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 My story may shock you, but then again your situation may be worse. Delve in and find out....
The best moments are the ones when, that affect people positively and inspire them to laugh and live. 
             But is this, the entire story?
 The Human experience is Unique and every person has something to give, you just need to see it from my perspective and I craft words, actions and events from this very human angle.

Ade's Journal Part 6

Ade's Journal Part 6
My Valentine & The Elegance Of A Clean Breakup

Ade's Journal Part 5

Ade's Journal Part 5
My Scrumptious Valentine Kiss

Ade's Journal Part 4

Ade's Journal Part 4
A Scorpion is not a Lobster

Ade's Journal Part 3

Ade's Journal Part 3
My Insane Week Before Valentine

Ade's Journal Part 2

Ade's Journal Part 2
He Had The Guts To Come Back

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Saturday, 20 October 2018

  In Twelve Hours

In Twelve Hours


"ADE'S JOURNAL", 70

  A Crescent Moon shines tonight, ignoring that I have used all my might. Fluttering birds whisper in the night, clashing with sounds of mechanical and electrical engines supplying my humble flat with power. Across my open curtains overlooking a round large moon is the mosquito net, shielding me from the hungry mosquitos outside. I watch a lone butterfly take flight and dance outside across my window frame, like a painting caught in a moment. Fewer are these flying creatures that have been truncated by disappearing flowers, too expensive to maintain so we just get and plant flowerless plants. The bees no longer hoover over the ripe mangoes because no nectar around means they have no means to make honey.
So, slowly Lagos dies with less blossoms thriving here and yet we do not notice.
I do but I’ve been done nothing up until today, today I not only planted aloe vera but also hibiscus plants. It’s not enough for it to be green, it must and should also blossom.
The silver hues from the moon soothes me and I smile at her as if we were reminiscing about the past.
Just a way of swaying my dim moments as our unspoken conversation sips in through. The winds blows the curtains hanging in the corners out and free and over my windows. I shut my eyes and then peep a little from my curled up position waiting. I know exactly what I want and this time, I am going for it. Every time I proclaim that no longer will I wait in vain for a dream that never seems to happens, reality quickly crushed all incentives. Right now, I want it to make a way.
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Thursday, 18 October 2018

Hope Hovered

Hope Hovered


"ADE'S JOURNAL", 69

    I know everything is about to change as I sit on this powder keg and wait. The ceiling fan is faster today and the air, cooler this early morning. My tough afro curls, crunch and spring up as I press and run my fingers through it. I love when my hair isn’t twisted or braided or knotted into tamed rows, boxes or even corners. Especially after a lengthy long even back length braids. Which makes me look amazing, no doubt. But my amazing beautiful thick tight curls feels buoyant when in between my fingertips, I miss running my fingers through it. And right now it feels like a beautiful reunion, me and my glorious crown. I’ve washed and unbraided it and I like the sound it makes so much when I touch it, that I don’t want to fall back asleep. It’s like a wild romance, with my one true love.

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Saturday, 13 October 2018

Nostalgia Can Be Beautiful

Nostalgia Can Be Beautiful


"ADE'S JOURNAL", 68

  Nostalgia can be beautiful and can also shave off many years, but that’s all it can do. Make you reminisce about beautiful memory from the past, but what about right now? As I am listening the song playing right now, it is a song that played over and over again on television when I was growing up. My parents were warm and gentle and the music video showed what I imagined their old age will be. At first  this memory is cute, but after listening to it twelve good times I have had more than enough. I will probably not want to hear the song for another twelve years. Well it is a song that churns up buried memories of that skinny naïve tiny little me, I  imagined how grown beautiful me will be in my late thirties. Good old memories of me and my two little children running round and sound me until they fall out of balance like I used to do. I picture it all, until I feel an intense pain digging into the cuticles of my fingernails. It overwhelms me and I start to curse in clear English and as the pain intensifies, I move to undiluted clean Yoruba language. I am speed talking now and chanting, yes chanting. Or should I just say reciting a painful ode to myself fast, I didn’t even know what I was saying anymore. All I wanted was to be free of the pain and do you know what the most devastating part of today is?
The doctor has just sucked out pus from one out of eight of my fingers.
I can’t believe I have any ounce of anesthesia inside my body, it feels like she is injecting the middle of my brain. Now she drops the injection needle  and picks up tiny saws and I fight hard to stop her from doing her work…. And then I wake up from this horrible nightmare.

