THE WALL

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She gave a lot of excuses

So many reason why…

Reasons why she couldn’t try

She would sometimes cry

Make a scene

And go back to her life of sin

Cheating herself

And nobody else

She thought she was smart

And she would tell them this and that

She told them about the wall

The wall that was responsible for her fall

She would exaggerate about its height

“Oh! What a sight!” she would cry

“It’s so tall!”

But she was only fooling herself

There was really no wall

Her fears and imagination had teamed up

They created a wall

They built it

She supported it

And to her, it existed

What a prey…on her they feasted!

She was her own worst enemy

Building nonexistent walls all around her

Walls that would deter her…

…Walls that were stopping her from being who she should have been

A figment of her imagination

What an evil creation!

A wall seen

Seen only by her!

 

What a waste of talent!

What a waste of a beautiful destiny!

Why!!!

Tear down the walls, pretty one!

Recreate a new path!

Forge on!

Don’t hold back your greatness!

Be the you you were created to be!

The you you were called to be!

Not the you decorated with fear!

You are great!

Created perfectly by God!

Be the you He created you to be!

Not the you the world wants you to be!

 

By Sylvia Chika

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THE ENEMY AT CLOSE RANGE

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The enemy at close range
Loyalty sold for a piece of meat, a coin or a good dose of gossip

 

The enemy at close range
A friend with evil intentions
Searching for loopholes

 

The enemy at close range
Embraces you with a smile
Helps you clean your gun
But pulls the trigger when you turn your back

 

The enemy at close range
Disguised as a sheep but as sly as a fox
Laughs with you at your table
But as soon as it’s dusk
He runs into the shadows to break bread with your mockers

 

The enemy at close range
Knows your every move
Hears your every word
Spills all your secrets

 

The enemy at close range
Breaks your heart without a warning
And gives you quinine in place of honey

 

The enemy at close range
Is a friend with evil intentions

 

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A HARMATTAN LETTER

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As the dust settles on your windscreen
I appear
I’m here!
I’ll write you a harmattan letter
Yeah, that’s me!
If I wish to be naughty,
I’ll draw you a caricature
I’ll write you a love message
Or maybe I’ll instruct you,
“Wash me!”
“Dust me!”
“Clean me!”
Or
“Please, love me!”
Hehehe…
I’ll write you a harmattan letter
And then, I’ll run away!
Far enough to watch you scream
To see you shout
And curse your heart out
How amusing that would be!
Mischief at its peak!
Oh! How I love the harmattan!
Dusty and dry!
Brown everywhere
Dust on cars
Dust on my car
Dust on your car!
So as you read this poem
Please check your windscreen
You’ve got mail, honey!
I sent you a letter
A sweet harmattan letter
Read it with a tender heart
Hehehe…
Lots of love from me
Your sweet sweet Harmattan Joker
XOXO

 

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YOU WILL BE FINE

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I mean you no harm
I just want to soothe the pain like a balm
And cause you to be calm
Here, take my hand
Let’s sit here and listen to the band
Let’s watch them play our favorite song
Oh…it’s been soooo long!
They play music so good
It feeds my soul like food
Here we are at night
Listening to good Christmas tunes under the moonlight
I know how sad you are
You gaze at me but you seem so far
Don’t let a broken heart cause you to forget…
…to forget the sweet melody of life
Cast away the knife
Don’t bruise your heart some more
Let the tears pour
But don’t let them pour forever
Don’t let them win…never!
Look…you are worth more that diamonds
I can write this on the wall with crayons

 

“You are beautiful!
You are loved!
You are strong!
You are blessed!
You will be fine!
This too shall pass!”

 

So, cheer up
Chin up
Don’t give up
You will be fine
Just give it time

 

In the meantime…
…let’s sway to this beautiful Christmas melody
Oh! Such sweet sweet melody!
You will be fine, my darling!
You will be fine!

 

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Keresimesi

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Keresimesi (Christmas)

Jesu Kristi (Jesus Christ)

The reason

The reason why we celebrate

The reason for the season

A King so great

The birthday that causes all to unite

Friends and family we invite

A day of love

A season of love

Gift giving

Busy kitchens

Carol singing

And great thanks we’ll be giving

Keresimesi (Christmas)

A day of delight

Kind thoughts

Warm hugs

Warm pots

And happy children

Summon them to come worship the King!

On this great day

Summon them to come!

