Written By: Adejuwon Gbalajobi
You’re heavy upon me heart, sorrow.
You’re a ravenous beast inside of me.
A thousand Psalms I’ve sung to silence you,
my throat burns with prayers to still your madness– still you ravish me.
How do I wheel myself into joy when it is always distant?
can my mouth crackle with laughter
when bile is seated on my tongue?
can these eyes glint with light when darkness cloaks my soul?
My heart is melancholic like a dark sky.
Sorrow stretches through the night,
yet, the dawn is gloomy.
In the morn, the songbirds sing,
the wind carries a dirge into my ears.
Father of Light, give me your eyes that I may see the world in rainbows,
lend me your strong arms to fight this darkness.
Father, hear my voice amidst the rage of the storm drowning me.
Adejuwon is a creative writer and poet.
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Every month, we encourage writers to set reading targets. Draw up personal reading schedules and add more books to their "must-read" list. You know why?
Because a book is a friend. And we writers have so few friends because we are laid back and our energy levels don't just match with the ever-bustling world.
So, tell us, what books are you reading this December? If you need suggestions, send a DM. We will be glad to suggest some books to you 🙂🙂
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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/
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