Non Fiction

We Pick Up Broken Things…

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Non Fiction

Dear Orifunke Lawal

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Non Fiction

We All Wear Masks

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For some time now, I have been thinking about sex and where we all get the knowledge of it. I have been in gatherings where the need for sex talks between parents and their kids have been well emphasized (not overemphasized). I have heard stories about teenagers who have made great mistakes simply because they got their knowledge of sex from the wrong source. I have seen old men who regret not knowing about sex before having it. I have read stories of molestation, abuse, rape, failures of the formal sex education, premarital sex etc. and I have come to the conclusion that We Need More Sex Talks.

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Dear Uncle,

Yes, it is not a mistake. It is not a dream. It is me, Ayanla. I will not be surprised or disappointed if you decide not to read this letter further because I know I do not deserve your attention and should even be grateful that you have read to this point and are still reading. Uncle, I want to say sincerely, I AM SORRY.

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My son, count me among them

Count me amount the ones who killed this place

I declare myself guilty this day

Count me among the silent dodos

Count me along the cowards that refused to die

Among those who refused to fight evil

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​ Last week, a friend asked me a question so many people must have been meaning to ask me but have not just because they

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History will remember us

How you led us to the gallows

Amidst cheers from your wicked fellows.

How you inserted us into ropes

And then you let go…you let go…

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  No one jokes with the priest. I do not know why he is called Priest, maybe because he used to pastor the Anglican church

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What if my clock stopped And your clock stopped And her clock stopped And his clock stopped Ticking… What if time stood still and the

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If you look closely at that picture, you will see that I am not smiling. This is not because not I was hungry or anything.

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