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Monday Inspiration: Dr. Maya Angelou

I love writers, and one of my favourite is Dr. Maya Angelou (1928- 2014). She’s gifted and I really love her play of words and beautiful nuggets. Yesterday, I read an article written by Jesse Carey & Lindsey Staton in Relevant Magazine, on Maya Angelou and her life’s quote, and I thought I’d share here…for a little weekly inspiration. Here are some …

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How are you?

I watched as it gathered. Clouds…. clouds of thoughts, of heart wrenching emotions, of power lost, a gray of negativity… in my little dear soul. All week, it gathered…thick, dense…gloomy. It gathered in my speechlessness, in my inactions. Waking up felt pointless and painful. Morning after morning, was mourning after mourning. Ok. Pause. Those are hard and mean emotions, one …

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Dear Son,

Dear Son, I love you, this little you whom I just birth into the world. A gift from heaven to gift my pain, Reminding me that joy is the poison that kills grief.   Dear Son, I love you. You are big, Bigger than me at 3 years of age, Though Defiance stirs, still innocence laughs As angels visits home …

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The diary of the “other woman”:

He was kind. He was fine. He was my dream man….the perfect dream. Wait. I asked and he told me. He was married, but…. ‘I don’t understand her anymore’, that’s what he said… ‘Oh! I’m sorry’, I told him, and he said ‘Not to worry, we are working on it’. We became best friends. He was my arm. One date. …

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IDENTITY

Hey dear, You are beautiful and you matter and God loves you. And that’s the real truth. God loves you. Honestly, I struggled with this truth. I felt like everyone else was better, was doing better, deserved better and God loved them more than me. Social media was my mirror, and everytime I scrolled, I wished and wished and wished…. …

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THE BEARDED ARTIST,

It had to be the butterfly. I stopped because of the butterfly. Mr. Sola was also staring at it, and we had a brief talk about the butterfly and its life struggle. ‘It started ugly you know…and it used to crawl….now it flies and has magical colorings on its body. It’s beautiful…Seasons could change, and with God, there are beautiful …

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Under the blue blue sky,

Just reflecting on our world….its amazing. Under this beautiful sky, there are more than 7 billion of us humans, excluding animals and micro living things…Over here, in Nigeria, right now, its day and the sky still wears its shade of blue..but somewhere else, others are saying goodbye to day and still, others are welcoming the arrival of a new day. …