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Olatunji Mojisola Esther – “The War Within”

The valley of my thoughts is deeper 

Than I can imagine ever

I have two skins on my face:

The one beneath and the one on the surface

I’m a dead man, soaked in my own laughter

Laughter that kills me daily

I love people, smile with them 

but these two gifts are not in my abode

I’m a loser that’s all I can think of daily

Every time I stumble on a piece of great poetry

It feels like a piece of shit

What makes this writer different?


Be free from your own slavery

Be the ruler within you

Overcome your own worst critic – you

Love yourself again

Be kind to yourself

Don’t be hard against your own beautiful scars

They are the marks that make you a soldier!

You’re not a loser,

You’re a war survivor who overcame a storm

Don’t accept defeat, because I see peace within you

Only peace.


Photo by Camila Quintero Franco on Unsplash


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Ololade Blessingreply
May 28, 2020 at 2:12 pm

We really have a lot of war within us, we quest for the abiility to love ourselves more than anyone so we can see beyond our flaws. so we can see every challenge as a medium for growth.

May 28, 2020 at 10:56 pm

Beautiful Moji

June 3, 2020 at 1:43 am
– In reply to: Deborah

Thank you guys for reading

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