I wrote this poem about 2 years ago. it was my shortest poem then and it was part of what lead to the birth of The grey clover. it is one of my favourite poems and I know it doesn’t exactly give off a merry mood but I hope you like it as much as I do.
Today is world sickle cell day. It has been adopted that on June 19 each year, this day will be for raising awareness of the sickle cell anemia, a genetic disease affecting hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Sadly the only possible cure for now is bone marrow transplant which requires finding a suitable donor.Continue reading “Crisis; the untold story of a sickler”
Hi guys! I made a video a while back on my YouTube channel. I narrated a poem titled Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. It is absolutely one of my favourite poems. I hope you like it. You can also check out my page on Instagram @thegreyclover
Children should be seen not heard We lost our voices Along with who we were meant to be But they never stopped squeezing Till some made sounds; croaks and cries They thought we’d eventually speak, so they squeezed harder But instead lives were lost And our voices were never to be heard of again StubbornContinue reading “Tales of the voiceless part 3”
Part 2 Children should be seen not heard They made us mute And when we were finally adults They broke the seal But we had been silent for so long And our voices were long gone Now they squeeze and squeeze Trying to force us to speak To be continued ©Thegreyclover I promise It’s onlyContinue reading “Tales of the voiceless part 2”
Part 1 Children should be seen not heard Those were the words inscribed on our walls And we grew knowing we didn’t have a say We spoke and we were shunned We grew older and spoke and we were shunned Our voices they ignored We tried to make it louder But instead, they sealed ourContinue reading ““I am the voice of the voiceless”- Ella Wheeler Wilcox”
“Survival; we all are subject to it but nothing in our power guarantees it” Adaramola P. Olamide