Staying Relevant Goes Beyond Looks

Hello Debwritesblog lovers, I’m here again. Fourth post in a week and it feels so good. That feeling to be inspired and share is second to none *well, only a writer will understand that part*? We pray for more inspiration, no more writer block and the time to share, Amen??

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Saying No

I used to feel terrible whenever I say No to someone. I feel I am being rude and I have hurt someone’s feelings. I feel more terrible when I have to ignore the person so I can avoid turning them down to their face. Most times, I realized I end up hurting myself more than the person I’m scared to hurt. Because eventually, I discover what I have accepted to…

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Wrong Choices

‘You are going to be a father’ ‘No! No baby, not yet. We are not ready’ He panicked She cried He managed to convince her how the child is coming at the wrong time They are still in school And still rely on their parents for survival It can’t happen now She agreed The child was not given a chance to decide its fate

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From the Archives: Acrostic Poem

Hey dears, trust you are having a beautiful day. Mine has been so far and I am hopeful it would end just so. It’s another day to share another write up from my archive. This was written as an undergraduate for one of my creative writing class. We were asked to share an acrostic poem with our names. And here is mine: D – Dragging my feet all day E – Enduring…

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Hold a Girl Down

Hello handsome, I guess you are beginning to get tired of trying Yeah! Trying so hard at pleasing them all But your charm is shallow She doesn’t need you telling her about your exs Or how low you earn She doesn’t need to hear about your sexual prowess all the time You can’t even take her out on a date Without blabbing all about your life You need to up…

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When Does Childbearing Become Shameful?

‘Her son is barely 6 months and she’s pregnant again?’ ‘I used to think she would be one who understands what child spacing mean?’ ‘Child spacing??? Her first child was just 8 months when she had her second.’ ‘Jesus! She is so shameful to womanhood.’ ‘I even used to think she is a career woman and would take time to pursue her career instead of birthing up and down like a dog.…

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Letting Go

So many times in our lives, we hold on tight to the most mundane thing we ought to let go. The only reason we find ourselves holding on to this is because we lack the strength to let go. A bad habit you wish to stop but feel you cannot, a friend that keeps bringing you down, that toxic relationship that keeps tearing you apart piece by pieces, that terrible…

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From the Archives: The Night

I am back again with another post from my archives. This was written in 2011. After reading this, I really wonder what was going through my mind as I penned this down…I really wish… Souls moan in anguish of our cruelty Hens return to roost The goats stop bleating Birds cease to fly Men retire to their bosom And lovers cling to each other Vehicles seek their parking lot I…

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