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…

Fight back

See I’m no fighter I always want to be elegant I always want to be calm I always want to be reasonable But I don’t like to be pushed I do my very best To be the best version of myself To carry out all my responsibilities To tolerate and accommodate I don’t like to…

Letters to Will

Love What better emotion can you feel? You feel it in joy You feel it in tears Amidst the hate, love is still buried deep.  6 feet under, with or without reach, love lingers. I loved you, I still do. I loved the smiles, I loved the joy, I loved the tears I loved the…

Illusion pt. 7: Confrontation

You know how everyone exaggerates when then say the world came crashing. Right now I’m not sure how much of an exaggeration it is. I feel like everything is falling apart and I can’t even reach out to catch any of the pieces. What is going on here??? “Don’t jump to conclusion Uju, slow down…

A Poet’s Soliloquy

Why am I still alive She’s here then she’s gone This must be my karma To watch her head fall As she takes her last breath   I saw her first I loved her first She was gold, she was fire She was cruel and ambitious And I loved everything she was   But he…

A Queen’s Monologue

Perhaps I  am far too selfish Too optimistic and free-minded Perhaps I really am a scheming wench Who would flirt, seduce and steal I have tricks, games, and wit That bring many men to knees But I do not deserve this   I crave wealth, splendor, dominance I love you, your name and power Your…

Justifying Cramming

No matter what anyone says, cramming is a vital part of education for regular students. By regular, I mean the non-savants, non-eidetic memory students like me. As a student, I have to comment that a lot of people have a narrow-minded perception of cramming. When I googled cramming for an exam, two main points are…