Passport….stressful.

The queue is rather  long

Oh no! not again

Will I ever be able to get one today?

The almighty Passport

With so much stress attached

So many officials “illegal”

waiting to get a cut from distress citizen

After much ado, the long process is over

Now I have my passport

Andrea got to check out

To find a greener pasture

Though they say, the land is green here

I got to find a greener option

With my PASSPORT.

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Simple dimple Smile.

via Daily Prompt: Simple

Simple, Dimple

Mingle, jingle

Turn the world around

with that sway

A simple smile

reveals that innocent dimple

by the corner of her face,

Her voice sonorously rings

through the jingles piercing  the airwaves

Now there she is ready to mingle

with the rest of us

On this simple plain

like all of us,

Her name is “Simple”

Ready to mingle.

 

 

 

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I’m possible!

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 I believe  in the authenticity of my femininity

I believe in the fragility of my heart 

Therein lies my strength

For when I’m weak

Then I am strong

I believe in the truth of my voice

For when I speak my heart is revealed

I believe in the potency of the powers

Lurked within me

My feistiness and fierceness

My gentleness and brokenness

The audacity to view life and Interpret it

In my own way

Writing my own story

On my own page

That the  reader

May find succor in my story

To be their real authentic self

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I am a working progress

I am a work-in-progress

I am a book packaged by the Author

Every line a new discovery

Every chapter, a revelation

Of God’s expertise

I am deep,mysterious

mischievously righteous

In the eye of the righteous teacher!

Don’t write me off yet

In fact, you can’t write me off

My pen is in God’s hand

He does the writing

I am a continuous story of

I’m possible

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This is my becoming

It is not  yet over

I’m possible in the meantime of 

My life’s journey

Taking advantage of the downtime and preparation

Because the celebration of my highlight reels is

Is within my uptime and downtime 

In this space and time

On this side of eternity present

I’m possible

To them that believe

All things are possible

I am POSSIBLE.

 

 

This poem was inspired by my friend who will be celebrating her 45th birthday  in a few days with theme: I’m possible.

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One Year …Already!

4_hh_turningone_july2014Caught in the middle of preparations for my baby brother’s wedding, just recuperating and getting back on my feet after missing several days from blogging. etc. I just got to check my mail and WordPress had sent me an anniversary badge to celebrate 1 year.

Wow, how time flies! looking back now I can sincerely say that I have seen growth in my writing. I remember at one time when I started writing ,I tried to send my draft to one of coaches ,but I couldn’t and went ahead and published. when she finally got to read through the published article,she gave me her feedback. I took her criticism calmly, well …so I guessed.

Whether I took the criticism calmly or not, is story for another day.But it helped me. Instead of seeking for validation for my writing from people I learnt from this blogosphere that it really don’t matter,what matters is to keep writing and keep writing and keep writing!.

I have gone from writing 1 post per week to writing everyday.The ability to express my thoughts on paper has really been so invigorating and refreshing, and the relationship that I have formed with great minds on this platform has been one of the best memoirs of 2015. I have so much to be grateful for because blogging has opened my eyes and heart to new opportunities,fresh perspectives and as helped me to be open-minded.

I will never get tired of  saying THANK YOU  over and over again, 

THANK YOU LORD,MY SAVIOR for the gift of pen and paper,for a medium like wordpress.com where I am gradually finding my voice to really and truly be your oracle! let my writing and posts glorify you always and let it also be a BLESSING to the wonderful readers and audience all over the world.

Thank you to all my blogger friends, each one of you have made a huge impact in my life as a writer, gracias! bien merci,adupe,dalu,nagode etc. I got nothing but love for y’all [winks, hugs, and a big smile].

I need to stop right now, my back still hurts like …what!!!!

O give thanks unto the LORD for he is good.

For the Love of Journals.

What is the significant impact of keeping a journal?Why is it that the most influencial people in history kept journals? These are some of the questions that I asked recently when my little boy asked me why I had so many diaries and journals.

I responded with a smile on my face,telling him that I have always loved writing things  down,anything  and everything that comes to my mind,and I have been doing it for as long as I can remember. Journaling has been a part of my journey.It has served as a companion and compass for someone like me who couldn’t share some of my struggles as a growing teenager; with my families and friends for fear that you’ll be ignored or shouted down because you are either too curious or weird.

There were certain things you dare not tell or ask your parents in that era. So I used to vent my anger about situations,relate my fears, write my fantasies,capture thoughts  on paper.Journaling has also served as a reminder concerning why and what I am suppose to do on this side of life.

Keeping a journal I believe is an Integral part of living a life of success and fulfilment, often times it is like a map to help navigate one’s journey through life. I remember when I was in junior secondary,I had a small diary and I wrote in it that I will one day become a medical doctor and a musician( I fantasized about becoming like a famous musician back then). Though I am not a medical doctor,I am a professional musician today and  come to think of it, the songs that are expressed through me is actually bringing healing to People. :).

There are countless numbers of Influential people who kept journals,some who still do till date.The story is told of Anne Frank-A young gifted German writer who hid  in an attic in Netherlands during the World War ||. She loved writing and during those tumultous time of war,she found solace in writing. Miraculously the journal survived the war and her Father published it for the entire world to see.Other notable people like Winston Churchill, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Thomas Edison were famous for walking around with notebooks and pen.

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President Barack Obama of the United States of America has this to say about journaling:

In my life,writing has become an important exercise to clarify what I believe,what I see,what I care about;what my deepest value are.The process of converting a jungle of thoughts into coherent sentences makes you ask tougher questions”.

ADVANTAGES OF KEEPING JOURNALS.

1.Regular writing or journaling has mental health benefit,It can do wonders to health,it is like a release valve for the stresses of your daily life.

2.It helps you to gain perspective on your thoughts and feelings.Rather than fixing challenges straight on,like emotional challenges, writing them down helps you to de-cluster.

3.It improves your memory-it helps keep sight of what happened behind you as you forge ahead in your life’s Journey. I still have journals from my University days and it amazing how the things written back are playing out in my present reality.

HELPFUL TIPS FOR JOURNALING.

Just in case you are wondering,” How do I start to journal or write down things happening in my life or write down my feelings about my experience. It is very simple.

1.Start with some basic questions;Ask yourself questions like: How do I feel today? What do I need today? or something like,What am I grateful for?Your response to these questions can be documented on a blank paper or If you dread handwritten paper you can make do with apps on the internet like penzu.com, iDiaryPro,Storie,Momento.among many others.

2.Harness your dreams-Dream on paper. Do you know can build your castles on paper, instead of building it in the air, that way you can always go back to finetune the building details. I have discovered that when you dream on paper, somehow along the line God allow those things to exist in reality.

3.Keep showing up- commit to writing something anything everyday. make journaling a part of your everyday life.In the end you will realise that life and creativity is much easier  when you take time to process,when you are clear about the happenings in your life and what you need. However you choose to keep a journal,There are clear benefits to doing it.

Unlike most famous people,most of us who keep journals may never published it for the world to see,but the value of keeping it,is a rare gift we give to ourselves that helps to ultimately discover our dreams,passions and our true identity.

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