Category Archives: Poetry

Watch Isaac Daniel’s PROUDLY AFRICAN spoken word poetry at the Art X Acoustics. Isaac Daniel is an award winning Spoken Word Artist. He is known for his energy and flawless delivery. Enjoy! <a

Here is a beautiful poem to all sisters and women in the world 🗺 fighting a battle in silence. Giving many hope whereas they themselves lack some hope. To those who make others smile, who makes them smile too?

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So, yea… in other words, I am done
With half-hearted conversations and forced relationships,
With friendships that feel like walls and eyes too eager to impress.

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My name is Woedem Afua Parku and I am a storyteller. My work is a project of documentation, preservation of experiences and creation of safe spaces. I write to heal from and pay homage to the tradition of silence and constructs that have been warped into the fabric of our daily existence. I write for the girls with saggy breasts and stretch marks who sometimes struggle with self love and acceptance. I am drawn to the experiences of women who carry a whole lineage on their backs and somehow pass on gold plated spines to their kin. I am drawn to everyday experiences of individuals beating the odds, ignoring constructs and living their best lives. These are the stories I want to tell. I want to inspire a new crop of artists to fearlessly curate and tell their stories. To move mountains,to create healing – by themselves, for themselves.

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True contentment will come when we bury pretense and resurrect our flaws bare as we can be Every time I sit reminiscing of me being Moses Drawn out from the first seed my Mother ever…

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I just feel allergic being someone else, i’m not that good an actress I was never told to love me I grew up with spikes as skin Hidden under the overlays of mascaras Birthed with…

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If we don’t applaud ourselves, who will? Bare as I can be In bare I am more of hate than love I see me as miniature golf The world screams unpleasant and depraving Insecurity and…

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From birth till death  My kin will always remind me of heaven  Bare as I can be My cupboard is filled up With a leech of lies My shoes are filled with false pride And…

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Flaunt your weakness Let black become new strength Bare as I can be   I’ll bear it all Shine with no hidden shadows A reflection of nature And a heart transparent as glass I’ll display…

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“Look, The Zed, many of us didn’t marry the woman we truly loved. We marry the woman that was around when we were ready to marry. So, forget this thing …” —Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie…

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This is just amazing

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It’s true the future is plane but we need a pen Even the sand beneath our feet is used to build fences Yesterday was ruined, today is impregnated with hope, aborted The compass is broken,…

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It hurts when your loved one is gone

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I have seen the devil ̶ the said most dreaded beast The long black tail Scarlet-coated complexion And twin scary horns Pierced into ABOUT NDIFREKE ​Ndifreke George is an emerging Nigerian graduate and writer. Few…

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I remember Childhood and its episodes The freedom to skip like a young skinny calf Going unclad miles away from home Except for juvenile delinquencies I remember A heart free from grudge and greed Those…

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Blankpaperz loves these lines so much

“People and things;

events and memories;

dreams and passion;

fiction and reality

roam the rowdy, dusty tracks
…. of Lagos”

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