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Short Story

A Short Story

Title: On my knees’            Author: Farinola AugustineIn an army barracks located along Mokola Road in Ibadan, there lived Mr. Akin with his children. His wife, a nurse, works and resides in Ogbomoso, and only comes around on Sundays. Mr. Akin is a tough military man, who doesn’t tolerate any nonsense from his children. Jumoke, a […]

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A Short Play

A Play Title: Dying To LiveAuthor: Augustine Farinola The PlotWith the general awareness or widespread of HIV/AIDS, and the identification of people suffering from it within our local environment, a reaction arises, worse than the latter-This is the stigmatization of the HIV/AIDS Patients“Dying To Live” is the story of Mama Gilo (and the Market Women) […]

Poem

THE TALE OF ANACONDA’S LOVE

With smile it draws near, with venom it scares,It mirrors you, but sees only itself,Being trapped in the cage of  its angelic presence,It’s like being clothed in a wicked virtuous garment.If not for the downpour of heavenly bliss,Radiating its energy into your chattered soul,Your breath would have ceased by its injected venom,From its fang wrapped […]

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THE CRUSHED SOULS

Tell me about things not to do; and I will tell you never to go to where you were never wanted The greatest trap of life is to enter the Den of internal hatred; The reflection of an unrealistic shadow; that sour one’s taste of reality It creates an immeasurable torment that even the soul […]

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WHY AM I SO BEAUTIFUL?

My mother told me; my father revealed it to me,That I am beautiful.While I was a little girl, everyone struggle to carry me,All the people that I came across sing in praise of my beauty.Initially, I don’t understand their gestures.But now, I know that I am so beautiful.Viewing myself on the mirror, I never cease […]

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THE BROKEN HEART

With your cunningness, you grasp me at the peak of my youth,With the glorious radiance of my beauty, you struggled to become my friend,You lavished me with all adjectives to qualify my beauty,You expressed your deeper and inner love for me.You seduced me into relationship with you, Then, I gave in.I devoted all my thoughts […]

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YOU TAUGHT ME LOVE

I thought I was a stone,I felt nothing can move me,Until I met you andYou taught me love.Your company gives me comfort, Your presence makes me complete,I often experience an interior calmnessWhenever you are with me,Those words of love coming from your mouthPierces my heart and unites it with yours.I poured out my worries on […]

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THE YOUTHFUL QUEST

The young lovers, who are they?Sweet is the word ‘Love’ on their lips,A word which goes beyond letters,But a whole reality that their whole being,Still in the youthfulness of their days,Sparkling with a glowing radiance,That exposes their beauty beyond comparison,A cure to the sight of frustrated adults,Their speech melts their hearts, which are Already bored […]

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TO BE OR NOT TO BE

Life is conditioned and streamlined,Individuals are already programmed,Ones future is already determined,To Be or Not To Be.Where are you born into,What do you look like,What can you do, All these determines your tomorrow,You are already conditionedLucks, chances, all these are tales,Destiny and miracles are just illusions,Efforts made are just within a context,You will be what […]

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ENDLESS SEARCH

When will man be satisfied?When will man cease to ask for more?He kept asking once a need has been met,An answer to a need gives birth to other needs,The canticles of needs continues all life,To seek from cradle to grave.How noble it would have been if man’s Need corresponds with his desires,The quest to amass […]