Heaven.

When I was young, I would watch the sky for hours as I chewed away on sugar canes in my Nigerian compound. I could hear the shuffling feet and grunting of boys playing soccer a few feet away from me. Moments would pass and one team would cheer and run towards their scoring team mate.…

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The Break Up.

Our last moments were…. final. I guess that’s the best way to put it. Realistically I never expected us to end the way we did. But I’ve learned that some things aren’t worth the trouble. When hurtful words are thrown at you and you find yourself questioning your worth, definitely reconsider whether being with someone…

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Life After Death.

Okay. Let’s get personal. I attempted suicide on October 22, 2011 at the age of 13. It was the middle of fall. Spots of orange, red, yellow, and green cover cracks in pavement. The sky is a distasteful grey, one that forces you to feel nothing. My cousins are over; they watch movies in the basement…

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People.

People. They surround us. They influence us. They love us. Sometimes, they even break us. But people, are unavoidable. It doesn’t matter how much you claim to be an introvert.  You can never live without people. We need people. People need us. I am sitting in a cafe and there aren’t much people here. However,…

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Inside the Poetic Mind.

“Paradise is not a place; its a state of consciousness.” – Sri Chinmoy What inspires me to write is my urge to explore. From exploring my thoughts that seem to never sleep, to the world and the vast mysteries it holds just waiting to be discovered. Truly my mind is an ever changing cycle of…

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Life through a Kaleidoscope

“The truth is nothing.”- Bahvesh Chhatbar Remember when you were a child and you would stare into a kaleidoscopes with fascination?  I do. It’s funny how a simple instrument could invoke such feelings of awe and wonder. After all they were just tubes filled with pieces of coloured glass and mirrors. Just by a slight…

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Letter to Coloured Women

Dear Coloured Woman, Just know you are not alone. Just know when you look into the mirror, I too wish to be cloned in bone slick hair and maybe a lighter skin tone. But that was a few years ago. See, I am no longer the person I was forced to be. When I look…

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My Final Moments of Life….

“Stars can’t shine without darkness”– Anonymous I have never questioned my dreams, until now. For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to be a lawyer. However, as I allow my thoughts to roam into a part of my mind that has been untouched, I realized that for as long as I can…

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INSPIRED

Change for yourself, not someone. – Anonymous A few days ago I was lost. Chasing an ascribed dream that wasn’t mine. Today, I found myself. My name is A’Isha. I love attention, but I respect my loneliness. I’ve been told that I talk too much, but I also don’t speak enough. I want to travel, and…

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Silence

Here I am, writing. Trying to regain a little bit of sanity. It’s exactly 1am in the morning and I’m back to that moment of reflection as I stare at my neighbour smoke a cigarette underneath a dim light. Now he’s gone, and he’s turned off that light leaving me in the darkness. My only…

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