Monday, January 25, 2016

Poetry--By Vivian Belford--Nigeria


It all begins in a vision
Engraved in creative minds
Quietly it nags at our mindfulness and
Slowly it comes alive in print
True stories in hues of earth, in light and dark
This love of words, though secretly untaught     
From old torn newspapers and wrinkled hints
Of puzzles, crosswords and conundrums
Has publicly wedded the he(ad) and he(art) in
A ceremony of prose and paradise of poems
Deeply immersed, submerged and engrossed
Held spellbound by your skill and flair
Your artistic force, pull and flow
Teases our hands to speak in ink
For our minds is stripped of fear
When we lay the soul bare on white sheets
Repeatedly slaked in unspoken words
And unabashedly culminated in candid rap

Vivian Belford is a freelance writer by day and an aspiring actor by night, she started writing professionally in 2013. Some of her work has been featured in Indian periodicals, Tuck magazine and Creativity webzine. She is currently starring in her own movie "living and dying with a smile." She writes from Abuja, Nigeria.


  1. love this poem. I feel exactly what is written when I am writing, the excitement of bringing ink to life, the truth in the poem is so profound
    great write

  2. Another booming voice from the continent, trumpeting out to our global village!

  3. Vivian,
    A beautiful poem! Welcome to Whispers!

  4. Dear Vivian,

    It is so good to see the wonderful response to your thought-provoking poem. Welcome to Whispers! I hope you enjoy your time spent here. Happy Writing!


  5. Nice poem, Vivian. Welcome to Whispers. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  6. Thank you so much Whispers, i sure will be whispering my thoughts along this medium often.
    Many thanks Karen for having me here.
    The pleasure is all mine

    1. It's a pleasure to have you here, Vivian. Best wishes with all your writing endeavors.