Have been in high demandFor centuries.Hands that build empires for othersFists to fight the wars of othersPalms outstretched to the goodwill of othersFingers to grasp the fruits of the trees of others.We know well what Africans can doWith their hands,Indeed they have held many a society together.But what of African heads?What of the thought leadership […]Read more "African hands"
Our obsessions are like feet-They leave a mark,A mark on the sands of our minds,Keeping certain experiencesIndelibly clearAnd others fleetingly brief.What we ponder on deepens-Think long and hard enoughAbout how much you are owedWhat you are entitled toAnd aren’t receivingAnd soon enoughYou’ll be a victim.Stand on the shores of possibilityLooking for a glorious shipOn the […]Read more "Pondering Lightly"
Deserves to be entertained,Catered to,Given access to the throneOf our minds.Not every thought we haveRepresents who we really are.The human mind is a curious placeOften the battlegroundFor vicious opponents,Warring schools of thoughtAll in one head.Our hunchesNeed to be testedBefore they become convictions,And our wandering mindsNeed to be reigned inWith deep thought meditationLest we lose them […]Read more "Not every thought"
How many words does it take To make a point? Are the words on a page Seeds of ideas Or the entire tree? Is the author painting you a picture Or giving you a paintbrush? Answering questions Or asking them? Are words meant to fill up the readers mind Or should they leave room to […]Read more "The case for brevity"