Thursday, January 31, 2013

Poetic Thursday: An ignorant leader

Hey people,i wrote this poem sometime ago and i hope you like it.I also took @ilola's advice on scheduling posts for Poetic Thursday so you don't have to miss it.

With all that is happening in our political scene,we can only hope to have leaders with wisdom and so far,we've not had that luxury and it's evident in all that's happening in our nation.

With the innocence of his childhood buried deep in his pride

His mouth exuded ignorance

Ignorance considered wisdom by the more ignorant listeners

Their ignorance placed upon his head a crown

And on his hand a mantle of leadership

He says run

And they all run without asking any questions

After all, he is the one filled with wisdom

Their ignorance is a crime on their unborn

The unborn that will be welcomed by an ignorant leader

But worse still

A very ignorant father

A crime is committed against the unborn

A crime perpetrated by an ignorant leader

Hiding under false wisdom

Friday, January 25, 2013

Poetic Thought: Heaven i need a touch

Hey people,i trust the year is going well so far? For me,the year is definitely going to be great because it has started great already.Poetic Thursday is now looking more like poetic Friday lol.Sometimes i get sooooo caught up with work and all and i forget to make posts.Anyway,whether poetic thursday ot friday,the most important thing na make the poetic dey,abi? LOL

I've gotten my poem mojo back.There came a point in my life where i wrote at least a poem each day.Now,i'm kinda getting back to that and it's feeing good.What i've still not gotten back to at all is music.What is happening to me?! Anyway,lemme let you enjoy the poem jare,i wrote it early this week and i feel we'd all be able to relate to it.

Heaven i need a touch

Heaven i need a touch

Not the one from the evening breeze caressing my bare skin

Not the one from the sand wrapped loosely around my feet

Not the one from the sounds traveling through my ears

Or from the beautiful scenery caressing my naked eyes

I need a different touch

A touch that would make

A touch that would make me different




Heaven i need a touch

But not that of water when i'm standing in a pool

Or that of butterflies when i'm in the midst of the garden

But a lasting touch that will change everything

Friday, January 18, 2013

Poetic Thought: Through the eyes of a child

Hey people,i trust you week has been great.I skipped 'Poetic Thursdays' yesterday to respond to the BBC booklist i was tagged on and so to make up,i am putting up this poem for your sole enjoyment just to compensate for missing Poetic Thursdays.Read on,enjoy,comment,share but don't copyright.LOL

The world has changed.It's as if we're journeying to our own destruction.The funny thing is we quest for a better life,advancement and all,but we somehow are going in the opposite direction.Have you read the news lately? You rarely see anything good or watch anything good on TV.It's one disaster or another,one pain,scary,disheartening news or another.At a point i even stopped reading newspapers cos i was tired of all that was on the news.The things happening in the world gave birth to this poem.Again,read,enjoy and share if you will.  

Through the eyes of a child

I woke up this morning
I didn't want to leave my bed
The world is different
We invited them all
We called them from their slumber
Maybe i should look differently
Because from one end of the world to the other
The sight is heart breaking
So i will look at the world through the eyes of a child
Where my biggest problem is what to eat
Who to play with
What to play with
My next fascination
Where there's laughter
Where i am the center of attention
Mother's love
Father's love
Brother's love
Sister's love
Everybody's love
I have chosen to look at the world through the eyes of a child
That way life is beautiful
Through the eyes of a child
Everyone is good
Everyone is a friend
Not someone to be looked at with suspicion
Or someone to be hated
I choose to look at the world through the eyes of a child
At least for a today
That way i know life would be beautiful

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The BBC booklist tag thingy

Hey people,i trust you've been great.I've been simply awesome as always and i've been away because i've been quite busy.Anyway,@atilola tagged me on this BBC booklist thingy and when i saw the list,the first thing that crossed my mind was "my enemies are at work",don't laugh o because this is a serious matter.I mean,i have read lots of books.From Dan Brown to Mario Puzo to John Grisham to James Patterson to Sydney Sheldon to John Sanford to James Hardley Chase and a host of others.Now the question is,why would BBC skip the books from these great authors? Now you see where my enemies came in abi? Anyway,lemme just get right into it and please,if you're laughing at me,don't it discretely,don't let me catch you cos i'm ashamed of myself for this.I read Kane and Abel just last year and Animal Farm was in secondary school (thank God for secondary school,choi!!!).And they said movies don't even count,talk about enemies plotting evil!!!

Copy and do a blog post on it. Bold those books you've read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish or read an excerpt. Asterisks mean I've read the book over and over again. Tag 25 (book loving) bloggers, and inform them on their blog about the tag.

[Watching the movies does not count ].

Please feel free to tag yourself.

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien (this counts are three books, as it is a trilogy)

2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman (also counts as three books, as it is a trilogy)

4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams

5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling

6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne

8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell

9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis

10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë

11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller

12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë

13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks

14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier

15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger

16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame

17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

19. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres

20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy

21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

22. Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone, JK Rowling

23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling

24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling

25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien

26. Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy

27. Middlemarch, George Eliot

28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving

29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck

30. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson

32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez

33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett

34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens

35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl

36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson

37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute

38. Persuasion, Jane Austen

39. Dune, Frank Herbert

40. Emma, Jane Austen

41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery

42. Watership Down, Richard Adams

43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald

44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas

45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh

46. Animal Farm, George Orwell

47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens

48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy

49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian

50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher

51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett

52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck

53. The Stand, Stephen King

54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth

56. The BFG, Roald Dahl

57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome

58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell

59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer

60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky

61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman

62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden

63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough

65. Mort, Terry Pratchett

66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton

67. The Magus, John Fowles

68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett

70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding

71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind

72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell

73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett

74. Matilda, Roald Dahl

75. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding

76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt

77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins

78. Ulysses, James Joyce

79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens

80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson

81. The Twits, Roald Dahl

82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith

83. Holes, Louis Sachar

84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake

85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy

86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson

87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons

89. Magician, Raymond E Feist

90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac

91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo

92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel

93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett

94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

95. Katherine, Anya Seton

96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer

97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez

98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson

99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot

100. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie

Happy new year to you all,may this year bring us good things and make us achieve the things we don't believe we'll achieve in 10 years.In Jesus name,Amen!!!