25th September 2017 Queen Sheba

Never knew I would feel a love so strong You took me in as if I was family Embraced me with warmth and laughter This feeling was so new I would pinch myself hoping this wasn’t a dream You fed me with all that I would ever need Your old fashioned ways …I thought I was stuck in the 60’s But what captured me most was your rhythm… surrendering to the trance-like drums That sun adorned skin glowing so bright My one true love I can think of, only one that can ever understand You did things to me that…

25th September 2017 Queen Sheba 2Comment

Only You I only have you When I can no longer carry on The burden of the world’s problems, I know I can only rely on you When even the drag of my foot causes friction…so rough it burns I rely on you to carry me When my tears reach the edge …holding onto everything It’s you that dries them and brings forth joy When they talk and spread lies You soothe and block my ears…reinforcing the greatness I am Day in, day out, I know you’re the only one that has my interest at hand No ulterior motives… You…

17th September 2017 Tomi Alawale

I’m sure you’ve all heard the phrase, ‘location, location, location’ implying that location is first, second and third priority; simply put it is said to be the greatest determining factor in value. But, how true is this statement really? I’ve come to understand that it all depends on what you place value on. When leaving the UK for the Maldives to start my new job and begin a new chapter of my life, I had made certain that I’d seen the pictures, heard the stories and had read up on what would be my new home. It was absolutely stunning;…

11th September 2017 Rebecca Ankrah 2Comment

AIDAN   Bre meandered around upon entering my room, finally settling to hover above my bed as if contemplating whether she would reclaim her spot there – the way she had the previous two times she’d been in my room. She did, soon enough, which told me I could go near her without the worry of being rejected again. So, I took the bait and – after tossing my football gear into my hamper – went to join her. Bre shifted accordingly, laying horizontally with her head in my lap, facing away from me. And though reassured in each other’s…

11th September 2017 Rebecca Ankrah

ANDREA   There were a lot of things I imagined I’d have to deal with one day. The death of a loved one or maybe a serious health scare but somehow, the idea of being sixteen and pregnant never occurred to me. The likelihood, however, wasn’t unforeseen. After all, my mother had Nathan at thirteen and myself only four years later. She wasn’t out whoring – so she claims – but you know, it was the same old story. Single mum, no father figure, council estate in Fulham, blah blah blah. Mum had it tough back in her day and…