WE ARE PART by Bauer Anyame

We are disabled. Not a lot that we ask, just enough of care and It’s rare. They labeled us just like black label, we are not able that’s why we need a cuddle. That’s enough to enable, A tingling sense to see, to walk, to sing, to dance, to play and...

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HUNGRY HAND, RICH MOUTH

hungry hand pleaded pleas went unheeded rich mouth hisses emptying filled dishes hungry hand armed rich mouth harmed body, soul asunder grave claims another! a poem titled *Read the full poeticle here: HUMANITY BEFORE ANY OTHER THING… Written by: KIS

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THE SONG OF A STREET CHILD

Condemned to life in the streets Forced to stand on my feet I make my home in urban slums And find myself in the midst of hoodlums With sticks and stones I’m chased away I roam from place to place day after day My plight, no one is willing to...

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HUNGRY CHILD

He lies on the ground Scorched by the Sun Sucking at his dry tongue, Pinching the sores that had almost dried A swarm of flies crowd around his face Licking the dried mango juice on his lips Too weak to wave a hand He wishes one fly would fall into...

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MY LEAKY ROOM

As the day draws to an end, The signs of rain become visible; Tonight, the worst is inevitable! The holes I count above are numerous, So much I know not which one to close. Then it came, heavy, with thunderous claps So loud I could never doze off. For long,...

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CRY FOR HELP

  I’ve lost the will to fight, I need help to see the light. My being feels so light, I need my wrongs to right. Who would sing me a song? To whom will my soul belong? Written by: Obinna Omotayo Jones Edited by: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

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WHAT WILL MY STORY BE?

When they praise him When the streets sing him songs And towers tell his tales What would be my worth? What tale will I tell? What pride shall my progeny possess? Would I say “I know him”? Grey-haired, chewing-stick chewing On a stool, stories spewing “Same class of ’98, I...

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HELP

Lend me a hand, oh brother mine God Almighty will bless you much And when I stand tall after all I’ll recall the help you gave to me God Almighty will bless you much For helping me out of the pit Of self-pity and dire despair And when I stand...

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