Yas Niger is a male Nigerian Storyteller, writer and poet of Hausa origins, has written unprofessionally for over two decades, prior to publishing.

A trained educationist, activist and social media commentator who writes fictional works on contemporary African and world issues, advocating civilized virtues. With a preference for simple poetry and unconventional literary prose, he writes in a removed assertive manner, reflecting on everyday secular relationships.

In a removed assertive manner, Yas reflects on secular relationships, as they relate to everyday living.

Witty Written Works mainly feature poems.
ENJOY.

Β© YAS (2011)

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  1. Hi thanks for subscribing to my blog. I look forward to perusing your blog and reading your work! πŸ™‚

  2. Thanks for your comment. I have scanned your cover page and enjoy your flow of things. I am going to peruse at better length soon. I am just getting better hang of this community-through-tagging well thing. I’ve been fairly isolated on my little blog. again, thanks πŸ™‚ it is nice to find people who are writers.

      1. a little more info perhaps than was asked about, and i suppose i should TELL people this one day …
        It’s from a song lyric:

        “so what’s a world that likes a side of fries with its philosophy /
        gonna offer me in times of bread and water
        – when all the world has been poisoned, my friend …
        and it’s our fault, our responsibility …?”

      2. wHmmmm…. I guess that song gives credence to what some old greek thinker said about Philosophy being guide of life. Quite imaginative! I’m a combination of my initials Y.A.S. & the name of the river my country is Christened after; NIGER…. YASNIGER!

  3. Thanks for liking my post on the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I’ve often wished I could write poetry so I’m envious, and appreciative, of your work.
    Take care,
    Dwayne

  4. Hey there, Yasniger!

    Thanks for stopping by. Every time someone read, likes or (imagine) follows my writing, I feel awfully special. “What Do You Tell a Son?” was gripping, and I’m looking forward to your writing. Thank you!

  5. the story about the girl who has the world to call her own. yet waits endlessly fruitlessly in desolate lonely place for a lover who never arrives is supurb. could one ever have it all!

  6. Thank you, Yasniger, for the like and for following!

    I read and enjoyed “And the Mother Died,” and I look forward to reading the rest of your work.

    TJ

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love your complexity:) My favorite prose to write is poetry so I have a fondness for the very original or dark (that’s what I typically write). You are very creative and hope you will find my blog an inspiration as you evolve as an artist!

    1. Poetry is inspirational and it captivates the imagination. It is always a pleasure to converse and interact with people who share my passion for writing. Thank you for your kind words. You encourage me further. I’ll certainly let you know my views on your blog soon. Stay in touch. Cheers!.

  8. Hi there,

    I like your blog and I enjoy what I’ve been reading so far. Now I’d like to kindly invite you to visit my blog and have a joyful ride there. πŸ™‚
    Have a wonderful day, my lovely friend! πŸ™‚

    Subhan Zein

    1. Thank you for all your kind words. You are most encouraging. I’ll certainly visit your blog and let you know my thoughts on your posts. Cheers my friend!

  9. Hi Yasinger,

    I think you’re blog is pretty cool too so I’m passing on a Versatile Blogger Award to you. Check out my post to learn more if you want to participate: http://wp.me/p1B9zn-8C If you choose to not participate, that’s cool too. I’ve added you to my blogroll so that visitors to my site can find their way to your blog.

    1. Oh thank you Nicole! This Award is another pleasant surprise. I do accept whole heartedly. I’m honoured to be considered worthy amongst the awardees.

  10. Hi Yasniger, thanks for checking out my blog. You suggest here that English isn’t your first language…if that’s the case, I’m really impressed!

    1. And this is An Early Thank You!

      It is coincidentally very timely too! I just went through a very horrid experience in a matter of two days & came out of it remarkably well. I was robbed of my laptop with all my work in it, lost my phone with all my numbers in it as well & I had to tow a friends car I borrowed. All on the first day! Second day was spent trying to get the car fixed, get a new phone fitted & a new laptop connected on-line while nursing the most painful tooth & headache ever. I SURVIVED feeling dejected, washed up & totally spent!!! So I re-read my Breast Of Doom from my blog on-line & felt lucky. Yes! May my writing make a better person of me…. Amen to THAT. Oh Say it Again, Sam. Thank you Sir!

