Guest poet

A young lady approached me to ask if I accept guest posts. I hadn’t come across her work before, but had stumbled across one of her poems, which I very much liked.

Pretty Ugly

My shallow eyes are beads of honor.
My darkened skin is the epitome of color.
My misshapen feet are the carriers of wonders.
My rounded head is a home of ponders.
My thick lips bring forth wisdom.
My rough hands will build kingdoms.
My kinky hair is crowning glory.
My pretty ugly is a God-told story.

The young lady is Tokoni Uti. She writes about herself:

b4264533f54d8a8870a93f86fa1d338d.jpegI grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and developed an interest in literature from an early age. I began writing when I was 10. I attended the International School of the University of Lagos and I’m  currently at Bowen University, Nigeria. I am a Novelist and poet and have  previously written poetry for the Huffington Post, Portsmouth Daily Times, Space Bar magazine, S magazine,, San Diego Free Press, Collective Lifestyle Media, Op-ed News, The Brooklyn Reader and Los Angeles Free Press.


We may live as travelling soldiers in the heat of day.
Or we can stay at safe harbour devoid of play.
It is time to pledge unwavering loyalty.
To place our tribute at the feet of personal royalty.
I’ve found hope in the opposing forces.
Heaven help us as we run our courses.
Pick your side and show no resistance.
Offer yourself as show of allegiance.

Tokoni Uti writes at Beautiful Insanity.



About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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14 Responses to Guest poet

  1. Wonderful! Love theseTokini! Thanks Sue!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. words4jp says:

    Wow. What a beautiful ‘voice’ and woman. I am going to check her writing out. Thank you for posting Sue;)


  3. ksbeth says:

    what a wonderful talent )


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