990. I write the most I can.
I mostly write for children’s future. As a child, I had always dreamt of a world where poor children and orphans could be happy as well. I have many unpublished collections in French: Chaque Jour Un Poème, Rêve D’un Soir, La Missive Du Petit Prince, Suis-Je Assez Bien Pour Toi… I’m also author of unpublished novels in French (Cierge Noir, Plus Violent Que L’amour, Les Fruits De La Tempête…). My first published novel; THE LAST GHOST/Son Of Struggle got published in 2013 by AuthorhouseUK; it appears in the LOS Angeles Times Festival Of Books Catalogue 2014 Page 8. Available online @ Amazon, Kindle, AuthorhouseUK, Barnes & Noble, Indie. I wrote numerous award winning texts. I am a Book Reviewer and Translator. I am a member of OneAfricanChild since 2013 and Co-Founder of Le Salon Du Livre Yaounde-Cameroon. You can check my works on: authorrayndebi.wordpress.com.Ray Ndebi on Facebook, @RTNdebi on Twitter, Facebook Page My Soul & Mon Ame.