Make a Wish

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We were nothing, no one knew our name.
We were written off, we were forgotten…

Until like shooting stars,
We flew out of darkness into the limelight,
Into our little world of stardom,
Where anyone and everyone is a star…

We dream again, we hope and believe again.
As we work and excel in what we do,
We are like shooting stars in the skies…

Telling our stories,
Showing men that wishes and dreams do come true.

Notes:
These were my thoughts when I wrote this poem: Shooting Stars

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Rise From The Sludge

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Mistakes and mishaps
Mud and muck
Rise from the sludge
Rinse with bleach
Seek your star
Follow your heart
Ride off in the sunset
Leaving the past behind
Fortune and goodwill
Follows the brave

“If all men stopped because they failed
Mankind would still be stuck in the Medieval”

Dream. Desire. Achieve

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Out From The Miry Clay

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Out from the miry clay
Love drew me out
Out from the depths of sin
Grace plucked me out
Out from the darkness
Perfect light shined
Beauty beyond belief
Mercy beyond my mistakes
Out from the sludge
Life called me back
To life

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Black is Beautiful

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I am black
I am African
I am dark
I am beautiful

I have brown eyes
I have flat noes
My voice is deep
My hair is kinky

I want to be loved
I know what hate is
I also have emotions
I also can get hurt
I am part of humanity
I am part of us

Sometimes it seems
I am an endangered specie
Sometimes I am made to think
The best is not for me
Sometimes it seems
My name is a repellent
Sometimes I’m made to believe
My colour is on a wanted list

We are black
We are African
We are dark
We are beautiful

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Tears From Yesterday

 

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Sometimes,
Tears from Yesterday
Blind her vision
Sometimes,
She fights back
And they retreat
Sometimes,
She gives up
And they return
She’s no novice to pain
But, she’s an expert
Who has learnt to believe
In Tomorrow
Because, she’s alive
And has found Love
Today

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Hearts of Gold #2

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He looks hard and stern
Unfriendly by his looks,
Walls of defence all around,
Get closer! And see,
He is soft, pure and lovely,
With a noble heart of gold,
Always a great friend,
And no less a human

His stern unappealing shell
A facade on purpose
A defence from heartbreakers,
I will open my eyes to see no none
By the looks of their faces
May we interact with each other
Based on the fruits of our works

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Love Is You And Me

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Spin a perfect love story
Spice it with thrills and frills
Add some touching embellishments
Remember to make room
For the realities of life

Make perfect your love plans
In the curves and turns
Of Love’s treasured lines
Remember to connect
With the real human in you

Love exists not in a vacuum
Love lives not in the air
Love glides not in realms of nothingness
Love is you and me
May I be the love I want see in others

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No Proxy For Growth

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To grow up-
An irrevocable mandate
From the universe!

Grow your mind
Grow your attitude
Grow your gratitude
Grow your kind

Grow your courage
Grow your visions
Grow your ambitions
Grow your knowledge

Nature affords us
No substitute for maturity
Nor any proxy for growth

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Unpaint the Strokes



Unpaint the strokes
Reverse the chime
Unlock the Night
As the Day returns
Broken peace
Broken in pieces
Dear Mother Nature
Recall your sons
A Time machine I seek-
When our red roses bloomed,
I was a girl, with pink parasols,
You were a boy, with mammoth dreams
When we were young, free and sweet
And in love
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My Mother’s Gele

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My African scarf,
My mother’s “gele,”

Made in various hues,
Red, orange or blue,

Firmly wrapped,
Round and round
Until firm and still,

It’s not a beret,
It’s not for a ballet,

A special scarf it is,
Patterned, indigenous indeed,
Intentionally large and colourful,
Bold, trendy and beautiful,

My culture
My heritage
My Africa

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An Unfinished Story, I Am

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An unfinished story,
I am,

Musings deep
Yet unexpressed,
Thoughts on life,
Yet unwritten,
Identity,
Unidentified, I am

Passion, hunger,
to be

A great story
A life changing tale
An indelible identity
For many others
Coming behind me

This is my Dream
This is my Desire
This I will Achieve

Placed on my shoulders
A great obligation
To live fully this life
To finish my race
To write my story well

We are unfinished stories
Written everyday
Stories to be retold
By generations unborn
When our final chapters
We would have penned down
With a final full stop.

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It’s Autumn… #2

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This is Manchester, UK on a beautiful Autumn afternoon.

Cars going
Cars coming
Summer is gone
Autumn is come
Spring is gone
Winter is coming
What goes around
Comes around
The tale of the seasons
The lessons of life.

“Be good to those on your way in
You will meet them on your way out”

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It’s Autumn …

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This is Mancheste, UK on one beautiful Autumn afternoon.

Summer has released its hold,
Autumn has the upper hand,
Trees lined up in perfect queue
Like blushing bridesmaids on an aisle,
Autumn leaves everywhere,
In beautiful radiant shades of gold;
At the end of the aisle
A lonely pine tree watches on,
In silent anticipation,
(Apparently, the odd one out!)
“Soon, it will be winter,
My beautiful lights will glow,
And I, will be the center of attention”
It mused with a calm confidence.

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Learner

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Learn
Learn to drive without forcing
Learn to lead without bossing
Learn to give without expecting
Learn to see without judging
Learn to listen without talking
Learn to follow without grumbling
Learn to believe without doubting
Learn to express with sympathy
Learn not to exist, but live
Learn.

And when you have learnt,
Learn to be patient with those who are still learning.

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Build A Fortress

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Build a fortress on Love,
Set the gates on Kindness,
Banish Rancour to exile,
Say to Peace,
Soar free like a dove,
Build the hedges on Faith,
Let Joy light the dark night
And Hope’s beams shine through.

O Brave one,
Wear your locket, a Smile,
Let not self defraud our world.

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What Natural Harmony!

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Snowdonia, Wales

You drew me into you
I’m hypnotised,
And completely swayed;
How beautiful!
How enchanting!
What a magnificent view!
You swept me off my feet,
I succumbed;
Your natural props dipped
In sensory hues;
The sweet scents of fresh green leaves,
Hills so alive with colours,
Such blossoming splendour!
Such natural harmony!
What have you done to me?
You took my breath away!
Immersed in your bosom
I forgot time,
Though I’d say
Every moment was worthwhile,
If only I could take you home,
Nevertheless, on fire you are
Within my heart,
Every second I spent with you
I will treasure always;

But I do wonder,
As you bask in the admiration
Of many tourists and awe-struck admirers,
Will you remember me?

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Run, Little One, Run

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Run.
Neon lights
Teddy bears
Cocktails,
Foreplays,
Run.
Run little one.

Run.
Pretty faces,
Little packages,
Fantasies,
Behind bars,
Run.
Run little one.

Come.
School trips,
Bookshelves,
Degrees,
Case files,
Come.
Come little one.

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