I woke up this morning feeling lethargic and didn’t feel like leaving the bed. Or even go to work. Usually, I wake up with positive energy on Mondays because Mondays are like the breakfast of the week.
But this Monday is so different. My body is just not aligned for the day. My energy is sapped and pressed down this weekend because I’ve been overwhelmed with serious flu as well as nauseating thoughts. My weekend was spent sneezing my brain out as I battled with fever, runny nose, chills and sore throat. It was quite serious yesterday.
Then shortly before I turned off the night lamp, I scanned through Facebook and read a most devasting news. A celebrity parent had lost their 1year son by drowning in their own swimming pool. The poor child strolled to the swimming pool area in their compound and fell into the pool. Now let’s not begin to ask the rhetorics of what and how it all happened? Or how a little boy will be left unattended.
Life is so fragile and it takes less than a minute to lose a child or anyone to the cold hands of death. I was stunned and speechless. Ah, the poor toddler, may his soul rest in peace. I wondered what’s running in the minds of his parents? To lose a child? Ah God, console and comfort this family from the excruciating pain they are going through this moment. I can only imagine how distraught the entire household of the famous musician, Dbanj, is right now. Those who have lost a child before will better tell this feeling of pain for any parent.
You know, life happens to us all. No one knows what lies ahead but we can only pray that disaster will be far from us. Humans always want to tread carefully in whatever they do. But sometimes, things don’t work according to plans. In a blink of the eye, disaster can jump in and sweep through like a hurricane throwing confusion into the air. How heart-wrenching can that be?
I didn’t have a good night rest. I slept with a heavy heart after much effort to drift into sleep. Why? I was disturbed yet again, by the stomach-churning violence emanating from Nigeria yesterday. The gruesome killings in Plateau State leaving hundreds dead in a splatter of their blood. Hey Lawd. Gory videos littered Facebook. And I lost my sanity for a bit. I went numb as the insidious erosion of humanity tugged at my core. Ah, those innocent souls bathed with agony as they travel the arduous road of death. Urghhh. May their souls rest in peace.
I don’t understand what is happening in Nigeria. So many people have been killed in different episodes of genocides. Everybody feels sorry and the next thing they go back to their normal routine. It’s become the norm. It happens and everyone mourns and continues the daily struggle. It’s an unnerving experience. A life in Nigeria has no worth any longer. Perhaps, we are facing a kind of evolution which we don’t yet understand. Need I talk about the corrupt maladministration?
The world is in dire need of healing and my country Nigeria needs total cleansing from these disruptive manoeuvrings. It’s so sad that lives can be snuffed out without the slightest care by a set of heartless hoodlums parading the world as humans.
It’s just so sad.
Peace and Love!
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