Life/Heart

It was the first time we saw each other in so many years and he won’t stop embracing me, saying “I’ve missed me so much”

Smiling, I repeated the same and that was when I saw the smile on his face; the same I have always remembered. “He hadn’t aged a bit”, I thought to myself as I tried to maintain a blank face to avoid raising any idea or giving away any inclination towards where my thoughts where headed.
“This feels weird”, I said to myself as we continually held each other’s gaze like we were both sharing unspoken memories.  

I looked at him as tears clouded my eyes, my lips could not form the words, so I sat there and stared.

“Yes! So what he if snapped? So what if I slept with her? Don’t tell me that was the emergency you wanted us to deal with”

 It dawned on me that he wasn’t sorry; he didn’t    even care if his words where hurting me; he wasn’t concerned if what we shared was going down the drain.

I keep recalling how he made me feel, the times we spent together, how he made me smile and why we split. Maybe I overreacted by saying I was done. My pride won’t let me make the call but I didn’t have much pride left so I went crawling back.

Many times we are so emotionally attached to someone that it feels like an addiction. We all have that one person we reach out to; sometimes the situation surrounding that person is not what we are really into, yet we still can’t help ourselves from bonding.

The night was cold as I struggled, my strength failing me and my lips would not close or stop letting out the sruciating sound of the reality that was happening to me. I begged and cried, I even began calling names of God and gods that they might believe in. that was when one of them decided to hit me and I felt my jaw shift, only then did my screams stifled to muffled noise as unending tears continually rolled down my face and It dawned on me, no help was coming and they weren’t going to stop.

By Faithful Faith
Nigeria as a country has more than 250 ethnic groups some of this groups has similar culture or traditions while some are direct opposite of themselves. Although, in time pass there are traditions that had been abolished due to the brutality associated with them. The killing of twins was one of those. Sincerely, there are still some funny traditions, that are repulsive, but the happy truth is that the numbers of those adhering to such traditions are reducing by the day.

I stood there in shock as the doctor related my condition to me. Tears rolled down my cheek and for split seconds, I felt my throat tighten and the walls began to close in on me; my knees started to give way as I slowly fell to the ground.

The day of my cancer operation was due and my husband Chike whom we took solemn vows together: in sickness and in health and other related words that went with that statement. He was selfish and I understood that, but he had decided no amount of communication was going to make him come to see me as he saw nothing wrong with himself.

By Faithful Faith
Those who lost mate in death can also in a period in their life remain single, the same is also applicable to those couple who later get divorce or who are permanently separated. Whatever the category you fall, you can still get the best out of life irrespective of the challenges your situation presents. There are those who by choice, prefer not to get married, but prefer singleness.