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!


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

Instagram: @sylviachikawrites

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© 2017 Sylvia Chika





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


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


He was no ordinary boy


By Sylvia Chika

Instagram: @sylviachikawrites

BBM Channel: C002F2845



© 2016 Sylvia Chika



The silence made her pause in the doorway

It was strangely quiet

It was never quiet on a day like this

She felt the little drops of sweat roll down her face

Something was wrong

She could feel it

Where was everyone?

Had they left her?

Had everyone moved on?

Had the rapture taken place here?

She felt so alone

No one to laugh with

No one to hug

No one!

Just her!

She looked around

The room was empty

It was a bit dark

She wasn’t afraid

She was just sad

She hated being alone

It was her birthday

Her day!

She didn’t deserve to be alone

She was home

But this didn’t feel like home

No one was here

Had everyone forgotten it was her birthday?

How could they…?

Tears welled up in her eyes

The tears felt hot

She felt hurt

She didn’t expect so much

She just expected a little love

A hug

A joke

An evening with the people that mean so much to her

Her eyes and nose struck a good deal

They were leaking uncontrollably

She sniffed!

And then she sniffed again!

She could smell something yummy

It smelled like roasted…

Roasted turkey?

That was odd!

Did they leave something in the oven?

How careless?!

Now, she was sad and upset!

So she followed the smell

It led her to the kitchen

And then….

…they all screamed…

…HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!


By Sylvia Chika


© SylviaChika 2016