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

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© 2017 Sylvia Chika





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


By Sylvia Chika

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© 2016 Sylvia Chika



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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© 2016 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

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© 2016 Sylvia Chika



Oh, snap!

Have I been taking a nap?

Wake up!

Wake up!

It’s almost my birthday

What can I say?!

Another year of great things

Another year of big wins

Another chance to fly high

And bid failure goodbye

It’s almost my birthday!

Some might call it, my cake-day

Oh well!

My story isn’t yours to tell

My King tells it better

His Word is all that matters

Oh yes!

I have a list

My birthday list

Yes…I’m like that

I want a bank account so fat

And lots of gifts so pretty

Yes…I’m like that

So, see you on my cake-day

Sorry…my birthday

Say a prayer of love for me

And thank you for loving me

It’s almost my birthday

I’ll be a year younger…

…not older

I’ll be a year younger tomorrow


By Sylvia Chika

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© 2016 Sylvia Chika


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She needed a drink

She needed to quench this thirst

The bartenders were nowhere to be found

She had too many dependents

They all looked up to her for everything

The burden was much

But she never complained

She gave

She gave

She gave

She never complained

 She never spoke a word until today

 “I need a drink!” She croaked

Her throat was dry and sore

Her skin was dry and parched

She needed a drink badly

So she prayed

And she waited

Oh! She waited!

A drink for one…or maybe for all

A drink for a minute…or maybe an hour

So, she looked up

She knew they would show up

They always did!

And there they were

As dark as they could possibly be

They were heavy and so beautiful

She could sense the intimacy

It was powerful

They reached out and grabbed each other’s hands

They were all so in-love

The bartenders appeared

A perfect sight

They hugged

They kissed

They cried

Tears of joy

The great reunion

She knew her prayers had been answered

She closed her eyes and savored every drop

She opened her pores

She took it all in

The sweet liquid flooded her senses

Oh! What a relief!

Mama Earth was glad once again

She asked

She prayed

And now she drank

The rain washed her thirst away

Mama Earth drank

Yes! She drank!

Drunk and happy she was




By Sylvia Chika

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© 2016 Sylvia Chika



I need to go

Please don’t say no

I’ll be back

But not right now

I’ll be away

But not for too long

Let me sing you one last song

A song that will make you smile

I really want to be with you

But I can’t take you with me

The storm would hit me so hard if I do

Please don’t cry!

I know…I know I should try

But not right now

He’ll pursue me

He’ll run after me

He might hurt me

I don’t want him to hurt you too

It will make me cry

So, please stay

You can’t go with me

I’ll come back for you…

…But not now

One thing is certain

I’ll come back for you

And then

We’ll be together again


By Sylvia Chika

Instagram: @sylviachikawrites

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© 2016 Sylvia Chika


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She knew not who she was

She was carefree

 She let her guard down

She played with the dogs

She lowered her standards

She misused her gift

She was a queen

She was unaware

She had a rare gift

But she cast it to the dogs

She was royalty





Queen unaware

Queen without her crown

Crown discarded

She deserved better

She settled for less

She knew not who she was

So she got not what she deserved

She was a queen

But she was unaware…

…Queen unaware


By Sylvia Chika

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© 2016 Sylvia Chika




It was dusk

They were in a hurry

Paul, John, Jake and Larry

The darkness was creeping in

They lifted the earth

Covering the last piece of evidence

A wicked bunch of rebels

Young and foolish they were

They smiled at themselves

Mission accomplished!

Deeds buried!

Oh, how smart they were…

…or so they thought

They picked up their tools

And fled the scene of the crime

No one saw them

No one suspected a thing

No one in sight to judge their sin

No cause for alarm!

Off to their home

Straight to the shower

And ….to their beds

They shut their eyes

Happy with their success

Pay day was in a few hours

The boss would be so proud of them

But little did they know

That was just the beginning

The wind blew hard

As they snored their guilt away

The blanket of sand upon the earth was lifted high

The trees bowed down to welcome the rain

And then the rain poured

Weeping like a mother who had just lost her child

It poured

In anger…it poured

Uncovering every buried piece of evidence

Revealing the hidden evil

The earth, wind and rain formed a partnership

As the rebels snored away

The earth, wind and rain had a vision

They were determined to accomplish their mission…

…Oh, what a night it was!

And then the morning came

Everything naked

Everything revealed

Everyone saw it

Everyone knew it

All that was covered was now naked

Naked for all to see

Naked it was

Doomed they were


By Sylvia Chika

Instagram: @sylviachikawrites

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© 2016 Sylvia Chika


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I’ve heard all you’ve said…I’m touched

Your heart feels squashed

Don’t let your spirit be crushed

Just let the pain be washed

(Upset) Oh…I’m doing it again!

This disguise I must squash


They hurt you every time

You cry all the time

You weep on my shoulders e-v-e-r-y time

I cry with you sometimes

(Angry) I’m done!

This is a crime!


I’ve loved you for so long

You put me in a zone I don’t belong

My heart you’ve hung

(Teary-eyed) That’s just wrong!

I’m now your tag-along

But not for long


You call me friend

But my heart you apprehend

“A true friend to the end”

 (Scoffs) What a fool I’ve been!

I’ve been in this zone far too long…why…I really can’t comprehend

So all I’ve done is pretend


But today I draw the line

This zone I decline

I’m not your kin…stop piercing my heart like a porcupine

I’ve waited twelve years for you to be mine

I’m tired of being sidelined

(Walks away) I’m out!


By Sylvia Chika

Instagram: @sylviachikawrites

BBM Channel: C002F2845



© 2016 Sylvia Chika