Sitting at the window with my hand resting on its sill
I am staring outside at the beauty of nature
This place is peaceful but out there is war
Man pitting war against his fellow
Women spiting each other
Power abused like codeine
Love, no place for it in a world that chooses to ignore it
Tearing kindness and chewing off innocent children
Our lands are decaying
Our culture becoming extinct.
Bibiana Ossai © 2017.
Break up, make up, tear each other apart
Where do we stand?
For how long are we going to bear the burden of our feelings?
Even with the distance that pushes us apart.
Continue reading “My Kind of Love Story.”
East meets West, North meets South
Happy finds joy, Love finds life
At first sight, I pray we fall in love
An everlasting oath to be cherished
To confront death and be bound by joy
What other soulful conviction is there
than a love that unites and lights two different worlds?
Continue reading “Wildflower Love.”
“We Will Rise” is a CNN film that showcases young women overcoming incredible odds to change their lives and do extraordinary things in their society. It is a mission by Michelle Obama, America’s first lady with the help of other strong women like CNN’s Isha Sesay, Meryl Streep and Freida Pointo. We Will Rise is one of the most compelling film-documentary that I watched in the last days of year 2016 and it made me realise that despite the fact Nigeria is evolving in so many great ways, there are a lot to be done to improve eradicate educational discrimination in some parts of the country.
Continue reading “Becoming Somebody II.”
Mama, I hear the field is green and the roses are red
The wildflowers are growing in the farmlands and
I just wonder when the girls will be one, Mama
When will the girls be like the boys?
Free like the air with a voice of authority
When will I truly live?
Mama, why cannot the girls be like Papa,
Working day and night to be somebody
Let me run till my feet grow weary
Let me fly till my wings grow faint
There is more to me as there is to life but
Doing nothing and being ill-informed is going to eat me up like a canker worm
Tell me Mama, am I just a sold out slave to nothing and everybody?
A help mate you say I am but how can I help when
I am just a bag of culture, religion, norms and limitations.
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Photo Credit: Diva Diaries.
Bibiana Ossai © 2016.
Born Eagles, birth to fly
With wings trained to soar
Let us stand strong together
As we face head-on the disparity
that causes poverty.
Continue reading “We Are Nigeria.”
This is an ode to God in the various common African languages ranging from Igbo to Spanish. God has been merciful upon Africa just like the Israelites in the bible so…
Continue reading “GOD IN AFRICA.”