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I walk the staircase to heaven to capture the promises I was told on earth that I’ll receive for my toil. I had been diligent; servicing humanity knowing with certainty that my treasure lie in divinity. But as I depart I see you cry, you miss me you wish I stayed you feel betrayed. Please […]

They said if I have a country And pledge allegiance to the flag I will benefit from economic growth and superior Purchasing Power Parity. They said if I belong to a people who share a common theme, a sense of culture and nationalism I’ll feel a strong fraternity. But I have a country with no […]

Today I witnessed the flower of a plant unhinge and drop. At the start of spring it had budded and sprung then blossomed and smiled to the admiration of onlookers. Horticulturist tended to its beauty Then the folks with extra euros paid to take it home, it will be a worthy companion in their backyard […]

The room is full but the silence is deafening; the room is full but the silence deafens me. I am in your arms but the warmth freezes me I feel your touch yet loneliness is a friend of me. The room is full but the silence deafens me; the room is full but the silence […]

Onwu emeh onwu za Abazi As a little boy, my paternal grandmother gave me a pet name. Being given a pet name or an alias or even called after an older family member is quite common where I come from. The name was in my tribal dialect and just did not sound nice or cool […]