Dusk Till Dawn ; Unapologetically Me

 

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Dusk till dawn, unapologetically me. I want that. Sometimes I’ve got to tone it up or down for others sake. I realise.

Welcome ! Setting this up was a task and a half so I’d better commit.

Beginnings could be tricky, so I hope I’ve got this and I’m not here at 1:27am acting a fool. (It happens)

This is where my thoughts could come alive and run free!! The Future. University. Trends. Relationships (or the lack thereof). Family. Religion. After Life / Supernatural ย theories (or maybe not. As I do not want to seem possessed). Music. Food. Language. Lifestyle. Childhood etcetera. I’ll do my best to cover all.

Feel free to comment. Mais…. Je vais m’enfoncer toute personne qui commenter des ordures. Je le jure!!! Not really, but essaie moi ๐Ÿ‘ผ.

Cheers!

Frances. 11|2017

I haven’t decided if its weird I’m talking to myself over the internet. But then again, I’m not regular yunno ?

 

 

 

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The Courage To Change ๐Ÿฆ‹

2018!

Let’s go change the world friends !

Here’s a preface of the road map

Happy New Year !

This, to friendship & to family ๐Ÿฅ‚

For making life more meaningful ๐Ÿ’–


Oh God give us,  

The Courage to stand for What Is Right 

The Courage to Make A Change 

A Change that Ushers in Justice

A Change that sets the captives Free

A Change that Releases the oppressed 

A Change that ushers in Love to human hearts

That your Peace may reign Forever in our Hearts and Land.

Amen. 

๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹

Let’s Metamorphose.

Our very selves  and situations. 

In our littlest ways

Towards a better life for We. 

Yes,  you can Like (the little star there),  Share and Comment. Issa free world. 

Cheers ๐Ÿฅ‚

Changingย 

31.12.2017

Close your eyes,

Breathe in… Out

Ce qui sera, sera.

What will be, will be.

And One Day we no longer shall Be

A day we do not know.

But before you go,  

Go wild and let the world hear your noise

Till they have no other option

But to dance to the crazy rhythm.

Believe;

What Life breaks, Love mends.

What Love breaks, Life mends.

๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ

December 31st is my favorite day of the year 

Simply because I’m so fascinated by the Moon (and Suns) travels.

After all we do owe to their cycles what we call a year.  A good year.

So I basically be ecstatic all day thinking like the Little Prince of the “Lamplighters”

The ones who are responsible for taking the moon fo and fro and thus turning the lights on and off. And the Sun Bearers in their wake. 

I think of their smooth synchronization . Like an Opera Ballet and they never make a mistake.

And its magnificent! 

๐ŸŒš๐ŸŒž

As they fall asleep the Sun Bearers rise

In this endless dance of organization,

And its a dawn of the New Year ! 

First,  enters New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ & ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia 

Then China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ & ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Siberia 

Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ & ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ The Indies

Africa ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ & ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Europe.

South America ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท & ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ North America.


And the dance continues 365 days & nights. 

Never missing a beat.  

And I’m constantly in awe.

And real Thankful because in 2017 I’ve garnered friends in every continent and from the furthest ๐Ÿœ East to West ๐Ÿ– #InternetJ

๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ

Geography / World History / Astronomy are my fave pastimes. Yes,  you can tell.

When I was younger, I always thought I’d go into aeronautics or nautical sciences. ๐Ÿ›ฉ๐Ÿ›ณ.

One term in High school ๐Ÿ”ฌ๐ŸŽš๐Ÿฉ

And Bam!  Medicine. Is my calling. 

Nigeria, Mon Pays. ๐Ÿ’˜

And when all is said and done. 

I join my voice in rendering An Ode To Nigeria. 

Because,  why the hell not !? 

#patriot #workweywedeydo 

TBH I don’t yet know the point of this but if you know me, you know I go off on a tangent regularly ๐Ÿš€.


๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ

*dramatic stance*

I  am a Nigerian. 

I am One In Five Africans

I am One in Eight Black People anywhere in the world 

I am a Nobel Prize winner

An Olympic Gold Medalist

A Grammy Award winner

A soccer Champion 

A Priest of the Vatican 

An Oscar nominee 

A Giant of Literature 

A Distinguished Scientist 

A Musical Icon

My roots lie in the Dusty Sahel of the North

The Rich Rainforests of the East

The Rocky Hills of the West

In the Oil-filled Swamps of the Delta

In the Warmth of our villages

In the Vibrance of our cities

My Strength flows from the waters of the Niger and Benue

My Joy springs forth from the rush of the Daura Falls and the Natural Wonders of the Yankari

I am nourished by the crops of the soil

Fed by the bounty of rivers 

Nigeria is my Rock

Nigeria is my Strength 

Nigeria is my Hope

Nigeria is my Home 

I am the voice of 300 tribes speaking 520 languages. 

