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Stranger Than Fiction

August 23, 2019

When we carry calabash on our shoulders And our identities on our chins, We’re judged by the battles our fathers fought and lost, For their scars were just new tribal marks. We do not hit the head of a chicken To stop her alarm when she sings her songs, While yawns are chorused from Hamlet […]

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How to Serve your Opinions

August 16, 2019

If you ever find yourself seated among men whose words provoke laws, Do not be like a dead fish on the table Serve your opinions with raw hot pepper And watch them smack their lips and blink their eyes a thousand and two. Let them stick out their tongues to the wind. Let the sensation […]

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PBG5ONE TVC – Happiness

August 15, 2019

ME AND HAPPINESS So it is painless to get a box or bar of chocolate, a new tie, gifting of clothing you so admired from friends and family and at that point would confirm and know you’re happy. Come on, how won’t you be happy?  Passed an exam, got an email confirming your attendance to […]

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Keyboard

August 15, 2019

I wish that you could see the secrets behind each text or decipher with your mind’s eye the words buried by backspacing. I love you Hey. You’re all I ever think about How are you My mind is falling apart I’m fine too. Do you ever think of me? How was your night? My nightmares […]

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What will people say?

August 12, 2019

I’ve seen giantsEnd up as dwarfsTaj Mahal blueprintsEnd up as unpublished drafts. I’ve seen CheckmatesEnd up as lossesFor the player, was checkingMates paces to run personal races. Rocks have been reduced to ashesFor they were scared of harsh hissWhat will people say, has left a lot of folksWithout a say in their own lives. If […]

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WOLF

August 9, 2019

They say I have no money to buy clothes That is why I creep upon sheep at night To tear off their innocent skin From ears to paws I walk around the streets Like a scholarsheep priding in another’s sweat. Do not ask me if I deserve it, Because it takes outstanding skills To shred […]

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Love and Fear

August 8, 2019

They say love is comforting But I swear it has me scared to death You tell me you’re stressed I hear you’re completely fatigued You tell me you’re hungry I hear you’ve been starving for days You tell me you’re cold I hear you’re stuck in a blizzard You complain about the heat And I […]

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Peacock

August 2, 2019

You beat your chest all the time, Inflicting pains to your innocent heart, Now it wails like a hungry toddler whose mother voyaged away with all the milk. You beat your chest all the time, And crowned yourself a demigod, screaming of your enviable talents And blinding ears with the dust of lies. You beat […]

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Tears

August 1, 2019

I promised I’d let myself cry whenever I needed to and it took this decision to help me realize Tears aren’t enough Growing up, I cried a lot from pain, more emotional than physical I always cried. This might’ve been okay, maybe but I’m a boy and I’ve come to learn that it is never […]

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