  11. Thanks for visiting my blog “Eyes to Heart” and liking my post “A Mini Trip …” … The most important thing is to be true to your own voice. … Be well, Dorothy πŸ™‚

  12. Thank you a hundred times for stopping by and visiting my blog, for it has allowed me to become a follower of yours! I have thoroughly enjoyed what I have read so far, and anticipate even more.
    Rhonda

    1. Rhonda, I just replied your comment on my post… & I feel you have a story to tell too; your referring to a similar history to the tale in my story hinted of that. I`m delighted to have you following my blog. Cheers!

      1. I am delighted also. I think the fact that I am an ‘old soul’ is likely the reason I was chosen to curate the history of my family. Perhaps there is a touch of the “old woman” in me…I do not know. I use the sense of ‘closeness’ with my ancestors as a bridge to keep my family connected. One day, perhaps, I will be able to go to that place where I can “be” with them and start to share that in such a way that the family can feel it the way I do and I can only hope to express it the way you have.

      2. My uncle just self-published his authobiography & though it doesn`t go beyond my grandfather, it still reads like someone elses history not mine. He is only the 2nd oldest person still alive in our family. He did justice to the story & we`re very appreciative of what he had done. I`m certain your family will warm on it.

  13. You could perhaps take a page from your Uncle’s book…go beyond the Grandfather…hopefully to reach the point where the history “is yours”. There are many that were not there…but that does not mean we “were not there”! I know it is a lifelong pursuit, and one must be willing to lose oneself in the process, but it’s really an amazing journey.
    R

    1. Oh I have every intention of doing just that. Like you rightly said, it is a life long activity & I have to make a thorough job of it to. I am looking forward to it.

      1. Thank you. I am kind of concerned with the way it will go down with the rest of the family. You see my uncle had obviously concentrated on his activities, it being his autobiography & all, as such he mainly wrote about aspects of our family history that concerned him & his branch off the family! I would want to do a more wholistic take on the family history & I worry that it would be construed as merely sounding off my own branch of the family; besides I will really hope my true intentions are not that selfish. What do you think Rhonda

  14. As one who has already begun this journey I can say this…you will find that some of your family members may bristle at the idea of putting it all out there, will want to control certain aspects, want something included or excluded. Don’t get caught up in any of it. As you go along, and have a clear path in your mind of how you want to proceed…do it. If you have the information you need without going to others, that’s fine. Follow your path and when you come to the here and now and that part of the journey is finished, sit with your family and explain that nothing, absolutely nothing, you have put to paper was intended to hurt….only to document so we don’t forget and so we appreciate where we come from. Show them your heart and in doing so, they may show you theirs. As to the “one sided” nature of things…we can only do what we can do. I, like you, dealt with the “house of my mother”. That doesn’t mean I don’t think my father’s side has less value…I just had more information to use from the other side. There is nothing selfish about what you are doing! Remember why you are doing it. Does that help?

    1. It does! A whole lot too! Well like i said, that is all for the future but I intend to start off now, feeling out & getting material from others without letting out what its about. Good thing my blog is under an Alias…. eh! So I will make out to be discussing my uncle`s work; it only just got published early this year. Its 740 pages long & I only just finished reading it myself. So I know a whole lot of the family are yet to be done with it. It is the perfect setting, I will seek opinions in conversations & ask questions for clarity, demand indept explainations & further insight or details for aspects ignored or not thoroughly explored in my uncle`s effort. Thanks for doing this Rhonda

  15. You are very welcome. It’s a huge undertaking, but I think you will get so much out of it…and so will your family. Use the web as much as you can, this is the information age and there is tons of THAT stuff out there! πŸ™‚ If you ever feel overwhelmed…walk away from it for a bit, then go back to it. Don’t give up. All the best!

    1. Thanks for showing interest in what I put out. I sincerely hope you
      continue to find my works entertaining & pleasurable. Please invite
      others too. Be safe

  16. Thanks for taking time out of your busy life to visit mine Yasniger. I am always happy to see your face on my page. Thanks for liking my latest posts…how are you doing? I think of you often.
    Rhonda

  17. As it happen, I did have one very healthy conversation. I think the two of you should meet. Different dilemmas, but perhaps kindred souls. If you are intrigued, let me know and I shall introduce you two. So glad you are here.
    R

    1. `Different dilemmas` ~ hmmmm sounds poetic already! Just kidding. Sure….certainly! But only if this person wants to hook up too & it would be nice if you could tag along too. Looking forward to it already.

