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I SEE YOU

Published on: November 22, 2023 | Category: Poetry | Author: Damilola Deborah | Likes: 1| Views: 103

I see a place so new as dew

I see people smiling so wildly like petals of a sunflower in the briskness of November

I see faces shinning like radiance of morning light in the heart of summer

I see you.


I see friends from long ago 

I see siblings who couldn't grow

I see parents that left old

I see faces yet unknown

I see you.


This place is distinct and dear

Lucid in grace, tranquil, robust of blessings

The catch of a joyful life

A beautiful reality 

A prize for integrity

A link to eternity.


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Lust at first sight

Published on: November 11, 2023 | Category: Poetry | Author: Glow_forChristšŸŒ¹ | Likes: 0| Views: 157

 ā€”LuSt At FiRsT SiGhTā€”


He walked past her who was so fair,

Her contour curved and was so slur'd,

Her conical hills before and hind,

Were so much thick an'dangled still,

So he couldn't think, he grew so thick,

And all he could feel was desire to feel,

So he threw her jabs of sugary words,

That pierced her hard and won her heart.

They called it love, so mixed body parts,

Without the ring, yet they went so deep,

Until a seed was sown within her deep.

But a look from far unveils the seal,

T'was lust at first sight, love so unreal.


She stood so far but licked his heart,

A man so man amongst the men,

It cought her heart a honey to have,

So she tried so hard in soft advance,

And went so soft and had him hard,

Then hand-in-hand they went so far,

By mixing fluids without mixing hearts,

T'was a flesh in flesh but souls apart,

So when pleasure was fully at heart,

Something went bad they broke apart,

So we asked from afar if this was love?

But this truth hits hard on face of lust,

For what they had was an unreal love,

Framed so well, but it's lust at first sight.


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what most people don't consider

Published on: November 10, 2023 | Category: Content writing | Author: KHOBBY | Likes: 0| Views: 118

The Power of Positive Thinking: Transforming Your Mindset
Introduction:
In a world filled with challenges and uncertainties, it's easy to find ourselves overwhelmed by negativity. However, we often underestimate the incredible power of positive thinking and how it can transform our mindset, elevate our mood, and create a more fulfilling life. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of positive thinking and provide practical tips for incorporating it into our daily lives.

1. Understanding Positive Thinking:
- Positive thinking is a mental attitude that focuses on seeing the brighter side of life and expecting positive outcomes.
- It involves replacing negative thoughts with positive ones and shifting our perspective towards gratitude, optimism, and resilience.
- Research has shown that positive thinking not only improves our mental well-being but also has a significant impact on our physical health.

2. The Benefits of Positive Thinking:
- Improved overall well-being: Positive thinking contributes to lower stress levels, reduced depression and anxiety, increased self-confidence, and enhanced overall happiness.
- Enhanced resilience: Positive thinkers are better equipped to bounce back from setbacks, embrace challenges, and find innovative solutions to problems.
- Health advantages: Studies have linked positive thinking to better cardiovascular health, strengthened immune systems, and increased longevity.

3. Cultivating Positive Thinking:
- Practice gratitude: Start each day by acknowledging and appreciating the blessings in your life. Keep a gratitude journal, listing three things you are grateful for daily.
- Surround yourself with positivity: Surround yourself with uplifting people, positive affirmations, and inspiring content such as books, podcasts, or motivational speeches.
- Challenge negative thoughts: Become mindful of negative thoughts and actively challenge them. Replace them with positive affirmations and focus on potential solutions.
- Visualize success: Engage in positive visualization exercises where you vividly imagine yourself achieving your goals, feeling the joy and fulfillment it brings.
- Practice self-care: Prioritize self-care activities like exercise, meditation, or pursuing hobbies that bring you joy. Taking care of your physical and mental well-being is essential for positive thinking.

4. Overcoming Obstacles:
- Realize that positive thinking is a skill that requires practice and patience. Be kind to yourself during setbacks or moments of negativity.
- Surround yourself with a supportive community. Share your journey with like-minded individuals who can provide encouragement and accountability.
- Seek professional help if needed. If negative thinking persists and affects your daily life, consider reaching out to a therapist or counselor for guidance and support.

