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    Last week when I looked into your eyes They were black Yesterday they were white Today they are red What colour are they, really?! “I am a kaleidoscope” No, you are human “Exactly!...but then I must ask, Which lens are you using?”...
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    I watched one day a snake slinking, sleek smoothly sliding forward golden and black patterned back glinting in the sun ebony slits for eyes slender body zigzagged in the aesthetics of nature. I watched one day a snail, laggard, lethargic ungainly, bearing burdensome shell plain,...
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    When GOD said “…and the two shall become one flesh…” He crafted a tender union of two bodies becoming one spirit; a sacred ore buried beneath shafts of matrimonial ties. Not a cheap commodity sold on raucous city streets in dimly lit city corners Not a mere by-word among too-c...
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    A nail pierced my foot last week the wound bled and bled like the River Nile and widened like the mouth of a baby crying its first cry and became red like a ripe tomato at harvest season and infected, like a magnet to metallic flies and then healed; a scar bearing its memory Needle words p...
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    Paint your beautiful façade. Harness your abilities for this intricate work of art, storing in the back drawer of memory, the reality of your unchanging Canvas. …Paint… idyllic countryside scene glimmering gold-garbed existence ascetic sacrosanct piety buoyant devil-may-care manner ...
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    Shoot Me with a dart from afar so that I might see it coming, so that I might dodge it. Please, do not shoot Me so close! My Second Skin what has turned You into such a stealthy archer shooting Me so close again and again? My Second Skin now an Acid Layer slowly and m...
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    Black Man sub-standardizing your Skin mocking your Mother Tongue condemning your Country denying yourself of Dignity First they bound your body Now you yourself chain your mind And hand it to them on a silver platter In adulation to your idols; The demi-god White Man in his foreign Heav...
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    The lash across my back, makes red my brilliant black. The venom in those eyes, transmitted by my sighs. And I remember grief-stricken mother watching helplessly as “human” arms dragged me overseas to till this land not Ours. I await the utterance of that word; the justification o...
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    Mr. Politricksian, When you dip sticky fingers Into the nation’s treasury, Do you not envision the figures Made bonier by your treachery? When you force only square blocks, Into round pegs, To dodge political knocks And hatch party eggs, Do you think of the masters holder, holding h...
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    Frustrations to be vent, Wills have been bent, Anger that resents; breeding sin to repent, Like a raging sea. Like a thunder storm, Relentless till morn, It threatens to drown, Engulf every crown, Restraint ‘tis your moment, Self control, make atonement, Like a lighthouse shines, bright ...
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    Mirror, Mirror on the wall Who’s the fairest of them all? Mirror, Mirror on the wall, Like the Mirror sees it all. It just perceives the physique; Its sight never goes down deep. Mirror, Mirror on the wall, Can you tell what’s fair at all? Bible, Bible on the floor, Do we need you any...
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    Locked in a prison that is no prison But is one and the same; The same longing to get out, The same need of wings To fly to the farthest reaches of the earth. Wanting to see Wanting to know But wanting what is forbidden most... Dropped in a bottle, that is no bottle But is one and the s...
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    Politics is like a big board game We the people, are the pieces And he politicians are the players. At the end of the day They have the last say; Where we will go What we will do Who we will be Whether we win or lose, They make the moves. One says, "This should take three years.&quo...
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    Red:Red as the blood that spills on the ground. Orange: Bright as the sun that dries it all up. Green: Lush, green grass shoots up, Where once was the stain of blood; Red dried up by orange's rays. Blue: Blue as the skies of a bright new day. Indigo: Colour of...

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