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I can't write again

I pick up my pen and paper to write, but my head is blank, empty of words. Blank like a clean lonely slate that will never know the pleasure of words written on it for company, empty like the hollowness of nothing. I feel like a soul still searching …

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Insomnia

where is he?my friend, my lover.my hypnos, my somnus.my nocturnal friend,who always came at night,and left at dawn like a vampire.every night I opened myself to him,and without fail he always came.I never had to go searching.I never had to shout out …

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lies

please, don't tell me your lies,for your lies no longer work.I can smell,the rotten stench of the lies,from your lips,stench no perfume can mask.broken, shattered and scattered,lies the charm,that once blinded me to your lies.now your lies,stripped o…

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our tears

some of us write,not with ink,even keyboards have no place,in our writing.we write with our tearsblooded tears,tears given birth to by pain,fathered by our sorrow,and created by our suffering.tears that leaves other tears crying.all the waters in the…

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wicked ones

empty of remorse or regrets, deaf to my pained cries,blind to my flowing tears,they relished in my pain,danced in my sorrow,drank from my blood.my freedom they sold,trampled upon my joy,chased away my happinessand then they killed me.a sacrifice to t…

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lost

lost in a world,where no one can find me,where I can't find myself.I go in search of me.in body and soul,I wander afar.over rough roads,stormy watersand dark clouds.through distant uncharted galaxiesand countless unknown timelines.my companionswicked…

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regrets

trapped behind the walls we built,with our own hands.our sanctuary, our haven.through unbreakable doors and windows,we see the life we had,but never wanted.the life we now hunger for.the love we had,but threw away.the things we had,but never looked a…

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oblivion

take me back to the beginning,and end it all before it begins.before the first day,that started it all.the first cry,that screamed why?the empty and confused look,that asked what is happening? the first word,that said I know who you are.the pain,that…

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my tears

my tears burst forthfrom their prison bank,where they have been from the beginning, where they had lived with my pain,swam in my sorrow and survived my nightmares.I let them gofor to stop them will do no good.in cascading rivuletsthey travel down my …

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everywhere yet nowhere

I still go there with youin a beautiful and sweet hazesurrounded by our serenityourselves up thereour mind out of our bodiesI happily drift all the wayto the world we createdthe place we buildwhere we forged our freedompure and truewhere we killed ev…

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For my friend

On 29 November 2013, I got a phone call from a former coursemate of mine asking me whether I had received any news on the accident of a friend and former coursemate Abdulrahman, which at that time I had no knowledge of. I immediately called my friend…

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for my father

In my younger days I did not like the type of upbringing I received from my father I thought he was rather too harsh and cruel in the way he dealt with me and the rest of the family. He was a very strict man and only gave us the basic needs and neces…

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My last journey

It was the worst time to embark on a journey or to do anything important for that matter. The country was just coming out of a religious crisis and the stench of the carcass of the crisis still hung over the lives of the people. While some of us were…

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My pursuit of happiness

I'm a lawyer a Nigerian lawyer so I'm sure it won't come to you as a surprise if I tell you that I love constitutional law. Constitutional law remains one of my best course in the university while studying to be a lawyer but it comes after criminal l…

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Suicide Mission

love and religion…

It was the spirits of pain, anger, hatred and revenge that became the driving force in his life, these evil spirits turned him into a blind man, a deaf man who could not see or hear anything good in the world anymore. It was these evil spirits that b…

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My mad and lost friend

A story about youthful rebellion and its possible consequences…

We were young and like most children our age we were also stupid and carefree, we had no care for the consequences of some of the things we did just like almost everyone passing through life at that age must not have cared too. It started at that ag…

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