‘I Don’t Want to Get Married!’

See that girl up there, well...that's me. Lol, I'm kidding, that's not me. It's just a picture I got off Google that kind of fit my mood as of now. I am Kemi, 24, brown-skinned, engaged and always hungry. I am also a hopeless romantic....I love love but love doesn't seem to love me. Sometimes …

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Life and Times 1

I closed my diary and rolled on the bed to stare at the ceiling. Then, I reached out to put off the bedside lamp and simply stayed there on my bed thinking. I had just written about my fight with Eniola, my best friend. Why did boys have to be such a problem? I turned …

Homecoming

I sat and listened as the preacher taught us:   The beginning of freedom is death And the limitation of man is life Life is a cage and death is freedom   For the immortal to be born he must die And for gold to form it must burn. Until the tree’s seed falls and …

I am Born

I struggle, I twist and turn, I roll over in stubbornness while she suffers I do not want her to suffer neither do I want her in pain But… It is she who has been assigned To introduce me to this world Even in her travail, she is determined to do so And I to …

Dance With Me II

“Yeah. Much much easier.” He teased. She smiled for the first time since he’d seen her and he had to stop himself from reaching out to touch her, she was so beautiful. “You know I’ve been searching for a dance partner for quite some time and I think you might be it.” He said on …

Dance With Me I

Lagos, Nigeria June, 2007| An exercise mat laid on the sparsely lit dance floor as a stereo played soft music in the background, Tasha Cobbs’ Grace. A lone dancer in black tights and a black top walked gracefully unto the dance floor, changing the song to Mercy Said No by Cece Winans with a swift …

Not Beyond Redemption

"Sorry I'm not the kind person I wish to be...I'm rotten inside. Please, forgive me." "No one is beyond redemption. You just need to let yourself be loved."

Soul Song

“The song of the soul breaks forth as a ray of sunlight in the darkest of moments. Your story if written with all the emotion it requires can change a life" - The Grace Ola (IG: @thegraceola)

Thoughts on Colonialism from a Person who Read and Heard but never Saw

  Opinions were clashing; the union was crumbling Selfishness and greed reigned; Every man spoke for himself, alliances threatened None was ready to back down Amidst the chaos, one wise arose and brought about a motion: Mutually beneficial- to all parties involved, primary and secondary The factions were now united but divided to conquer A …

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OkadaBooks Name: Ogunyinka Oyinkansola Amazing-Grace, Level: 400 Level, Department: Mass Communication, School: Covenant University, Word Count: 3,124 How The Great Have Fallen details the enigmatic rise and fall of controversial Nigerian Senator Baja. The tale is honestly told through the eyes of his only daughter, Nini, who is almost drowned in the vortex of her …

Death Row – TheGraceOla

“She’ll be the one here when death takes us away. She’ll be punished for what she did and I won’t feel a thing.”

The Wordsmiths

Ten minutes remaining. I want to scream and cry. But right now, I have this sinking feeling in my entire body that seems to be pulling me downwards. My heart is contracting and expanding in succession and I can’t place my focus on anything. It’s like I’m in a state of depression and all I want to do is lie down, go to sleep and wake up when this is all over. I wish.

Panic is rising from the recesses of my belly, my tongue tastes like tar and I just feel heavy.

So this is what it feels like to wait for your death. It would probably be better if someone snuck up on me and attacked unawares, killing me on the spot. Or if I was in a fight that was till the death; maybe even take a pill and never wake up. I’d either, not expect it…

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