madiba

TRIBUTE MADIBA
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Noble madiba
true descendant of Africa
leaved in prisons and exile
yet ; honest in every trust
humble as a child
tender hearted as a woman
who could not bear to injure
even his most envenomed foe
charity for all
malice toward none
endowed with common sense and intelligence never surpassed
grew as a stateman who won the gratitude of Africa
and admiration of the world

sword of truth

We’re just acting
by others action
Glowing and shinning
but rotten woods
Lust in love
Magical feelings; all lies

Our purpose; Ambition
Our skills; Our pretension
Zealous in our Devotion
and our friendship; a contention
Our practice; only hate

Seeking commendation
lagging in charity
knew all the books
But knew no love
Patriots in reverse order

Our justice; A delay
So dim; so perfect
A child bears the hammer
But my hope lives like a citadel

morsels of power

our true democrats are

Comrades who preside over

the sabotage of our nation

who accumulate wealth

under cover of the night

Civil servant who erect

mansions in strategic places

and capable of bringing heaven to earth

barons of incompetence

and office loafers

who ginger

unproductivity and fraud

parasite sucking their people dry

in their quest to swallow morsels of power

monstrous agglomeration of soldiers

armed to the teeth

ready to devour

our true democrats  are

those in air conditioned offices

who ride in the most  prestigious cars

and dine with damsels of

their daughters age group

those with character

and competence that

inspires kleptocracy

leaders whose actions and inactions

has raised the symptoms of a failed state.

guilty as charge by SIMPLYsea. at nairaland

…….Guilty as Charge……
….
If loving u is my crime
Guilty is my plea.
..
How can i plead otherwise when in my eyes my
weaknesses u’ve already realised…?
..
How can i act strong when at d mere tot of u, d
luv bell within is rung, and wit every luv song
my silly heart sing along…?
..
Can d sun forever hide its shine in d shadows
of d night…?
..
Can a knight wit all its might fight aright with
his luv in sight?
He certainly couldn’t
..
And neither can i…
..
O cuddlemii, if loving u is my crime,
U can read out ur verdict now
Cos guilty indeed is my plea!

heart surgery. [by Topazo]

Heart Surgery. By TOPAZO at naijastories.com

Incise!
do not numb the pain
let it shoot up the spine
like lightning
stunning the senses
out of stupor.
Dissect!
separate the skin
from the layers beneath
rip the muscles apart
pierce the membrane
lay it bare.
Excise!
tie off the offending parts
leave a wide margin
of healthy tissue
spare not any necrotic parts
be radical.
Anastomose!
restore functionality
let there be a union of live cells
working together in unison
sustaining life.
Suture!
close the jagged edges
weave the thread
under the cuticle
limit the scar and the stares
let the healing begin.
“For the word of God is quick and powerful
sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even
to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of
the joints and marrow, and
is a discerner of the thoughts and intent of the
heart” (Hebrews 4:12, KJV)

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE [by Uyiosa at naijastories.com

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE [by. Uyiosa ]

At the pinnacle of a pyramid
No voice will remain unsung
An empire, an ideal prime
As old Babylon blasts higher
The wary grow older
Society withers away from innocence
All engines glowing
The man at the end smiles
A palace full of lovers and well-wishers
Persistent and relentless for peace and manna
Prejudice towards color
The love for rainbow
Up and Forward
Searching for more questions
Day after Day
We strive to define ourselves with murder
Carefully culling the rejected from the rest
The final answer to trouble is death

TED Blog

Here, some staff picks of smart, funny, bizarre and cool stuff on the interwebs this week. First, happy (late) World Poetry Day! Celebrate the occasion with 8 talks from spoken-word poets.

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Just when you thought Vijay Kumar’s robots that fly and cooperate were creepy enough, he and his team have developed a drone that can pick up objects at high speed using a bird-like claw. [The Verge]

A piece by Ed Yong takes an in-depth look at new findings on the mechanics of swarming, a phenomenon that has baffled scientists. Awesome quote: “Cannibalism, not cooperation, was aligning the swarm.” [Wired]

Beautiful photos from Christo’s “Big Air Package” — which is being called the “largest indoor sculpture in history” — being installed at the Gasometer Oberhausen, due to premiere in December 2013. [This is colossal]

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Congrats to Ed Boyden, who was…

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