Life, Poetry, Thought

SCARE AWAY THE DARK

I lit a candle today,
I could not afford a torch.
Saw how it illuminated that corner of the room
So I decided to light another one…
I’ve been lighting these candles all night long
And I’ve been able to scare away the dark.

No matter how little, light your corner of the world.

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Christ, Death, Life

GONE

It’s over a year now that I wrote this for a man I hold Dear but never got to put it out there.

I don’t know if it’s time yet, but I sure still miss him and hope his family members are fine and keeping strong.

What we will eat, what we will wear, colour, age, size, religion, gender…
These things we hold unto, forgetting there exists another world beyond this. Vanity upon vanity!! We will leave it all behind and what we’ll have left is our belief. Where do you stand? On the fence or the other side of the fence?

He’s gone, gone.
Gone, never to return,
Gone, never to shake me again
Or give me a smile or just a word,
Not even a “goodbye” came my way.
I remember the way he calls my name.
His first words to me and his first advice still rings in my mind
“Why Philosophy and not Law?”
That was the question that led to your advice
Of me doing Law for my masters and not Theatre.
The last thing I remember of him was
The RIO POP he gave me after all my ‘whynin’ 😁
His smile and laughter,
The spot he occupies in Church will forever be vacant
Because no one can replace you
Adieu!
Sleep well in the blossom of the Lord
Where gender, age, colour, or size is not a barrier nor a means by which we are judged.

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Article, Life, Love, Thought, Truth

MY RELATIONSHIP💞

Good day, thanks for coming to read 🙇🏽‍♀️

All of you peeps in a good relationship, you don’t know what you’re enjoying 😔 some of us can only relate to that kind of relationship with ourselves. I mean, the only person that cares so much for us, always has our backs and shows us so much love is just we, ourselves and us. We are me, myself and I gang!!!

I decided to take a break from relationships to give myself the kind of attention I deserve (basically to evaluate if I would date me if I was a guy).
I mean,
I have better communication with me than in any of my relationships (It’s not that I don’t open up but trusting fully is an issue).
Me does not complain when me does not talk to me,
Me will always check on me,
Me will always think of me first,
Me loves me more than anyone else.
I trust me with my life,
Me can and will spend every penny on me,
Me always remembers to pray for me,
Me will not misunderstand me.
I never have to explain me to me,
Me will not stop me from being me,
Me allows me to express myself,
Me will not hurt my feelings,
Me does not compare me,
Me encourages me.
Me will not tell me to make someone else a priority,
Me will allow me cry my eyes out and understand I needed it,
Me endures my pains,
Me truthfully celebrates me.
Me does not think I’m weird,
Me understands the concept of different perspective,
Me is not threatened by my success,
Me will always be there for me.😘

After everything, I discovered it was not about me having trust issues or being insecure but the fact that I’ve been settling for less than I deserve, what I’m saying, in other words, is that, when you don’t know what you want or what you’re worth, you tend to go with the flow of what you see or settle for what is available.

MY 2 CENTS

What is that thing you think was wrong in your previous relationships? You should find a way to work on it (if it’s yourself) or learn from it, you’re to gain wisdom from your mistakes and not turn them to habits.

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Christ, Life, Love, Truth

🧘🏾‍♀️LOVE IS GOD

Hello, how have you been? Hope you’re as happy as I am? I know that things might not seem to be going well and smooth but your hope should not be lost, keep hope alive in everything you do, let’s stay positive and hope for a better outcome.

Please read 1 John 4: 7-21 in the Bible to get a foundation knowledge of what I’m trying to say.

“God is love” the Bible says.
“I’m made to love” the church says.
“Loving is giving” I was preached to.
Love is of God we all know
For He is the perfect example of what love can ever be.
Maybe we all love, maybe we only pretend to, maybe we teach love, or maybe we only claim to
But If love, then, is a person that lives in the heart of all,
There is no discrimination then to who you can love, what you should love, how you might love, when you should love and where you may love
For whoever does not love is not of God because
LOVE IS GOD.

Why then should gender, class, age, religion, race, language and some other ephemeral things create a barrier where there should be none? I LOVE YOU ALL

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Life, Love, Story

A JOURNAL ENTRY 🖋

I just wanted to try out something new and spike up some delicious tales. Hope you enjoy it. 😘

Today is 27th June, 2025 and it’s 12:37 a.m. but I can’t sleep as my heart is about to burst because of so much joy and happiness. I’m getting married, guess you’d want me to impute ‘man of my dreams’ here? But that’s not the case for me, for this man not only surpassed my dreams, he blew out my reality and NO! he’s not perfect, he’s just right for me. 😁 or let’s say, we are right for each other. I have to be on the ship by 7 a.m. because we would set sail by 8 a.m. and then we should be married by 9:30 a.m. Dad is not going to be at the wedding and Mum will be walking me up the aisle to meet him…
Let’s keep our fingers crossed about the future, shall we? Please, wish me luck, you all.

Don’t know what my plans are yet or what my wedding day will look like, I just hope it’s glorious but I’m allowed to tell tall tales ain’t I? 🤷🏽‍♀️ 😝

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Femininity, Life, Poetry

THE GIRL 👧🏽

Good day and thanks for coming here, should I do this now or when you’re done reading? 🤔 Hmm, now I guess 🤷🏽‍♀️. Let me start by tendering my apologies for not posting on Tuesday, I’ve been having issues with my sight which in turn gave me a huge headache. I could not look at a screen for too long, walking in the sun was a big problem, having any kind of light in my line of sight brought tears to my eyes and to crown it all I could not even roll my eyes🙄 and then I had a fever (malaria) 🤒 (still have though) but I’m getting better now😪.

