There was Jesus

There was Jesus

When I look at what life has taken away, am filled with so much bitterness, and pain, and a whole lot of emotion that cannot be described. Then again, I look at what life has given and I cannot imagine how blessed I am. It is more than I could have ever prayed for, or wished for. It took a village to raise this child. A village of wonderful people. I count myself privileged to Read more…

My To Do List ...

My to do list …

Growing up as the youngest of my siblings made me grow up pretty fast. Majorly because the elder siblings were already out of the house by the time i came to my senses and my parents had no time to over pamper me. Then time for me to get out of the house too. Boy! The responsibilities (sic). ‘Growing up was a trap!’ But then, there is no time travel. Navigating through adulthood is hard. Read more…

My Truth

My Truth

There is a lub-dup inside my chest goes way too fast sometimesIt’s the stress triggers that I try to avoid as much as I canThis has never been easySo I silence those thoughtsShut the world, for a whileAnd try not to care Even if I doBecause I have to stay aliveTill the Lord deems fit See this scar right here,yes, this oneNobody really remembers if I came with it or got it while youngBut I Read more…

Today

Today

This morning was a tough one. Right as she was putting the final touches to her make-up. It was hard and painful. Another episode, a first in the morning. Her back against the wall, left hand on her chest. The kind of pain that hit her today is similar to the one she had a few years ago. See, she was fresh from high school and had made a new friend. A cute, nicely shaped Read more…

Till then

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven,” the Preacher said. He must have seen a lot to come to this conclusion. Baba, it’s been long since I wrote to You. I don’t know why. But am glad we talk. Things are getting uncomfortable here, this aint the right word, neither is hard. I cant quit, I prayed or something and you gave me this. I pray Read more…

This Too Shall Pass

Remember that day that you were having a melt down. Everything was so overwhelming that you wanted to quit. Tears had dried up and you were just there. Looking all calm and composed yet the raging storm inside almost made you burst. At some point your vision was blur, you were short of breathe and your head was on fire. Sleep decided it did not know you, the sit could not hold your weight, the Read more…

They live on

I was trying to catch some sleep after a very restless night when my sister called. It wasn’t unusual for her to call me at that time of the day, but on this morning, the air felt strange. The words that came after the pleasantries shredded my heart. And on that bed, I spent my day, thinking about life and it’s nothingness. Death, a five letter word used to sum up itself; Death. The finality Read more…

Take me Back

We were neighbors. We were friends. Our homes were not in close proximity, still are not; it’s the same neighborhood anyway. I was lucky I guess, I was the only girl of the four of us, and the youngest too. This means I was treated with utmost care, and some respect too. They treated me like their baby sister, I still am. Any boy from the village who dared say something mean to me would Read more…