Canvas and a Paintbrush  (Poem by Musenga “MessenJah” Katongo)

I've got the canvas right before me Paintbrush and paint in my inventory I take one stroke with the brush, I rush I cross the plan and it all looks like mush Splash a lil green, add red and yellow Turning a white canvas to a deformed rainbow A picture of a halo looks like... Continue Reading →


Ready for Adulthood? 

Are we ready for the adult world? Are we ready for the pressure and responsibilities that come with it? Are we ready for adulthood? These are questions I have been thinking about that have heavily influenced how I approach growth and learning in general. After 12 years of school, and spending some time at home,... Continue Reading →


Devotion is an indicator that shows us what exactly has our hearts. Devotion is the feeling of strong or fervent affection. We shouldn't mistake doing God's work for our devotion to Him,rather let our devotion to God be the reason for doing His Work. Simple way of explaining how worship (devotion) and work should be... Continue Reading →

Common Tale (Poem)

Standing in his living room, he feels the fire in him. At the same time,he feels his heart melting His anger is cooking and his temper is what's boiling Teary-eyed, he looks at this friend. “Why!” He says. “Why have you decided to hurt me! "Please tell me this is not a game you play!"... Continue Reading →

Friends and Friendship 

Friends, they are the people we enjoy spending time with. Time with them never seems wasted. They are the people we so easily talk to. They encourage us. They inspire us. They give us smiles and hope during difficult and complicated seasons of life. They are quick to offer a helping hand when we are... Continue Reading →

Tragedy’s Waves (Poem)

Life, sometimes filled with unexpected situations Situations that leave messages of confusion Planted in our minds, it feels like the movie inception Delivered by tragedy, the sorrowful messenger The time you get an unexpected call from a family member Telling you that somebody you love is gone When reality calls, tragedy is the ringtone There's... Continue Reading →

Seize the Canvas

Hi! Welcome to "The Canvas." As the reader, you must be wondering what "The Canvas," is all about. Allow me to briefly explain. A canvas is a piece of cloth that artists use to paint on usually with oil paint. It is a surface for paintings. Now look at it in this way. Imagine God... Continue Reading →

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