Dara (Part 2: Confrontation)

I would love to return to the moment before I knew. Before I heard a knock at my door and my whole world changed. When I opened the door, there stood Mofe, her face littered with bruises. Let me tell you a little about Mofe and me. We met at Covenant University, she was studying…

My faith experience

To know God in me is easy, I just have to look to past poetry I have written. And I know that God is my inspiration. It makes me wonder at his depth and goodness. One particular experience was when I prayed with my mentor for the revelation of his presence. I just wanted to…

Enough

How strong is strong enough that I don’t attract enemies but I can protect my family So I never see a repeat of the hopelessness I felt of the helplessness I had How powerful is power enough that my name provokes respect in ways that save my children How can I only watch her condemned,…

Dara (Part 1: My Confession)

I have a secret I am scum. I really am. You may wonder why that would be the first thing I say about myself, but in my rare moments of sincerity, I understand that I must not lie to myself irrespective of how good I want to feel. I am twenty-three, light-skinned, and beautiful. I…

The Rise and Fall of Single-use Plastics

As a young and budding environmentalist, I would be remiss if I do not talk about the current movement in several countries of the world to ban the production and use of single-use plastics. It’s a movement because it is happening at a pace I could not have anticipated. This series will focus on a…

New Web-serial begins

So…. Thank you to all loyal readers of Illusion and to those who haven’t read it, it’s complete so check it out under the tag ‘illusion’ I’m starting a new serial which will be posted on Sunday It is titled ….(imaginary drum roll) ‘Dara’ Here’s a snippet: “I have a secret I am scum. I…

A Reflection of His Glory

When his light shone on me I felt naked and ashamed But with his light is his hand To take the me that is hidden The me only I see in the mirror Me that is insecure and afraid That life will come crashing down With his hand is his spirit To reveal God to…

Trading Favors

I learned something today Favors are never free They come with expectations With unspoken obligations And subtle intimidation’s   So I’ll try not to take advantage So I never have to compromise No handouts, no free meals I’ll try to only make deals No exploitation of the feels   But won’t that be so lonely…

Illusion Jibade’s POV

My name is Jibade Johnson, and this is my account of how Uju was rescued. I had been distracted for a bit these days. Not because I wasn’t happy about Uju’s pregnancy, cause I was. I just could not quite put my finger on it, but I was disturbed about something, and it didn’t make…

Illusion pt. 8: Finale

You should have seen my face when Kefe walked into the room. I looked at him smugly,  I was so pleased. I knew that Jibade would come for me and he would understand enough to bring help. But now I  understand what it means to count your chickens before they are hatched. He looked so…