BEING A SENATOR IS NOT A CRIME…

Nigeria is one country where you see people running after the band wagon like poor miserable zombies. This saddens me a lot and Ican never stop to wonder if we will ever outgrow this card stacking.

I am not a politician, never thought I would be concerned about politics but the issue of SAHARA REPORTERS and Senator Dino Melaye is another propaganda I can not play deaf hears to.

DINO

let me start here, is Senator Dino Melaye the only person in Nigeria who has no transcript of his result? no, I can answer that one because I am a graduate too and do not have my original transcript because I never collected it  from my school.

Don’t get me wrong I do not say it is right to go about calling yourself a graduate when you refused to get your original transcript, that is negligence on my part but that hasn’t stopped me from telling anyone  that I am a graduate. I have been in situations where I needed to present my original transcript but somehow I manage to scale through without bribery nor manipulation, is it possible for Senator Dino Melaye to be as lucky as me? that is a question for you to answer without prejudice.

wait o, am I the only person who sees advert of courses home, abroad, online and what have you, where they award degrees for attending training’s and seminars. We are encourage every now and then to take different online and weekend courses to widen our scope of knowledge, please, how is this different from what the Senator has done? we criticize him for simply saying he got this or that certificate, don’t we also pose with our 30 minutes certificate, abi is it because he is a Senator?

okay, so because he is a senator he can not brag about his certificate whether its 30minutes, 1hour or 1week,  but you and I the ordinary Nigerians can abi? no problem. If what we are saying is that he as a senator must do things differently from every other Nigerians, why are we still condemning him for his possessions because his taste is different from that of the average Nigerians. so, in this case he should behave like the ordinary Nigerian but not in the case of bragging with an award from a seminar he attended.

why are we so easily swayed, why are we so easily influenced to condemn others especially when the person is a public figure, is that how we want to make Nigeria great, while refusing to change? haba…the fact that Senator Dino Melaye made an attempt despite his schedule and commitments as a Senator to attend seminars, workshops and training’s should be applauded.

How many of our other Nigerian senators have gone out to engage in activities that would broaden their scope of knowledge, shouldn’t the one who showed interest be encouraged and urge to do more and better, isn’t his confidence in coming out to boast about engaging in educational pursuits be credited as a quality of a leader who believes in education and knows that education is the only key to civilization and our national development? let’s think Nigerians, don’t be led by other people’s thinking, think for yourself and stop following the band wagon.

 

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COMING OUT

I am coming out

No longer holding back

The bubbles

Suppressed

Deep inside my heart

The bubbles are

Many ideas deep inside

They are ideas

I never let out

But imprisoned

In my heart

In the prison called

FEAR….

By the prison guard

DOUBT…

Alias low self esteem.

I am coming out

No longer to be hidden

No longer to be held captive

By the dictates of my past

No longer to be held back

By my past mistakes

No longer to be swayed

By my wrong choices

I am set to bring out

Those abilities

That distinct me

From the rest of the world

I am set to let out

Those possibilities

Buried inside my heart

Those possibilities

Locked up inside

The miserable me

The miserable life

Of a girl

Who lacks the means

To let her talents out

I have talents

I have ideas

Pure, fresh, untapped

And never touched

They’ve been hidden

Well buried inside me

I am coming out

I am letting it out

Come out,

Come out and shine

Come out,

Come out and sparkle

Don’t you know

The world needs you

There is no one

No one out there

To replace you

The world misses

All you are afraid

To share

The whole world is waiting

The world waits for you

To grow

To glow

I am coming out now

I come out

Less I explode

It’s coming out time.

 

YOUR LIFE IS A BOOK

1xdlryx3_biggerYour life is a book

With each day

Seconds and minutes

As it tickles

Points towards an end.

Your life has chapters

With themes

And settings too.

Each day forms plots

With rooted backgrounds

Prologue and epilogue

We can never give

A straight narration to

Because, we were never there.

Your life is a book

There is always a beginning

If only we look deeply.

There is always an ending

Although, not without suspense

Dilemmas and conflicts.

Sometimes, there is resolution

If you stick to the end.

And off course,

There is the rhetorical questions

A whole lot of them

I tell you.

Your life is a book

You are your own book

And in books

The endings differs

There is happy ending

And there is tragic endings too

So is tragic- comedy

And the best…comedy

Comedy….

It’s a friend of happy ending

I heard

Most book ends

With happy ever after

I hope, you are lucky too.

Your life is a book

You are your story

You are your writer

You are your actor

You are your director

You are your main character

You can change

The supporting character too

You cant act all by yourself right?

But, its your story

And you can be

You own hero.

Your life is a book

You could be

Your own enemy

You could make mistakes

Be your mistakes,

Or you could well just change

And stop making mistakes.

You could change characters

You know…

Do away with those

Who don’t fit

In the lines of your book.

Your life is a book

Sit and write

Write it out

Right it out

With the picture

Of your ideal life

Don’t you know it?

Then write and right it

And if its not okay

Erase, and start over

Your life is a book

With your stories

Legibly written

In the history

Of yesterday

And marked by the sand of today,

You determine what’s written today

Remember always…

Your life is a book

@ADERONCARES #POETRY #AMWRITING

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