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.

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“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 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?

Muslims Are Not Terrorists

Who I really am;
Is who you see walk into the room,
With a smile and joyous aura
With wishes of peace and Great tidings
Dine and play with your kids
Modest and eat from what you feed
Prays he lives you better than he met

An angel before been categorized
Or told about his/her belief
A tag and all this deter
And he’s judged for the sins of another
Who I am shouldn’t be what you are told
But what you must have seen or known.
#MinutesBeforeMidnight #MuslimsAreNotTerrorists

Kills

Two poetic conversatives
In the city of Guns and Knives
Our ears receiving here and there;
The Stereophonic nightmare

I heard a priest was killed
Blood of hundreds were spilled
The streets are filled;
With bereaved families of innocent kills

Death like a familiar-hear
The once brave minds are filled with fear
Their beloved eyes, a pool of tears
Fear of losing lives of ones so dear

Their Farms are not safe,
Their homes too,
The food baskets are so empty,
No clue on what to do

Where do they go to from here?
Where are the bannermen whom ‘ve sworn to protect?
We all need to stay woke for our family due.
Or we sleep beautifully today and tomorrow loose more than a few
#PrayForBenue

Cruelty in Silence

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Cruelest is the man who sits and says nothing
Stand alone stare with a harrowing message
Or maybe it’s the poorest, crudest of man
Who we all brand as vicious, biting off hands
But then what of the angry indignant man
The one who feels drained with no moral compass
Moans and groans develops own brands of justice
Then there’s the soldier in all different shapes
Who plunders and kills or kidnaps and rapes
No words for the actions of each head of state
No words for the actions of the man who wont stand
No words for all those who play life at high stakes

Doesn’t life burn you when spending it thinking
So here we all are; fast living and sinking.

Drowning Emotions

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Your mind is like the ocean
A constant wave of emotion
For a second it was a storm of hate crashing out
Now it is a calm tide of love surfacing about

Beneath the tides lie countless wrecks
Like memories resting inside my head
I thought I’d forgotten
Placed them deep below
But they surface from time to time
Trying to stay afloat

My mind has a never ending complexity
I own it – yet struggle to control it
It is drowning in emotion
It is struggling to keep afloat

But for now I will bathe in the undisputed unknown.