I always crumble in tearsWhen you don’t understand meI thought liking someone, loving someoneBrings understanding along withDoesn’t love come with a manual on the person you want to love?You don’t understand meYet you want to love meI’m trying to teach you my languageThe language of my heartThis scarred heartSo that you can cradle it in … More DO YOU KNOW MY LOVE LANGUAGE?
This silence is not tranquility It is the silence of a lamb This lamb has been led to the cross And her piercing screams have been ignored Again This silence is no balm for her soul She hears nothing Yet she sees everything They hear everything And say nothing This silence is … More THIS SILENCE IS NOT TRANQUILITY
Hello faithful followers! I have been on WordPress for three years! Whoop! Whoop! If you are still here, let me just say that I appreciate your commitment to this blog. I have not done a lot of book reviews this year but I try to augment with my poems. I hope you enjoy this one: … More I KNOW WHAT IT IS
As the years roll by I become more and more aware of the need to engage in those things I love. While reading is one of the most consistent hobbies I pursue, traveling is one hobby I wish I could explore more; I have not really indulged in it very much. So as a gift … More My trip to Kaduna and An Abundance of Scorpions.
Sail away away from the troubles of this world sail away away from the spaces between cold sheets Sail away away from the allure of old embraces sail far far away and berth at the edge of reason throw down the anchor and find peace in knowing that happiness is locked away only ’cause you … More SAIL AWAY
The first time he called my name I paused and thought about white chocolate not dark white pure pleasure the way it dissolves in the mouth and releases exquisite sweetness He called my name and it was suffused with warmth his voice, like silk smooth serenade See he called my name And wrapped … More HE CALLED MY NAME
Books are always a delight for book lovers like me. If you are like me then you know that thrill that runs through you when you get a book to read. Some weeks ago I had a small accident and I had to go off work for a week. During my time at home I … More DO YOUR BOOKS GATHER DUST ON THE SHELF UNREAD?
“Stay with me”, she said. I stayed till the end. I wanted to stay with Ayobami Adebayo. I wanted to pick up her words and memorize them. I wanted to stay in the pages of her book and immerse myself in the depth of the story. I wanted to stay. There are so many reasons … More BOOK REVIEW: STAY WITH ME BY AYOBAMI ADEBAYO
You never really know the true meaning of love until someone hurts you and makes you see hatred then you can appreciate love, exude it and proclaim that you have arrived at its peak. That is my summation of Corrie Ten Boom’s account of the Holocaust. She was not a jew, she was Dutch but … More BOOK REVIEW-THE HIDING PLACE BY CORRIE TEN BOOM
She will pick memories with pluck Like a hand reaches for ripe mangoes From a laden tree She will pluck memories From the pillows where they Held promises in clasped hands She will swallow memories whole Sweet ones Memories from borrowed times She will seek for scented memories Buried in forgotten articles … More SHE WILL PICK MEMORIES