The Fighter

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When vile negativity gets the best of me
Hesitation and doubt damages inner peace
I try to ward it off, yet I can’t make it stop
It’s a mental lock that blocks all my thoughts

Pinning me down against the cold, hard ground
Think! The bell sounds, I ready for another round
Stronger than before, both feet firmly on the floor
Determined to stay in the ring to even the score

Claiming the effects of positive energy once more
Solid optimism connects and victory is restored

 

~In response to Ermilia’s Picture It & Write Prompt

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Inventive Subjugation

 

Here I stand at a crossroads
Staring off into the distance,
As I wait patiently and listen
Loyally, for the next episode

Commanding are rules to role
I struggle with the instructions
It’s the bane of self-destruction
Governing beyond my control

I let the true stories unfold
Taking a path of insistence
Though there’ll be resistance
Accepted in confusions hold

Baring the secret of horrors
Twisting the preferred reality
Toeing the fine line of fantasy
Hidden behind each closed door

Extending around the globe
Reaching into hearts and souls
Where kindred spirits do roam
Together in a place called home

Original piece featured in A Star is Born – Round VI Raw that served to throw me off The Neighborhood stage.

Tribute to Nigeria (replay/update/thanks)

Art by Issac Willie

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Oh Nigeria, you’ve taught me to believe in something much bigger than me, you brought the meaning of community and wealth by investing in family. The descendants of the Mother Land continue to rise despite the teardrops and bloodshed spelt on fertile soil during the darkest of times its people prosper and shine. Fasting for human rights and studying many lessons throughout long days and nights for a chance that might unite the world in peace against the political fights. May the “Giant of Africa,” forever be blessed with bountiful resources and beautiful people adorned in colorful attire that compliments bright, welcoming smiles.  Everlasting is the ancient works of art that paved the way to creative starts impressing upon us with permanent, influential marks of literature, proverbs, poetry, and music spreading the word. Oh Nigeria, thank you for delivering personal ties and bringing strong values into my life, which allowed me to see the world through another pair of eyes with no lies…as it is.

-Original piece published in: A Star is Born RD V: All Around the World & The Neighborhood Award for a chance to win the Performance of The Year award.  Each week there’s a new challenge with specific tasks that must be carried out. This week it was all about celebrating the arts around the world. Each nominee was asked to host a nation from a short list and I picked Nigeria for selfish reasons to pay homage to my cherished Nigerian, family and friends to recognize the many qualities they’ve introduced into my life.

A big thank you to all of my supporters who managed to keep me in this competition week-over-week with your generous votes. Last week, I slipped down a notch to number five with controversy, but this week I reclaimed my fourth place spot.  I have no idea what’s in store for round VI but be sure to tune in Sunday night cause I just might win this thing if you all stand by my side. 

 

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