Keep Breathing

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IMG_20180211_125713Take a deep breath in

Hold it for a moment

Now let it go slowly

Feel that?

You’re alive.

That may or may not excite you

As life has been a little shaky lately

Almost as if the solid rock you once stood on

Is melting ice, thanks to global warming!

You’re alive.

 That’s something, isn’t it?

It means you still have another chance

To allow life smack you in the face

Or run to the throne of grace.

Everyone dies someday

But for you, not today

So do me one favour, love

Keep breathing.

©Mfon Etuk, 2018

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Piece of You

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Lantern and Lamb

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He was both the lantern and the lamb

He was the light

Clothed in a dusty frame

That still shone brightly

In spite of the darkness surrounding him.

 

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Look Back. Now, Forward!

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24 (2)Most people assert that you cannot move forward when you keep looking back. But I say, you need to look in the rearview mirror to reverse your car before you can move forward.  Today, being the mark of my quarter-of-a-century (QOAC) celebration, I’m all about looking back. For a while now, I’ve been obsessing with my childhood photographs and other memory capsules. More

24 Life Lessons

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As with every new birth year, I take some time to go through the things I’ve learned in past years. I pray you find something helpful as you read! More

Home for the Heart

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instasquare_2018316135448245I was excited to take a trip back to South-South of Nigeria for the semester break. I knew it was going to be invigorating. I anxiously waited at baggage claim while spotting my mom a short distance away. My tummy twirled, in a good way. I was home, I could feel it. The ride back home was uneventful except when we got pulled over by the police for routine checks. But for once,  I was not bothered. More

How to deal with school stress

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Fearless! (1).jpgThe school year is still on and it’s been quite intense. One can easily get overwhelmed by the copious amounts of assignments, presentations, tests and examination. Actually, I’m still having my exams and it’s been quite hectic. But I want to share a few tips that I hope will help! More

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