Author Archives: Akinwale Poshkid

About Akinwale Poshkid

Lover of fiction and in a constant crave for junk food. I write to express and not to impress. Twitter and IG: @thatboyakinwale

Dear Alex: Eulogy To My Departed Friend

Alex was many things to many, a son, a brother, a friend, a colleague, and to some others just another person that they knew but whatever he may have been to any of us, what I do know is that … Continue reading

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Tragedy Begets

A crown made of darkness he wears atop his head Pearls of tears adorn her neck Racing heart beats yet he is dead She smiles on the outside to hide the inner wreck Tragedy begets them like a fine garment … Continue reading

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Just Five Minutes: A Story On Depression And Suicide

Kimberly parked her 2016 Range Rover Sports car and stepped out of the car barefoot. She was parked in a corner of the Third Mainland Bridge, and she stared at the long stretch of road before her unseeingly. She automatically … Continue reading

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The Hero Who Never Was

Man is born free yet he lives all his life settling for the comfort of the dungeons. Only if I had realized early that the only prisons we live in are the ones we put each other in, maybe then … Continue reading

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Weep Not Mama

Oh my dear Mama Weep not again for our daily food The Lord shall provide for us manna My heart sorrows when you brood I beg of thee please dry thy tears Your burdens I will gladly bear Weep not … Continue reading

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Someday I Would

  Someday I would lie cold and lifeless In a serene room where silence twitches Solace screams in a cacophony of noise A gust of breath only makes things worse Someday I would lie cold and gray Deprived of feelings … Continue reading

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​My Stranger Tall And Dark

On a sunny November day I met a stranger tall and dark With hours of conversation did you leave me with an unforgettable mark The loneliness of my heart you gave solace As I stared into an ocean of brown sea … Continue reading

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The Chain Series: Could Have Been Somebody’s Son

The night was unusually dark and the moon was nowhere in sight as the woman opened the door of the mud hut and stepped into the darkness. Except for the chirping of the night birds and insects, there was no … Continue reading

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Buchi Emecheta Dies At 72

Prolific female Nigerian writer Florence Onyebuchi Emecheta has died at the age of 72 in London. The award winning writer who was born on 21 July, 1944 died on 25 January 2017 and was the author of over 20 books. Notable … Continue reading

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I Am Risky: A Transgender’s Story

Rick stared in longing at the gyrating bodies of the beauty pageant contestants and wished he was one of the girls on stage. Like the other students around him, he screamed in excitement every time a girl shook her buttocks … Continue reading

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