Closer To Source

Dusk was fast setting in

And I, caught between the wall and a candlelight 

The little lumen cast a silhouette on the barrier

Faint it was but clearly forming


The closer the light came

The larger the umbra

And the converse was also true

Then my consciousness awakened


Dusk wore on

And the Opaque Blanket finally fell

In my strengthened realization

It was obvious, I thought

The closer I am to my Light

The bigger He makes me 

And no matter what I’m up against

This one truth remains eternal – 


The closer I am to The Light

The bolder I am made to be

In myself, I am nothing

In Him, I am everything


The Naked Convos Presents The Writer Competition 2016

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The Writer Competition is an online ‘reality’ writing competition created by TheNakedConvos which has been run for 3 successful editions, where contestants are given a topic or theme to write on each week and you, the public, as well as our judges, assess them and vote to keep the best writers in the game until we have one writer left standing, our winner – The Writer. The online reality aspect of the competition stems from the fact that evictions are done live online via social media platforms. Over the last three editions, we have had great competitions and this year it promises to be more exciting with higher quality writing, more drama and more at stake.

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Homeschooling in Nigeria – A follow Up

Ever since I started my blog in September 2014, my post on homeschooling in Nigeria has been my most read article yet, with it being viewed almost every other day.

Recently I received a mail from a mother who lives in Nigeria and who is homeschooling her son. She wanted to know if I homeschool my children and mentioned that she only knew of one other mother who did. According to her, it was very difficult finding others who are towing this line and I quickly discerned that for her it was an uphill task. Many don’t favor homeschooling in this part of the world.

So I thought it would be a good idea to do something that homeschooling parents in Nigeria might find interesting – a forum to ‘meet’ and share ideas, you know, establish a support system, rub minds, exchange ideas, find solutions and overall, achieve their homeschooling objectives.

If you, or anyone you know, is/are homeschooling their children and would like some form of support from people with like minds, please fill in the form below. The purpose is to keep a record that will be made available only with your consent. I however advise that, as with all personal information provided on the internet, caution should be exercised. Provide only information that you are comfortable with and tread cautiously where someone requests a face-to-face meeting, however laudable the objective.

Thank you.




I had fun

Hello guys. I’d like to say a sincere thank you for reading my musings these past few months. It has been fun doing what I love but of what use would it be if you weren’t here to encourage? So thank YOU all.

To all the featured writers who shared in my 1st blogging anniversary fun, thank you guys, for making it ‘funtastic. You rock plenty.

To everyone who took out the time to read, like and drop off their thoughts in the comments section, THANK YOU for gracing my space with your presence.

I’d be taking a break off the blogosphere for a few weeks. You’ll still see a few scheduled posts but that would be it.

Hope to see y’all when I get back.



Magic Hammer

Bonjour à tous! How are you all doing today my lovelies? Fantastic I’m sure.

This morning I bring you a dose of positivity.

I have the permission of F.G.M. to reblog this post and I’m sharing it with you all. I’m sure many already know him. He blogs at

His poetry speaks to the soul very much and I especially enjoy his visual poems. I know you’ll love this piece.☺


Just What If….

Today’s guest post is from my adorable “weirdo” Amity. 🙂 I just love her writes. They leave you thinking and wondering….who really is Amity? And when you think you’ve begun to understand, she wows you by introducing her alien friends (her muses I suppose), who often decide if, when and what she writes. 🙂

Don’t we just love Amity?

Messieurs et dames, here is Amity, doing what she knows to do best – wow us. 🙂

Just What If….

What if black was really white and white green?
Would it make a difference?
Would the black mamba be as gentle as a dove?

What if the sky was green and grasses blue?
Would it change the force of nature?
Would the sun wither in season?

What if your skin was red and mine pink?
Would we love more?
Would there be peace in the world?

What if the rainbow was colourless and the butterflies grey?
Would the rain still know when to stop?
Would life still be beautiful?

Just what if…?


The Angle

Hello my lovelies. A beautiful Sunday to you all. Throw open your windows and  just savor the essence of today.

I find this poem by Kathryn Ingrid a really nice piece to give thought to. She blogs at Enjoy! Bonne journée!

Art-Colored Glasses

Digital illo from a Photo: Gathering StormOpen a Window

Open a window; what’s outside?

Sunlight blazing far and wide?

Branches dancing in the trees

and birdsong lilting on the breeze?

Is it an evening cold with storm,

with indigo cloud banks taking form

in a palisade of lightning, hail,

and whistling ghosts in a screaming gale?

So goes the weather, for a start;

how, now, with the windows of your heart?Photo: Sunny Days

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