Conclusion:
Embracing the power of positive thinking can revolutionize our lives. By making small changes and incorporating positive practices into our daily routines, we can develop a more optimistic mindset, enjoy improved mental and physical health, and navigate life's challenges with grace and resilience. Remember, positive thoughts create positive outcomes, so why not choose to see the world through a brighter lens?
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YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU THINK YOY KNOW

Published on: November 10, 2023 | Category: Creative writing | Author: KHOBBY | Likes: 0| Views: 89

Once upon a time in a small town, there lived a young boy named Alex. Alex was a bright and talented student, but he had a major flaw - he was the king of procrastination. Whether it was finishing his homework, completing his chores, or pursuing his hobbies, Alex always seemed to put things off until the last minute.

One sunny morning, as Alex lay in bed, he was struck by a sudden realization. He was late for school! Panicking, he rushed to get ready. He skipped breakfast, quickly put on his clothes, and ran out the door. On his way, he tripped and fell, scraping his knee, but he ignored the pain and continued running.

Arriving at school, Alex realized that he had forgotten his homework. His teacher, Mrs. Thompson, was quick to reprimand him for his lack of responsibility. "Alex, you have so much potential, but your procrastination is stealing your time and opportunities to learn from your hands!" she exclaimed.

Feeling remorseful, Alex promised Mrs. Thompson that he would change his ways and be more diligent from that day forward. However, breaking old habits wasn't easy for him.

Weeks passed, and Alex seemed to fall back into his old routines. Instead of studying for his upcoming exams, he would spend hours scrolling through social media or chatting with friends. He found temporary solace in these distractions, unaware of the time slipping away.

Then one day, something extraordinary happened. While browsing the internet, Alex stumbled upon an ancient book. The cover was worn, and the pages were yellowed with time. The title on the cover read: "The Thief of Time."

Intrigued, Alex began reading. The book narrated the tale of a mischievous creature called Procrastes, who would steal time from those who wasted it. The more people procrastinated, the more time Procrastes would take away. There were stories of people who ended up living unfulfilling lives because they allowed procrastination to rule their days.

Amazed and terrified by the stories, Alex realized the true impact of his procrastination. He understood that every moment he wasted was a moment he could never get back. With newfound determination, he decided to change his ways once and for all.

From that day forward, Alex became the master of time. He learned to prioritize his tasks and manage his schedule efficiently. As he started completing his assignments early, he found more time for his hobbies, friends, and family.

Slowly but surely, Alex's grades improved, and his confidence soared. He became the role model his friends and classmates looked up to, inspiring them to avoid falling into the clutches of Procrastes as well.

Years later, when Alex graduated from college with honors, he was invited to deliver a commencement speech. Standing at the podium, he addressed the graduating class and shared his remarkable journey, emphasizing one crucial lesson: procrastination is indeed a thief of time.

"You see, my dear graduates," he said, "time is a precious gift that we must cherish. Every minute we spend procrastinating is a minute stolen, never to be recovered. So, be diligent, manage your time wisely, and do not let the thief of time rob you of your dreams and highest potential!"

And with those words, Alex left the stage amidst thunderous applause, knowing that he had not only learned his lesson but also inspired countless others to seize the day and conquer the thief of time.













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Courage to change

Published on: November 04, 2023 | Category: Creative writing | Author: Glow_forChristšŸŒ¹ | Likes: 0| Views: 123

Courage to change

"Grandma, tell us a story!" 

Mercy exclaimed as she was already seated with her friends in a circle-like pattern around mummy Pat, one of the oldest, and richest women in the village. 


Mummy Pat is considered one of the most respected in Umu-Oma village because of her courage, and strength to fight against all odds. She was a young widow, since her husband left her with their only daughter to the other side. 

Mummy Pat sailed through the hates, false accusations, and gossip about her killing her own husband flying around the village at that time.

