Daily Archives: August 29, 2016

#LyricalMonday – How dare you?!

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I got up and had this conversation with myself, as I empathized with an unseen unknown person caught up in the place between the valley and the mountain…a place of uncertainty and despair, surrounded by people who throw words from vocabulary they have never experienced and I imagined the person pretending to ‘accept’ what was said “Just so you leave me alone”. The sympathizer leaves feeling fulfilled and the questions flow unending in the other’s mind and I asked ‘How dare you?’

But then again, this is a fight of faith, to steal the flicker of light that gives us hope in despair. It’s a battle and one you must win. So whilst you ask the question, be reassured of the answer, there is light at the end of the tunnel no matter how dim it is.

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©2016. Frances Kelvin Otung. All rights reserved

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And 5 came calling….

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Again, he added another year and we were apart, like last year’s. I made online presence with him, made sure he had fun…you could tell he was super excited about being 5! Maybe, he’s already counting all the responsibilities or wishing that he’d meet up with his sister. I haven’t asked yet and might just let that slip. He woke up in a mood to draw, I’m yet to see what he drew to celebrate this milestone, but the steady gaze in his eyes as he played said one thing, ‘my baby is growing up’.

From wanting his hair to be AFRO like his dad (which was cut off on his birthday), to doing the break-dance and other moves, whilst making sure I watch every one he makes, as he jumps up and down the sitting room; whispering comforting words to my ears “the sky is your limit, mummy” and contesting with Oba for his babe…he calls me ‘Babes and sweetheart’ to keeping an eye on Mmeme’s baby. We went visiting and he positioned himself beside Mmeme and the baby, reason being I want to keep an eye on her!. You are such a joy to have around!

I’m looking forward to receiving them back shortly. But until then, I celebrate King-Earl Ethan Emmanuel and I’m grateful that God chose us to be the bearer of such gift. Need I say more, I yob you my baby and like you always say in codes “so much, so much”.

©2016. Frances Kelvin Otung. All rights reserved