      1. It’s funny, I really don’t know what it is about the two of you…there really is not connection that is obvious. It’s just a strange feeling I have. You live in different countries, you are searching for your past; he is trying to leave his behind. His love of music motivates him to leave a legacy to his son; your love of the written word motivates you to find the legacy that was left to you. So you see, it’s not an obvious connection…but I do have a feeling. Can’t explain, can’t say I’m always right, but I know that I think of you when I have contact with him. Odd, but there it is. I would invite you peruse his site first, and allow you to decide if you think it something worth your while. Also, just so you know, I connected with him through my other blog, Boys To Men, not Help Me Rhonda. Just thought you should know our connection. He found me through a post I did on bullying, as he was a victim in his youth, and we went from there. Am I strange or what? πŸ™‚
        Rhonda

      2. Boys to Men, what a perfect coinage for our friendship it will be! I will look it up & find this (nameless) Chap who loves music & wants to leave some to his son but not his past, which he wants to leave behind., Cheers

    1. It did! Caught it earlier on & shared it with my visiting teenage niece. She was all…., Oh We Brainy Women!….. naturaly ….. & I was like…. Rubbish! Its a woman telling the story. So we ended up with me….hopelessly, trying to tell a different (Pro Male) version of the story to fit the pictures. We had fun at it! It is always fun to have her over. I had a wonderful evening with her as always.

      Looked up you Musical buddy. Very colourful site he has there & his knowledge of music is breath taking. I am sort of a music fan myself! It would be nice to link up with him sometime; probabily on your blog. I am having a hard time finding your other blog…. Boys to men! Send a link, if you please. Cheers

  18. That is so great about you and your niece making up your own story from a man’s perspective! I can only imagine. Tell her to always believe women are naturally brainy (even if YOU don’t believe it). It will keep her from ending up with someone who doesn’t appreciate such things.
    I agree with you on Mr. Barlett’s knowledge of music. i thought music was a huge part of my life…seems nothing compared to his. There is a link to my other blog through my gravitar…but here it is for you: http://boys-to-men.net/
    It has been terribly neglected lately, I had such good intentions when I began it. I will return to it in the near future…it is something I feel strongly about, just need to find whatever it is I need to jump back in. Glad you stopped in to chat, always look forward to it.
    Rhonda

    1. Will always have time to chat…… might be late, but always! My niece is delightful & I am very hopeful she will fulfill the promise she radiates. Thanks for keeping in touch. Nice of you.

  19. Amazing, someone who lives in Africa, sticking his nose in American politics, and being an ignorant racist to boot. I am not surprised you are in Africa spewing racist ideas about our Black American President….this from a country who elected Frederik Willem de Klerk. As Minister of National Education, de Klerk was a supporter of segregated universities, and as a leader of the National Party in Transvaal, he was not known to advocate reform.

    And you had the nerve to accuse POTUS Obama of being a person with no morals and changing sides to be politically acceptable?

    What a fuckin joke you are.

    1. Look who is here….. surprise! Firstly, welcome & do feel free to say any thrashy unpleasantries here because nobody will mind. I will not thrash your comments, I will be honoured to have you querying my efforts.

      That said….Now you do have a map or an atlas or one of those round blue globes that spins round & round! Look for the motherland AFRICA (Basic junior high stuff really) Look to the west of the middle of the continient, look for NIGERIA. Ah…. thats where I am, not South Africa. The last white man to hold public office here was in the 1960s, when the British ruled our shores. How are you doing!

    1. Hi Rhonda, I just commented on your little shower post & now that I know your mother reads our comments too….. I WILL REMEMBER TO BEHAVE! (Laughs)

      1. I didnt read whatever you just wrote……. these busted computers go blank sometime for no reason at all…..so you were saying

    1. That is the idea…….. OMG! I didnt just admit to hearing you say your (Mum enjoys a good shower)!

      Now do you know if I`m serious….. naughty Naughty

      1. lol…ok. I usually don’t need an explanation for humor, but I guess throwing mother in the mix…mixed me up! lol

      2. It is a strange thing isn`t it….. I have always marveled at how easily a miscontrued cherry joke can as easily be considered offensive

      3. I know right? Some people need to learn the art of the “double entrendre” which are my favorites. (just, apparently not when my mother is thrown in the mix). haha.

