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Standing Ovation… to You (You’re not a Victim)

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Sticks and stones may break your bones

I know some days it’s hard to get out of bed

But just know that they can’t take your shine

You’re that lone, guiding star shinning bright down for the travellers to see

 

Don’t cover up your light just to be accepted by the crowd

Your shine is who you are so don’t hide it

Dear, you are in your own lane and they are not ready for you

Don’t live your life settling – NO!

 

Words thrown at you might hurt

But just know that you are not what they say you are

Yes, it it’s not fair but life was not meant to be fair at times

They don’t know your destiny – it can’t be interpreted to the ‘unseeing’

 

Don’t be afraid of taking the steps to your happiness

Be afraid to let yourself down

Your path has been drawn with love, mastered with creativeness

The kingdom is all your to rule – own it

 

“Ugly, stupid, fat, too thin, worthless, poor,

You will never amount to anything

You are just a dreamer”

They say… but they are liars

Keep your head up high and ride in the wave of their criticisms

Knowing they are fighting their demons too

Their evil words are just reflections of who they truly are not who you are

 

 

Refuse to give them power over you

You are not a victim, champ

Stay above it all

Let all these make you stronger, smarter, kinder and happier

 

Rather choose to be hated for being real and true to yourself

Than being loved for being phony

The burden of waking up to being someone else is not worth it

Be the ladder of help to those below you!

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Always Remember:

Bullying is a blanbully-1061363_1280.pngket worn by cowards.

Bullying is never cool!

Bullying can lead to suicide for those bullied so always think twice before you bully someone.

 

 

 

Say Goodbye to this

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Don’t you want to stay a little while longer?

Don’t you want to hold me for a little while?

I don’t want to say goodbye to this

I need you here with me

 

We can make a world of our own

Where your breathe is mine and mine, yours

Where we only need one heart to survive

I need you to need me like I do you

 

To the world, I’m blind

But we both know my eyes see only you

You are fire to my winter

A cool breeze to my blazing sun

 

I’m your true love – you just don’t know it yet

I’m the mother of your unborn children

The only person you are going to look forward to argue with

Just so you can have the fired up make-up love-making scenes

 

Honey, I’m that kind of girl you take home to meet your mama

And my mould doesn’t come twice

This luck doesn’t hit you twice in your lifetime

So what do you say to me wearing your big t-shirt every morning?

Miss You

Sweet memories is all I am left with

Emptiness has become my night companion

So many words left unsaid between us

Thousands apologies goes with every tear I drop

My world was you

But you left me crashed with no place to call home

 

 

We had so many plans for us

We had the journey set before us

But somehow you left me in the darkness with the plans you made with God to go away

My knees bruise from kissing the ground in my despair to get answers

My only desire is to just get one last glimpse of your sweet face once more

 

Time is the best doctor, they say

But the days don’t get any better

The echoes of your laughter still haunt me in the mornings

The shadows of the evenings taunt me with every day blanket

 

 

When you said forever I never knew forever had an ending

Every day I find it hard to breath

Though my being wants to despise your departure

I still miss you with each passing day

But I guess you are in a better place.

At night, my eyes close with these questions in my mind;

Are you in the Eastern winds that gently blow the worry from my face?

Are you in the Western rains that softly wash away the pain from my heart?

‘We’ Of You and I

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I got issues

And so do you

You got to take me

You got to love me

This me

And not the me that they want me to be

 


Our love is not for everyone

We are dreamers and we belong together

We fought

We laboured

We hurt

Just to keep it alive

 


You got touch these scars

You got accept the flaws I come with

Our tears we keep contained

Just for the drought times

No one understands this love

But we got to keep going

 


We reckless

We be loving untimely

We find ourselves in the ‘we’ of you and I

My heart is too strong for anyone else

My nights are too dark for somebody else but you

Just promise one thing

Promise me no promises

For our love is too fragile to survive broken truth

 

The Anchor

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I will be there

I will be your strength when you’re weak

I will be your eyes when you’re blind

When your back is against the wall

Know that I will never let you down

There is no need to fear

For I am your anchor

Love will make us stronger

My love got you

It got us


 

Hurricane may come

In the midst of the tempest

I will be your strong point

When the chains wear you down

I will set you free

Have no shame

For I am your anchor

My love got you

It got us


 

Through the fire

When the haunting ghosts rise up

I will be your shelter

When your faith is gone

And you face the chaos

And disgrace is a death-kiss away

Stand tall and make trust your friend

For I am your anchor

Love will make us stronger

Love will make us stronger

My love got you

It got us


 

When the vultures smell your vulnerability

When they circle in to pound

And you are too weak to stand the fight

I will be your refuge

I will be by your side

I will storm it all for you

For I am your anchor

Love will make us stronger

My love got you

It got us

This anchor is here to stay!

A Mother’s Nightmare

She stood ash faced as the casket took him six feet under

She wished the pieces could have landed in different places

But she believed it was destiny

Her Mama always told her, “When Destiny decides your fate, you never argue with her.”

Somehow deep inside, she wished she had put a fight against this Destiny being

Then maybe, just maybe her son will still be breathing this air


She looked at all the ‘mourners’ who have come to pay their last ‘respect’ to the deceased

A storm of emotions rose within her

She knew most of them came to confirm that indeed he was dead

For everyone standing around his grave will not spend a nickel-worth of respect to this Dead

They did not know him as much as she did – before…

Before he got possessed by bad spirits

He was once a good-natured, kind child


This morning she saw that sweet child he once was

As he rested down in the coffer

She was happy that financial-wise, she did not hold back in making sure that he looked respectable

The grey designer suit she bought him suited him so much

That hope was placed in her heart as she expected to see him opening his eyes at that moment

But a she planted a kiss in his cold cheek; she knew that the only journey left to their final meeting place was hers


As she threw a handful of dirty or ‘dust to dust’ as the holy man called it

She heard the distinctive sound of the siren announcing the arrival of new guests

She counted three policemen as they make their way to the mourners

She held her breath and nodded

She was ready


You see, a parent burying a child is never a good sight

But a mother burying a child who died by her own hands is every parent’s worst nightmare ever

As the police led her away, she knew by then that no one will ever understand

They wouldn’t understand why she did it

But she had to do it – to guarantee a place in Heaven for her wayward child

Yes, that’s how much she loved the child she brought to this appalling earth

Did they think it was easy to pull that trigger?

She cast her eyes to the heavens as she said a short prayer for the souls her son and his gang took forceful from this earth

The last prayer she said was for her son – may the One above keep him safe until tonight

Yes, tonight she will reunite with her real son

The son she carried in her womb

Not the monster that greedily took from the poor,

The monster that left so many homes widowed and fatherless

The monster that she took down with three bullets

Bang! Bang! Bang!

Exiled Mind

I woke up this morning thinking how bad my life was

Oh the things I could change if I had choice

My bed needed new sheets

I didn’t like the taste of my coffee

I hated my job

The coat didn’t match the colour of my eyes

I could go on about how unfair life was

Till I saw her

 


With one child on her back and one holding to the helm of her skirt for dear life

As she rushed pass me

Tears of regrets and years of bad choices running down her beautiful face

Her tiny feet had dried up rivers going all places

The lines on her face betrayed the beauty she once was

Her ashen face deceived those it can about her time in this earth

The shoes on her feet were one with the dust beneath her soles

They had all their earthly belongs on their backs

 


She stared straight through my soul with her probing eyes

Silently she questioned my ungratefulness

And with shame, I walked away…