Tag Archive | Life and Death

Monday Musings!

So, July has crept in on us.

And good and bad things will happen even in this month no matter how much we pray against them. No matter how much we try to fortify ourselves. It is evident that life must take its course. Life challenges and death is inevitable. As humans, it is the price we pay for the life we’ve been given.

We actually exist without really knowing what lies ahead. We hope and pray that the journey is smooth and without excruciating experiences. But how wrong! The storms must come and we must wade through them gallantly.

Therefore, as the path of life unwinds daily, some of us will find wonders and fears, breakthroughs and breakups, gains and losses, labours of love and a few falling tears. Then across the years, there will be some twist and turns, mistakes to make, and lessons to learn. Hurts and pains. Conflicts and disasters.

BUT through it, all, let us always remember that each one of these situations is but a stepping stone to our greatness. It sounds weird and awkward to say this, I know. But indeed, we learn from our mistakes, mishaps and misdeeds. We shed tears and we move on, carrying with us the vital lessons.

Today, I pray that you and I will be able to cross these BRIDGE’S when we get there because no matter how much we try to avoid them, I’m afraid we are caught in this loop already.

So let’s soldier on. Let us do our best to avoid conflicts and disasters, ie. those avoidable ones. 

And to them, that believe in the Powers and in the efficacy of prayers, let’s carry everything about us to HIM in Prayers and supplications even in this month.

Can I get an Amen?

From my heart to yours, stay well and stay safe. 

 

Peace and Love!

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Nigeria Is In Acute Pain…!

We lit candles every day for lost souls 
‘Cos a mournful dirge is on replay at the background
Vibrating with the requiem that buried our ancestors
Cries of woes float in the air
As the deafening echoes of death 
Drown the great bell at the citadel of miracles
Oh, ye gods
Our land is in dire need of a drastic surgery 
To expunge these cankerous beasts 
The days of slushy drivelling are past
Call not upon the heavens no more
For we bring this curse upon our land
Betrayed by the brutality of a monstrous tyranny 
Our familial landscape wallow in a fetid sea of misdeed 
Look, the mangled bodies of our brothers
The charred remains of our sisters
Look, our children hacked to death
Charred mangled bodies of our parents
The gory sights of charred mangled remains of our kinfolks
Litter in all the nooks and crannies of Nig and Eria
The sacred land is desecrated 
The ground is swollen and engorged to a bursting point
Ouch, the pains are inconsolable 
The recurring elegies are sorrowful 
These besetting nightmares in our land are traumatizing
Pungent, bitter, awful, 
No, this bloodbath tastes horrible and sickening
Ah, when will this lamentation end?
When will this insidious erosion of humanity stop?
When will Human blood cease to flow daily?
This tale of anguish is far from soothing 
The earth is grief-stricken
Her feeble body weep for her suckled offspring
Cut down in their primes by a putrid legacy

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PS: Nigeria has recorded a humongous rate of death in this month of June. Yesterday, a tanker carrying petrol exploded and there was a raging inferno with about 30 cars burnt to ashes… The number of casualties cannot be ascertained yet. Charred and mangled bodies of the dead littered on the highway where this avoidable calamity happened. I couldn’t sleep last night due to the gory videos that circulated social media last night.

This poem is borne out of my low energy this morning.  My only means of venting my anger.

 

Peace and Love!

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It Was A Black Sunday…!

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.  Continue reading

Suicide…? But Why?

The rate of suicide has been on the increase in recent times. And in a space of one week, the ugly incidence of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain causes a stir in my mind.  It shivers down my spine. And I wondered about the reason for this urge to end one’s life? What could be the state of mind at that instance when one decides that the only option left was suicide? Continue reading

Remembering June 2, With Nolstagia!

I was raised by a loving father who loved people. I was raised by a father that gave so much to his community.

My father was a man of few words but spoke plain wisdom. He laughed always and there was never any dull moment with him. He cared genuinely for others and wouldn’t deliberately hurt anyone. Continue reading

The Daily Prompt – Vague!

It was a fatal accident and Peter suffered a severe brain injury. He could vaguely remember seeing a car coming towards him that Thursday evening.

He tried to narrate the ugly incidence to those around him, after three days, when he finally came out of a coma in the hospital. But, alas, his family were hit with his decline in memory. Continue reading

The Daily Prompt – Wonder!

There are times I stare at the horizon

I throw questions at the Universe

The more I search for answers

The deeper life confounds me

And I’m humbled by her mysterious posture.

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I wonder about birth

And I wonder about death Continue reading