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chit-chat / french fries
« on: February 27, 2004, 05:47:28 PM »
This is the story of a man who had just arrived in London from Nigeria for his first visit.

For lunch, his uncle took him to McDonalds for the first time. Of all that was served to him, he liked the fries most.

So one day, his uncle went to work and gave him some money to go to McDonalds.

The man wanted to ask for fries but he didn't know what it was called so he asked the cashier
can I please have the yam that you cut in pieces?

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chit-chat / A moral question for u
« on: February 27, 2004, 05:43:05 PM »
This is an imaginary situation, but it may be interesting deciding what you would do.

The situation:
You are in the West, and there is a huge flood in progress. Many homes have been lost, water supplies compromised, and infrastructure destroyed.

Let's say you're a photographer out getting still photos for a news service, traveling alone, looking for particularly poignant scenes.

If you were to stumble across Olusegun Obasanjo struggling to keep from being swept away in a raging river and you had a choice of rescuing him or getting a Pulitzer prize-winning photograph of the death of a President, what shutter speed would YOU use?

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Member Poetry / my dream
« on: January 29, 2004, 10:02:46 PM »
I see us, walking hand in hand
Leaving our footprints
In the soft, sunset sand

I see you, so gentle and fair
The full moonlight
Shining off your golden hair

I see myself, looking at you
Knowing I love you so
Hoping you love me as much too

I see us, sharing our hearts
Knowing we are together
Even though distance keeps us apart

I see us, living our dreams
Trusting in each other
Feeling what true love means

I see our worlds, becoming one
Feeling amazed and blessed
For what God has provided and done

Then sadly I awake, with the morning light
But know I will be with you again
When I fall asleep tonight

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Member Poetry / the moment you said"hello"
« on: January 29, 2004, 10:09:30 PM »
I don't know what it was
About the word you said,
Which on that certain day
Caused me to turn my head.

When I looked into your eyes
I could see my hopes and dreams,
And each time I hear your voice
I know what forever means.

There isn't a star I wouldn't give you
I'll say the sweetest words you've ever heard,
Not a day will pass, when I won't be there
I know all this from your one simple word.

Your smile tells the truth
And I know without a doubt,
In my heart, from the start
You were the one I couldn't live without.

What is this word you said
Which gave me the greatest love I could know?,
I've loved you from the moment you spoke
'The Moment You Said "Hello"

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Member Poetry / happy ending
« on: January 29, 2004, 10:07:16 PM »
Once upon a time...
it was the morning of my years.
and with these feet I diligently tread
the sands of the ancient ages.
these hands fought those battles
that delivered to me my freedom.
these eyes saw into the distance,
deciphering even the spirits' shadows.
these lips produced mellifluous notes
that carried far into moonlit nights.
 
Once upon a time...
it was the morning of my years.
but today the darkness engulfs me
like a blanket of dark rain clouds.
as fire wood burns into effluvium,
so does my existence gently ebb away.
now, i am weak and feeble
and my sight is dim with age.
my limbs shake like Aspen leaves
and my voice is raspy and faint.
 
Once upon a time...
it was the morning of my years.
but behold my night has come.
yet my antique heart is not aggrieved
for i see my essence etched in time.
now, my fighting days may be over,
but my victories are preserved for posterity.
now, my singing days may be long gone
but my melodies will echo for generations.
though my night has finally come
my mornings will never fade away.

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Member Poetry / my friend.
« on: February 01, 2004, 10:30:11 PM »
I like Your ears,
They are always attentively listening.

I like Your lips,
They always are smiling.

I like your heart,
Its always encouraging.

I like Your eyes,
They see me than physically.

I like your words,
They do so much of Healing.

I like you,
You are my Friend,
You are in my heart
and I love having you there

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Member Poetry / lets start an affair
« on: February 02, 2004, 09:56:59 PM »
Lets start an affair without fear,
And learn to bear each others burden,
Just as the sky floods our eyes with golden rays of sunlight,

Let me carry you on my eagle-mind,
And lift you far above into the sky,
Above the mirror face of the sea,
And listen to the orchestra composed by the heavenly birds,
And through the valley of loneliness,
Across the sea of despair,

Let me shower you with the abundance of my love,
My life of pain should be over,
The life of loneliness is not the best,

Lets start an affair without fear,
And learn each others burden to share

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Member Poetry / before u say adieu
« on: February 02, 2004, 09:53:58 PM »
Why not sit down and chew
these words that I throw to you

My heart is strong but still breaks in silence
You gave no leave to my willing tongue to explain

And now my tongues' use is to me no more
than an unstringed harp that knows no touch to tune its harmony

