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Journey to the future: My Chapter (4)

My father once said to me, Kunle, don’t ever allow the world drive your heart to hate. You will experience pain, betrayal, obstacles, and make certain mistakes. Do not let it change who you are, guard your heart else you will suffer more agony. It takes courage to forgive your enemies; it is only a coward that seeks retribution. Revenge ... Read More »

Journey to the future: My Chapters (3)

Patience tells you that when you fall isn’t time to stop, keep going. It reminds you of the end result, inspires you to improve your means, and fixes your gaze on the final destination. Patience is strategic; don’t consider it as a routine built for an inferiority complex. Happy birthday in advance to my handsome self, my basic means of ... Read More »

Journey to the future: My Chapters (2)

Welcome to the second day of my birthday countdown. Remember how I said I will be discussing some of the themes from Journey to the Future as inspired by my travel through the world so far. The theme of love as intentionally expressed in the book is that which remains to be demystified in my life. It will shock you ... Read More »

Journey to Fhe Future: My Chapters (1)

It’s the first day of April, the countdown to my birthday in 8 days and I have been reminiscing on my journey to the future; the book and my life. Therefore, if you are reading this, I hope this read enlightens your mind to rest while disturbing you to anticipate the book. Life is a journey; you and I are ... Read More »

How to differentiate a love from a liar

Remember my piece on knowing who wants you? Yes! It wasn’t written because I had figured out how to spot someone who wants you in their lives. It was inspired by the slimy behaviour of spouses in a relationship: people who aren’t ready for a relationship but would rather disguise to be, with an unconscious purpose of passing time. There ... Read More »

Go hard or go home?

Go hard or go home? Life works for different people in diverse ways. It’s often been argued that hard work beats talent, maybe that’s true or not. One thing we should never forget is that pushing ourselves beyond limits without taking a break can bring about a negative result. There is a Yoruba adage that translates, the home is the ... Read More »

Kneel By Mercy Oluwarinu

Bow at my feet and worship my sin Blessing my anatomy the morning glory Even as you drink the creamy sweetness Fruition produces.   Kneel and let the praises of “master” flow, silk Like the rushing fountain at eve time. Kneel and kiss my raw thighs in the heat of sweat, Letting your shameful bareness soothe my angry thrives, exalting ... Read More »

Barakat

I’ve lost contact with that world With it’s abnormal dimensions and Geometrical architecture that speaks The truth of an only. I now sing Shirk and think it wise when I dance to the “strangers” music and mingle Among the “commoners” wishes.   I pray to no direction and Act out no ablution. Woe be the compass and be burnt every ... Read More »

Selfless comes after self

There’s a Yoruba adage that translates, “the world will make a mockery of whom they carved you into today, tomorrow.” It is a solemn reminder that no matter how much love you have for people, self-love comes first. It is good to be selfless but it is wrong not to consider yourself adequately. The negative effect of doing otherwise is ... Read More »

ABIKU (The withered fertility) By Mercy Oluwarinu

  Mama rues the days she bears me. Her tongue spits a burning fire, An antique dagger it remains In the heart of father.   In the wake of the sun she would curse her hidden stars. And in moon’s reign would praise the ancestral power Of the river goddess who smut her The wound of a withered fertility.   ... Read More »