AFRICAN WOMEN by Mesioye Affable Johnson

Abeni, The pride born at the borders where virtues are valued On the integrity lying beneath the black skin and sparkling hair Where the jealous sun laughs in delight of the rare norms you wear On your cultured structure with shining beads tied around your beauty. Your glowing skin in...

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PAIN by Eseohe Pearl Ebhota

Pain You just have to ride it out While it goes away on its own Pray the wound heals! Pain can be managed But sometimes it gets you When you least expect it It goes below the belt and doesn’t let up easily There are no solutions no easy answers...

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BLACK! by Oluwatosin Kolawole

The radiantly shiny skin appeals to all Some call it the coal-tar-like. Others liken it to a charcoal… It’s her colour; black! Sometimes, she’s molested; called names, scorned- Called a stain… But feels glad with such embalmed colour, Distinct; unique. It is her pride, one she can’t let go She...

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SOLEMN VOICES by Mesioye Affable Johnson

The lines tracing the sacred lawn to where love resides now broken on the head of humanity with darkness Where wars and bombs could see through The hollows struck and shadowed by mean beings To secure sick silence at the other end where prognosis Is belittled by faded today and...

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