When he loved her.

When he loved her, She had all the power. _____________________ No weapon fashioned could prosper. All hidden agendas And alternate forces Were mere blunders. _____________________ He was wrapped neatly Around her finger. _____________________ Some ladies would Try to holler, But he would dodge Like a skilled Boxer. _____________________ He placed her On a pedestal, Higher... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday (Sort of…).

I’ve been intrigued by the story of Jane Eyre since I watched a BBC TV adaptation on NTA2 Channel 5, Lagos as a child. Great story, way ahead of its time. I read it every few years and I still enjoy it (I feel now that Jane could have done better-sorry, Mr. Rochester 😌). Ivie.

Poem: I am okay.

‘I am okay’, is what I will always say. _____________________ Even as the sun shines bright, or as the moon remains grey, _____________________ Even as the tears fall slowly, and the smile remains fixed on my face. _____________________ Even when I try to hold your hand, but the wind blows you away. _____________________ I will... Continue Reading →

Poem: Darkness.

Darkness. You sneaky little thing. Slithering your way into my thoughts, Trying to ruin everything. _____________________ Like a politician lying to his constituents, You kill my hope, and take pleasure from my weakness. _____________________ They say that where there is light, darkness will linger. _____________________ But I will overcome you, And my light will blind... Continue Reading →

I Love Music: The Drake Edition.

5 Reasons Why I'm A Drake  Fan. 1. Drake is a very handsome man. I thought it would be best if I just stated the obvious right away. 2. He is a talented lyricist who delivers great rap over catchy beats. He's not a bad singer either. 3. He seems to have a lot of... Continue Reading →

Ivie’s Musings: 5 Things Not To Say To A Writer.

Hey, everyone! In this month's newsletter, I share 5 things not to say to a Writer. This list includes the classic question, 'Is your book free?' The answer is always no. Please read the newsletter here, share and show some love to the Writers you know (myself included 🙋🏾‍♀️)! Thanks for reading. Ivie.

Starting A Writing Blog #1

I know-what a cliché! But it’s the simple truth. _____________________ I started classicallyivy.com in 2015, and at the time, I knew nothing about things like blog statistics or peak times for posting. I simply wanted to write and share my thoughts with others. This fact is what has helped me to sustain my blog for... Continue Reading →

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