Wednesday, July 20, 2011


John 4:24  .....and they that worship Him shall worship Him in spirit and in truth.

I have a thirst
Perhaps an insatiable one at any rate
It is a deep longing
A yearning so strong, so consuming
That it continuously sucks me in

It sucks me into His sanctuary
It reels me in to His presence
It pulls me from the very essence of my core
Causing me to raise my hands today
Making me, tomorrow, kneel
And the next, to lay prostrate

Yet another talent

Usually, when I see them, I walk past without a second glance or even giving them any thought. They aren't just the kind of people I think about not because I am snobbish (okay, maybe I am a little bit snobbish but that's not the point) but because they don't just cross my mind.

Today, I have come in contact with them , not as I pass by but at a public school. I had to come visit here as part of my pet project. The school's walls are unplastered but that's understandable anyway because the buildings aren't even finished yet. As I entered a class, I noticed mats instead of chairs and a  portion of the unplastered wall has been painted black to, of course, serve as a blackboard.

I looked around at the children and a wave of sadness washed over me. Most of them are malnourished and dressed in clothes that I wouldn't even use to clean my floors back home. There's this little one- about 6years of age if I am a good guess- who kept smiling at me. I walked toward her and bent to talk with her. She seemed very bright. She spoke quite well considering...........

She had a plea in her eyes that I understood, so I gave her some money and she quietly walked off to get herself the unhealthy snack the vendor sells. As I watched her leave, I noticed that she had nice carriage. She brought her snack, sat by me and sang as she ate. She had such a lovely voice! Ha! who is going to discover this beaut voice in Atiegbo hamlet of Akieghio community of Abiakwe Local Government of Amachiri State?! The truth? Absolutely nobody!

As I got up to check other classes, a sharp pain tore through my heart. I shook my head and sighed, "yet another talent......."

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

It's a first!

Hmmm! How do I even start? For some reasons that I have not been able to put into words, I decided to create a blog of my own. A blog where I can write freely and have my very own friends critic my work and help improve my writing skills while I do the same for them.

Writing is and isn't very easy for me. Its easy when I have inspiration and its hard when I don't. I also believe that part of my challenges stems from the fact that I do not have enough exposure to other people's writings. So in plain words, "please help me". I am open to all forms of suggestions.

I guess that'll do for now