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 […]

The Circle of Life | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 323: THE CIRCLE OF LIFE chickens still wait for cornby the door of my granny’s kitchen,where sun once rose with a daughterin skin of gold, and set with a son,with silvery dreams little girls still dance in twilight,clad in the nakedness of innocence,their chests bare, where breasts ought to be,their scarves wild, flowing in […]

Silence | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 291: SILENCE I read her eyes likeparagraphs of unspoken wordsbereft of punctuation, her tears flowfrom the top of the pageto the bottom of the samefor she have not much to saywith words her tears isa stream of roaring silence. Beautiful as it seems, this silence of hers,voice in a deep sleep,lost in groanings unheardfor […]

God’s Plan (ii) | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 266: GOD’S PLAN (ii) From me to God: Dear God, good morning, FatherWhy do I feel like you slept last night? While I slept, as the manner of men is,you also laid you down to sleep? It’s dawn but look, the sun is gone.Not one bird tweet a song. The little plans I tried […]

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 […]

Melancholia – Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 112: MELANCHOLIA I hear a dirge of birds Sweeping down like windstorms raising doubts and dust as it whoosh along. Can feel depths of dissatisfaction Hanging loosely on every note Dropping to a descendo  itching my ears piercing my spines with the sweet pain that tags along when one swallows a honey bee and […]

The Discus – Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

The lazy man’s mantra: ‘I can…but I won’t POEM 109: THE DISCUSS Pessimist: I love being tortured, I love the anguish. I know no pains… I love hate but I’m peaceful. Voice of Reason: Beginnings are always scary Blurry, unknown and atimes funny. Endings are usually sad,  but it’s the middle that counts. Pessimist: I […]