Spoken Word

Spoken Word: A BENIGHTED PUN by Victor Eshiet

September 9, 2021

The Sun stood still the whole of the moment I realized the reality that was before me. Reflecting soberly, I saw the emotional drainage cutting through my marrow with pains and misery. Unhelpful as a sheep led before the slaughter; so was I in my misery. Alas! Words to convey my feelings have failed me. […]

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Teenagers in the States: Poetry

June 28, 2021

She became a teenager yesterday and the next day she claimed to had found love. If only she understood what love is. She yearned to perform what she had been seeing on her TV screen and on the pages of books. “What’s the feeling like?” She thought to herself. Alas! All she wanted was to […]

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Victor Eshiet – “The Emoji”

June 14, 2021

“The Emoji” We have hidden under the Emoji of deception for so long a time. Like Hyenas of the forest, we’ve hidden under the Emoji laughing away our sorrows in the midst of it all. We’ve laughed through our pains, betrayals, anguish and deception. We thought we’d find cadence in the greener lands of our […]

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Wisdom Of My Father: Mother is Supreme

March 24, 2021

Listen attentively to my wisdom thou son of my loins. Wisdom lies with age but fools despise her, but you my son shall be wise if you adhere to my teachings. No one on earth will ever loves you like your mother. Motherhood comes with pains and agony but she endures them all for your […]

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Breath by Victor Eshiet

November 23, 2020

When men say there’s a casting down Never write-off a man who’s still breathingFor breath has the ability to transform a man During creation, God breathed into manThe breath signified Dominion, power, temerity etc.Without breath no man can be braveFor a dead man is worst an animal When men say there’s a casting down, breathWhen […]

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WISDOM OF MY FATHER (Episode 3)

November 23, 2020

Listen to me and gain wisdomHear my wisdom and gain understandingFor a man of wisdom thrives even in the harshest of circumstanceThough a man be with much rubies todayWithout wisdom he will be brought down to earthListen to the words of my mouth today and be wiseBe wise as a serpent Today I speak to […]

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Wisdom of My Father: (Episode 2)

November 23, 2020

Liquor Listen to your father my sonFor wisdom is better than rubiesBe attentive to my instructions and be wiseFor the simple despises wisdomAnd suffers the repercussion of his follyIncline your ears to my wisdom and be wiseFor a wise man keeps company with the wiseBut a foolish chap is seen in the company of mischief […]

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God bless America

November 23, 2020

America! America!! America!!! A land so blessed by GodA place of refuge and succour to every race under this terrestrial ballA land surged out of fireA land under bondage of colonial masters fought to earn her freedomA land flowing with milk and honeyA power and a great force of reckoning on mother EarthAnd perhapsThe greatest […]

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What Is Life by Victor Eshiet

November 20, 2020

What is Life Shakespeare puts it this way:‘Life’s but a walking shadowA poor player that struts and fretsHis hours upon the stageAnd is seen no more’ To some, life is but a hoaxTo some, life is a temporary place where they pass from to another phaseAnd to some, ‘You’ll Only Live Once’ What is Life […]

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LOVE GONE SOUR

November 19, 2020

Love is a beautiful thing Love was innocent until she was prankedAs tender as she was,Love was made a fool amidst the duskShe whined and yearn to be loved even when she was love herself Without no iota of doubtLove was tossed to and fro and to this endConsciousness in her inn was in shambles […]

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