African, south africa, Uncategorized

Beautiful Africa

Africa, the motherland, my motherland. My roots grow from deep in this land of dust and grass, trees and valleys – all made so beautiful under the African Sun.

If I had the hand of a Picasso I would glue my eyes into the distance, grab a paint brush and create something that your eyes could feast on. But I do not have such a luxury, instead I have these words with which I can prepare a snack for your mind.

It’s past midnight and I have come to sit outside hoping to catch a view of the stars but I find none – I guess there isn’t enough room to shine with the full moon ruling the sky. I Stare at a bright light on the horizon and I know there is somebody beautiful in that home, somebody the world wants to know nothing about in this internationally damned continent that I love.

Oh yes Africa you ugly piece of art, they do not know your beauty, you are far too unique for the simple minded. So many colours to see in Africa, your diverse people and cultures and the wild animals born into your care…how could I ever thank you Mama Africa, you accommodate so many in your humble hut.

Landscapes from the deep rivers to the high-flying mountains, Africa so uncontrollable, offering different talents only to the brave who are willing to try. Dried up old stubborn deserts that have never begged for a drink, fragile wetlands and tall forests to the large grasslands where our King lion reigns. Yes, the rightful King who has battled all his rivals into submission – great glory goes to he who has crowned himself victor in pride.

I breathe in your fresh air, forever shall you remain untamed. It comes as no surprise that the birds love to fly your way as they enjoy the precious view of beautiful dark skin from above. The moon loves this view too and even during the day he can be seen stealing a peep of this masterpiece as he awaits his turn patiently.

Apparently the whole world shares the same sun, but O’ Great light bringer, even you know who you love most. Here in Africa you shine brightest – endless celebrations of summer throughout the year for our son will never forsake his first love. With this love you offer us great protection, the trespassers cannot bear your heat so they rush to get out of the kitchen…yes we are wounded but you did not give them enough comfort to cook up their evil schemes.

Beautiful Africa, one day I will leave my children in your care, teach them the ways of our honey-badger, although he has covered his top with the flag of the snow, he remains grounded to his roots and never turns away from a fight. Show them the peacock as well – just for their pleasure, so they may learn to be proud of their unique beauty.

Beautiful Africa, my motherland, I thank you for offering your ears to hear my cries…remember me with a waterfall of tears that lead to a peaceful paradise where different tribes and beasts will come to drink away their thirst.

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African, blogging, faith, light and darkness, secrets, Uncategorized

In the Dark

Hidden in the dark are my fears and regrets and secrets of shame. I remain in the dark to keep a close eye on it all to make sure none of it escapes, to make sure nobody gets to see what I am and what I am not.

It is Dark in the Dark I cannot see no hope, nor faith and the truth is no different from lies for in the dark it is Dark. I cannot see and neither can you.

It is quiet in the Dark I close my eyes and I begin to dream. There is light in the dark and I can see the grass is green and the skies are blue. You don’t need to tell me twice, I can see that the birds fly – with mighty ease they reach for the clouds and nest on the trees…this is my dream, my dream of light in the dark. There is light in my dreams, in my head, no – there is light inside me.

In me there is light. O’ light spread all around, to my hands to touch and my legs to stand. I reach out and touch you and you awake and click the switch, there is light in the room. I can see your eyes in the light and they shine so bright, just to think all of this started with a little dream – a little light in the dark.

My fears and shame, they remain in the dark – I don’t wanna go back to the dark. There there is no hope and no spark. I’ll remain in the light, I can see it all, you don’t have to tell me – the truth is true. I am what I am and not what I am not.

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Love, Relationships, Uncategorized

Are you the Right person for the Love you seek?

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. Now as a man I have left my childhood ways behind me.-

Are you still thinking of Love with the Childhood mindset?

Love is not a fairytale. We have grown up thinking that we will one day meet “The Right” person, get married, have kids and do all the wildest things and live happily ever after.

If you are still looking for this kind of love, STOP!
The truth is that you are not going to meet the right person. But you may meet somebody who could make themselves the right person. The only Catch with this is that you are also going to have to make some changes.

Before you say you want the right person. You have to ask yourself, “Am I the person that the person I am looking for is looking for?”
Are you the right person for the person you want to be with? If you are not then you have to start working on yourself to become that person.

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Love, Relationships

With Great BEAUTY comes Great RESPONSIBILITY

We’ve all heard the saying, “with Great Power comes Great Responsibility”. Well how many of us are aware that beauty is a powerful element to life?

A beautiful woman knows that she is bound to get attention from many men and a handsome man knows he’s got an advantage over the other guys. But being beautiful can be stressful. All these eyes are on you, ready to like your Instagram pics but also, make one mistake and they have already prepared the judgement they can make about you without even knowing you.

So there comes a time when every beautiful person finally decides to settle down and be serious with a certain somebody (or at least I hope that’s the case). But no matter how much they make it obvious that they are taken and in a happy and satisfying relationship, the admirers will continue to offer a “better love” or even “friends with benefits” kinda thing.

This is why it is important that as a beautiful person, you realise your power and learn to control it because of you don’t , it will control you. Yes your beauty can control you. If you don’t control your beauty you will find yourself giving it out to every paying customer, and when everybody has tasted your beauty, it becomes stale. Don’t let your beauty become stale just because you wanted to share it with more people. Allow people to admire your beauty. The more they see what they can’t have, the more they will want it and you can feel beautiful for longer, maybe even forever. Just remember that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and many people often hold on to assets longer when they don’t know it’s true potential.

Stay beautiful

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