How do our lives dangle in the scale of fate,
Scared of a balanced end in the trap of death
How does our conscience lay ambush to our trust
And our mistakes like preys, lay
When shall our thoughts be free from lust
And our minds flow like a ceaseless river
When shall we start to weave our own dreams & stop relying on unyielding visions
The mind is like an unwoven thread
Bonded by lines of intertwined thoughts
As humans, our hands are tied to misled us When we lay like a potter molding wrong ideas.
We lay like spiders in a trap,
Encircled by our negative thoughts like a web-
We are the snares we try to be free from
Because we have tangled our own thoughts
|GIDEON EMMANUEL is a budding poet who teaches English and Literature. He is also the coordinator of a group chat WRITER’S HOSTEL. He finds solace in writing, studying, listening to people’s plights and in turn, giving them some soothing motivational speeches.|
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When it comes to writing poetry, the new cool is to write something so cryptic and difficult to critique.
The message/artistic beauty is often lost in the poet's desire to put out something grand.
Billy Collins says clarity is the real risk. One that many are not willing or confident enough to take, for fear of criticism or standing 'naked' in front of their audience.
We want you to know that you're not putting out sub-standard poems just because yours is simple and relatable!
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Enjoy the #read: https://eboquills.com/2020/09/18/sunflowers-and-sunburns-a-poem-by-joshua-effiong/
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Rhymes & Rhythm Publishers Ltd. His multi-award-winning #book "Devil's Pawn" will be officially released by @farafinabooks in October and we just can't wait to #read!
We wake up to multiple mails from some of you, private messages and whatever. Please stop being a pain in an #editor's ass!
I’ll no longer be publishing the work of Samuel Junior Irusota in Chambers this month, as he sent me multiple messages across my different social media accounts, one of which was my private Facebook account.