It’s really scary, sometimes you wonder if time heals at all. When you look around it seems everyone wears his smile, says his favorite words and smells his scent.
Those hands grasping toughness like they were made for each other, those hairs sticking to his skin whenever his body is wet. Those lips, though weak from a day’s puff, glows like a sunflower and never speaks of its ordeal. Those hairs again, that tickle every fibre of feeling whenever I touch them.
Does time ever heal?
When I look at another, I secretly wish he was him.
When I be with another, I secretly hope it won’t be the same.
When I want another, I earnestly pray, another won’t want him.
Does time ever heal?
Apr 11, 2018 | A Writing Prompt.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
“Mama Emeka open the door, if not I would break it down…”
He awoke with the sounds of his parents wrestle telling him it’s day break.
With painful screams proceeding from his mother’s mouth, he watched as his Father hit his mother like a car in need of panel beating! It sinks; maybe that’s what women are for!
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What happens when you have a new love interest?
Especially when he’s a hottie, fresh from the oven baked with goodies!
I know someone who has a new love interest. And she’s super excited about it.
You know how you’re longing for something good and it finally arrives, like Nigeria winning their second match in the World Cup after being beaten previously by Croatia…..that’s the feeling.
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04. 07. 2018 || A BOLD ACTION
It’s done in secret at night. You are home for the holidays from boarding school, as there is no school in your rural community in Kenya. You are excited to see your family, but you are also filled with dread. It is circumcision season, and you are 13.
You listen carefully to the conversations at home, wondering which night it will happen, hoping you can run away into the night before the elderly woman with the knife comes. At age 13, a girl becomes a woman in your tribe by undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) — the partial or total removal of a girl’s external genitals. It’s a rite of passage in your tribe and makes you eligible for marriage. You don’t want to marry; you’re young and want to stay in school. But your parents have other plans.
Continue reading FIVE GIRLS RESTORING HOPE WITH AN APP TO FIGHT FGM
We boarded the bus of destiny
Hit potholes, bumped into ditches
But we made it out.
I saw the city afar off
It seemed so slow in coming
The road is longer than I thought
How are we going to make it in time?
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GENDER, SDGs AND VULNERABILITY
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations. SDGs are also known as “Transforming our World: the 2030 agenda for sustainable development’’ or 2030 Agenda in short/ Global Goals for Sustainable Development
The goals were development to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs) which ended in 2015.
GENDER AND VULNERABILITY
Vulnerability: State of being exposed to the possibility of being harmed or attacked, either physically or emotionally. It is the inability of an individual or group to defend or withstand adverse shock that could inflict damage to an individual or system.
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Sometime we don’t even know how strong we are until being strong is the only option we have left.
Sometimes we find it hard to be eased of the pain, the frustration that comes from trying to hard to please another that we forget to live.
Sometimes we build our choice, our dreams on the expectations of men leaving us to wallow in deep regret and silent shame.
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By Gloria Copeland
“But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them.” 2 Timothy 3:14
If you’re born again and have the Word of God in your heart, you can live in victory. You may not have all the answers. There may be a great many spiritual things you don’t understand. But it’s not those things that are most likely to destroy you. It’s the things you know to do―but don’t―that usually make you fall.
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by Gloria Copeland
“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24
God isn’t against your having money. He’s against money having you. He’s against your making it your priority and putting your trust in it instead of in Him.
Why? Because He knows money makes a lousy god. Its power is limited. It will only buy so much. It will only go so far.
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