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Five Four Three Two

Five Four Three Two


"ADE'S JOURNAL", 67

  From Frying Pan To Fire. Just like that, she became brainwashed. Just like that, she becomes a convert. And just when I thought it could not get any worse, I see that person from my past.
Khadijatu's daughter has grown and hugs me as if she has known me all her life. I was a little confused and then I hear her voice, the voice of deceit. That friend that hates all you have and sets you up to marry her lover, I lost all the smile on my face and she looked like she wanted o pass out. With rage boiling inside me, j ask what she is doing in the hotel. The NGO she works for had a surprise party for their most dedicated staff, I was surprised it turned out to be khadijatu. But she said it was a name sake, that explains it all. She seems a d glows and says she follows and watches all my shows. I say nothing but just nod my head and set the alarm for tomorrow’s meeting with Daniel and our lawyers. I was civil and watched as she and her daughter walk away. I didn’t feel a thing because in reality, she was never my friend.

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Friday, 5 October 2018

Large Bulbs Of Water

Large Bulbs Of Water


"ADE'S JOURNAL", 66

   Large bulbs of water hit hard at the makeshift house I build for my generator sets. The neighbors water tank is full again and overflowing and its making so much noise that it wakes me up. I turn on my phone and stare at the time, it’s just one in the morning. I grab my pillow with both arms and a sharp cry jolts me up and away from the clutches of sleep. That stupid cock has started crowing again and on the fence just right outside my bedroom window. You see why I love to sleep in my house and on my own bed.

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Thursday, 4 October 2018

She Cried For Help

She Cried For Help


"ADE'S JOURNAL", 65

Tossed into an ocean of smoking dreams, it’s time to wake up and scream. Knowing how hot the ice is, let me not let go of the burn that shocks me. Yet I push upwards and head towards the sun, trying hard to swim free of the shackles of time. Surfacing like a floating plastic ball, repelling words and replacing it with action. It is time, once again to spread my wings and fly. How?     First I will audit all that I have and then search, search far and wide for opportunities. The world has too many things luring you to focus on all of it at once, but to do this is to focus on none. I wonder if I am lying to myself yet again and giving myself false hope. I am definitely getting tired of getting stuck here again, in this same position. But without a self audit, how do I know where I stand or where I should go and the biggest qualms of them all. Where I should be. These three stages of ‘here’, ‘go’ and ‘be’, I must encounter to accomplish a task, the question is where do I start? Here can be anywhere and compared to others seems pretty good, but that’s me in denial.

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Saturday, 29 September 2018

Ride The Heat Wave

Ride The Heat Wave


"ADE'S JOURNAL", 64

    Don’t we all want the end result to change, I know i do. Maybe I don’t do enough or I wallow too much in the reasons why. Do you blame me? It’s such an addictive habit, to lay on my back and stare at the ceiling until my focus dwindles and then I reach out and jolt upwards. Did twenty minutes just run by me, like in my mind it was just a minute. Should I Try; silly question you may think but if you are sincere... You will know that I am definitely in despair and I know that I will fight and Ride The Heat Wave. Especially now that I know what is going on right now. It is exactly like, how food replenishes the body. I realize now that I need to energize my mind. Feed it with uplifting realistic messages, tested and trusted by people before me. But not just anyone, someone I look up to. So my curious mind is at work right now. Find a mentor, that someone who has achieved my dream or extremely high up or close to it. Depending on many things of course. My dreams are in three tiers and for now, my formula is off. As one suffers, the other grows and then I simultaneously have to abandon the third dream. Can I truly find a way to put in place pillars that will make all aspects of my life balanced and to my satisfaction?
No hope isn’t lost, I refuse to accept that. I just need to increase my opportunities, I just need to figure out how. See how I always start my journal with thoughts about my crazy mixed up life or a weird dream or even my abstract definition of my life. Well, let’s get back to now…..

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