Maybe writers don’t write at night just to enjoy the silence and how it lets thoughts flow unhindered and allows imaginations to run wild without fear of being hunted down and tamed by society.
Maybe writers crawl the night to know why the stars never forget to shine in a cloud of overwhelming darkness and to listen to them tell the story of how every one of them grew his claws.
Maybe writers write at night just to escape nightmares, just to wear the dresses they are ashamed to wear in broad daylight, just to crawl out of their inky tunnel and dance to the forbidden songs in their heart as they examine their scars in the mirror of silence before the arrival of dawn- when the eyes of the sun puts all of our actions under Hawthorne effect.
Most nights, I fall asleep between my writing pad and laptop. I think a lot, sometimes, till I can feel my head literally heating up. These few years of writing has only taught me that talents are seeds and like any other seed we don’t just bury them in the soil and fold our arms.
Sometimes the rains would not come and you have to find alternative water sources. Then you will realize that if you plant hard work, you have to water it with diligence. I have learnt small droplets of water, if allowed to go dripping for long can erode self-doubt and dig a gully. Indeed, consistency is everything.
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Two Poems By Joshua James Onuh
Poetry is not always about the aesthetics of concrete poems and the symphony of rhymed verses. Sometimes, it is didactic. Other times, it documents the Afro-wits and wisdom passed down by our ancestors. This is what Joshua James Onuh does with his poetry. These two poems are simple and beautiful.
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"...but sometimes, the sky breaks into dawn with the proclamation of
thunderclaps & gloomy downpours, instead of the gaiety of sunshine,
as if to say that it, too, is still learning the art of joyfulness."
- By @boloere_sod
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Every line of these poems is embroidered with mesmerizing metaphors. The poet @AyooluwaOlasupo shares what we would like to call a personal documentary of her journey to healing. In all, her poetry is full of hope and promise. https://eboquills.com/2020/11/19/two-poems-by-nigerian-poet-ayooluwa-olasupo/
Mustapha Enesi's (@Enesi_Is_Fine) story, TRISHA is a sizzling short story. It makes a worthy read for the adventurous. So, if you love adventures, don't sleep on this one!
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