Tag Archive | Poetry

Survival is a Process!

 

Survival is a process.
May every day be a warm embrace;
a hug in the rain.
The scent of fried plantain.
The gentle breeze licking off the sweat on your forehead,
or the voice of that person
who loves you
even on the days, you forget to love yourself.
When you can’t get up,
those days when there’s a mountain sitting on your chest,
remember that opening your eyes
is victory.
Taking a breath
is victory.
When you wail call your name.
Not one name but all your names;
the names of the multitude you carry
wrapped together like a ball of yarn
and tucked in the farthest corners of your psyche.
Forgive yourself for the mistakes you made
when you thought you knew but had no clue.
Forgive and be kind.
To you.

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She Will Live Again!

When he left her 
She had spent years with him
That was enough to break her
And slowly extinguish her flame
When he left her
She was supposed to be shattered
But
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She began to get used to her new lifestyle
Her solitary moments felt blissful
The food tasted more delicious
Taking a shower at night has never felt so good
Sleep became more peaceful
No one reminded her that she was good for nothing
And
**********
 
She could still visit friends
She could still laugh hard
She could still sing in the shower
She enjoyed her food in peace
Life felt good even when it ought to taste sour
She could still breathe
But
**********
 
When he left her
She was supposed to drown in her own tears
She was supposed to mourn his wicked exit
She was supposed to be crushed
And writhe in pain
And curse the day she was born
But
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She managed the ordeal too well
She pushed herself to stay strong
She was broken but not shattered
And then it hit her
She didn’t lose anything
Rather she gained everything
And
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She wouldn’t let anyone ridicule her again
She wouldn’t let anyone deflate her ego again
She wouldn’t let anyone puncture her self-esteem again
She was free from his insanity
She was free from his evilness
She was free from violence
And
**********
 
She raised her glasses up
Good riddance to days of nightmares
Good riddance to long nights of horror
Good riddance to a life of torture
She was supposed to miss him
She was supposed to fall apart
But
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She gained her dignity back
She gained her strength back
She gained her voice back
She danced to her new freedom
She danced to her new groove
She was broken but not shattered
She will live again
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Peace and Love!

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Contact Me…!

 

Dear Friends,

After all these days, weeks, months and even years of starting this blog on this wonderful platform, I finally did the needful.  Yes, after what seems like forever I took the step.

It actually didn’t occur to me how important this is until I read Cyranny’s post a while back, where she talked about the contact page.

Well, it’s never too late to correct any wrong. I agree, it was an oversight on my part but, now, we have it.

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Good Morning World!

“The emptiness and futility of life, the resentment, and fear that keep us from inward serenity in the face of life’s ills, the lovelessness that fills the earth with conflict, all find their cure in our reconciliation with God. Nothing less will bridge those seas of misunderstanding across which we “shout to one another.”

The antagonisms that divide the world are due to our own inner conflicts. Peace is one of the by-products that come from seeking God’s rule and His righteousness. God has now entrusted to us this ministry of reconciliation. Let us use it wisely”.

– James S. Reid

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Reflections: Nigeria At 58

It is true that we can’t outline her achievements, accomplishments, and successes as we can obviously see what she has turned out to be. It is very correct if we believe that there is no reason to be happy about the Nigerian Independence day. However, in spite of the unending chorus of disapproval and brouhaha from all quarters, many don’t have the intention of abandoning Nigeria or change even their Nationality. Therefore, regardless of how anybody feels today, Nigeria is our country and we must wish her well whether publicly or in our minds. Continue reading