WITH ALL REGARD

Over the years, I have seen marriages between presumably incompatible people with a mutual respect, far outlast marriages between “the perfect couple” who never learned to regard each other. I have observed governments that have a strong value system for their citizens and those whose system do not regard their people. At large, I’ve seen…

Sapphire(CHAPTER 14)

Sapphire sat down heavily on the stool. Adebangbe stood looking at her. “What was wrong?”

WEATHER THROUGH THE STORM

I remember my eldest brother taking myself, my cousin and other family friends to the beach. I really had phobia for water so i thought I wouldn’t enjoy my day. My cousin insisted one way to deal with fear/phobia is to face it. I summoned courage and tried to have fun playing in the water….

SAPPHIRE(CHAPTER 13)

Awakening with a start, Sapphire heard Adebangbe yelling. He pounded on her door and she called out to him. She slipped into her coat and opened the door enough to look out. “Madam Rebecca?”

DANGLING CARROT—BAIT

I had a gist with a friend and I’m sharing this with his permission. “She keeps telling me she wants to have sex. I think she’s just dangling the carrot. In my head, I really don’t know if should give in or not. I likened him to a mule; a stick is tied to the…

SAPPHIRE(Chapter 12)

Someone spoke to her. “Anti” She burst into frustrated tears. “I came here to learn Yoruba ways and work here!” The man switched to English as easily as someone might strip off a glove and toss it aside. “Are you unwell?” “No. I’m unemployed. I’m looking for work.” She apologized and wiped her face. The…

LAZINESS

I WILL—TO WILL IS TO DO I remember growing up with these words from my mother; having a strong desire(intention) for doing is not same as getting things done. I want you to picture this scenario; imagine your young daughter tugs on your skirt repeatedly with a tight grip then pleads that you guide her…

SAPPHIRE (CHAPTER 11)

Sapphire received a letter from Precious ten days later. I saw your father and mother in church. Your brother came, too. Jane didn’t. Most people think she went back to work. Of course, she hasn’t. I asked your mother if I might come to call on Jane. She asked how much you had told me…

MY MISSION, MY PLAN

Happy New Year! There is something about the beginning of the new year that just calls for planning and dreaming. The new year gives ‘official’ calendar changing permission to leave the old behind and begin anew. Well, i love the new year. This time of year is full of fresh beginnings and excitement of things…

NOT ENOUGH LOVE

Love is the inherent nature of life, the goal of life and the beginning of life as well. Love knows no limits, no boundaries, and no limitations. It is unconditional, limitless, and always flowing. Love includes keenness to commit, forgive and be forgiven, to engage in and maintain understanding. It asks us to open ourselves…

OBSESSION(2); What do I do?

It’s so sad that obsessiveness has been romanticized in literature for centuries, as well as by the media, once the media came into existence. From the correlative suicides of Romeo and Juliet to even many of the most recent romantic movies, being obsessed with the object of one’s love is often held up as something…

SAPPHIRE (CHAPTER 10)

Sapphire still shook with rage as she walked alongside Jane, holding her hand as she carried both their bags. She didn’t need to ask any more questions. Jane walked with her head down, her hand clammy with sweat. Sapphire thanked God her sister had at least managed to stop crying. “Smile and say hello, Jane.”…