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Member Poetry / a day
« on: February 14, 2004, 05:09:48 PM »
If for a day
we but play
and forget swords
and stop words
then maybe
tomorrow's eve
would be our kindred
and free us from hatred
as daily for gain
to reachse we cause pain
all in seek of wealth
fabled to bestow health
but is this true
or are you free
with stark poverty manifest
every where you seek to rest
while living is a confusion
breeded by mans' isolation
from the ancient echelons
that wrought divine thrones,
and here we are
afraid to dare
for the very silence
is a plague of violence
so we pray
not to stray
for just a moment
fearing the torment
to our vaunted goals
and deprived souls

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Member Poetry / black song
« on: February 14, 2004, 05:11:25 PM »
The sun must have lost its memory
For it forgot to shine today
Someone must have changed the wind's melody
For tonight, it had a different tune to play
I wonder who stole the moon
And made the darkness drag on
I think I've lost my silver-spoon
For there's no glitter in this black song

My friend who pastes diamonds in the sky at night
Only to peel them off in the morning
Taught me to read between wrong and right
How come I didn't see the warning?
I know if Cupid hadn't lost his arrow
He would have sent it to where went wrong
Perhaps we should start afresh - "Hallo!.....
....My name's Kunle; ever heard my Black song?

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Member Poetry / me
« on: February 14, 2004, 05:12:18 PM »
I am a sweet dream
I am a flowing love stream
I am a natural king
And I can fly the skies of life even with one wing
I am an unshaken love warrior
Perhaps that's why my emotions are so pure
I am an heavenly flower
I blossom even at the 11th hour
I am a sad song
Somehow, I tend to cherish that bond
I'm the heart-beat of a living picture
Every poem; every line I write fulfils the scriptures
I am cold flame
I'm a cousin to sensational pain
After the 19th, I am the next cloud
I am the twinkle in God's eye that makes the angels proud
I happen to be one man's ten-minute mistake
I am "Kunle Mayowa.....unfortunately - Olawale"

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Member Poetry / why, africa why
« on: February 14, 2004, 05:13:12 PM »
Why should we be living in Poverty.
When our lands are filled with plenty?
Why wouldn't we be labelled the "Dark Continent"
When we fill our countries with ethnic hatred?

Why do we still enslave ourselves?

Why can't we live together in peace
Instead of tearing ourselves' to pieces?
Why are we our brothers' killers?
Instead of being our brothers' keepers?

Why do we allow our children to die?
Why, dear Africa, why?

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Member Poetry / mama's bosom
« on: February 14, 2004, 05:14:22 PM »
Days without summer
Nights without wonders
Dry tongues complain
Clamouring for the long-awaited rain
How long can we wait
For the clouds to give way?

Hearts full of pains
Love full of pains
Fledglings fall in love
Professing what they know not
What then shall we say
If this love begets hate?

O let me fall to mama's bosom
To that tender hand that makes me blossom
Her tears have been my rain
My cares have her pain
And if all that matters should go away
I've found a love that will stay

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Member Poetry / the beggar
« on: February 14, 2004, 05:17:09 PM »
from sun-up to sun-down, she's there
sitting cross-legged on her old rugged mat
in fair and foul weather she's a constant feature
the sun shines down in earnest on her bent back
no shelter form the wrath of the pelting rain
straggly locks of hair depending from a scaly scalp
parched lips moving pathetically in soliloquy
gnarled fingers steadfastly clutching her bowl
rheumy eyes fervently scanning her surroundings
in its bony enclave, her frail heart is ever hopeful
expecting the emergence of a benevolent soul
one who will flip a coin or fold a note into her bowl
from sun-up to sun-down, she's there
sitting cross-legged on her old rugged mat

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Member Poetry / bride of africa
« on: February 14, 2004, 05:18:07 PM »
Jewel of the savannah
lotus of the rainforest
their is none under the sun
comparable to thee.
Queen of the night
goddess of the dawn,
the pride of Africa
the bride of Africa
none rivals your beauty
as your hair floats
in the winds of the Sahara,
your eyes call
in the depths of the Niger,
and your lips flow
with the heat of coals.
Oh daughter of the earth
your virtues
are rooted in the mangrove swamps
and yes your hips
tell of rhythms
as passionate as your mysteries
which enthrals and haunts
all who behold you.
The subtleness of your kisses
shadows the intoxication of wine,
for your honeyed nectars
throb with desires
as exotic as tropical flowers.
Bride of Africa
the wellspring of life
your lush breasts
makes the peaks of Kilamanjaro
kneel in worship,
even as the torrential rain
soothes all with the warmth
of your bosom
and yes your fertility
defies mortal reasoning
for you undulate with seasons
known only by your heritage
whose royal hue
you bestowed
on the earth your home

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