High on life by Nana Osei Agyeman


The music wells, caresses my ears and tickles my brain.

I look up to the sky, blue with hope, optimism… Adorned elegantly in clouds, white, pure, ever changing.


The foliage whisks by, luscious, green, making an otherwise bland landscape vivid and interesting.


Faces, they move past me, different and unique, each wearing different emotions. Sad, happy, concerned, surprised, angry, indifferent, some just squinting, begging the sun’s mercy.


Every living thing, from the lofty skies above down to the lowliest burrow, filled with dreams, thoughts, wants and needs… It’s all around us, the beauty of life itself. And yet, we miss it every day


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Pencilmarks and Scribbles Magazine was founded in 2017 by Clara Jack to be a home for African writers, asking them to come as they are and giving them room for growth. The publication aims to give back to the Nigerian Literary scene for the things it has given us.