      4. You got that right! Ordinarily, I would have been a lot more uncomfortable when you brought your mother into the mix; its an African thing!
        But I had a lot of practice from The overwhelming Western Culture influence TV, book & the internet mainly, has exposed my own culture to in these more modern times.

      5. Busy day, My kid sister (Fully Grown woman but kid to me) is moving out of my place and into her new place tomorrow morning & like in your little picture story & because I am the only guy in house, I get to do most of the heavy lifting, My delightful niece (Her daughter) is enjoying herself trying to be you! It is not so funny for me today. Tomorrow promises to be tough.

  20. I have all the faith that you will be the best burden baring brother known to sisterhood. Extend an invite to your niece to reach out and chat with me any time she feels the need to engage in smart conversation with a “woman” as opposed to an “uncle”!!! Best of luck tomorrow…don’t strain anything!
    R

    1. You never know with teenagers, do you? Hope have some of yours because this might burst your bubbles. I showed my niece your ‘invite’ & she shunned it with an outright “I won’t be caught dead with that oldies stuff!” Ha! So much for ‘Smart Women Conversation’. Sorry about that! But she is a good girl really! I guess the strain of all the moving work got to her. I did catch her joking with their new neighbour’s cute son about me having my “nose stuck in a phone romance.” I whistled by like a deaf mute but she sensed I heard & in a sort of apologetic rethink she offered me a piece of chicken extra at lunch & actually pointed out that she’s certain you’re using a  Black Berry too & we could chat that way too! Now if by any chance that is true, then this is an invite too!

  21. Fear not YAS, I raised 2 sons, both in their 20’s now, so totally get the ‘teenage’ thing. Though I do think girls tongue’s are a bit sharper and better pointed than boys at that age. It’ll serve her well later in life if she uses it wisely. That she will learn how to do with time.

    As to the Black Berry….you can tell her “this oldie” has no hand held device in her possession that is smarter than she is! I use my laptop almost exclusively, or in conjunction w/my desktop.if I’m multi-tasking. If that precludes me from the list of ‘phone buddies’, then I’m sorry I haven’t learned to be smarter than the smart phone to date!

    1. Oh My God…. She did it again, somehow. Each time I give a message on behalf of this niece of mine (who is my tenth by the way), it always somehow ends with me being stuck right in the middle! So you’ll understand if I’m not going through that anymore. You got the girlie sharper tongue part right though. You know, this one has a tongue thrice as sharp as her mind, & she’s got a working brain on her! She’s the complete opposite of her mama, who is the withdrawn sort but firm to granite levels when called upon! Too bad she gets taken advantage of too often, the experience has made her more independent & I’m proud of that! So you’ve two twenty year olds; boys eh? That must’ve been a handful down the lane! I’ve one twenty+ boy; well man, he just became a dad under those sort of unplanned circumstances but its delightful to watch him take it in his strides, man up & not get derailed. I’m a proud granny! Oh & I’m just getting used to the Smart phone thing, I still favour my laptop any day! Cheers Rhonda, it always a delight

  22. For me also! Granny???? Sorry, but I thought you were Male? lol
    My sons are 28 and 24 and I became a granny (gammie actually) 2 years ago. Love the little dude to death, though I don’t see him nearly enough. They live about 400 miles away and it’s very difficult.
    Don’t fear my friend…I will never put you IN THE MIDDLE…my philosophy has always been such that whatever I have to say I say to the person I want to say it to and expect the same. I would never allow you to be in the middle. Hence, she should have taken you up on reaching out to me herself…but that’s a teenage thing.
    Hope all is well, you didn’t hurt yourself moving your sis, and we’ll talk soon, I’m sure!
    Always…Rhonda

    1. Well sorry about that, I can imagine your surprise! Must have ran a number of possibilities in you smart head….. pondering if I am a guy or a lady; hmmmmm! (I am enjoying this); sorry but its nothing as exciting dramatic as a `sex change`! You were not that imaginative, were you> Now you could be right …. But it wasn`t a typo or a mistake.

      OK suspense over!
      I AM A MAN of course! Its a silly African pidgin English thing…. we really dont bother with a masculine or feminine noun most times when we speak this vertion of adultrated English, not like the American Slang. So we might use Granny interchangebly, regardless of the gender!

      My grandson is the cutest. You guessed he is my first by now. He is ADORABLE, with puffy cheeks & a ill formed smile to melt the grouchiest orge`s heart.

