I screamed and shouted,
but all the noise seemed muted,
It is not like I wanted to do this,
I had asked, he let me go,
so I could have my peace.
It might seem a bit gory,
but it was one everyone knew about,
The hits and beats
The midnight meets,
The screams and scars,
Unveiled before their very eyes.
they did as if they didn’t see as he hit me,
or hear my screams,
they turned up the TV.
I was the topic,
with a few saying,
“Why doesn’t she pack her bags?”
“ Don’t worry when we get to that bridge we will be cross it"
- Popular Saying
You see, I have always been an overthinker so the popular mantra does not apply to me as It innate to think and worry about the what-ifs and as a result allowing fear to cripple me.
This cycle has been all I have ever known that it is my norm somewhat of my identity- Imagine identifying as an overthinker “Hello, I am Mental Chick and I am an overthinker”, Hilarious, I might add.
Recently, My aunts and mom decided to lock their hair…
It was a wet day today so, I spent a better of my day, on snooze mode however, when the morn soon turn evening, I took a walk round memory lane where it all began for me. Ironically, it marked the end of my secondary school education (high school).
As a tradition, the school management gives a part of the wall to the graduating class to paint something symbolic about their set. The mural was usually painted by art students or art inclined students because ain't nobody wanna make a mess of something that's should a big deal. …
Letter to Larry
I certainly do not need to ask how you're doing, I can tell from the pictures your mom posted that you have found happiness. I have to tell you the truth, I was taken aback by those images, I never thought the macho you, would decide to hang those coatsz to tie the knot.
There's no need to ask if you're happy because from those pictures, I can see the love in your eyes moreso, I'm super proud of you for giving love a chance. …
I was in a discussion with a colleague at work, it was about the struggles of women where I cited, my recent refusal to be a man's, who's old enough to be my grandfather, "close friend, not platonic". Don't get me wrong, this is not an act to shame the man's desires to have a young woman as a "close friend", in fact, I do think it's very much valid because I assume from the brief conversation we had, he's a widower and it's his life so, tuck in those judgemental sentiments.
The conversation followed suit with her, sharing a…
Bitter Sweet Nurture.
Grandmothers! what can we do without them? Nothing. Mine is an exceptionally great one, you see, I recall a conversation I had with my sister on a walk to church. It was more of reflection of how my grandma managed to raise five kids who are so kind hearted and strong in fact, I added that their partners were lucky to have them.
This thought process for me is what I referred to as growth, if you had asked about my grandmother a decade ago, I'd have nothing but complaints to say about her. …
It has certainly been a while and I’m not hurt if you didn’t notice. I was gone, and you’re under no obligation to check in with me. It is just that, I’ve been broken for a while, the irony, a mental conscious person coming out to say,"I’m broken".
Mama would tell me “don’t go out when it’s dark”, “Walk in groups”, “ Don’t be in a room alone with a male”, it is not because she didn’t trust me but it is because she doesn’t know what lies in the heart of man. Astonishingly, those stern warnings have stuck with me growing up unfortunately, it hasn’t helped with dealing with the constantly changing world of relations I have built.
NYSC service year just happened to be the arena where my mother’s warning came to reveal itself. It has been over three months since I decided to obey the…
Mo ti gba na! Mo ti elevate o !! (I am simply high, I feel intense pleasure), All I want is to get high!! Those are the music we are exposed to every day. It might seem like it is a norm as it something we hear daily but it doesn’t get personal until you have experienced it or seen someone you know have a breakdown from it.
Over the past year alone, nearly 15% of the adult population in Nigeria (around 14.3 million people) reported a “considerable level” of use of psychoactive drug substances — it’s a rate much…