The worst of it all was she refusing to marry her husband's younger brother, as the tradition demands. 


Through it all, she was able to demolish the stupid tradition in Umu-Oma village, as a reason, saving other innocent widows from unnecessary maltreatment. 

She was able to sponsor her only daughter's education, and sent her overseas. This made her even more of an idol to the women in Umu-Oma village. 


Mummy Pat was now stricken in age, and enjoyed telling the children moonlight stories, and also taught them to be good, and obedient children. 


"Grandma, what story are you telling us tonight? Chisom who has been running around came to the midst of the children, and asked mummy Pat. 


"Okay, gather round, children, grandma has a story for you." She said, as she clapped her hands to call their attention. 


"Yaaayā€¦" the children rejoiced as they were set to listen to grandma. 


"Amaka was the only child of her parents." She began. 

She had been taking care of her mother for months, and it was taking a toll on her both physically and emotionally.

Since she lost her father, things went rough for her, and her mother. 

Few months later, her mother fell terribly sick. She couldn't stand, nor sit. She couldn't eat anything. 

It was supposed to be a moment of happiness for Amaka, as she just graduated from secondary school with a solid, and excellent O'level result. But, it turned out that her mother fell ill just after her results were out. 


"Hmmā€¦" the children exclaimed in pity. 


Everyday, Amaka would cry, and cry, till there were no more tears to shed. 

She took care of her sick mother with the little money she made from selling palm nuts to the villagers. 

All the money she spent on her mother to get better proved abortive. Her sickness only grew worse day after day. 

The day grew into night, and the night was getting darker. 

"Amaka, my daughter. I have some things to tell you." Amaka's mother said to her. 

"Come closer."

"As you can see, I am getting closer each passing day to my grave." She said with a faint voice. 

"No, mother, you're not going anywhere. You are staying with me!" Amaka said, as she bursted out in tears. 

"My daughter, be strong. I trained you to be strong. Don't cry. Whether you accept it, or not, I will leave this world to join your father."

Amaka was still sobbing. 


"When I die, do not let anything or anyone make you forget who you are. You are a daughter of destiny. 

"Mama, please stop this! Stop! You're not dying, I promise!" She said as she stood up, and ran out of her mother's sight, crying and running to wherever. 

"Where exactly was she running to?" One of the children asked. 


"A kind of audacity she's never had sparked. She ran in a bid to find a solution to her mother's problem. Even though she didn't know where exactly she was going to. She was tired of the whole situation." She answered. 

She ran, and ran till she got to the stream. She then sat on a rock, and kept crying, and crying. Out of the blue, she saw a shiny stone in front of her. Somehow, she had interest in the stone, and she picked it up. It was gray and unremarkable, but there was something about it that made her feel strangely hopeful. She put the stone in her pocket and continued crying.

She summoned courage, and went back home. Hopefully, her mother was still alive. She gave her a kiss, and went to bed. That night, as she lay in bed, trying to get some sleep, she noticed a faint glow coming from her pocket. She remembered she kept a stone in there. She pulled out the stone, and it was glowing with a soft, golden light. She felt a sudden surge of energy, and a sense of calm and peace washed over her.

As she drifted off to sleep, she heard a faint whisper in her ear.

"I am the stone of hope," the whisper said. "I will help you find a way to save your mother. Just hold me close and trust in my power." Amaka wasn't sure if she was dreaming or if this was really happening, but she decided to trust the stone. The next day, she felt a renewed sense of energy and purpose. She went back to the stream, determined to find a solution. As she sat on the rock, a man in a long, dark coat approached her.

"I know about the stone," the man said. "I can help you find a way to pay for your mother's treatment." Amaka was skeptical, but something about the man's calm demeanor made her feel at ease. "What's the catch?" she asked. "There's no catch," the man said. "I simply want to help you. But there is one thing you must do: you must never speak of the stone to anyone." Amaka hesitated, but then she nodded. "I agree," she said. "Now, tell me what I must do."