  23. Such a sweet description of your grandson, I can picture him now. Mine also, had to grow into his cheeks. His eyes are actually the picture in my header on Boys To Men. I melt when I look at them.
    Interesting about the lack of gender qualification when you all use the term granny. I never knew this was done anywhere. Typically American of us to add more unnecessary words to our already crazy language. We have rules for the rules and exceptions to the exceptions. It’s nuts.

    I really didn’t think you were female…just thought it was a typo. I did remember seeing your description on your profile as male. I’m glad πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Rhonda, took my time getting bact to you didnt I….. It was one hectic weeked, believe me. Glad to see the end of it, its been all work & no play. This Jack is gonna be Dull for a long while.

      I expected you thought the granny bit was a typo really….just wanted to be funny. Oh I keep forgetting to point out…. Yasniger is an alias! I suppose you have gathered that much out already. It is a combination of my initials Y.A.S. & the name of the longest of two rivers that cut right through my country Nigeria. River is called Niger & (You guessed it) my country is named after it.

      1st october, 1960 isn`t my birthday but the official independence date of my country. I am appreciative that you respect my need to maintain an abscure identity. Bare with me in this regard.

  24. You are so much more than the description on your bio. I knew the Y.A.S. initial thing…that was mentioned somewhere, as was the Niger River. I care not who what where or why. I just know that I am happy you decided to follow my journey so I could follow yours, and make friends while we are at it!! It’s a beautiful, sunny, love filled day here and I wish for you to have a day just like it…….soon!
    R

  25. Helllooo Rhonda, I am still hitch-hiking, but its only because I am yet to have my new instrument fitted properly…… still hanging in there & catching a glimpse of you guys when I can.

    I tend to use the PCs I borrow to do other work related stuffs for the limited time i get to use them, so I end up with very limited time for other pleasures.

    Miss ya. Ciao.

    1. Ha Ha Ha Ha! It a funny little face indeed. I put the smile there but you most certainly keep it in place.

      I am still faithfull to my daily routine, so you will see that odd face often enough.

      I love the quotes…. Makes a good case for us (poets)

      1. Glad to hear you are staying close…those quotes are close and true and remind us to always be open to inspiration, no matter where it comes from.

  26. Thanks for stopping by the 69 Love Stories Project site. I haven’t had a chance to read your work yet but wanted to say thanks before it slipped my mind. I’m looking forward to coming back and checking out your stories.

  27. Thank you for recently visiting my blog and liking one of my posts! I had a too-quick look around here and am very impressed by your writing. Very unique and lyrical and engaging! I will be back!

    1. You are so right about the old sort of poetry fading away. It always makes me glad to meet someone who still has a feel for the old rhymes & metre! Thanks for your kind words.

  28. Thank you for the follow and the like. It is greatly appreciated. You are a very talented writer. I hope that one day maybe I can also have the courage to post some of the things I have written.

    1. What are you waiting for? Clearly you have the talent to flaunt & the stage to do so! pls do go ahead and say your piece, paste your thoughts for the whole world to read and ponder. It can only make the world better informed.

  29. Hello Yasinger. I’m happy yo know that I have you following my blog. Much appreciated. I’ve spent some time reading your posts and I’m grateful to have caught your interest with my blog. You have an excellent style of writing that is undoubtedly thought provoking. I look forward to reading some more of your posts as they come.
    Cheers πŸ™‚
    YourBS.ca

  30. Hello Yasniger. I’m happy yo know that I have you following my blog. Much appreciated. I’ve spent some time reading your posts and I’m grateful to have caught your interest with my blog. You have an excellent style of writing that is undoubtedly thought provoking. I look forward to reading some more of your posts as they come.
    Cheers πŸ™‚
    YourBS.ca

    1. Sorry Doris, but i thought I had repiled this. I am very thankful for your thoughts & support. You are most encouraging. However, I already have one of those. I am overwhelmed with your continuous support. Pls extend your friendship as often as you can! Thanks

  31. Hi Yasniger, thank you so much for the like and follow on my blog! I just started checking out some of your stories and poems – you are more a master of prose and words than myself, that is for sure!

    Happily looking forward to more of them! πŸ™‚

  32. YAS…here’s are promise. You even get an itch to write another letter….to me my friend…I will return post! the same way!!!
    Hope all is well with you…
    Rhonda

    1. I am well & so good! keeping busy & my best eye on your posts, as usual! I will need a postal address & its in the mail; like you yankees will say! (Email the postal add) Ooops….ironic eh? It will be nice to write & receive a letter by post for a change! I am already looking forward to it.

