Thursday, 22 May 2014

Unsure



I have been unsure about many things lately…
About what to write, about how to add value, about where the world is heading.
Too many bad things are happening, too much hatred and anger is tearing our world apart.

My beloved country has been thrust in the spotlight for horrible things lately,it is frightening.
There are wars all over the world and for those who are students of the bible, I am unsure if these are those times when there would be wars and rumours of wars that the bible talked about...

I am unsure of even some of the people around me,
unsure of what to expect, unsure that I can be the change I want to see,
unsure that the little things I do to make a difference matter,
unsure about my future, my career, my plans...

I am unsure that in the near future we will have a world where children would play freely with other children,
unsure that a child could walk into a neighbours' house with no fear of harm,
unsure that the future generation will understand the value of hard work,
unsure that a child will be taught not to take advantage of people, or that a child will know to use things and not people,
unsure that a child will ever know a world of no discrimination...

I am unsure why I am even writing this post but I will publish it all the same…
I have unfinished stories but I am unsure if it alright to work on them or if it is alright to carry on with life like nothing affects me because everything that happens, does. 
In this short life of mine, I have had some bad experiences, I have been robbed at gun point and I was a witness of a bomb blast.

I am unsure if some people may be bothered by some of these events,
unsure if the #BringBackOurGirls campaign matters to some as it has been called a hoax,
unsure if the #NyanyaBomblasts or the #JosTwinBombings have moved certain people
unsure that any value is placed on human lives,
unsure if the #StateofEmergency and the #MultipleBombings that happen in the North Eastern region of #Nigeria, or the #EthnicViolence in the #MiddleBelt, or the #Pollution in the #NigerDelta has pushed the relevant authorities to take bold and decisive steps to curb it all.
I am unsure but glad that despite all these calamities, Nigeria has managed to remain one country.

Unsure and wondering, one step at a time, living everyday like it is golden.





16 comments:

  1. Nice piece. In my opinion the #BringBackOurGirls campaign has turned to more or less entertainment to some. However I am if the strong belief and I hope that some day we as a nation shall emerge from this political darkness and insecurity. Beautiful well written opinionated piece.

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    1. Thank you Onatufe I'm doing my best to remain positive.

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  2. Lovely write-up dear. I am positive that very soon everything will be alright, these too will pass.

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    1. I hope so...thank you for reading.

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  3. Nice one there may God have mercy I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ our land.

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  4. Live everyday like it's golden, because it is. Great Piece Ene

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  5. Very good piece Ene... we pray for the peace of our nation and the future of our children... Efua

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    1. Thank you Efua for reading and for all your comments...Those of you who keep coming back here, inspire me to keep writing no matter how silly I think what I am writing may be. God bless Nigeria!

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  6. Beautiful piece. I get what you feel. But I am consoled with the breath I take in everyday that gives me the hope that there is a silver linning after the rain. I know God isn't asleep. That's one thing I know. Things would definately get better. Maybe not today or tomorrow, but someday it would. At the same time, let's live eachday like its our last, trying to reach out to each other in all postive ways as possible. God bless you!

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    1. Many thanks Ayomitunde for these encouraging words.

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  7. This is nice. Although you said you are not sure, but I want to believe that there is optimism in a corner of your heart that things will be fine. Welldone, God bless you.

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    1. I am holding onto every hope I have Olayinka...Thanks for reading.

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  8. So True Ene, there is so much to be unsure of and sometimes this could prevent us from doing anything cos we don't want to lend our voices to the wrong cause or for the wrong reason; we also want to be careful so that we don't fail but as human beings we are bound to make mistakes, take a few wrong paths which we could inevitably learn from. With relation to making mistakes or acting out of ignorance, I once read Ms Ayo Obe write that she was all the better whenever her ignorance was exposed and thereafter, that has been my attitude. I am hopeful that for each of us, our being unsure would not stifle action when it is most needed and in writing and sharing your thoughts with the world, Ene, you have contributed a quota to breaking the cycle of inaction. Don't stop writing. Seember

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    1. You couldn't have said it better Seember...I will continue to write :-) Thanks for reading.

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