You’re Loved & You Belong Here

You deserve to be loved not only by those around you but by the most important person in your life — YOU. Practicing self-love can be challenging for many of us, especially in times when we face serious challenges.

because melancholic, a poem

because melancholic these thoughts make me think of a time before the coital pleasure of two jolted me from a still state of nothingness to this ever spinning ball of madness overwhelms my frail grip on hope if now these thoughts tilt towards death do not make me feel guilty for feeling sad this darkness […]

this is how they become the water that sink their boats

this is how they become the water that sink their boatseveryone was happy,she was the only sad one, a stroll to the marketno negotiation neededshe bought, made a knotand dangled lifeless before dawn loved ones had to untieboth ends of the ropeand live with the tragedy he can’t trace the source of his sadnessnone could […]

Sunday Musing || When It feels Like God’s On Leave

“Rejoice in the Lord always.” Philippians 4:4 Through the above quoted five words, God shows us that internal joy cannot be tied to external circumstances. When one is unemployed, when flaws are exposed, and when most meaningful relationships were broken or dysfunctional, God reminds us that joy in the Lord is still possible. God does not […]

How A Boy Finds Closure

How A Boy Finds Closure when a boy loses grip on life, he turns to poetry:that gives rhythm to silence,  light to darkness,colours to monochrome,sinew to dry bones in poetry, a boy finds the magic of metaphorin falling s                  c                   […]

Don’t Die (On Depression)

DON’T DIE na pesin wey mek you smile naim dey take him life every day he dey laugh but for night na cry gold fit dey shine like head wey oyel dey, but naim rust still dey rush depression na real, my brother, no be wash. she get that fine voice wey fit make you […]

SMH | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 363: SMH To the secrets entombed in frozen time and the symphony of dirges we mime To the feelings we couldn’t bear but consumed in bottles of beer To the ill thoughts that bloomed in hearts that are oasis of doom To many enemies groomed by actions assumed To hatred resumed by stereotypes exhumed […]

Nobody Cares | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 362: NOBODY CARES Eyes watching and ears listening Ideals capsizing and ideas conspiring Thoughts sinking and dreams drowning: Drops fallen and dusts rising Hearts broken and love forsaken Time fleeting and hopes beaten Foundations shaken and promises broken Questions asked and answers hidden Souls scared and faces masked Limbs amputated and hands hanging Poets […]

Of Depression And Suicide | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 357: long walk to nowherelost wars to no onelung worn by frostbitesboxed by his own fears and after a long stare at shooting starsBolade shut his aching eyescalling on dead gods like a dying priestdangling from his rope destination reached: his fearsconquered in the cold hands of death #365DaysOfPoetry#Pengician #SSA Enjoyed reading? Please leave […]

eBook: You’re Loved And You Belong Here by Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

Depression is real. On daily basis, many take their lives to escape from the hurt and frustration that colour their lives in ugly shades of grey. Naturally, humans desire to be loved, appreciated and even crave validation from loved ones, but not all seem to get this desire evenly satisfied. Subtly, love-starved souls slip into […]

I Was There All The Time

POEM 59: I WAS THERE ALL THE TIME It’s been a while,  oh daughter of lights You’ve been searching for peace  in some void. Woods with the hunter forest boy Desert with a peasant Arabian boy Glaciers with a savage Eskimo You’ve searched in seasons harsh You’ve searched in seasons mild Nothing found Void still […]

Di Fronte Alle Tue Paure (Facing My Own Fears)

POEM 47: Di Fronte Alle Tue Paure (Facing My Own Fears) I told them to face their fears. They did and won.  Now I’m faced by my fears  I turn around and run.  I told them to embrace their demons They did and made peace. Now I’m visited by my own demons  I fight them and […]

Saved From Life

Yesterday, I broke out of my shell of silence. I spoke to her. She laid bare her heart like a baby, she purred her pains on me she poured. Yesterday, I was her god In me was found salvation. Yesterday, I saw beyond that smile that lures every passerby. I saw wrinkled emotions I saw […]

Sneak Peak: You Are Loved And You Belong Here

Lasting love has no boundaries or limitations. It seeks no reward for thriving in the imperfect nature of humanity, that which makes all of our personal connections so vastly unique. Real love triumphs over the most dangerous of evils; those that exist inside each and every one of us. The intricacies of who are intertwine […]