  33. Hi, Yasniger. I saw you’d liked my most recent post (“last post” is something else!) and found your site interesting. Can’t see anywhere I can click to follow it, though.

    1. So sorry about that Simon, I am not much good with this techno bit myself but I expect a follow link comes with the wordpress package and it is not imported. You should find it on the top left corner of my blog. Thanks

    1. Your post was interesting & it kept my attention for a while. Thank you for it.
      I hope you will go further and look in on my works & comment, Sudebaker. I would love to know what you think of my style and material. Thanks

  34. Hi Yasniger,

    I hope the sun is shining brightly in your heart and the sea is always blue in the part of your horizon.

    I’m dropping by to thank you for following my blog. I hope I don’t disappoint you and that your visits in my blog have been and will always be a joyful ride! πŸ™‚

    Thank you again and have a lovely day, my friend! πŸ™‚

    Subhan Zein

  35. Hello,

    Thank you for liking my post, “Curtain Theatre, Rice Husk Energy And Fawzia Koofi!”

    All the best in the future!

    Peace.

  36. “All rights to these works are reserved. No part of these whole written works may be further reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or any other kind of information storage and retrieval system, without prior permission in writing from the author.” –

    Please show me the same courtesy.

    1. My apologies Tracie! I meant no disrespect what so ever. Please pardon my forwardness & complete disregard of your creative rights!

      Was hoping to merely share the beauty of your work even further, just like you had intended but not take any credit for it. I assumed too much in error. I will look into making some redress. Please accept my humble apology. Thanks.

  37. thank you for visiting my humble blog. I have read some of your writtings and I esp like the “What so you Tell a son”, an engrossing story.

    Namaste
    Cheryl

  38. Hello yasniger!
    Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. It means a lot to me and helps me to trying to write good posts. (: I also read through some of your posts and I must say, especially your stories are my favorite. I enjoyed reading them !

    Take care,
    kim

  39. Thanks for the follow! I am really excited to read your posts! However if you don’t mind me asking…how did you find my blog? I am happy you did…just wanted to know if it was specific tagging….etc. Thanks!

    1. It was a specific tagging actually, God & Jesus. Glad I came across your latest post; The Thing about Grace……it was quite engaging. Thanks

    1. Thanks for showing interest in what I put out. I sincerely hope you
      continue to find my works entertaining & pleasurable. Please invite
      others too. Be safe, be fair, be good.

    1. Thanks for showing interest in what I put out. I sincerely hope you
      continue to find my works entertaining & pleasurable. Please invite
      others too. Be safe.

  40. Thank you for the like and the follow. I hope you will find something to interest or intrigue you when you drop my my blog.

  41. Greetings fellow writer,

    I just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog.

    ~Tiberius Shift~

  42. Hi, thanks for looking in on me. Liking your posts, particularly the reblog of All Over Again – thanks, as a mother of 5 this was good to see and acknowledge the truth in it’s content πŸ™‚

      1. Hugely sorry I wont be part of your ‘Turkey Shoot’….. But hey, what fun is there in clothing a plucked Chicken. eh?
        Ha ha ha ha ha

  43. Appreciate your appreciation – but it’s not for me really as I spotted Francis Frangipane’s Nectar of His Love on Tembisa’s site. I noticed, however, how those of us looking forward to His return can tend to overlook this – so, imho it’s an exceptionally important article.
    Thank you Yasniger and trust you will be blessed by my other postings.

  44. Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you enjoyed my little corner of the blogosphere. I certainly enjoy writing it! As to your blog, I really like your coverage of topics. Keep it up!

      1. Northern Nogerian, never thought of, never been there too. bt if u r saying it might b true.:-)

  45. Hey thanks for visiting my blog! Come back anytime. I’ve been looking through some of your posts. You have a lot of powerful work here. Thanks so much for sharing!

  46. Thank you for liking and following my blog. I hope you find something interesting in both my personal comments and my political comments. You are now among the blogs I follow.

  47. Hi Yasniger, thanks for liking my post and following my blog. I really enjoy your blog, you have an amazing variety of diverse, very enjoyable posts. I look forward to reading more πŸ™‚

    1. I’m so impressed with your work my friend. We actually write alike… Well, somewhatly!

      It feels great to find someone who writes like I do. Such a heart warming feeling.

