I See Through You – Life Happens to Us All

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I see you, standing before the broken mirror;

What used to be the determinant of a man’s outlook;

You stood before it and smiled, even though it was broken in many places;

But that’s because daddy was behind you, assuring you of the inherent beauty that even the great mirror couldn’t see.

Today, the broken mirror only signifies the brokenness deep within;

Hope crushed, faith non-existent, life just happened.

 

I see you, with a deeply set frown on your face and a neatly stacked bundle of newspapers;

Yet you stand upright and strategically by the road;

Knowing that each piece of colored and printed paper held a heartbeat of your survival;

You always thought being a graduate meant good life, sunshine and daily smiles;

Unfortunately the bane of unemployment got you hooked;

No longer hoping for a great future, hope disappointed you too many times to stay a true ally.

 

I see you, at the bus stop, handbag resting calmly on one arm, one foot flat on the ground, the other slightly raised at the toes;

The makings of a mannequin, perfectly shaped, with no skin blemish;

Mind roaming, reminiscing the good old days of wealth and affluence;

The days of Jaguars, Benz and the like, ice cream after school, cotton candy every party;

Hoot, hoot, madam oyalo?

Life must go on, troski, Uber or taxi, it’s just how life is.

 

I see you, just before the curtain went up;

The fear, insecurity and forgotten lines;

The crowd cheering and clapping, lights on and the curtain slides up;

Knees shaking, inner demons screaming, memories rebooting, a powerful feminine voice booms across the whole auditorium;

On the wings of passion, the song pours out, drawing intense emotions;

Just as suddenly as it started, the song ended;

The cheers, the applause: sometimes life does you good!


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I am passionate about one thing: purpose. It is the reason I write, smile and live life. I enjoy working with you to tell your personal or brand story in a human-centred way that compels your audience or customers to root for you always. Let's surely work together sometime.

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