Africa culture/tradition education folklore lifestyle Nature Pastoral Series

I choose Faith over Fear

Just a few months ago, the world celebrated the new year. People, companies and countries nurtured aspirations and dreams, hoping for a happy year. But the advent of the virus brought fear and uncertainty. With what is going on, this pandemic may cause economic stress across the globe, particularly in Africa. I’m happy it’s Friday evening. All primary and secondary schools in Abia State closed today. So holidays have officially started. Due to the sit at home notice issued by the government, I may not travel home. I’m sitting outside, to enjoy some quietness and breeze. I wonder how long we’ll wait to hear that the virus is gone. I’m not afraid; the world has suffered worse before now. In my area, there’s no news of the virus yet. People still go about their business despite the warnings. I’m grateful to all fighting this scourge, and I pray for those who doubt the existence of a Supreme God. In these times and always, I choose faith over fear. Life is undoubtedly vanity without faith. Let’s stay safe and be grateful for life—my thoughts and prayers to you all. I know we’ll smile again. Good night 💛💚💙

culture/tradition lifestyle Nature Pastoral Series

Self Reflection 20: Dream

If you can dream it, you can do it

_Walt Disney

Africa folklore lifestyle Nature Pastoral Poetry

Modern Chaos

Untarred dusty roads, free wind beat
Ancient hills hanging in the smog,
While heaps of trash greet travelers
Airy morning now, cheerful birds sing
Smell of gutted fruits and vegetables,
Markets swam with strange faces
Human stench overwhelm the breeze
At the distance, grasslands burn
Hawks descend upon thick smoke
As the fire lick the grasses away
Smell of a flowing stream nearby
Empty cattle, pig and sewage waste

Into wetlands and our minds to paint
A picture of nature in modern chaos