1.I need a man 2. Masks – Timon (exhibition)

1. I need a man in a beret In a vintage shirt and faded jeans Wearing an apron soiled in paint Palette in one hand brush in the other Creating my face on a canvas. I need a man in camouflage Boots and warpaint on Crouching in mud behind shrubs Furrowed brows gun in one hand Trying to fight and still keep alive Just for the children and I. I need a man in a tie A calculating machine in his pocket Rolled up sleeves and shiny shoes Drowning in a sea of numbers Multiplying the figures by the hour […]

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MONEY STINKS BUT I LIKE THE SMELL (a short story)

“Them go hear am today” I mumble excitedly as I pick the sixth can of perfume from my very expensive collection and douse myself with it, pressing the nozzle angrily and running it from my head to my toes and up again countless times, till I am sure the fragrance has soaked into every part of my clothing. “And one day the man shall wash his clothes with expensive wine…that day don reach” I soliloquize as I take a swab of hair cream and apply to my hair, observing in my mirror of golden frames, as my hair begins to […]

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THE DOWNSIDE TO BEING THE PERSON THAT ALWAYS SAVES THE DAY

I never envisaged that I would write from the angle that I would today, knowing fully well that a while before the experience I write about today occurred, I would have ignorantly been on the side of the other team. The team that I do not support today Understand firstly, that I am an individual who understands fully well, what responsibility and leadership entails, and I never glorify excuses, no matter how logical they appear to be. To me, excuses should never be a get out of jail card someone uses when the person fails to live up to responsibilities […]

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INSECURE SECURITIES

You sit in the comfort of your subliminal state, taking in your environment with utmost concentration.  You are more tilted to the observant side of nature, at least for the beginning part of things before you spiral out of control. You try very hard to resist the distractions that threaten to pull you out of your shell and force you to display your appealing nature. You feel it isn’t the time yet. You focus solely on just knowing who and what you’re going to be dealing with for the next new phase of your life you have just entered. In this state […]

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THE CONCEPT OF IMMORTALITY -analyzing a world without death

Let’s mess around with the idea of immortality, and imagine a world where the concept of death doesn’t just exist; a world where death and dying is an impossibility, and where ageing ceases after a particular time. Let us allow our imagination to run some miles ahead of us, and let’s see what we would come up with. Some time back, I wrote an article on the topic ‘age is nothing but a number?’ Where I gave my opinions on that popular statement, and recently after replying to a comment that was recently dropped on the post, I allowed my mind […]

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THAT STREET CHILD

I pick my device to start typing, but I am held captive by my memories of that beautiful girl trapped in the predicament of being a street child. For seconds turning into minutes and threatening to spill into hours, I cannot bring myself to form words out of the memories of the day that has followed me into the silence of the night. I close my eyes in utter mental exhaustion, and her face invades the darkness within, illuminating my soul in a way that doesn’t bring hope, but betrays the effort I’m making in trying to stay calm. A […]

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HELLO LOVELY PEOPLE! (filler post)

Hello my lovely people! What’s gooooood!? (Does the happy dance) It’s good to be active here once again! To be very honest, I missed you beautiful people, and I mean it with all sincerity in me. I really really missed this blog and its beautiful readers near and wide, and you lot made sure I did so, with your constant remarks over my prolonged silence. It’s not every blogger out there that is lucky to have such interactive readers like you people who leave comments both up here, and even reach out to me personally with positive feedbacks, comments, encouragements, and […]

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THE HYPOCRITE IN THE MIRROR (SHORT STORY)

I had an encounter today. I was getting ready to go out with the family, and I had finished dressing up. Already, dad was hooting his horn outside, impatiently yelling us into the car at the same time. I had almost run out to meet up with my family of seven before I remembered I had dropped my phone on my bed. I rushed in again, got it and swirled round to head off, before I came face to face with this strange boy. He wore a mask, this beautiful mask of handsomeness and he had this charming allure about […]

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DEAR PAPA (a short story)

Dear Papa, The sun is gradually setting, and this evening I can faintly hear your voice being carried in the wind of the dusk as you sing out loud and dramatically; “row, row, row your boat…” I know all of this is in my head as you’re dead and have been dead for a long time now, but the memories of your drunken voice even years later still warm me up and cause tears to gradually etch down my face. Papa, I miss you. Everybody thought I was stupid when I didn’t detach myself from you even as your alcoholism […]

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EVERYBODY WANTS TO HAVE HATERS

I’ve been on my King Solomon mood for a while now, so please permit to sound like King Solomon yet again. coughs I have noticed yet another trend under the sun, and this one is very distressing…and somewhat amusing too. Well I think it would be amusing as long as you don’t fall into the category of people about to be scrutinized, so if you don’t find it amusing, consider checking yourself. Sooo, back to King Solomon matters. I have noticed yet another trend under the sun, and this one is very distressing and somewhat amusing. It is the competition […]

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