I hope my apology is accepted 😞? I’m truly sorry 🙇🏽‍♀️.

This was written some couple of weeks back when the whole rape cases started popping up. Although now I’m just angry😡 with all the false accusations flying around.

QUIET!
The single word that resounded in my head,
Every time I had an idea.

QUIET!
Every time I wanted to speak-
Speak about the pain I go through,
Speak about the sadness I carry around barefoot…

No one was ready to listen.
No one thought I had anything to contribute when real pain was being discussed.
Because what do I know?
How long have I lived
What have I seen?
And a million other questions
That filled my gigantic quill.

Fear and my inferior pain grew to anger:
Anger at my family,
Anger at the male gender because
The society gives them a privilege-
The privilege to ‘be a man’,
The privilege, no matter their age, to be heard.

Year in, year out, you teach your sons to see us as objects.
What then do you expect?
They treat us like commodities, cheap? Expensive? It makes no difference.
You’ve kept it in their head through all these years that we are not to be cherished but good for only two things.
So we die in silence- the silence of how the society wants us to live.

Enough is enough! It’s not my fault that you all have refused to see the truth.
But if you’ll not see it the easy way, I might as well shove it down your throat.
You forgot that I have a hand that can’t be silenced like you did my voice.
Of course, it does not talk, rather it paints, with carefully constructed words.
And now, you all will be forced to read and see the world you’ve created.

I want to send a big thanks to you to my editor, he got me the frame for my glasses which I’m wearing now I LOVE YOU, DEAR. (it arrived earlier than expected)

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Article, Life, Love, Thought

I FELL IN LOVE ❤️

DISCLAIMER: Moving on from here, means you are going to read with an open mind and see from my point of view. I’m not right and neither are you, it’s just how I feel.

I fell in love with poetry. It’s a lot of things prose can never be, it has no beginning and it does not limit your imagination.

I’ve never loved writing stories, I’ve always been a strong believer in the fact that; there is no perfect beginning and there can never be an ending to any story.

I feel there is always more to the end than we can see. Maybe that is why a lot of us hold on to religion because we know the end we see is not the end there is. So we speculate on what the end is but that can’t be written.

For what you see as the beginning is not really the beginning, if we all decide to start from the beginning before the end that started what we call the beginning, even then, would we still know what we are weaving?

So the next time you pick your pen to write a story, do not assume a beginning or give us an expected end. Why don’t you just be vague about the beginning and leave us to give it an end? Or what do you think?

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Life

I KILLED HIM AND I DON’T REGRET IT!

Proofs don’t lie, I got my testimonies right, the whole world now sees him for the monster he was and the court passed the judgment, not me.

I know you’d want to lecture me on how what I did is wrong, but I really care less. When he was being careless with his fist and words, everyone turned a blind eye.
When he thought he had a right to my body without my permission, you all never cared to listen or hold him accountable for his actions.

Now you’re here telling me I should not have sent him to an early grave? Maybe you should have thought of that before giving birth to a daemon you call son! You raised him, didn’t you? Then I guess you forgot to teach him how to treat a woman.

I submitted this post for a competition on Instagram and I will really appreciate if you can go like it and post a comment there. 🙏🏽 😘

Here 👇🏽 is the link, thanks so much I do not take it for granted.

Competition ends on the 22nd of July 2020.

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Life, Love, Poetry, Truth, Weird

LOVE IS LIKE A DREAM

To believe without seeing, to trust without feeling and to bring into existence what you’ve not experienced, such is what I call LOVE.

A blissful beginning,
A happy ever after,
A wishful forever,
And a confused now.
Bed of roses with thorns that cut deep,
Magic moments, forever painful.
Thoughts of forever that lasts only a day,
Pictures and paintings,
A world of floating in the air.
This love denies gravity,
This love breaks all laws.
Maybe it’s not even love,
For everything it is does not look true.
Love is like a dream with a little dose of Nightmare.
It’s just like an exaggerated scene from a movie.
A world where everything seems possible, Until you wake up from it.

A fairytale can only go too far, your believe is determined by your experience.

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Christ, Life, Love, Poetry, Truth

😢 GOD KNOWS I’VE FAILED

One of my Pastor Uncle said and I quote “stop helping God to manufacture sins” in church on Sunday, reading from the words of our father in the Lord Bishop Francis Wálé Òkè he said; “Faithfulness does not mean absolute perfection.”

Kindly proceed and read with an open mind 😘

Been trying to be good,
No! been trying to hold onto my tiny thread of sanity.
The negativities try to drag me under but
I’ve refused to let it take me or hold onto me for much longer.
I’m trying really to be the best version of me,
Trying to make Mama proud,
Trying not to allow my background to place my back to the ground.
Trying, trying and really trying hard not to leave the right path.
Maybe I’ve fallen a thousand times,
Maybe I’ve failed and lost count of times but,
God knows it was not from lack of trying.
Maybe I’m still meant to fail a million times more
Yet God still knows I’ll never, ever, stop trying.

Your life is private and personal with God.

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