Bloom

 

Water a flower and watch it bloom.

Love a child, respect them and put them through school.

Not just you benefit, but the world at loom.

Deter in all this and you will be raising a loon.

I don’t know what it’s like to be addicted to pills;

But i do know what it’s like to be a witness to it’s kills

Stay away from drugs, study or even learn a skill;

So you wont wake up one day not able to pay your bills.

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As we mould our home

No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account/consideration not only the world as it is, but the world as it will become.

As we all know the world is fast changing; I am afraid negatively as it is degrading in all fronts. Climatically, Morally, Theologically etc. The list is endless. It is in these regards i urge us all to critically scrutinize our potential actions before exhibiting it. As our planet is becoming akin to puddle of sewage; Home of the swines.(Sad but true).

Climatically, our planet is declining and becoming less habitable as the days goes by because we are ignorant about the consequences of our line of actions.

Morally, the decline is superlative as evident in the yields of this generation as they are brought up by the guidance of TV screens, Mobile phones and Cinemas without seive; A higher percentage of lesson passed been a decaying western culture.

Theologically; They have people at the helm more politically inclined and more wary of situations that affects the sizes of their pockets. And ironically leaders who are as selfish as a flock of hyenas with no good in mind. Juicing from a treasury meant to uplift a nation; their only interest. Denizens ill governed still celebrate their unfair advantage and superiority.

Thus all these are done with little thoughts of how this can affect them directly or indirectly in the future. However, No ambiance can be assured with such trends. In the nearer future, wether you build sky scrappers with resistant capabilities, the consequences is going to soak and flood us all.

We are all sculptors afforded with clay to collectively mould where we and generations unborn will call home; What becomes of it remains is subject to the product we will produce collectively.

A world that you create, is a world your sons and daughters cannot escape. # MinutesBeforeMidnight

Winter is coming!!!!

“Winter is coming” “Winter is here!!!”

This phrases has grown more and widely in popularity since the first episode of the Game of thrones aired on our Television screens. The later even more now that it is winter in one of the most followed TV programme the world had ever seen. Advent followers are weary of what comes with winter and are as terrified as the characters in this tv drama. Although “winter” isn’t an epochal season of weather altercation that comes annually characterized by intense cold and extreme windy condition that we know or as defined in our dictionaries “
the coldest season of the year, in the northern hemisphere from December to February and in the southern hemisphere from June to August.” “Winter is coming” in Game of thrones is a period when White Walkers (Terrifying creatures raised from the death by their leader “The night king” and form a formidable army that cant be killied easily except while certain strategies are employed) may return in the “winter” (a period feared to be characterised by terror, fear and killings that even the fiercest of warriors feared it’s imminent arrival), and that the realm must always be prepared for such an event.

That been said, the winter as used in the game of thrones isn’t why i am writing this. My main aim is to sound a warning in such an exclamative manner and liken the period i am about to write about to be as feared as the earlier mentioned and warn and recommend ways we can curb/maintain/avoid/reserve our environment from the catastrophic effects that come with this period we don’t pray to witness.
The earth is experiencing a change in weather trend and as evident in Nigeria; There has been intense and extreme weather conditions lately. Most must have imagined the reason behind the “better heat” we experience lately. I have an answer and its as simple to comprehend as anything else; Man’s activities; Mine and yours. Burning of fossil fuels, excretion around water bodies, dumping of refuse in water bodies, cutting down of trees without and lot more is causing an imbalance(releases carbon which is harmful to man and the atmosphere hence causing the cloud to loose its strength in shielding harmful rays that is dangerous to us and furthermore cause global warming). Trust me, i didn’t want to speak plenty grammar and this is as lay as this can go in terms of terminology but to help register to our consciousness. Trust me, This situation is very harmful and dangerous and should be feared. We can although do something about it b4 it’s too late and save our environments for ourselves and our children we care so much about. Little actions such as growing of trees, proper disposal of waste, use of renewable energy, reduce burning and the carbon released from industrial processes, furnaces and exhaust can go a long way in conserving our environment and making the world a safer place for me and you to live in. Global warming is harmful to our health and environment. We should act wisely in order not to make our planet inhabitable.

The Earth needs our help. If we don’t make massive changes to our behavior over the next twelve years, the damage we’ve done to this planet will be irreversible. Oceans will be destroyed, super storms will become even more super, cities will flood, the air will suck, and we’ll run out of food and energy. And not in a couple of hundred years either, scientists say it’s right around the corner. But the power to prevent this is in our hands! We can save the Earth!!!

