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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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Good Morning World.

 

I know you woke up this morning, wondering what is happening to your world and why things are the way they are… no appreciable progress.

Everything seems uptight and it appears like the waves are against you. Everywhere you turn to, you find turbulence waving at you.

You feel physically and emotionally drained. Continue reading

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

Life Experiences…!

Everyday life is not always the same. Sometimes you wake up but don’t feel like smiling. Yes, I struggle with this. I struggle to find a reason to smile, but then I would rather smile. And I do. Sometimes, I struggle to find happiness in the simple things of life… but I do anyway. I like to look at the sky and the thrills in the sunlight. I struggle to appreciate the gifts of the rain, of the trees all around me. I struggle to appreciate even the water I drink. Yes, sometimes I struggle. But I do like these things. Got it? Continue reading

The Summer Solstice!

It’s official that summertime has arrived with all its wondrous assemblages.

We are in for a sizzling experience with the gorgeous sunlight and burning temperature.

The feeling of summer is exhilarating. It gives a sense of joy to know that light still radiates even when it ought to be dark.

What does this season mean to me?

It means maximum sunlight, sunshine, warmth, flip flops, Tank tops, Shorts, Hey what else? It means hazy days and warm breezy nights.

It means fun time with family and friends. It means enjoying the bliss of the outdoors with the smell of roasts and barbecues. I love grill time when I engage in chitchats.

It means vacations to the exotic places on our bucket list. It means enjoying the peaceful ambience of summer houses and lush greeneries.

It means picnics, beaches, beautiful parks and wild cravings for ice-cream and delightful fruits and cold drinks.

And it means a time to visit the shopping centres.

The summer sale is another bonanza of the season. The shops are filled with exciting goodies discounted crazily to attract patronage. You are inclined to shop because of the slashed prices. It’s enough incentive. But wait a minute, the purse suffers a heavy blow during this mad rush to make extreme purchases.

And the list is endless.

I am not done yet!

It’s a period to smile at nature even when nothing is funny. A time to simply acknowledge the freedom to be oneself again.

To have a passionate romance with photography.  Ah, it’s selfie day today! Let’s pose for the camera. Haha.

But really, who wouldn’t love the summertime?

Who wouldn’t love this new atmosphere and the break from the heavy items of clothing that keeps us warm from the frigid wintry cold?

Let’s enjoy the sizzling moments in summer because it’s only in transition.

Let’s take a breather in the colourful season and have fun.

So, today is ‘The Summer Solstice’.

It’s said to be the longest day of the year and generally understood to mark the first official day of summer.

Raise your glasses with me, Brethren.

And let’s clink together to summer and the beauty of the season.

Cheers everyone for a happy summertime. 

 

PS: Feel free to share your summer expectations…

 

Peace and Love!

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