The Romance of Our Shadows

boy with a hat

Shadows on the wall

Who knows what my shadow does while I sleep?

Does he rest too?

Or does he caper on the chamber wall, performing cartwheels and somersaults?

Does he take a moonlight shower?

Does he then preen himself a little, gazing at his reflection in the windowpane?

And when the witching hour comes, does he bid my sleeping self goodbye?

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Married Ladies Can Have Crushes, Too

When the real epitome of cuteness is displayed in a boy nicely dressed in nice attire,a boy with everything a complete man should possess,ranging from manners,caring for a wife and deep love,I can say with no fear of contradiction that a married woman can still have crush most especially in cases when the boy is better looking more than her husband.To her ,her husband becomes a figure head and here is she tripping for a boy who doesn’t even know there is an old woman somewhere.

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. . . Well — book crushes, that is.

My earliest relationships weren’t with actual boys, friends. I didn’t manage to catch the eye of the cute kid in math class or Peter Brady or even Daniel, the first boy to earn a sappy valentine in second grade.

They were with book characters.

LoveI fell for bookish leading men long before I dared to express my feelings to any real-life ones. Relationships in my favorite novels taught me about relationships in general, especially in those impressionable teen years, and I feel like I’m a better reader — and person — because of it.

Though I am, in fact, a happily married lady, my devotion to my flesh-and-blood husband does not negate the underlying passion I can feel for literary men. We’ve all been there, right? Sometimes you can’t help but fall into a bottomless pit of yearning for some…

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Waiting Out the Demons

Slowly slowly I say “mother is here”.
closely in her hands I am cuddled everywhere
with no arm no rat,cat or here
praising her for a chance that she was there

a diary of a mom

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“Slowly now,” I say. “Slowly, baby. Let’s slow it down.”

My mantra.

“We can get through this, kiddo. We can. We will.”

“Mama’s here.”

I curl my body around yours, still small enough to fit – one cup perfectly designed to nest inside another, then, someday another still, and another still. God’s infinitely perfect Mama Plan.

“Slowly, baby. I’m here. I’ve got you.”

I wrap myself around you. I throw my leg over yours, wrap my arm around your shoulders, cup your wet cheek in my hand.

Leave her alone! She’s done nothing!

I silently shout to no one there.

Leave. Her. Alone.

Come get ME.

You’re trembling. Damn it, you’re trembling.

I pull you closer and tug at the comforter. I arrange it just so until it covers us both. I know you’re not cold, but I have to do something. Put something between you and them.

Come get ME.

“I’m…

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Weekly Writing Challenge- Valentine’s Day: The Valentine Project

Yes it comes every yeat
but just one of its kind
a matter of just 24hrs
and the whole story ends

they say its a time to share love
between two lovers
a time to get closer than before
a day which is to be used together

14th February is always a special one
to every Tom,dick,and Harry
everyone who has sank Deep in the quick sand of love
who is really experiencing what TRUE LOVE is called

a day gifts of different magnitude are to be shared
a compulsory aspect which must be done
gifts that doesn’t have anything to do with love
valentine they say,it has come and gone

Poiein

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survival of the nigeria state;political and economic implications

