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Africa folklore Pastoral Uncategorized

Self-Control: The Fox and the Crow

How is everybody today? What are you guys reading for the weekend? I’m compiling a new reading list, anyone willing to share or suggest a book?

It’s almost bedtime here, but sleep can wait. I’m trying to study my guide to scholarship application.

I have this bedtime tale to drop before I retire for the night. Remember to share with young ones, for in this world of pride, selfishness and immorality, self-control lights the path of the prudent.

Vanity is largely a matter of Self-Control, or lack thereof. Others may try to feed our ego, but it is up to us to constrain it.

A coal black Crow once stole a piece of meat. She flew to a tree and held the meat in her beak.

A Fox, who saw her, wanted the meat for himself, so he looked up into the tree and said, “How beautiful you are my friend! Your feathers are fairer than the Dove’s. Is your voice as sweet as your form is beautiful? If so, you must be the Queen of birds.”

The Crow was so happy in his praise that she opened her mouth to show how she could sing. Down fell the piece of meat.

The Fox seized upon it and ran away.

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Africa Poetry Uncategorized

Don’t Forget by Okoroji Chidiebere Alexander

Don’t forget how we started,
Don’t forget where we met,
The circumstances,
How it happened,
Don’t forget so soon!
I was just like a stranger,
The other day,
I was a nobody to you,
A commoner,
An ordinary soul,
Flying and searching for love,
Searching for hope,
In pursuit for happiness,
Until the encounter,
Don’t forget!
Don’t forget the little deeds,
My very own seeds,
That’s if they really count,
Oh! There is no need,
Is all weeds,
None is up for a keep,
But don’t forget,
I loved you and I still do.
My hearts bleeds,
Daily for your love,
When I remember,
How we use to live,
The outings,
The jokes,
The laughter,
The romance,
And all the quarrels.
I miss you,
I miss us, Don’t forget,
The world is shallow,
And our love is narrow,
My hearts shots with arrow,
My skin turned yellow,
My pride, I have to swallow,
As I won’t stop saying hello!
Don’t forget me!