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    Walter Ude (@Walt_Shakes) is an award-winning Nigerian writer, poet and veteran blogger. He is a lover of the written word. the faint whiff of nature, the flashing vista of movies, the warmth of companionship and the happy sound of laughter. He blogs at mymindsnaps.wordpress.com.

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Love’s Eye

The eye of love
Sees through
The heart, the soul,
The thickness of man’s marrow

The eye of love
Looks across
The failings, the dirt,
The weakness of every fellow

Lend me the eye of love
That I may see the world’s race
As one ray of light
refracted as a rainbow

And so behold the beauty
In such colours of diversity;
For love should be a single eye
Shared by us all.

– Written by Anyanya Basseymail-711

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  1. I love it…. Ahswerigad

  2. Anyanya Bassey

     /  February 13, 2014

    Thank you for sharing “the eye of love” with the world!

  3. this is beautiful…

  4. Yemie

     /  February 13, 2014

    Wow! This is a lovely piece. ‘For love should be a single eye, shared by us all’. Now that’s deep. Kudos to the poet, you did great.

    • anyibaba

       /  February 13, 2014

      I don’t understand it, i don’t understand poems. Yemie help!!!!!!

      • LOL! Yemi, you heard the poor clueless man. Help him understand love…er, poems of love, I meant to say.

      • Yemie

         /  February 13, 2014

        Anyi, exactly what don’t you understand in this beautiful piece? Biko, help me understand what you need to understand. *giving you the side eye*. LOL!

  5. Anyanya Bassey

     /  February 15, 2014

    I’m guessing the choice of Yemi as the helper is because Yemi mentioned “deep”. Now Anyibaba wants to reach the depths of love…..and….”stand under” there to review the world. Truth is, he has…he does understand! *just a careless guess*


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