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  • _rwri_tes 15w

    Sea of Love

    I'm in love
    It's an eerie feeling
    For the first time in years
    I laugh
    The laughter reaches my eyes and makes it glow like sands on the beach
    Soaked into pyramids of excitement
    The rush
    Like something I've never felt before
    It makes me want to live
    Want to work
    Want to desire

    I'm in love
    The air has a different scent
    And the earth is like watching mother nature give birth to new life
    A life promised with beauty
    A life worth exploring
    A life worth a chance
    A life not a boon
    One life
    Where living is free
    And starlike creatures can finally hit their full potential

    I touched love
    This is me floating
    Floating in a sea of love

  • _rwri_tes 17w

    Turning Point

    Chapter ONE

    Hi! My name is Roju, Aderoju in full but yeah, let's just go with Roju, my siblings have the ADE attached to their names as well, it's a family tradition, I'm told. I'm supposed to tell y'all about my life, my story. You're scared right? Scared that I'd be boring... Maybe... SIGHS, I get bored of myself sometimes but it is what it is. Let's get to it then! I'm the fifth child out of seven and the last girl. My older sisters, first-Rinsola, second-Remilekun and third-Ronke. I think you’d realize that the fourth-Rotimi is one of my brothers. Well it has to be my brother doesn't it? (One would have thought that my parents would stop reproducing when they hit number four) the sixth-Rinmayo and the seventh-Rinsoye, my younger brothers.
    Oh! I probably should attach my last name since we're still at the beginning of this story. Okay guys, my name is Aderoju Samuels and I'm delighted to go on this journey with you! Let's finish with the Bio Data yeah? I'm actually so excited to reach the better parts of this narrative. I'm 18 years old. With two years in between all my parents children, this puts Rinsola at 26 years old. Anyway, my Dad is a Doctor (Neurosurgeon) and my Mum is an Entrepreneur-She sells fashion items. And when I say fashion items, I mean from pure gold, sterling silver, real diamonds to other gem like jewelry, sheer luxury fabrics, to quality made shoes imported all the way from Italy, France, Turkey and the UK. It's a really thriving business and I'm so proud of her. She and my Dad, Mr. and Mrs. Aderopo Samuels, my heroes! I know this might sound cliché, but someday I want to be like them, something better than that too, the sight of both of them as a team, and individually is the standard I have set for myself, it is without doubt close to perfection and I want nothing less than that for myself. Hmm... we've gotten serious, let's back up a little bit now.
    So yes, I'm 18 years old, 5'5, dark skinned and a Christian. Although I'd like to think of myself as a little too free minded to be one, but... I do believe in a higher power (someone has to) and I believe that it has to be God and everything that's divine because we seriously can't be in this world and not have anyone watching over us. I'm not about to accept that I'm in a pre-apocalyptic age. Nah, Nahhh, don't argue with me, the world of today is as terrifying as it is considered Secular. So yes, this girl believes in a higher power guiding us all, hence my full acceptance of Christianity. Although I'm still a free thinker, I just like to classify myself as more of a Spiritual person than a Religious one.
    Bio Data, Checked. Now the question here is what does an 18 year old have a story about? Her new designers? Her make up? What could it be? Well, this is my story…
    Two years have passed since I finished high school and most of my friends are already in college, sending me pictures and little summaries of their new lives. I'm happy for them, I really am. I'm happy that they've found where they want to be and where they belong but where do I fit in? I took a gap year because I really wasn't sure that I wanted to attend college. I also tried a bit of soul searching although I don't think I found anything useful. I did learn a little bit of Spanish with Duo-lingo and some Tango from YouTube, meditation to relax my nerves whenever I'm asked “Roju”? won't you go to school like your mates?" Or "Roju, why don't you learn a trade, so you can start a business?" SIGHS... like that should cover or sum up my whole existence? I either go to school or become a trader? My spirit knew there was more and craved more. That is why after my first gap year, I decided to take Rinsola up on her offer and went to visit her at her Ikoyi residence, on the Island.
    PS: I forgot to point out that my family lives on the mainland, Oshodi to be precise. I left my parent's house and went to stay with Rinsola. I had planned to stay for just two months and return but some certain turn of events made me prolong my stay.
    Two months of doing nothing. What was I doing with myself? Should I just sit for JAMB this year and start school like my mates? “Heaven knows that I have no flair for business, so school it is.” That's what I kept thinking about as I sat at the balcony of my elder sister's apartment. My phone started to beep and I clicked the On button and realized that it was the alarm I set for 4pm that had gone off. I jumped and suddenly remembered that I had to start preparing dinner before Rinsola gets home by 7pm. She's an early to bed early to rise person, which surprises me because she's so young. Soon as she got home, I served my famous curry rice with a little spice and freshly squeezed lime juice on the side. We both ate in silence, after which my sister announced that I was to accompany her to work the next day and she went to her room leaving me holding my spoon up in the air unmoving.

