Most people call it tongue, I call it my sword: The weapon of bravery, in a time when men choose to be dumb.   Let poetry mate with your tongue, in the intercourse of words and wisdom. Defend a cause of nobility; be a voice of truth

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My friend, Happiness should be your tutor! Happiness is a marathon runner. Trust me, it is a very good one at that. It can run faster than a thousand Usain Bolts put together. It is the black goat that you are searching for in a dark night. It is indeed a fleeting shadow. Happiness is…

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It was the 17th day of December at 6:32PM. I sat in my hostel room. My friends and I had long jubilated at the triumph of the morning. We had brought Uche to his knees. We were glad. Then, I remembered that that same day was Sylvester’s birthday. Sylvester was my class representative, a wonderful one at…

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The birthday party was over. I slept like a log of wood. I awoke to Benjamin’s call. “Hello, birthday girl, come meet me at S and P supermarket”. It took a quick wash and hurried dressing and I was at the supermarket. It was there that my best friend told me the real tale of what had transpired at…

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I knew instantly that our playful embrace had gone sour when Rose’s nails dug into my spine, drawing blood and pain. I knew that the demon was at it again. The familiar stranger. “Rose…!” I cried. My voice echoed desperation. I watched as she wriggled in pain. “Yeptka.. No.. …,” Rose murmured. Her face twisted like squeezed tissue…

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I almost jumped in fear. Ekanem afar off. Then I looked down, it was one of the victims. The hand was bloody and the face was disfigured. But I could tell from the clothes that she is a female. I squatted as I looked closely at her.   ‘Help me, please’, she said. She was…

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I stood in the middle of our bedroom in our semi-detached duplex. My boxes of clothes were laid out on the bed. I couldn’t seem to decide on what to wear from the heap of beautiful and equally expensive clothes. Ekanem would not be happy. I had promised never again to be late for family…

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