…The Gospel: Ist Entry…

By: Chikodili Ochuba

Level: 1

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“Readjust your gaze”

Earthquakes, land slides, hurricanes, storms, wars, genocides, plane crash, road accidents, poverty, sickness, pain, unemployment, insanity, betrayal, sufferings, imprisonment, helplessness, death, hatred… Has plagued man since as long as we can think of and earlier than our memory has in record. We live in an imperfect world where trials and challenges abound. Mothers watch kids die and they can do nothing to get them back to life. The more we pray for the ills that we see to come to a stop the more innovative evil gets and we wonder, “what went wrong? ” Continue reading

…4-5-6…

By: Ebuka Nwachukwu

Level: 2

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4: HOW DO I KNOW THAT I KNOW?

Socrates speaks: Right from my earliest years [when exactly I do not know] I have never taken a thing said to me at face value

Except it be God himself that speaks I will doubt

The persons that speak to me are not liars but are merely vessels of half knowledge

But I believe knowing nothing is far less dangerous than knowing a little!

Plato speaks: Pardon my mentor for his rude way of speaking [it is no way to address you learned men]

What he meant to say was that the whole lot of you are little more than puppets

Some are basic puppets: puppets of culture, religion and group think. Hands and legs move only when moved

But there are still sophisticated mannequins among you.

Sophisticated, but puppets all the same

Socrates speaks: Listen stupid ones, why do you fight in another man’s war?

Sinner why cast the first stone on a sinner?

Just as the Gorgon Medusa stares at everything but her own reflection

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…1-2-3…

By: Ebuka Nwachukwu

Level: 1

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1: You Made Me Like This

Someone once asked a terrorist why he kills without pity

“To live in Allah’s kingdom, must you destroy our city?”

But Ahmed laughed inwardly at the ignorance of this fellow

“If the nation down here wanted me would I the march to heaven follow?”

 

I once overheard the lion say he only killed because he had to eat

“If all I needed was placed before me I would only sit”

But to end the life of another is game to one particular beast

Hunger should not be the only thing satisfied at a feast Continue reading

…Figure And The Stranger…

By: Finan Fidelis-Nwoko

Level: 1

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A figure into your tent comes in
Leaving his home of comfort
For a discomfort had him driven
and the fear too of being cut short

Hence into this stranger’s eyes he looks
With hopes as high as mountain.
A stranger who has spent his life on books
and has forfeited much just to train Continue reading

…The Women: Review…

By: Cruella

Level: 1

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Last week I saw the trailer for this movie and decided that I must see it. I don’t know what had my mind made up-The cast; I love Ufuoma Mcdermott- or All I have heard about Blessing Egbe.

If you haven’t seen this movie and would love to see it— SPOILERS AHEAD!!! You have been warned. Now let’s get to my humble review of this supposed “trend-setter”. Continue reading

…Aberrant Shackles…

By: Ikay Chimere

Level: 1

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“Arrrrrgghh!!!” She screamed as she hurriedly sprung up from the mattress. She quaked intensely. Lost in bewilderment, sweat seeped through every single pore. It was another terrifying episode of her nightmare series. This had ensued for weeks. She had grown weary. All she could do after each episode was get her knees to the ground and pray. Owing to condition, Sophia became pious to the core.

 

Innumerable appointments with so-called pastors and clergymen had come and gone. Such “prayer meetings” came to a grand halt after an ugly sexual harassment from a shameless “Prophet.” She strongly believed she could also reach that same deity through personal prayers. That, she resorted to; yet, the nightmares obstinately persisted and grew worse every fortnight. Continue reading

…My First Movie Premiere…

By: Arc

Level: 3

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I settled for Lana Del Rey inspired blue-jeans-white-shirt costume, I sure did not want to over dress; I wasn’t a star in the movie, there was no need to whip out a three piece…An optical illusion made me believe the premiere would start at 2pm and I arrived SPAR (Filmhouse Cinema Old GRA Port Harcourt) at 1:40 (I’m quite the early bird)…I obtained my ticket from Miss Nkoli Os’kar (the one who scripted the movie and who invited me). She made me see clearly:

Red Carpet 2pm

Premiere by 3pm Continue reading