I hope you remember to show more empathy,
I hope you try to listen without prejudice,
I hope you’re there when your friends tell you they want to end it all.
I hope you’re not afraid to open up about your struggles,
About the demons you’ve faced, and the ones you’ve destroyed.
I hope you are a safe space for others,
I hope love flows out of you, unforced.
I hope you are someone’s sunshine,
I hope you’re a light that beckons to others,
A light that reminds them that the darkness isn’t forever.
I hope you heal,
I hope you laugh again,
And I hope you find the reason to enjoy life again.
As we recognize World Mental Health Day, I hope you recognize that you matter more than words can say.
When you see shooting and blood baths in movies, you’re a little shaken. But then you remember they’re just acting a script.
When you see shooting and bloodbaths in reality, you can’t even fathom it. How? How do people take the lives of others who posed no threats?
Oh! Such stark evil in their eyes and their hearts…
No wonder blood speaks the loudest. It screams of what’s been done in the darkest.
Words betray me tonight. All I can do is groan for the red stained soil, and for the souls whose blood cry out tonight.
20th October was the day the sun was darkened in Nigeria. 🇳🇬
Today I feel like I’m floating,
Drifting from minutes to hours,
Continue reading “It comes and goes in waves”
I have always wondered what it would be like to see the world through the trees,
To see how minute we are,
To see just how much we worry about things that don’t really matter.
Continue reading “Day 9: Through the Trees”
Run to the father!
Run for cover!
For Hell’s fury is unleashed,
Hot magma flowing like a river,
Destroying all life and all matter,
All we had doesn’t matter.
Continue reading “Day 7: Run for cover”
Like a garden with fresh flowers,
Her mind bloomed in the spring,
It brought happiness to all who stopped by,
To glean of her youth and wisdom.
Indeed, she was was a sight for sore eyes,
And a soothing voice for broken hearts. Continue reading “Garden of the Mind”
My face hit the hard floor in one quick sweep,
My skin was bruised as I lay there, wondering what happened.
I didn’t expect what happened next..
I felt a heavy weight on my shoulders,
Knee bones boring holes in my back,
Jostling breath out of my lungs.
I tried to hold still,
Perhaps, if I didn’t move, maybe he’d let me live.
But he wasn’t going to budge.
Continue reading “Soul of the Voiceless”