Are You Provoked To React?

 

Let me start by saying that some people are perpetually provocative. And when you are around such people, their state of ‘misery’ always steal away your joy and peace.

I have seen people provoked for no reason. Yeah. This is common in relationships. There are times couples are quagmired by provocative statements. And reacting without thinking, responding in a pervasive manner always lead nowhere pleasant but in alienation and instant emotional divorce. 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

How Did We Get Here?

I am standing by the window with my cup of Earl Grey Tea sitting across the room. It has become a daily ritual, even as I multitask. My mind is meandering, moving from one corner of the world to another.
My whole body cringed as I wandered into the scene of the violent uproar in my motherland. The gory images and the excruciating sobs from wounded souls weakened my nerves. The sight of gruesomely mangled human bodies littered around. Blood splattered everywhere. And a tear trickled down my brow. Innocent souls bathed with agony as they travel the arduous road of death. Ah, Lawd. who did this to my people? Who unleashed these demons that feed on human blood? The scale and magnitude of terror that riddles the world is heart-wrenching. This insidious erosion of humanity tugged at my core.

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War And Peace….!

I woke up today reading different versions and analysis with regards to the spate of killings in our world and especially this murderous lunacy of yesterday.

It’s quite frightening. Disheartening too, with trails of excruciating pains to the families caught up in these unfortunate incidences. No doubt, we live in uncertain times and the World seems askew. Man’s invention has become a weapon of mass destruction. Nothing is in sync anymore. I’ve read different views, opinions, and possible solutions to abate these ugly incidents happening around the globe. These ungodly acts instill fear into us and most people become too scared, afraid and frustrated… Not knowing who’s to be hit next. Some become too edgy and desperate for solutions. Some further wear a coat of hate towards others different from them. Towards humanity.  Continue reading

The Daily Prompt – Amble!

So today began on a sour note.  But I pulled through the sad demeanour as I got engrossed with work. A few hellos and some pleasantries from colleagues stimulated my senses and I found myself giggling at their casual talks.   Continue reading

Thinking About Yesterday’s Killings…

Today is Monday, August 7, 2017. I woke up this morning feeling sluggish 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. If you start your day without breakfast, the rest of the day may not just align together.

So it is with the week. You can’t possibly start the week without Mondays. But this Monday is just so different. My body is just not ignited for the day. My energy is sapped and pressed down because I have been saddled with nauseating thoughts. Continue reading

The Daily Prompt – Savage!

I dare say that all of humanity has fallen to a new low

Enormous acts of savagery occur in the world

And the world has become volatile 

Flooded by acts of terror and violence 

Isn’t that the news we are fed every day?

The cries of people suffering and gnashing their teeth 

Alas! These traumatic stories shake one to the core

People commit all kinds of jungle justice with absolute disregard for the rule of law

Thousands are butchered every day in different places

Heart-wrenching. Disheartening. Frightening.

Stories that touch

Violent explosions and fierce aggressions erupt abruptly anywhere

Millions of people are forcefully displaced

And all these cruelties are perpetrated by some beasts who parade in human form. Continue reading

The Daily Prompt – Puncture 2

Everyone ran helter-skelter in search of somewhere to hide from the bullets flying around. Hearts were palpitating and pounding in quick gait. People ran forward, then backwards, trying to escape the glaring death. His heart was pounding in his chest but there was little he could do. His will to survive gave him extra strength as he increased his speed fearing to succumb to such untimely death. Continue reading