Formerly, "This is Africa/fyeahAfrica".
(Profile Photo by Mama Casset)
I do not endorse any of the products or opinions shared on this site, nor do I claim any of the work posted here to be my own - except where stated. All posts originally made by me are credited. If no credit is given then the work is either my own/written by me or reblogged from another source.
A LITTLE ABOUT ME:
Based in Cape Town, South Africa
From Lagos, Nigeria
Want to advertise through us? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
(As an unemployed media student, all donations go into ensuring my survival in this cruel world and future projects I hope to embark on).
(since Oct. 21th 2012)
Thank you! Appreciate the follow!
preferably one that is easily customizable, incorporates social media badges, allows the creation of additional pages, shows text in a readable format, etc.
basically one that is similar to the one I currently have, and looks like a ‘legit’ blog/site.
When I passed the windows yesterday
I passed into a night buttered
With stars like the yellow petals
Of the acacia on the black soil
On which it stands.
I plunged into a treachery of winding lanes
Into an eclipse of the sun.
I heard murmurs and groans of childbirth
And could not tell
From which unhinged door they came:
The doors were too close together.
Three neighbours met,
And after a hurried, “I give you rest”
The two young men stood aside for the old man
To pass and then picked their way
In the opposite direction towards the alley
On the left.
They were thieves who robbed with violence
But still they stood aside for the old man
And he thanked them.
In a bereaved world questions and comments
Fall on unhearing ears.
Only silence, understanding and
Belonging can put
A blind man’s stick in the hands
Of a searcher in that night.
The crumbling walls have leaned
On their chests for decades!
The toll of breathing has shredded
Their lungs, and their eyes are sore
With the smoke of the wicker lamps.
And now we all stand at the edge
Of an abyss
Afraid to plunge headlong, or
Return to the dark of the night with them!