I am the Laughter of the Worlds Happiest People.

I am a Child in the Youngest Nation on Earth.

I am the Dance of The Circle of Life.

I am your Neighbor

I am your Brother 

I am your Friend 

I am a Warrior,

A Prince, King. 

I am Mother 

Teacher, Queen. 

I am my Brothers Keeper

I am a Sage. 

An Ancient Civilization

I am the Beauty

I am the Sound

I am the Vision 

I am the Spirit 

I am the Passion  

I am the Soul of a Continent.

I AM A NIGERIAN ! 

I AM THE HEART OF AFRICA ! 

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ


Happy Holidays yo ! ๐ŸŒฒ

Jesus Is the Reason for the Season ๐Ÿ’–

I love this Saviour. He the Bestest .

Save ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ .

Le Rรฉvolutionย 

I have an Inspiration

A clear Aspiration

To pursue the Realization

Of a True Revolution.

Look at our Nation

And see the Frustration

Of the New Generation.

Our Leaders have no Direction

Our Youths are in Desperation.

There is no other Option

But to Right for Liberation

Fight against their Intimidation

For our Total Emancipation.


โ—พRevolutionary ๐Ÿ”ธ|adjective| Pertaining to something that portends of Great Change; overthrowing a standing mindset.  

I remember this at a time when Motherland and Continent are in turmoil. Political chaos here and there and basically all we do it sit and say oh this government ! 

Its funny how most African countries are Democratic and still a way is found such that, in my opinion, 75% of elected officials are corrupt. 

โ—พDemocracy ๐Ÿ”ธ|noun|  Rule by the people, either directly or through elected representatives. Characterized by social equality and equal rights for all people.

And we “elect”   this “bad government” there for what ? For why ? Propangda ?  Promises ? Oh, ofcourse the Bags of rice. Sigh. 

Do we not  think of how we suffered in the hands of the outgoing officials ? 

Do we not think of all our wishes,  regrets and ofcourse our curses on them ??

DID WE NOT THINK that maybe, just maybe, if we forfeited the Bags of rice from The Corrupt and put a Good Man in there we would have the Resources to grow our own rice or start a Business ??? 

And then some have the shameless audacity to curse at the ones who tried to leave illegally to make a headway for themselves. The ones whose most wrong was in thinking its all rosy “in the abroad “. The ones who have learnt the hard way it isn’t. The ones who were so unfortunate to be auctioned like prized oxen in Libya. I do hope these “great thinkers”  deserve every ounce of misfortune that will surely come to th…….Hold on. I digress. 

Did we not think that they could be a revolution ?  A change. A stance for what is right ?? 

โ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พ

Who will rise for a Revolution ? Will My Generation beget no Mandela & No Nkrumah & No Lumumba & No Sankara & No Biko & No Kuti ????? 

In Nigeria, at 30 you legally qualify to hold the office of a representative in parliament, at 35 a senator and at 40 a President.

What are our 30 year olds doing now ? 

I see em.

๐Ÿ”ธIn one end we have the Doctors & Lawyers & Engineers. The ones who serve us Academic/Skill Goals. The ones that studied/worked hard and made it for themselves. The ones that have or ‘are saving to’ emigrate. So ?  What’s their concern ? They worked hard for a good life innit ? 

๐Ÿ”ธThis way we’ve got The Talkers. The-talk-the-talk-wait-for-someone-to-walk-the-talk. The juicy bloggers. The journalists who do it just for the pay. The comedians/actors/musicians who’ll speak it indirectly. They do try. But who then will walk-the-talk ? 

๐Ÿ”ธLastly there’s our Continental Treasures the Yahoo Boys (or is it G Boys now?). These brave ones who are paying back the white men (who BTW could also be women needing love.  It doesn’t matter does it?) for Slavery. Oh and the girls & fam who live off them. Yes, yes you too are among.

๐Ÿ”ธOh how could I forget the Others. The ones who could be a part of at least one from above. The Thirties who are constantly serving the younger generation Instagram Wedding Goals / Relationship Goals / Body Fitness Goals and the likes ? Haha, Y’all good. 

โ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พ

Hmm. I’m not so far from my 30’s (#winkwink) and I’d like to come back here one day and see where I’d fit. 

Because maybe then I’d have faced circumstances that’ll help me understand why men who ruled like animals in mad men skin decades ago are back and running for President and the Thirties who were told bedtime stories and sang Assembly Ground songs of being the Leaders of Tomorrow relegate as their touts.  

Again ? Is there any hope of Change and a Revolution in my time ? Of a Mandela / Nkrumah / Lumumba / Sankara /  Biko / Kuti rising ?  

Damn. Many of My Generation won’t even recognize these names. 

