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What love did to us

See what love did to us. We embraced the word but not its meaning and let it take charge of our emotions and humanity. We sought to maintain the status quo against all odds, and we got blinded to the hurt we were sowing. Love, it became an answer to all the questions I asked you. Love, it became an ... Read More »

Green Hostel 2 – 3

Last week on Green Hostel Tola’s departure was what she called it. Leaving the shores of the country and never looking back except chance allows it. The type of chance that boils down to the next set of choices I make. The choice to nurture my good heart and grow into a better man or just live it all up; ... Read More »

Beauty from pain

Now is not the time to give up. I know life can be hard, I understand how it feels to keep trying without the slightest result to show for it. If you don’t feel the losses; if they don’t hurt or humble you, that’s when you know you’re not cut out for the life you deserve. Embrace your pains and ... Read More »

WRATH (The Holy Satan) – Mercy Oluwarinu

The spirit woos around me. Echoing its chants to my ears; It preaches its scriptures, Vocalising its psalms. By praising the tri-gods; it tries to cage me in the sacrament Of its cursed cross. I spat at the face of spirituality, It’s powers I exhorted abominably as though an act of adultery. Then spirituality spoke fire. Alas! Ripped, the cross ... Read More »

Heathen – Mercy Oluwarinu

I place a swear on spirituality Using my scarred palm of sacred Prostitution. The sacred blood of my pagan palm That obstructs not nature from condemnation’s eyes, Places the cross in the bosom Of pleasure’s spell And forever it will dwell, on my nipple’s spot.   I place a swear on spirituality. May the sacrilege of my nudity Forever uphold ... Read More »

SOAR WITH OTHERS

I was having an assessment of my life so far over the weekend. How far have I come? How did I get here? And most especially, why am I still standing? I’ve had help, thank God. After several hours of pondering about it, I came to the conclusion that I am unique. I am because despite what life has thrown ... Read More »

My arrest – Mercy Oluwarinu

I’d rip the cross of salvation to pieces Tearing its beads; the pillars to pieces I’d snatch salvation from the burning candle of incense And own it in hatred with my sharp tooth for blackness. I’d roll the balls of salvation with my tongue And clothe its bareness with saliva’s wrath I’d rape the cross of salvation till it rusts ... Read More »

Expectations

I am not perfect and that humanely disqualifies me from judging others. Nonetheless, I am an emotional being and that means sometimes I feel a little too much, hence the essence of today’s post. To share a story of how people you prioritize don’t show the same commitment and how much it hurts, but to also liberate our minds of ... Read More »

Green Hostel 2 – 2

“Baba God? Kill your babe?” Prof muttered distortedly as he walked away, stopped abruptly then approached me again. This time making a mockery of the misunderstanding he created with his damning choice of words and infuriating me to the point of uncontrollable anger. “It is sad to see you express so much unbelievable naivety at such simple expression of grammar. ... Read More »

Man, Know Thyself

Dearie, your relationship with life and your immediate environment will be dormant if you don’t understand yourself. How can you truly understand your purpose if you don’t know who you are; your strength and weaknesses? You need to know what brings out the best in you and what makes your efforts vain. Else, you’ll keep working hard, so hard against ... Read More »