My name is Ọrẹ and no, I do not shorten it to make you comfortable I certainly do not shorten it to make it easier to pronounce And I most certainly do not shorten it because I hate the full form I could introduce myself as a dozen things and I have 4 different legal… Continue reading My Name Is Ọrẹ
There's a secret that can't be told. Sounds silly, I know. Why would it be a secret if it could be told, you may wonder. But I'm serious, this secret can't be told. Ever. Never. Like wind brushing through tree branches, like a hearty laugh on sea waves, like you, like me There are things… Continue reading The Secret That Can’t Be Told
Round eyes peeked from behind the fence; taking in the green expanse kilometres away, and beyond the setting sun, dazzling city lights. 'I want to go there, mama.' The tiny voice exhaled a wistful sigh. 'I want to get there and experience all there is. I want to go beyond this fence.' 'You have all… Continue reading Don’t Grow Up
I am not a nomad That's too fancy a word to describe me It will be a dishonour to true nomads to call myself that But still, I drift, homeless with a roof over my head Questions of who I am and why I am pouring in at every waking moment From here to there… Continue reading Where Is Mine?
Be still racing thoughts, wild mind Going over the past scenario won't change the results Banging your head and hurling hurtful words won't change how you feel Instead, be still and take it in What's happened, has happened; all gone What will happen, can change; you can try So be still racing thoughts, wild mind… Continue reading Be Still
Picture this, a pair of eyes peeking out into the sunshine from behind blackout curtains and the following words bouncing in the air like bubbles... Are we there yet? A child is born and once they start preschool, no matter what age that is, their lives begin to revolve around waking up, going somewhere to… Continue reading Are We There Yet? – 365
'Hey xxx, I'm going to log off now. Have terrible menstrual cramps. I'll complete the task tomorrow and let you know' This was the simple message I left to two colleagues before I signed off work the other day and laid on my bed with a hot water bottle on my back. This simple message… Continue reading About Periods… 😎
I wonder what you hear when I say I’m tired. I wonder if you think me lazy. I wonder how many more sentences I can squeeze out while you figure it out. I wonder how long it will take for you to understand my language. I wonder… because I really am tired. I wonder but… Continue reading Musings of a Busy Mind
My greatest hope is that when the citizens go out to vote in 2023, they remember. They remember who is for them and who is not. They remember that instant gratification will rob you of your future. They remember that together we are stronger, better and capable of much more than we can ever imagine.
It was 2002 or 2003 and I was in primary four or five. It was December and we were preparing for the end of the year school party which would include a play about the birth of Jesus, among other things. The teacher made the announcement about the play and asked everyone who was interested… Continue reading My Very First Crush 😎