SURVIVAL OF THE NIGERIAN STATE;POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC IMPLICATION
There is no gainsay in the fact that the “moral” problems associated with corruption in
Nigeria is the cause of poverty and hunger in the country. Political and economic inequality
have become the order of the day as Nigerians struggle for survival and proper means of
alleviation of these precarious situations. Proper understanding of the meaning of corruption
and its moral implications are important in order to find a remedy to the problems that go with corruption. The demand for clarification of corruption and basis for its justification, “if any”, calls for a nationalistic approach to harness the potentialities that abound in Nigeria.
Nigeria, the acclaimed giant of Africa, bedevilled with bribery and all sorts of corrupt practices characterised by economic and political instability. When will Nigeria as a state gain herself a place of pride in the comity of economy? Are we the ones threatening ourselves? These are questions that should sound repeatedly in our ears, and the answer to these questions would be based on how really ready we are for the survival of Nigeria from the shambles of political, social and economic monster called corruption.
To start with, a country engulfed with bribery and corruption can never gain itself a place of pride in the comity of economy? Bribery, which is the most prevalent form of corruption, especially in Nigeria, has a moral significance, and is capable of hindering the legitimate political structure of the country. Analysing this, the nature and purpose of any given political system, which is building trust and transparency in purpose and in dealings with the members of the society. Trust and Transparency are necessary for the smooth running of any political system and within the society in relation to those who have been entrusted the power to rule the affairs of the people. Pinpointing the problems with the Nigerian Electoral process as it involves gift giving and bribery. The desire to get rich quick syndrome ,greed ,insatiable love for materialism, power tussle and social malaise have almost caught up with every Nigerian which I can authoritatively state are the cause of corruption and corrupt practices which are fuelled by power-hungry politicians and also spend huge money to acquire political posts. All they know is personal aggrandisement. Man and woman, old and young have new dimension of corrupt indulgence on daily basis.

In Addition to this, there is no one can gainsay in the fact that Nigeria is in shambles. It is very known to every Nigerian citizen that Nigeria is a still-born nation, a country that claims to be developing still running a very low educational system doesn’t prove it is developing, capital earmarked for particular educational projects are embezzled, the educational system is on the edge of a precipice, our so-called leaders have the problem of intimidation and paucity of funds, they are hydra headed monsters who doesn’t want progress for a poor country, they are clogs in the wheel of progress.
What is more, if Nigeria could survive these threats of which I am optimistic that it would have positive effects on political and economic sectors. Good governance is a factor that measures how sound the political sector of a country is. Do the so-called leaders practise good governance? Do we really have a round peg in the round hole? when Nigeria survive this state, we will then see leaders who will display vigor without vanity, strength without insolence, courage with ferocity with all virtues of leadership post without its vices, leaders who will not make decisions from their whims and caprices, leaders who will rise up to crack the nut of criminality as they unravel different and various crimes ranging from corruption. Another positive implication of the survival is that Nigeria will return to her long awaiting destiny ranging from high standard of living, sound technology, adequate security and others. And at this stage, Nigeria will be crime-free, riot-free and crises-free.
On a final note, it is my vision that able men of dexterity will rise up and put Nigeria into better condition, so that Nigeria will not sink into atrophy. I pray Nigeria reach the promise land she has been willing

Aside

What if yu say I am guilty
I will agree I am
What if yu say I caused it all
I won’t dispute that I don’t
What if yu say I was so harsh
I do believe it happened
What if I had asked yu well
Am still the one to be blame
What if I had not brot d Mata up at all
Yu wouldn’t have said anythn
dear it has just bn me feelin sober
Of everything have cosd towards yu
I don’t hav any other thng to depend on
Dat correts me yl am wrong
Someone I think and am rest assured I have someone
Dah look upon as not best but better than all
Someone dah knows ma weaknesses and ma good
Is it not dah Av wronged ti
Accused yu of  what actually uu have not done
I write this piece to please your heart
Of all bad thing Av done towards yu
Please accept ma apology no matter aw little
Like a wife accepts her fiance’s offers
Without rethought even when she has other options
How do  I feel when yu get angry
Angry about things Av personally caused
I feel sad,extremely sad anytime anytime I feel I caused it all
Of things yu know nothing at all
Its just soo painful yu can’t see me now
Yu would have see the kind expressions in ma face
Expressions showing different feelings
Sober,sad.unhappy,bad are all synonyms to what it communicates
In ma face dees are proudlyshowing their talents
Without anything been lackadaisical
What other ways of apologizing do I know
Than writing this piece for yu
Yu and only yu alone
No other Buh yu..just yu
Aw I hope ma heart pours down and yu can see it
Touchin the substance poured with ma pen
And writing this
This for someone who really worth it
Who deserves this from me
I put ma pen up here
And dry the ink,on ma paper
Displaying aw much abiodun is so,sorry about this
Sorry about what he,knows he has caused
am sorry