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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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"No"

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Revive  Away And Rediscover

Revive Away And Rediscover


"ADE'S JOURNAL", 74

       Flow and float, spin and dip into the cool air and fly by. Yes do, not only now but always. The clear crystal drop I race into, has life in it. I can almost see the fish egg and tadpole swirling and dancing about as if in a natural fish bowl. It is one of the millions of drops falling and rising and going with the wild wind blowing this morning. Beside me, birds dance and Bob their heads into the shower from the sky and I stop and decide this is not such a wonderful idea. It was at first, feeling the cold raindrops in my mouth. But now I am not so sure. I feel strange droplets on my hand and burrowing deep down and diving into my skin, I slap it off and scratch. Inevitably making the situation worse and then my allergies started, I had to stop my skin from swelling. And my eyes from watering and then I run to the shade to stop it all. I start to fall and look at my feet, the ground had sunk in and there was a black hole there. As I fall I try to reach out and grab something, anything.
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Saturday, 3 November 2018

Halt Move And Adjust In A Lions Den

Halt Move And Adjust In A Lions Den


 "ADE'S JOURNAL", 73

     Deep and wide and down to the size of a unique den, I wiggle and try to escape. The sand shifts and warps and knocks me off my feet and encases me in what may be my tomb. As i start to fall further down and keep going deeper into its jaw, unlike any jaw I've ever encountered. The more I struggle, the more I sink into the almost beautiful, even sand particles. The conical den engulfs me and I fight hard not to give up or swallow sand through my nose and mouth. I feel the pincers like jaw reach for my feet and I retract and bend it quickly. Far away from the lion's jaw and try to swim up high towards the sky.
It locks and bites down hard at my feet and drags me down into the abyss. The pain launched me upwards and I jerk and try to shake away the beast that has my limbs. And as I do I snap and break off half of the jaw of my assailant and breath air once again. I look at what could have been my final resting place and heave a sigh of relief. I stand up and walk away knowing that I have survived and will live to fight another day.
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Monday, 29 October 2018

 All I Can Do

All I Can Do


"ADE'S JOURNAL", 72

  The rains are here again, six hours on and it just pours and taps at the roof in an uneven manner. Much like life it intensifies and dissipates and then comes and goes. I am wide awake and this rain feels like it will pour all night with an oscillating
intensity that just wont stop. The dark clouds leave and an intense bright thick cloud clusters mercilessly, up above in the dark sky. Then it stopped,not a drop or a whiff of the cold breeze. All that was left was a stiff atmosphere with barely enough air to breathe. Not enough plants to synthesize the air and too much artificial carbon monoxide in circulation. I have stayed too long here and I fear that plastic flows in my veins. My dream of moving to a remote area, off the dream truncated abruptly.
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Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Time Burns Swiftly

Time Burns Swiftly


"ADE'S JOURNAL", 71

     How disappointing it is to see the same old thing over and over again, to want to change and then watch it all dissipate like smoke. Slow moving smoke forming beautiful white spirals, climbing up to an invisible sky and then vanishing into nothing. It will be so easy to just stop and do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. To just never take any step and just let it all happen, after all life takes the twists and turns it wants to whether I try to change or not. Life ignores my efforts and jolts me in different directions and chooses to reward me only when it wants to. I want to survive this reckoning, this time of great trials and tribulations. I want to rise up and hold up my spear and dagger, a hybrid of bronze, wrought iron and steel. In there is titanium, protecting and shielding me and by my side a hand made holster with my dagger in it. The shadowy creatures launching at me feign friendship, feign being me and it shocks me. Actually I feel the electrical current touch the surface of my skin and dig down into the core of my bone marrow and I feel the pain in the middle of the top of my forehead. I want to pass out and not feel a thing but my body holds on and the pain lingers on. I see myself stretch out and catch me as I begin to fall and as I stop my impending fall. The floor below caves in, revealing an awkward sink hole. And as I hold on and hug me, I breath easy and look at the abyss below. My standing self has a solid floor beneath her and walks backwards carrying me away from the sink hole I am suspended over. We both crash into the firm ground away from the sinkhole and become one and then I look around me and try to figure out where I am…

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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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