I’m bored

I’m bored. And to be honest, I’ve been bored for a while now. It’s not that I have nothing to do. Quite the contrary, actually. There’s way too much on my schedule. And there are books to read and assignments to do, more in the syllabi to cover, and more to write. Not that I… Continue reading I’m bored



African in International Affairs

We know what happened after ‘they’ came; we know what their ‘coming’ did to our continent. We know of the national boarders that materialized the imposition of ideals and a cultural invasion that marginalized us. We know of the medical breakthroughs, the incomprehensible infrastructural advances and relish in the outrageous roller-coaster of fashion trends each year. But alas, what we do not know and will probably never know, is what things would have been like if our colonizers had never dropped anchor at our shores. Well let us walk you through our own version of what would have been true then.

alkebu-lan-1260-2 The Uncolonized African Continent

For starters, there would have been no slaves, well at least not African ones. The industrial revolution would have taken forever to come around. All of that arable land in the European colonies would have been burial grounds for the Native Americans who would have…

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Pen In Hand

The Study of Nonsense

I’ve been numb for days,
But it’s felt like millennia
Since I’ve scratched away
Times have changed
Expression is done
In a different way
A dry season gives birth
To a rainy day.

In the space between now and then,
The wound I held concealed
Has forced itself
For me to feel

I forgot about a spar I started,
My heart departed,
Or so I tried to pretend
One one one
One a me
And one a them

My heart’s ablaze
I reach into my chest,
Into the flames,
Draw out the pain
Unsheathe my Mech. Pen
C-I dot L,
Beta internal cooling,
Draw out the pain

My heart a storm,
The ink the rain.

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