โ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พโ—พ

Moving on. Because I’m a Happy Child, I can not, will not and DO NOT live constantly weighed down by these revolutionary thoughts. Oxymoronic, I know. Doesn’t mean I no longer care.

But One has to Stay Sane.  

On this, My Friend said to me;                 ‘Silence Is Respect.’

‘ Is Acknowledgement.’ 

(for The Wronged, for Wrongs, for Suffering).

And I Agree.                                               Because what could I do really ? 

Yet. I know;                                                  Silence Is Consent.                                         And What We Allow,  Continues

โ—พFrances O.  ๐Ÿ‘‘                                                ๐Ÿ”ธ4 Dec 2017. ๐ŸŒˆ

Purpose

Perhaps one day we find that our reason for existing was just to Live.To live life with fullness and verve.ย Making the most of it.ย Creating beautiful memories.

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ

I’ve created a Haven for myself ;ย 

Where I can assume I’m happy, when sadness fills my heart.

Where I can pretend there’s peace, when I haven’t known it In a while.

Where I see the colours, even though the world really is bland.

๐ŸŒˆย This was my gateway to happinessย ๐ŸŒˆ

I’m creating a Haven for myself ;ย 

Where Impossibility is Possible.

Where Faith can actually move mountains.

Where what I say Becomes.

Where I control my own life and destiny.

๐ŸŒˆ This is my Happy place ๐ŸŒˆ

For in my years I have learnt ;ย 

The worths and not worths in life.

In Life, you’ll be broken, no two ways about it.

Here, you’ll cry tears you weren’t meant to cry.

Here, you’d wish and wish and it’d still not happen.

Here, you may not want to but your only choice will be to quit.

Here, you could lay your bed neatly but not be able to lie on it.

So while we’re Here,

Live, Laugh, Learn and most importantly Love. Freely.

For they’ll all be lessons.

Only in this life do we have ”ย our time “.ย 

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ

Happy /hรฆpi/ย  Adjective. ย Having a feeling arising from a consciousness of well-being or of enjoyment; enjoying good of any kind, such as comfort, peace, or tranquillity; blissful, contented, joyous.

Votre sincรจrement, Frances.

The World Spins Madly Onย 

Sometimes everything seems too fast.

Sometimes people know too much.

The pressure is overwhelming to finish this race with distinction. 

New place. New people. New food. New knowledge.New culture.New friends.

But I have to remember ; 

All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter 

and 

 Not All Who Wander Are Lost. 

Life Will move on with or without us. 

Spin with it Babe. 

๐ŸŒธ Vovo


The World Spins Madly On. Penned 8 July, 2017.

I did this a while back when I just sat trying to feel mad at the world for moving on without me. For moving on when my plans weren’t actualized. For allowing my friends to move on without me. 

Puis j’ai rรฉflรฉchi, the world spins madly on.  I mean,  there I was sulking, but a friend  got into Med School,  another Law School,  another died. Its all our own paths but,  the Sun didn’t seize to rise and set daily. 

Everyone is going to university, chasing diplomas,  getting into relationships, starting families, getting coins and all that cool stuff. But you could just be there. Not yet anything really. 

The world spins madly on. The only thing to do is go with it babe. Never miss a darn beat. Better yourself. Learn something. Just Be Something. 

Else you fly out at a tangent to this madly spinning blue rock and land with a fiery crash in depression. Bam ! 


Queen For A Day ๐Ÿ‘‘

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Today I turn 17.18.19.20.&.21! What ? Yes.

It’sย 8 hours into my birthday and girlll, the love is massive โ™ฅ!

Above all, I’m grateful to God for love and for life.

I’ve got a deliciously beautiful cake courtesy of La Sล“ur (best believe I’m eating it all alone), Awesome Birthday Calls and Wishes etcetera etcetera . Things couldn’t be better.

Yet I take this time to just think and ponder.. there’s so many people having birthdays today and all wouldn’t be as lucky and blessed as I am. I really do hope they fare well.

Somehow I just keep thinking that. And I dunno what to do with said thought.

Today I hope all goes well andย I can partayyyy (no, I don’t even have that strength. I know)

But ! I hope the OGs come through for a good time ! #Update: They did.

I hope God blesses all who said a little prayer for me today.

I hope to end on a high positive note !

Je espรจre que mon sourire jamais se fane and my peals of laughter stay as heart warming ! #wink

I hope for abundance this year ! Amen.

I pray for strength. I pray for wisdom. Dear God, everytime you read this Bless Me please !

P. S I couldn’t remember whichย toothbrush was mine today.
Sigh.
81 never felt so young whoop whoopย ๐ŸŽ‰.
ย  ย  ย  ย *poses in 60’s funk ย ๐Ÿ‘ *

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