TODAY

TODAY

TODAY

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.

Today

Today

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.

GIVE ME YOUR EARS

GIVE ME YOUR EARS

GIVE ME YOUR EARS

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

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

FREE AFRICA!

FREE AFRICA!

FREE AFRICA!

Free, Africa! I’m free!

Burnt, the roots of the oaktree

Under which I was kept

Evil custody where I was left

Broken the bottle and the chain

Making me the dearest son of pain

Sleepless nights I remember

Dwelling in my cold chamber

Like a soul at a crossroad in hell

Like an empty bucket praising a dry well

AFRICA!

AFRICA!

Free, Africa! I’m free!

Crossing the Mediterranean Sea

The blue horizon is at reach

Away forever, has gone the witch

The path to the skies is wide open

Like the eyes of that dawn of children…

No more burial for my soul

No more answering a midnight call

The rivers can sleep quietly

The bees are blessed for their honey

Free, Africa! I’m free!

That is what your odds told me

I don’t need to know why

I had been tied in the dark night

Only the smiling and charming dawn

Is sitting on my life’s  throne

Free, Africa! I’m free!

There is no chose that can hold me

Free, Africa! I’m free!

If I’m free, then you are free!

RAY NDEBI

About the Author

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.

THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT

THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT

The forbidden fruit: Premarital Sex

Sweet at its first taste,
Sweeter at its second taste,
Sweet when the party is still willing,
Sour when the result surfaces.

Dressed in fine apparel cloth,
Portrayed to be as strong as an oak,
As beautifully elegant as it looks or seen,
Everlasting enjoyment is just but a dream,

Its bitterness surface at its result,
And the seeming love is soon replaced by hurts,
Soon afterwards it is realised,
That all along it was just a Greek gift of greed.

Forbidden fruit

Forbidden fruit

Its seed looks as tiny as an ant,
But its fruit springs up as a giant,
When the fruit begins to surface,
It becomes an endless harvest of ill- fate.

Forbidden!
Yes it is,
Yet it has the highest bidder,
The sweetness of the seductress cannot be ignored.
True!
But who says the fruit can be adored.

The forbidden fruit is better left,
Only to be eaten when the time is best,
For when man tries to get near,
Nearer and nearer is the drawn.

 

About the Author
Kayode Folayemi is a graduate of the University of Ibadan and was a pressman all through his stay at the University.

PHARISEES

PHARISEES

PHARISEES

Once upon a time were
Certain men who pored
Over scrolls and much fanfare
To attain the history of the Lord

These were men with intelligence
Who walked the streets head high
Others bowed to look through their lens
Into the promise of the Most High

But the Nazarene came to change history
Challenging all they knew of the Books
He came and told a different story
Of forgiveness and how Heaven looks

Pharisees

Pharisees

So they plotted, planned and maimed
One who held the world in His hands
Using His shield better than they aimed
They set the time for breaking Hell’s bands

So today we thank them for their duty
But yet urge their descendants to take heed
In their anger they put into Earth beauty
Refusing to believe, unknowingly letting God lead

Tosin Oguntuase

About the Author

Tosin Oguntuase is a graduate of Economics from Nigeria’s premier University. She loves reading, writing and amusing herself in her head. She currently teaches in Abia State.

THAT ONE PERSON

THAT ONE PERSON

THAT ONE PERSON

Came into your life unnoticed,
when it seems people do not recognize your existence,
when you feel odd among your peers.

Tried to straighten your life style that seems not to be meaningful,
Just because nothing can really define the kind of life you live.

Has always been standing even though sometimes
you feel you do not worth standing for.
The lifestyle you live is not because you want it,
just that you have always longed for that person that
will encourage you to get into that more exciting and fulfilled live.

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Did not promise to be there during the storm,
but it is amazing that the rain couldn’t wash away that friendship
and its still standing.

Now laughs at your dry jokes,
Gives a shoulder to lean on and listening ears for your complaints and cries.
Has always been there to love you,
Care and pray for you
Sees the sorrows behind the smiles,
Understands when you scream and yell.

Believes in your dreams,
Has patience to protect your heart,
Has hopes in your dry bones.
Understands what it means to be there for you,
Doesn’t need to make promises when the sun is shining.
That one person. 

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.

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