#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe: Society Can’t Be Pleased

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Growing up I was a plump child; of course, that’s not what the other kids would call it. This was caused by my love for food and not knowing the effect that too much of it can have. Insecurities began to mount but not as much as when I entered secondary school. I didn’t worry as much because my mother assured me that my chubbiness was mere baby fat and would wear off in my teenage days. Continue reading

Count Down to #LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe

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Hello all,

It’s #8 days to our August series! #LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe… Yaaay!!!!

I am super excited and looking forward to this. I hope you all are as well.

Please, kindly share with us your story today if you haven’t done that already.

I’m organizing a series for the month of August which is slated to run through the 5th of August to the 3rd of September 2017.

The title is #LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe

The big idea: For writers (you) to write based on the life experiences and belief system that has shaped the outcome of their everyday life. It will be based on lessons they have gleaned from life. I believe that in doing this, in sharing our lessons with the world, others can learn from our stories or find inspiration to take stock of their own lessons.

What can you write about?  Anything.

It can be something you are passionate about or something you regret…

It can be good or bad or funny or ugly

Anything at all

Here are some sample topics below:

#LessonLifeHasTaughtMe – Beauty is not vain.

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – Music is Life

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – Marriage is not the ultimate goal in Life.

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – God is real.

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – Technology is the new high.

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – Garri and Beans is overrated.

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – To be stupid is not stupid.

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – Family is everything.

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – Suicide is the easy way out.

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – Failure does not define me.

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – Integrity is King

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – Hard work is relative.

 

This list is non-exhaustive so you can choose anything you want to write about.

So, Dive in and start sharing what #LessonsLifeHasTaught – You!.

I will deeply appreciate if you could be a part of this.

If yes, please email me at ekpenyongcaleb@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Deadline for submission is 3rd of August, 2017. After which one article per day will be published for #30 days.

Also kindly attach a short bio which will be used alongside your write-up.

It would mean a lot if you could also help promote this project in whatever way you deem fit.

Here is a link to the blog – https://poiseimagery.wordpress.com/

Thank you in anticipation of your participation

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Warm regards,

Caleb

 

 

Letter to Fear, Anxiety and Worry

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Dear Fear – Anxiety and Worry,

It’s been a long time coming and I hope this meets you well.

I’ve borne you for far too long and it’s not good for my health in any way, this part I know that you know because you always come by just to mock me. It so happens to be your favourite past time – the voice in my head mocking me!

In all of my days past, you have painted me the lie in a beautiful big portrait of how I’m no good and how I’ll amount to nothing, of how I’ll be blown away by the wind and forgotten like the falling star – no one ever cares if it was feasting with the galaxy kings before its fall; in the end it’s only a shimmering flash of light seen streaking across the sky. Continue reading

Letter to Calculus

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Dear Calculus,

I pick my pen from a basket of roses after so long and I trust you are doing well, if so doxology.

The impression you gave us in the beginning was that you were all we would ever need.

It was an easy Trap designed to Entrap,
Even though it constantly needed me to Recap.

At some point, it started to seem like Crap.

But Hey! For every time I was wrong; I got a Slap, Continue reading

Letter to My Unborn Daughter

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Dear Daughter,

I wonder what you will look like…

Will you inherit your grandma’s long hair?

Will you smile with your eyes like I do?

Will you be musically inclined like your grandad or will you play sports like your great-grandad?

I’m chuckling at the thought of you being short like me. Either way, you’ll always be perfect in my eyes – fearfully and wonderfully designed by the most exquisite Creator.

I don’t even know what your name will be yet, but one thing is certain; I will love you with all my heart.

You should know by now that though there is a lot of good in the earth, there is also evil. Continue reading

LETTER TO MY FANTASTIC FRIENDS

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Hey Segun, Tobi, Shina, and Tiwa; I don’t know if you guys have noticed that the first letter of our names either starts with ‘S’ or ‘T’? Quite a coincidence right? The eerie part is when you guys realize that right after S comes T in the English alphabet.

Meeting you guys wasn’t a coincidence, we blended well like tomatoes and pepper (You all know who the pepper are right?). You guys are the best people that have joined my life in the past ten years. Well, except my girlfriend because she isn’t a people (Winks). Continue reading

Letter to my future husband

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Hey love,

Please use this time to find God because, even if it took me this long, I have finally realised that until you find God, you can’t find me in the right way.
Right way being the right methods, methods that will help me know it’s you.
You will need to do more than finding God for us to work. Loving him or at least trying to is also a necessity.
After that, please find yourself. Continue reading