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My Problem With Beauty

My problem with beauty is that it is enticing. It attracts you to itself; And God bless you if you end up leaving much to be desired.   My problem with Beauty was that she was enticing. She never really met anyone without seeking to draw them in; And after she did, they’d all realize that she left much to be desired.       My problem with beauty is

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Firstrung

I have a curious case of ‘Motivate Others And Get Motivated’. I met one really cool guy late last year at a company I worked. His name is Solomon. Solomon was the correct content-guy, the singing-guy, the novels-guy (thanks once again for the secret trove of literature you led me to), the Mali-music guy, the common-sense-guy, and the I-have-a-sound-opinion-about-stuff guy. He was excited when he found out that I was

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The Upper Hand

I choked today. I choked on a piece of candy; It went down my throat without invitation and was faster than my gag reflex; But then, a lady walked by and saw me struggling. She pumped my tummy until I coughed it up; Then she walked to a man across the street, hugged and kissed him affectionately afterwards. And so I thought about how my life has got to be

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My Condolences

‘We shall do well to offer our condolences to her after the service’ the pastor said. I was still recovering from the news that Mrs. Dupe lost her 9 year old son. It was very hard to imagine that a little body filled with so much vigor and energy could be snuffed out by death. Why then was I still alive? Why had I lived all these years on earth

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Where There Is A Will…

In between my tears, I am laughing and clapping my hands. All my friends beside me think it’s part of my mourning process, but it isn’t. I am remembering funny things and laughing, and then crying harder because I’m laughing during my husband’s Lying-In-State. My husband; he was always so stubborn. The first day I met his mom, she called me to the kitchen and said, ‘Don’t worry, I’m not

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Still Trying To Know Me

It’s incredible how I can both be tough and not tough Like boiled egg? Hard on the outside, soft on the inside? No, not really. More like Mango – occasionally soft, occasionally hard. It confuses me, walahi. Like that time in Secondary school when I was told that my seat mate died. We weren’t best friends but we had our moments. My whole class was weeping; crying; mourning. And there

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Foolish or Not?

Today, I woke up to multiple messages on my phone. I had woken up, and grabbed my phone to check the time when I saw all the whatsapp messages flood in.  Curious, and dismissing the Voice that urged me to pray and study my bible first, I opened Whatsapp to see my classmates arguing (as usual – I mean, they are lawyers to be. What better way is there to

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My Old Scartoo

Of all the scars on my body, the one right above my left knee is one I always pray not to disappear. I am weird and never apply body lotion to the scar; just in case all those commercials are not lying when they say their body creams would make your  skin smooth and without blemish. My mom says, ‘You are a woman and your skin must be beautiful.’  But

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My Fault

It’s the morning of my 10th birthday and I feel like I am walking into a Deja vu. The only difference is that while deja vus are unpredictable, this is. I know what will happen when my dad yells at my mom and I know what my mom would scream in return.  This madness has been happening since I was 1 year old. I mean, I don’t remember it happening

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Short and Quick

The doctor said it was short and quick; that you felt no pain. He thought he was telling me comforting words, but they were like gravel being hurled at me.  ‘A quick bullet to the back of his head’, they said. ‘He couldn’t have anticipated it’  Bu they don’t know how much of a planner you loved to be. You hated uncertainty and always tried to predict every factor in

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