Sunday, March 28, 2010

I Let Go, I Let God

Source: Photobucket

For all my cares and worries
The things that trouble me
Having my heart pound restlessly
All I can do is to let loose
Free myself from its Hold
If only I can be Bold
I'll surrender to Him Alone
I know ill be safe
In the hollow of His hands

I'll stay out of the Cold situation
and I would not join the ungodly Fold
I wont only have Gold, but I'll live till I'm Old
I wont be Sold and be Told
Please in your Comments don't put lol'd. he he

Saturday, March 20, 2010

You are Loved, If Only You Knew

To those who find love
To those who crave for it
wondering what they did wrong
Trying to put things together
If only they know

Love they seek
Love is everywhere
Only the expression seems to be absent
If only they knew where
If only they knew

Love conquers all
Love heals
Ok. I love you
Do you love me
I care about you
Do you care about me
Come what may
If only you knew

I care for you
I share your pains
When it strains
Even in the rain
If only you knew

If only you knew you were loved
if only you knew that love is real
Then you'll love even yourself better
If only you knew

Love rules the world
Love makes the world go round
Love is always around you
Dont wait to be loved
cos you are really loved
If only you knew.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Literature and Music

This is a feature post and this is the first time I'm doing this kind of post.
Its about two ladies I admire
I might also do a feature post on guys I admire sometimes soon. Both are black and Nigerian, They are good at what they do. I have only had the opportunity to meet one of them not personally though. But would love to meet them (no crush lol )

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
An excellent writer. she has 3 popular books to her credit. The purple hibiscus, Half of a yellow sun and the thing around your neck. My closest contact with her was at one of her book reading event a few years back when i was still in the university.

The pic I took at the book reading.

At the age of 19, chimamanda left Nigeria and moved to the United States to study. After studying at Drexel University in Philadelphia she continued studying communications and political science. She received a university degree from Eastern, where she graduated summa cum laude in 2001. In 2003, she completed a master's degree in creative writing at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. In 2008, she received a Master of Arts in African studies at Yale University. Chimamanda is a 2008 MacArthur Fellow. She was a Visiting Writer at Wesleyan University, in 2008, and participated in Wesleyan's Distinguished Writers Series.
Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus, was published in 2003 and won the Best First Book award in the 2005 Commonwealth Writers' Prize.
Her second novel, Half of a Yellow Sun, named after the flag of the short-lived Biafran nation, is set before and during the Biafran War. It was awarded the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction.
Her third book is a collection of short stories titled The Thing Around Your Neck and was published in April 2009

Born Bukola Elemide, Asha was born in Paris, France to Nigerian parents. She was two years old when her family returned to live in Nigeria. Asha grew up in Lagos, in the south-western part of Nigeria. I love this lady, she is just great on the guitar (one of my fav) and she has nice lyrics too.
I like Tracy Chapman and I think they have a couple of things in common.

She has had the chance to test out her talent on the French musical scene, playing with artists such as the Nubians, Manu Dibango, Doctor L and Tony Allen. In Nigeria, her first single, Eyé Adaba, then Jailer were great tracks.
Her popularity became big, that when she came back to Nigeria she opened for Akon, John Legend, Beyoncé and Snoop Dogg amongst others.
Her first Album, Asha, is a great one. I love all the tracks but my favs being Bibanke and Ilu.

I'm just in love with the works of these two ladies and I know they will go far. And I will also love to meet them personally. But do they have anything in common? *thinking*

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Memories of My Father

365 x 2 days ago I received a call telling me my father was no more.
It took me a while to understand what this meant.
Especially the fact that I ceased to have a person I can call Daddy
I can still remember what it feels like as a kid,
The feeling of a freshly shaved beard as you cuddle me
You wanted the very best for us and gave your best
You never spared the rod when it was necessary
A trained accountant, but you were also my English language teacher
Ensuring my essays were well written
I remember all the discipline you inputed
I now know it was part of the process and it was the best
Even when I did not get all I wanted
I now realise I've been given all I need, the care, the love.
Those who don't have it crave for it.

You were fearless and dauntless
Very principled
You always craved for a better life
You gave your best
I know if you have more you would not hold back
Humorous, firm, strict, principled, disciplined, accountable are some of the words that describe you.
The truth is if I had another opportunity to chose again
My choice would not be different

A lecturer of mine would always say
To whom much is given, much is expected
You have given much,
I pray I will be able to give my children much more that I have received.
Thank God, We have an heavenly father.
He has always been there.
Words fail me to express my thoughts and feelings
But one thing is sure
We will always miss you. Dad.

Monday, March 1, 2010

YES or NO!

There are times in our lives when decisions are made by us or for us. Decisions we may be limited to either a yes or a no.

A few days ago I accompanied someone to the Lagos US embassy on Walter Carrington Crescent, VI, The road is well known cos its majorly occupied by embassies of US, UK, Germany, Italy, India, Finland, Bulgaria.
The US embassy is a place where as a visa applicant, the response you get is an approval or a denial in the form of a yes or a no.

It was an experience. I got there as early as past 7am cos the appointment was scheduled for 7.30am.
At this time the place was already full . I was only allowed to wait under a tree while I also enjoyed the view of the Lagos lagoon watching speed boats passing bye and also caught a view of Femi Otedola's £12 million yacht.

I waited for 4hrs before she was called in and she spent another 3hrs plus in the embassy all for a yes or no.
While I was waiting, as people came out of the embassy, you could easily say from the look on their faces and the way they walked the response they got. They could laugh, smile or just have a blank face. But for some people you just can't tell They hid their emotions and expressions.

Decisions can make or break us.
It is more natural to say yes. Its least confrontational its just agrees to wishes of other or going along with them and cos its not easy to say no so we comply.
Saying yes can also mean accountability on the respondents part it means you give your support and you are saying its ok.

Every choice you make has an end result- Zig Ziglar

Life is full of choices
Even living life is a choice
What to eat and how we eat it,
What to wear and how to wear it
Where to go and when to go
Who we love and how we love them
You choosing to read this blog is a decision.
Choosing life over death
Choosing to do right over wrong
Choosing good over evil.
Marriages are made on decisions
Business deals are sealed on decision
We live in a world where you have to make decision or It will be made for you.
Make you choices carefully especially when under pressure
Never be in a haste
Seek God's choice and counsel
A bad or wrong choice can be devastating
Choose right!

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