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Trapped

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Trapped.

To be held against one’s will.

But what if it is my will that barged in and handcuffed me?

What if it’s my power to fight and defend myself that has chosen to surrender the white flag and be taken as a prisoner of war?

My mind is a fortress.

But does it keep away evil or does it lock me out from everything good?

These thoughts are everywhere,

They keep coming…

I’m surrounded. Continue reading “Trapped”

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How does anyone keep positive in these times?

Hey guys!

More than ever before, I feel like my emotions have been on a rollercoaster. One moment I’m happy and hopeful, the next I’m flat on my back on the floor imagining the Grim reaper’s visit. Okay, maybe not that dramatic, but you get the picture. Lol.

Continue reading “How does anyone keep positive in these times?”

Posted in 30 days blogging challenge, Poetry

February Prompts – Day 3

Looking for you

The night fell upon me,

It seized every glimmer of light in me,

My joy ceased,

I became a shadow,

Fitting perfectly in the dark.

The night fell upon me,

My words broke down into whispers,

Fear shrouded my little heart,

I prayed for death to seal the deal,

Hope fleeted in the cold wind.

In the darkest of night,

You held my silver tears in your nail pierced hands,

You drew me close even when every one was distant,

You heard my whispers in the dark,

And you answered them.

-Mfon Etuk, 2020

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Have You Had a Mental Health Check Lately?

I live in a society where words like ‘mental health’ are easily associated with running mad on the streets. In a lot of circles, people still believe it’s just a lingua for lazy youth who can’t toughen up to the harsh realities of life. They couldn’t be farther from the truth.

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Posted in Poetry

The Night the Clouds Shed Tears

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The stars all ran to hide,

The moon took cover,

Darkness enveloped the once bright sky,

Silent whispers of a love forbidden,

One no one could speak about.

The clouds exploded in pain,

Akin to labour pains,

For lo, it had held on too long,

What was once good had turned into poison,

Vapors turned to droplets,

Then came the torrents! Continue reading “The Night the Clouds Shed Tears”

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The Girl Who Almost Killed Herself

It was my second day in the ward. I could see all the distressed faces— my mom, my dad, and even my brothers looked sad. I shut my eyes hard, trying to picture myself in another place. A peaceful place. A quiet place. Where is that white light they say people see when they’re about to crossover?

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