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“The Rainbow”

Our people say             When the Rain falls, It pours not on Emeka’s roof alone But Even the patches of soft weed in Dolapo’s yard Are bathed and they...

No Open Mic? No Problem: How to Organize Your Own Poetry Reading

Written by Ami Mattison In my previous article, “4 Reasons You Should Perform Your Poetry,” I discussed how performing or reading your poetry to others could strengthen and enhance...

SWEET SEX SONG

Sex is a duet, son Not a solo song I plead guilty for singing alone Playing my Organ with my hands When I was young Yea, I was wrong....

Why, how, and what???

I binge on YouTube videos a lot and recently I came across Simon Sinek’s video where he talked about “Start with Why." It is an...

Poetry and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Facts and Figures Global unemployment increased from 170 million in 2007 to nearly 202 million in 2012, of which about 75 million are young women...

HUGS

It's wondrous what a hug can do A hug can cheer you when you're blue A hug can say "I love you so." Or, "Gee, I have...

11 Tips for Spoken Word Beginners

  Written by Ami Mattison In 2002, I began touring and performing spoken word in a serious way, and I’ve been doing so ever since, earning a modest...

MY WORST BLOW JOB.

I didn’t mean to do it I'm shaking and my fist is clenching I’m biting as my lips get swollen My mind is racing & profusely I’m sweating Excitement jerks...

Tell Mr. Governor I do not Ask for Much

When I wake up under the bridge each morning, I call my mother, I tell her to go inside the house and wait, that this thing is...

I Am NOT a NERD! By Lirim Ramosaj

Question: What’s a “nerd?” Well…according to Webster’s dictionary: “A derogatory term for a person who is intellectually knowledgeable or bright, but socially inept.” “Socially Inept??!” SOCIALLY INEPT????! Trust me…I...