At a time of escalating strife
He firmly established unity
In the face of disequilibrium
He weaved an egalitarian society
Before his eyes, this dream became reality
A long walk he took to liberty
The echoes of his steps
Lingers in our memory path
He was laid to rest fulfilled
A pearl for all of humanity.
(MADIBA is the nick name given to the late
Alowo Paul Olaniyi is a Nigerian, a poet, a creative thinker and
a teacher who has written poems shared on social media. He is always a work in progress in the art of spoken word.
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We at Hinovelty happily publish the official shortlist of great souls whose creative works were approved by our judges and they are the contributors whose works will appear in 'The Phenomenal Woman Poetry Anthology‘ book. Below are their names:
Paul Alowo (Nigeria)
Dumiso Gatsha (Botswana)
Idowu Joshua (Nigeria)
Anurag A. Sharma (India)
Koketso Marishane (South Africa)
Amaka Imani Nkosazana (USA)
Trinisa M. Pitts (USA)
Paul Abiola Oku-ola (Nigeria)
Emilly Achieng (Kenya)
Kealeboga Mosekiemang (Botswana)
Olamide Oderinle (Nigeria)
Oloyede Charles Akinropo (Nigeria)
Victoria S Mamvura-Gava
Bob McNeil (USA)
Oyin Oludipe (Nigeria)
Ipinlaye Oluwakamiye Phebe (Nigeria)
Christena AV Williams (Jamaica)
Abegunde Sunday Olaoluwa (Nigeria)
Thabo Moloi (South Africa)
Ralph Llyod (Liberia)
Lennee Reid (USA)
Babajide Michael Olusegun (Nigeria)
Ajise Vincent Olajide (Nigeria)
Zainab Kakal (India)
Paul Kasobya (Uganda)
Elizabeth Adeola Ayoola
Nmakgosi Ophadile Anita Tau (Botswana)
Nomonde Ndwalaza (south Africa)
Mbenkum Elvis Kinyuy (Cameroon)
Lerato Matsaneng (South Africa)
Sigeh Leonard Lenjo (Cameroon)
Mamello Keketso Sago (Botswana)
Tigele Nlebesi (Botswana)
Karoly Sandor Pallai (Hungary)
Kearoma Desiree Mosata
Rosemary Onyango (Kenya)
Eric Kombey W.
Note: Due to emails and calls we received from people asking us to give them few days to submit their poems due to busy work schedule, the deadline for submission has been shifted to 31st July 2014. After this date, entries will no longer be accepted.
Congratulations to you all whose works have been approved. With our writing, we will right the world.
Just want to blow up to the limelight
Forgetting there is darkness to ignite.
Woke up one night,
I discovered the moonlight.
I thought it embraced the sky in a twinkle of an eye
But the nature took me through processes
I saw a candle light consuming a mighty mansion.
Miles can’t be covered in a day, it starts with a step.
The creation of the world wasn’t a child’s play
But it’s beauty keeps us living.
Uphold the tower of patience,
Behold peace,when situations are unbearable.
Hit hard the blockage to your destination
And light up you generation’s darkness.
Never give up
Either failure nor success
Keep the fire burning
Don’t render yourself helpless
Don’t blame your failure on anyone
So that it won’t deny you succeeding
the strength to rise above it.
Mankind must encounter challenges
And overcoming them depends on your heart of believing
Visualize the gift of your inheritance
Prove to the night,you are better then the moonlight.
Be contented with your inheritance.
Don’t be caged by others styles,
It may leads to your destruction.
Instead innovate a healthy style for them to copy.
Don’t be forced to hell by frustrations
rise above your tribulations.
Ignore shames to conquer blames
Take charge of your destiny to gain your birthrights.
Don’t turn yourself into an hypocrite of success
And live forever like a wise king.
Idowu Joshua is a Nigerian-born young poet, raised in Ibadan, a native of Ekiti State. He loves making friends, sketching and writing. He began writing some years ago when he was inspired by a teacher. This young penpro is talented and has a bright future.