  • _rwri_tes 17w

    Some demons can't be fought no matter how hard you try. Sometimes, it has to be a person's wish to break the hold his Demon possesses over him and not the Priest's prayers.

  • _rwri_tes 18w


    Laughing at jokes when I just want to cry
    Why can't you say "No, I want you "
    "It's you I've always wanted "
    And I'll stay...
    I'm tired of hiding my fragility in jokes and then getting affirmation that you feel nothing when you respond
    And then we both laugh
    The hypocrite.

  • _rwri_tes 18w

    Forbidden Love

    You and I were made for each other
    Not for this world
    Maybe in another world,
    Our stars would have aligned perfectly
    We are nothing but star crossed lovers
    Bound together in heart but separated by a Curse
    It's in that Curse that our fate lies
    I'm sorry,
    But I've come to terms with the notion that ours is a forbidden love.

  • _rwri_tes 18w

    My Love

    My love has gone to rest
    It's passed summertime now
    And all that's gentle and meek is no more
    The merry gone
    But do not be sad
    We had time
    Time we spent well

    My love is happy now
    It wants nothing more
    Sent off on a safe ship to it's new abode
    Away from me

    It's winter now
    For my love has finally decayed

  • _rwri_tes 18w


    I wonder what dying feels like
    Would you like a show?
    It's an unknown land
    Some fortunate
    Some not so quite lucky
    In the end, we still die

    I wonder again,
    Why I wonder
    Do I want to die?
    My fellows did die before me
    It's quite fascinating
    The wonders that lie in Death

    Do I stay stuck in limbo?
    Reside in the bliss that is heaven or in the torment that is hell?
    As I share a kiss with Death
    My sins will tell
    And my good deeds will defend
    Saint I may be,
    But even the saints die and so will I
    And so will you

    It's not always a pleasant sight
    For the mountains will shake and fall
    The days will grow short
    And your last day will arrive
    Are you prepared for it?
    Or are all our souls to be imprisoned for life in the flames of purgatory?

  • _rwri_tes 18w

    The Following

    I got injured today
    I fell and hit my head
    It's surprising, I didn't feel a thing
    I stood up and went down to the kitchen
    I start to fix breakfast
    I burnt my hand
    No shrieking
    Not a single sound
    I remained motionless
    Just staring
    Staring at the wound

    Five days later
    I went to the nearby brook
    Just a mile and a half
    All clothing gone, going in for a dive
    After long hours of drifting back and forth
    I stepped out
    I begin to stare once again

    The Scars
    How beautiful they look
    Everyone of them
    Champions they are
    It is I and I alone
    Regally burnt
    They say...

  • _rwri_tes 26w

    He's not my offspring nor have I borne any at all. It's a weird thing, this maternal feeling I have towards him and his words today only confirmed those feelings as well. He called me "Mama" in that really soft intense manner and I was deeply shocked and beside myself for a few seconds. I didn't want to believe that he did, call me that. I felt tears, so close. My voice almost broke, asking him again what he just called me and he repeated it. I admit, it touched me, ten thousand times than I ever imagined that I could be touched and it took every power I possessed to quickly recover from the rush of emotions that I had been struck with.
    What did it feel like to be someone's mother? What again did it feel like to be acknowledged as one? Does it mean that I was seen as one held in the highest regard and admiration? I simply do not know nor do I wish to ponder over what other things it may or may not have meant. I surely know one thing though. The earth had pulled me to you and I met you all alone. Broken, and with naught to call Home. To my advantage? Maybe, but I'll forever bless the day our paths crossed and continue to love you as my own. You haven't just found a mother in me, but a long life companion. As long as you'll have me

  • _rwri_tes 35w

    *Monologue *

    I thought love was gonna make me happy
    Since the very first day I set my eyes on you, I've done nothing but love you
    Watching you
    Watching out for those little smiles you flash
    Or the sound of your laughter
    It makes me feel giddy and I blush
    I love you
    Unfortunately, I can't stop
    But all this love ever does is hurt
    I can't fathom why I myself would ever want to remain hurting
    *Laughs Softly*
    Maybe because I'm stupid
    I have eyes for someone who can never feel the same
    Someone who doesn't even know how I feel...
    I stare at you, making memories of my own because I'd never ever be in your memories, or your days
    That's how invisible I am to you
    It's crazy, but I guess watching you from afar is a kind of happiness to me, even though to the very end you will not understand my heart
    My heart aches each day I think of you
    Knowing that we can never be the way I want us to be
    I'm here, all alone- Hurt