Invictus

By William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeoning of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul

 

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The Heartbreak

By Friedrich Leonard

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Lost in the throbbing maze of music
Dancing without much ado
Reveling in the joy of love
Losing focus of tomorrow
Rigmaroling in the belief that it never ends
Until I found myself groveling in the dark
Lost without inclination
Roaming like a shepherd-less sheep
Panting and sobbing at how quickly it ended
Never really understanding that it never kicked off
I was blind to the clear signs
Hoping and praying that she’d be the one.

My joy knew no bounds when I saw her
An Angelic damsel only beheld in the dreams
Little did I know that it was too good to be real
Led on like a sheep to the slaughter
I gingerly followed like a dummy
Now I wake up to the realization that I was just a phony
Slouching, wailing and sobbing
I ask myself “is it really over?”
I heard my inner man telling me that it never kicked off
I tried to ask my lover if it was all a show
And I discovered that I was just a joke

A pastime till something better happened
A crawling snake on a rock without a mark
I’m at the river-bank and I look for words that elude me
Thoughts that drown me
I wallow in my feelings in my pitiable state
Heartbroken, I wail
Distressed and depressed, I mourn
My lover is gone like the fleeting sun
Blown away like a chaff by the whirlwind
Our love scattered like ashes
Heartbroken and feelings shattered
We grovel to our different paths
Never to meet again
Friendship not even Possible
We leave to live our new found life on separate terrains
Goodbye, My Lover
My feelings for you ever true but now buried to never rise again

My heart pounding fast and loud as the realization sink through
My Lover, I’d never see you again
My Love for her forever and totally betrayed
Promises crumble and falter
Assurances make no sense again
I promise myself to never love again
And this I intend to keep
Love is wicked and the fruit is heartbreaks
Love not and fall in love no more.

P.S. Don’t be deceived by the name, Friedrich is a proper Naija boy. I would say more about him but he wants to remain anonymous. Sad, yeah? Ohh well, don’t let that stop you from commenting and sharing with your friends.

Endless love

I want that endless love
The kind that burns
Burns very bright
I want that endless love
The one that is both
Pain and pleasure
Both pleasure and pain
I want that endless love
The kind that is so intense
So deeply intense
I can’t seem to breathe
I want that endless love
The kind that lasts
And lasts forever.
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