The Earth is our home, but we aren’t showing it the love and care it deserves. It’s such an amazing place, and we all need to do our part to not only keep it that way, but to start reversing the damage we’ve already done. Learn more about the organizations that are making a difference and all the ways you can help.

Election

Election day, inks, votes and Ballot boxes.
Traders, House wives, The rich and the masses,
Alot of people alligned their future to their choices.
Ink, thumb prints, somehow translated to our voices.

A leader will be appointed; Elected by us.
There is no need to keep on with all of the fuss.
But to pray for the success of our driving force,
A united support and a shunned partisan clause.

Jennifer Independent

Be Jennifer (Lopez) and Not Jenifa(As portrayed by Funke Akindele of Popular Nigerian series Jenifa’s diary)- Sultan Kamal Abdulazeez

I revisited my oldies playlist while i did my chores and was in Euphoria of beautiful melody, lyrics and rhythm (Songs were twice as nice then than they are now. I also think Music has lost it’s essence). Artist such as celine Dion, Back street boys, Diana Rose and Gloria Gaynor played in no particular order but it was this song “Love don’t cost a thing” by Jennifer Lopez that captured my attention. Don’t get it twisted all had incredible messages and the melody were Angelic but this captured my attention because it had a message that needed to be seen or revisited by most especially our Ladies this days because of how they build themselves and the way they make themselves to be seen by Men.

I have known this song for over a decade and a half and i have memories attached to it (Like my uncle driving me to school and playing it on the Car Radio, it was his favourite).But just today, i listened to it differently.

TARGETED EXTRACT FROM THE LYRICS
“You think you gotta keep me iced
You don’t
You think I’m gonna spend your cash
I won’t
Even if you were broke
My love don’t cost a thing
Think I wanna drive your Benz
I don’t
If I wanna floss I got my own
Even if you were broke
My love don’t cost a thing.”

“All that matter’s is
That you treat me right
Give me all the things I need
That money can’t buy yeah”

“When I took a chance
Thought you’d understand
Baby credit cards aren’t romance
So you’re tryna buy what’s already yours
What I need from you is not available in stores
Seen a side of you that I really feel
Doing way too much, never keep it real
If it doesn’t change, gotta hit the road
Now I’m leaving, where’s my keys?
I’ve got to go”. End

The Lyrics of this song is beautiful and Powerful as you can see. Its not the rhythms scale that makes it so but Jennifer Lopez’s assertations to her Lover i understand. This is in contrast to what alot of ladies can say to their partners today because they are over dependent on them as they have sort or added little values to themselves hence becoming enslaved in relationships. They do not have a fall back plan even if their relationships is hell, they can’t leave it no matter how toxic it may be. This is so because alot of them use their partners success to cover their frailties. You see most ladies looking to get married as soon as they realize their weakness and feel they can’t accomplish what they set out to achieve.

Those assertations from Jennifer Lopez are beautiful, powerful and yet scarcely seen this days as alot of ladies are overly dependent and have added little or no value to themselves hence they can barely stand on their own. If you work as hard, you will be respected by your spouse and it wouldn’t be as difficult to leave a toxic relationship. I see alot of sisters suffer as a result of this. The ground for your relationship will also be levelled and will thrive through genuineness and not one that a partner will suffer when he/she disagrees of the others wrong doing. You will be of huge significance if you can support your family in ways you can.

We should please all seek to add values to ourselves so we dont need support ourselves to stand firm instead of always needing crouches to stand even if you can stand on your own without it.

That’s a Problem

“Always looking at him like a problem; Now That’s a problem.”- Mark

We are most times quick to condemn people’s character from aloof. We Condemn and victimize, show hatred towards an individual because we feel he/she is deficient in a certain way. From alot of cases I have witnessed, that should be the last line of action.The best way to guide is to bring someone close and correct with love.

Who am i?

Who am I when I mock tragedy and prefer it to befall another?

Who am I when I wish ill I don’t want to befall me befall my brother?

Am I right to wish my leader to fail and not for God to guide?

Who am I when I support wrong, just to condemn right?

Who am I when I create spoils just to cause ruins?

Who am I when my decisions and judgements are clouded by sentiment?

Am I right when I disrespect his choice, belief and expect him to respect mine?

Who am I when I shun morals for some social ill standard?

Who am I when I take the life of another all in the name of our differences?

Who am I when I sit back and watch wrong turn right?