“When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you.” ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching Have you ever wondered how even though the sun and moon are plainly known to all, they are still different to all? I’ll explain. Right this moment, to someone… the sun is… Continue reading Who Defines You?
This poem is borne out of the period of realization I am currently passing through. I’m currently understanding and learning to accept the hurtful fact that not all humans are honest. Not even the ones we expect to be. In some way, writing this poem and reading it again makes me sad... but also thankful… Continue reading Wake Up Child | POEM
Today I want to write about something - interpretation of which will totally depend on your perspective (I know, most things do). Anyway, as you continue to read, I really hope you open up your mind up to the different possible perspectives. Try not to read with a closed mind 😜 “The heavy metals of… Continue reading Being Female in Nigeria?
Still on the matter of being present and observing little things going on around, I want to share another story like I said I would in my last post. Last week, I decided to pass through the market on my way from work to get a few things and I noticed something interesting while waiting… Continue reading A ‘Moment’ in the Market
Remember how I went on and on in recent posts about wanting to become more present and all that? Well, I have begun to take my own advice and I’m seeing things I seem to have always overlooked. I'm not referring to moments of epiphany. Not at all. These are moments that have always been… Continue reading A ‘Moment’ On The Bus
Never regret yesterday. Life is in your today and you make your tomorrow. - L. Ron Hubbard I’m currently reading Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood and yep, I’m taking my time. I’m actually reading two other books at the moment, so that makes three books I’m reading concurrently. It’s… Continue reading Regrets and Passive Lines
Nigerian secondary schools are infamously known for the substantial amount of notes students are compelled to take. No, these are not random notes taken during classes. They are definitely not notes written in the students’ words. And nope, they are not notes which are easily understood. These lengthy notes are compiled by teachers and either… Continue reading The Day I Learnt The Pronunciation Of The Word ‘Courier’
A hush fell over the gathering, As the Father stood expectantly, Surely someone would offer, He thought, But as the seconds ticked away to hours, The hush became unbearably uncomfortable With sadness, the Son looked round, Looking down, He spotted her Screaming at her parents, calling them crazy, Looking down, He spotted him Getting drunk… Continue reading For Them, I will | POEM
I’ve been on edge a lot lately. Things I would normally tolerate have begun to irritate the heck out of me and I’ve found myself responding more than I usually would. Add to that this ever growing restlessness. It’s like I’m on the verge of something even I don’t know. It’s both an amazing and… Continue reading Take Advantage of Now
It was International women’s day recently and while I came across a couple of very inspirational, uplifting and interesting articles, I also came across a couple which caused me to blink twice. Anyway, I’ll just say this. The essence of the marking a day for women is unquestionable. It is right. It is worthy of… Continue reading I Witnessed a Fight