One Day

So many times, I tried and failed Again, I’ve garnered Pains upon pains Heartbreaks upon heartbreaks. Yet, I still try. My achievements are not even a hand full, But my failures are like the strings of hair on my head Countless It aches leading such a life but I have to endure it I have…

Our Camp Days

From different backgrounds, we gather around  To make in a week, a better time than year round  In the quiet green White plains Camp Making friends and having fun  Learning and working together to move on  Training leaders for different sections  Week alone in a small rural town, giving more formal education  Echoes of the…

Before Hitting My Stride

Today feels a bit tranquil, a bit surreal;  my spirit remains heightened, and emotions serene and unruffled.  What was once a card up my sleeve has manifested itself as a golden opportunity  which I can pursue to hit my stride. Uncouth is the emotion racing through my nerves, an emotion of change, of elation, of…

How to Decide Where to Donate

Growing up as a kid in a third world country, and due to the fourteen years of civil crisis in my country, I saw many charities and nonprofit organizations give their time and donations to the work of our country. Some of these organizations and individuals donated money and probably did not do due diligence…

A Sad World!

This world has never seen a happy man since its creation! I know many people will question my statement; but before you ask, allow me to explain why I came up with this. For I think it possesses the ability to impact our beautiful planet and it’s 8 billion inhabitants. Life as we know it…

The Man in the Mirror

Today is the event. Today I will perform my very first spoken word poetry out of Liberia to a global audience- 6 continents, 60 countries. How this happened is something I cannot fathom. I have always dreamt of becoming a rock star of a poet- one who will travel the world and inspire people with…

Beautiful, Her Falls

The pillars of West Africa highest St. John falls relieves me of breath  Like raindrops to a barren valley They kept me bested   Within her blessed falls  Fragrance of delight refreshes me in her mists. The tropical, evergreen forest  How can I forget?   Her skin of gold  Clear and pure  Lures me to…

A New Chapter

“I may feel more pain, more heartaches, more frustrations, but I will not be broken again, Because I have been there and I have done that. I have survived the battles and came out as a winner”

The Power of Intergeneration

When a section of the society refers to the young people as a problem that needs to be solved, it is mind boggling. On the other hand, young people referring to the older generation as the cause of society’s woes is like throwing stones where a close relative of yours might just get injured.  When…

Tragedy of Drug Abuse

She was once a pretty little girl with hopes and dreams- accepted by society; befriended by many.  her beauty was so astonishing, people compare her to a Gazania.  As time flew, she faded with the wind.  The liquor battle became her foe, opium her food  Disfigured, she has turned from the beautiful girl she was…

Summer Kind of Love

It is one of those cold nights. You know, the ones where not even a blanket could keep you warm. The rain fell, caressing the roof as if they were planning a life together, like the life I’d planned with him. I still remember his words, “We are going to get married Ann, you and…

Social Media and Online Activism-SMW Monrovia

Authored by: Talkay Media (Gerald Hodges) & Sleepless in Monrovia (Joshua S. Kulah) We all can agree that the rise of social media has opened up unimaginable doors to connectivity around the world, and it is here to stay. From giving us an opportunity to connect with family, friends, co-workers and brands we care about,…