A beautiful song we’ll play

So much singing and dancing

So much excitement

So much laughter

Joy right now and hereafter

Jesu Kristi (Jesus Christ)

The reason for all the merriment

Jesu Kristi (Jesus Christ)

The birthday of the King

Great gifts we bring

Keresimesi (Christmas)

Let’s sing a song of praise

The name of the King we raise

A song of gratitude

With a jolly attitude

We dance tirelessly

We laugh carelessly

With love in our hearts

Compassion and generosity

We spread the love

 

Keresimesi (Christmas)

Come let’s worship the King

Keresimesi (Christmas)

Come let’s worship

 

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UNGUARDED HEART

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Like a predator

He’ll watch you

Hoping

Waiting

Knowing

Knowing you’ll give in

And then he’ll feed

He’ll feed off your emotions

Your thoughts

Your rage

Your hostile opinions

He can predict your response

Years of watching you

Your fragile heart unaware

There is no fence around your heart, darling!

Anything goes in

Anything grows in your garden

Your heart is like a prostitute

Anything goes!

Anything…no filter

Your heart is loose!

You listen to their gossip

Their filthy lies

You listen…

And like a sponge

Your heart soaks up the lies…

Soaked in filth and lies

You absorb it and it poisons you

The poison sips in

Poisoning your thoughts

Your reasoning

Your decisions

Your perspective

Your heart darkens

Your heart hardens

You left your heart unguarded!

Now, he has access!

Like a predator

He is watching

Waiting

Knowing

Silently watching

Unguarded heart

The thief waits…

 

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He Never Woke Up

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Everyone woke up

But he never woke up!

They went to work

But he never woke up!

They came back from work

He never woke up!

They went to bed

He never woke up!

 

They woke up again

He never woke up!

They went to work

He never woke up!

They came back from work

He never woke up!

They went to bed again

But he never woke up!

 

He had a dream

He had a big dream

But he never woke up!

So, he never accomplished anything

 

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LOST AT SEA

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Once on a mission
With a map and a vision
But now missing
Life goes on

 

They sail on
No help
No land
No food

 

Sailing upon deep waters
Watching the sharks wait patiently
Circling around like hawks watching their prey
On their knees, the soldiers pray

 

Shaky hands
Hard and cracked lips
Skin covered in blisters
Burnt by the heat from above

 

Thirsty and hungry
Tempers fly
Desperate hearts
Who would go first?

 

Or will the sharks dine first
A friend now a potential meal
Or maybe a potential bait
Insanity in abundance

 

Who is to blame?
“Who wrecked the ship?” they shout
They didn’t deserve this life of pain and shame
Who is to blame!!!

 

Tempers fly
Fingers pointing
All hell breaks loose
The weak ones cry

 

Feet thumping hard
The little boat rocks wild
Just as the fists begin to fly
The water gets in

 

Everyone panics
A reality they dreaded
For three days they dreaded this
Wishing and hoping

 

But finally the water got in
Sipping in through a shoe-sized hole
Darkness covering every being
Uncertainty shaking their now fragile frame

 

What was beneath the boat?
Would they join the ship at the bottom?
Were the sharks still waiting?
What would happen?

 

Who would save them?
Little drops of rain descend upon their skin
Flashes of lightning revealing everything around them
The boat goes down…Water! Water! Water!

 

A huge wave approaching
Emotions jumbled
To laugh? Or to cry?
No one was certain

 

Mouths wide open in shock and panic
Taking their very last drink
Relishing the saltiness of the sea
As the wave fiercely approached them

 

And they drank
Drank!
And drank!
Forever to be lost at sea

 

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DON’T YOU DARE!

 
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Don’t tell me to be calm

Not after years of the palm

Years of running away from your palm

And then I see it coming again

Don’t you dare tell me to be calm!

I am no fool!

Your cup is full!

I’m no longer going to play the victim

Not with all these scars within

It’s been too long

This is not where I belong

Don’t you dare call me names!

Not after years of eating the canes

Your harsh words

Your demeaning words

Your violence

Your insolence

Don’t you dare!

I’m done being afraid

This me you made…

Hell no!

I have to go!

Don’t you dare come after me!

Don’t invite me for tea!

I’m done being your punching bag

Feel free to let your tongue wag

But don’t expect me back

You’ve left your mark

Big scars of sorrow

I won’t let you ruin my tomorrow

So, don’t you dare come after me!

I’m off to build a happier life for me

To be a better me without you

 

By Sylvia Chika

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SHE WAS NO ORDINARY GIRL

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She was no ordinary girl

But they had no clue

They stepped on her toes

And laughed at her dreams

They called themselves her foes

And moved against her in teams

But they were unaware

So unaware

That……

She was no ordinary girl

 

He was no ordinary boy

But they had no clue

He was mocked about his talk

Living in a world of dreams and hard work

No one could comprehend his drive

His zeal to thrive

But unaware they were

So unaware

For……

He was no ordinary boy

 

By Sylvia Chika

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