"You must go to the edge of the forest, at the base of the mountain," the man said. "There, you will find a cave. Inside the cave, there is a pool of water. You must take the stone and place it in the water. Then, you must close your eyes and make a wish." Amaka listened intently, and the man continued. "If your wish is pure, and your heart is true, the stone will grant your wish. But if your heart is filled with greed or malice, the stone will curse you." Amaka considered the man's words carefully.

Amaka knew that she was desperate, but she also knew that she had to be careful. "What kind of curse?" she asked. "If your heart is impure," the man said, "the stone will take away everything you hold dear. Your home, your family, and even your very life." Amaka shivered, but she knew that she had to try. The next day, she set out for the forest, with the stone in her pocket. When she reached the edge of the forest, she saw the mountain in the distance, its peak shrouded in mist.

She walked for hours, until she came to the base of the mountain. There, she found the cave, just as the man had described. She took a deep breath and stepped inside. The cave was dark and damp, and the air was thick with the scent of moss and earth. Amaka's heart was pounding as she made her way to the center of the cave. There, she saw a small pool of water, shimmering in the dim light. She took the stone from her pocket and held it in her hand. Then, she closed her eyes and wished with all her heart.

As she opened her eyes, she saw that the stone was glowing with a bright, pure light. She felt a rush of relief, and she knew that her wish had been granted. She turned to leave the cave, but as she did, she noticed something strange. The stone in her hand had turned to dust, and it was quickly being swept away by the wind. Amaka felt a sudden chill, and she realized with horror that the curse had been set in motion.

As she ran from the cave, she noticed that the forest around her was changing. The trees were becoming bare and skeletal, and the leaves were falling to the ground like ashes. The air was thick with the scent of decay, and Amaka felt a deep sense of dread. She stumbled out of the forest, and she saw that her village was in ruins. The houses were crumbling, and the streets were filled with debris. There was no sign of life anywhere. Amaka fell to her knees, weeping. She knew that the curse had taken everything from her.

As she lay sobbing on the ground, a soft voice whispered in her ear. "The curse can be undone," it said. "If you find someone who is willing to sacrifice their own happiness for yours, the curse will be broken." Amaka looked up, but she could see no one. "Who are you?" she asked. "I am the spirit of the stone," the voice replied. "I was created to grant wishes, but the cost is always great.

"Your wish for your mother's health was pure and true," the spirit said. "But the price of that wish was your own happiness. Now, the only way to break the curse is to find someone who loves you enough to give up their own happiness for yours." Amaka felt a glimmer of hope, but she also felt a deep sense of despair. How could she ever find someone to make such a sacrifice? She lay on the ground, lost in thought, as the sun began to set. Suddenly, she heard footsteps behind her.

Amaka turned and saw a familiar figure in the distance. It was her childhood friend, whom she had not seen in years. As he approached, Amaka could see that he was no longer the carefree boy she had once known. His face was worn and weary, and his eyes were filled with sorrow. He knelt beside her, and for a moment, they sat in silence. Then, he spoke. "I know what you have lost," he said. "And I know what it will cost me to break the curse. But I am willing to make that sacrifice." Amaka stared at him in disbelief.

The spirit of the stone appeared before them. "You have made your choice," it said. "Now, the curse will be broken. But there is one more thing that must be done." Amaka and her friend looked at the spirit, waiting to hear what it had to say. "You must kiss each other," the spirit said. "If your love is true, the curse will be lifted and your lives will be restored. But if your love is false, the curse will be broken, but you will be bound together for all eternity."

Amaka and her friend looked at each other, their hearts filled with fear and uncertainty. But they also felt a spark of hope, and they knew that they had to take a chance. Slowly, they leaned towards each other, and their lips met. For a moment, nothing happened. Then, a brilliant light filled the sky, and a warm wind blew through the air. When the light faded, Amaka and her friend opened their eyes. They were back in the village, and everything was as it had been before. And they knew that their love had broken the curse.

"So, how about Amaka's mother? Did she get better? 


"Oh, yes! She got better."


"The end."


"Awww" the children exclaimed happilyā€¦


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