  48. Thanks for dropping by and looking at my blog. There’s not much on there yet. It’s still a work in progress.

  49. Thank you for showing an interest in my blog. It is nice to see the repeat visits. For so long I was concerned no one would ever see these entries. God Bless.

  50. Hi Yasniger, thankyou for following my blog. I love the diversity of your blog and shall be following back πŸ™‚ .

  51. Dear Yasniger, I am extremely grateful for your words of appreciation. You have inspired me and your blog is filled with truth and beauty. I will visit you often. Thank you again. Michele

  52. Thanks for liking my post about book censorship and also thanks for following my blog! I like your writing style. So glad I visited your site! Happy writing.

    1. I’m still working. Actually, I’m presently working on something quite big right now. For this reason I don’t have much time to put out new things on my blog. I’ve thus limited myself to reblogging others’ work mainly. Nice of you to notice. Thanks

  53. Thanks very much for the follow! Now following back and looking forward to reading some of your work! Take care!

  54. Hey yas, where is your poetry located? I see a lot of re-blogs but I couldn’t find anything written ‘by yasniger’

    1. Oops…. You would have to go further back a number of months I guess.
      I started writing my fifth (all unpublished) novel recently & had found it impossible to write any new poems on the side…. I will give a link to somethings I wrote to start you off

      https://yasniger.wordpress.com/2011/12/23/poems/
      https://yasniger.wordpress.com/2011/12/26/wheres-my-woman/
      https://yasniger.wordpress.com/2011/12/28/poems-alone-bitter-wouldnt-it-loves-love-lil-sim-the-sleeper-taming-as-the-conscience-common-money/

  55. Hey Thank You for that follow…Your site is just the way I like it, from now on you shall have one more avid reader of yours….And, lastly, I hope I can come with stuff to engage you at least for a couple of seconds on my site…

    Cheers,
    Debaroon πŸ™‚

  56. Thanks for following and checking out some of our written works!
    Desire is indeed a strong force!
    Look foreword to reading your blog Of Witty Writings!
    Love & Light

    1. I truly enjoyed your work.
      I’m afraid I don’t have any recent works of mine because I’ve been busy writing a novel.
      You’ll find lots of reblogs on the blog currently. But if you’re patient enough to dig up some of my old works from August 2012 on the blog, you do be impressed

  57. I thank you kindly for following my blog and I notice that you share a passion for poetry as well as I. This is a comprehensive “about me” and I wish you luck and good fortune in your writing ventures, as you surely have the talent :).

  58. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me. I have returned the favor. Good luck in your writing, though it doesn’t look as if you need much luck πŸ™‚

    1. Everyone needs luck….. I see the quality of unpublished writings here (wordpress) everyday & wonder how some trash get published & these guys don’t. Luck must have something to do with it…. Hmmmm… I almost sang that.

  59. Yay, a poetry blog! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for following! I hope you will check back & give me your feedback as I am planning on posting some of my own poems this month (Probably on Mondays). Cheers!

  60. Thank you for stopping by charcoal blue. I am looking forward to reading your work here too.

  61. Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after browsing through many of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely happy I discovered it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back regularly!

    1. Lovely to have you..Thanks for showing interest in what I put out too. I sincerely hope you continue to find my works entertaining & pleasurable. Be safe.

  62. Hi! I’m so pleased that you recently visited and decided to follow my blog on:

    http://randalane.wordpress.com

    β€œRanda Lane…” is now devoted almost entirely to haiku, tanka, and other short verse forms.

    I’ve just begun to explore your writing and find it very impressive!! I’ll be visiting often!

    Best Success,

    -R-

  63. Thank you so much for reblogging my poem, I really appreciate it, and I love your blog so far!

  64. Yasniger, I am honored and touched you are following Petals Unfolding. I am pushing your follow button as well, for I am dancing with glee I found another writer. Now, as for where I will find the time to read and write and photograph all that I want to, AND embrace Life’s Responsibilities? That is the Mystery. To learn how to dive in between Time. πŸ™‚

    Love,
    Lady Pinkrose (Amy)

  65. Hey – just messaging to make you aware of my competition, I really value everyone who decided to follow my blog (there may be one or two I fear who just spilt coffee on themselves and accidentally clicked the button.. but I’m still taking it as a win). I need help deciding which poems to perform in the next month or two and I’d really value your opinion.

