Finding Hope

Did you know that finding hope in hopeless situations is a function of your mind? Yes, if your mind game is strong, you are better able to overcome depressive episodes. Your mind determines the response you give in a tragic situation. Do you know Job of the Bible story? Can you picture what happened to…

Celebrating the journey… 1

This early morning I was in a celebratory mode. Despite all the hiccups, one goal has been met. The result? The book is out! A hardcopy version as well as an ebook version. Let me give a brief recap. Recently (On my birthday , I announced that I had finally gotten the courage to release…

Random Musings …

Random musings …   I am a testimony that life does not end when everything turns topsy – turvy. That what your eye sees is often different from what the camera captures… That there is always hope… That today’s struggles and pains are simply a foundation for an about to be unveiled glorious beauty. It…

Eku Chronicles 2

Eku Politics   Politics in Eku is largely like it is in every other community. There are dirty deals that ensure that the most popular candidate may not often get the nod for party representation and of course there are the godfathers. The ever present godfathers of Nigerian politics – unfit for political contests but…

The Daily Grind

The Daily Grind   Can be tasking, Sucking all life out of a weary soul, Leaving only the  residue of a paper thin existence, Dry, lifeless and soulless.   Many walk around, I see them, not a smile nor a dimple  remains, Cares and fears have choked  out the tiny seeds of hope, Forlorn, they…

Eyes that see…

Fret not that the gifts are not piled  high, Some have no gifts, Many do not even have a Christmas tree on which to hang stockings, Many a reason to sing and dance, If only you will see, Look and see, Many smile under the weight of burdens, Gifts are a luxury never imagined, The…

Nothing lasts forever…

Not even pain, troubles and sundry challenges, Everything  has an  inbuilt expiry date, So be patient, resolute and strong, for even mountains, obstacles are not permanent.   Winners don’t quit, They may hibernate, But, like the Phoenix, Always come back renewed, rejuvenated and ready to triumph.   Abimbola Onaoluwa 2015   Nothing lasts forever… Good…

Keeping Faith

Why aren’t you cleaning your face?”

I give him a queer look. He smiles.

“What is that look on your face?”

I open my mouth. I make to say something, but I can only stutter.

“What!” I finally mange to say.

“Yes, Dad. I can see! I can see!” 
I slam the brakes in astonishment. A car screeches behind me. The driver is honking.

“Oh! Sorry.” I say to the driver that cannot hear me. 

I pull over and park properly.

I can’t believe the calmness in my voice as I asked:

“Since when?”…