    Stay Well – Mart

    1. I didn’t follow you by mistake, I assure you. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha…

      So you want me to pick my best poem from amongst your lot then? Okay, I wont rush it.

      But you’re aware some really good poems just don’t do appear so when read out loud? So I’ll need to be listening to them being read out too…
      Hmmm, I will get some help. You’ll certainly hear from me.
      Till then cheers.

  66. Thanks for dropping by and “liking” my poem! It’s wonderful to meet a fellow poet and writer. I’ll be sure to visit and read more of your work.

  67. Thank you for humbling my blog with your presence and liking a post. I believe poetry is a language of the soul and you, my friend, are a kindred spirit =]

  68. You know what, once I read somebody intends to write differently to me that means his or her uniqueness and without regard towards what others might think, since you did say bias, and to me it says that you write what you love to write about and I like that, you are one person I wouldnΒ΄t mind to go on the ride with in your blog. So IΒ΄m glad you stumbled upon my little crazy blog, and if you don`t mind IΒ΄ll become your new stalker dropping by once in a while.

  69. Delighted to meet you. I enjoyed my visit to your blog today. And look forward very much to visiting again. Rrgards, Adam

  70. Congratulations on your blog. You have a great blog judging from the introduction, the number of people who are visiting and the comments people are making. I am happy to be part of this wonderful family. Standing together gives real power.

  71. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog & liking my posts,it will motivate me write better.Its always pleasure to be in contact,thanks again πŸ™‚

  72. Hello.
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I enjoyed reading some of your poems. I shall be following the same.
    Regards,
    Deeya

      1. It is really simple I guess.
        I will simply lift pictures from your blog and use them to convey the message in my written work. Strictly for my blog posts & I can only shared these via other social media outlets as such. I give you full credit of course.

        You can likewise use any material from my blog as you find suitable, under the same terms.

        That is it & my very few 2,844 blog followers thank you with all their hearts

  73. It is good to have found your work. In 1983-84 I was in Zimbabwe just after the revolution and its transition into the current government. I was 19 years old and innocent to some degree. I am glad of that. I drilled water wells and lived in the bush with the folks there. I was raised in a rural southern sate in the USA. It was a formative experience for me and set many of my opinions about the family of man. Africa taught me many things but the most profound is that the good and the evil of humanity is common across all race, cultures, and traditions. That if we look past the surface differences we are or at least can be one. Good Journey!

    1. That is a very interesting life you have had so far, my friend. I find some similarities with mine. I have tried channeled most of my misgivings, lessons and achievements through my writings, especially my poetry. It gives me lots of joy to see that my efforts touch people & encourage them to talk about their own experiences. Thank you for comment.

      1. I am glad for it. There is life there that can not be described. It must be felt and breathed and lived to know.

  74. Hi Yas! Thank you for liking my blogging 101 assignment. It is lovely to meet another African with similar views on simplicity in poetry and social commentary

  75. Thanks for visiting me blog for the rambles of a old git.look forward to reading your poems ect in a bit .

  76. Hi Yas,
    I really liked you About section. Seems you’re a serious writer and would talk really intelligently on issues. this would help us gain some insight into that world.
    Thanks for visiting my space.
    nice to meet you! πŸ™‚

  77. Hello there! I just wanted to say that you have an incredible blog, and that I find your content insightful, refreshing, and apt!

  78. Hi, Yas πŸ™‚ I am a little intimidated visiting your blog πŸ™‚ But thank you for dropping by mine and actually liking one of my posts πŸ™‚ Thank you.

  79. Hello, my name is Gregory Thomas, I’m a writer and poet, and post my work on my blog at “Cascadialegends.wordpress.com” I just wanted to thank you for liking one of my stories on my blog. thank you very much! I don’t possess the know how, or money to make a book out of my work, if perhaps you know anybody that could help me, please do let me know, also thanks again. It’s my passion to make people smile through my writing, I wish you the best of luck as well

    -sincerely,

    Gregory Thomas

      1. Hey, thanks for this, I will definitely check this out. Publishing online for free kinda sounds like wordpress already though, bu I’m going to see what this has to offer, be sure to check out my blog from time to time whenever you get the chance, let’s keep in touch. πŸ™‚

  80. Thank you for enjoying my 22 likes blog. Pease come back more often and I’ll read more of yours.

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