when I was growing up
food was scarce
materials were scarce
I built up tolerance for poverty

I was raised by a village
there was always someone
showed me kindness
I became intolerant to meanness

there are plenty food groups
over abundance of disposals
I am intolerant to dairy

for years
we have strived for independence
are we going too far
to be overly self sufficient

we are
keeping more secrets
building layers of facade
hiding immorality behind
morale codes
desensitising each other
under the banner of
political correctness

I miss the days
with very little
being poor is not
a state of lack
blessed with many
missing the point
is treachery

The Mystery Blogger Award

It is so humbling that Sadia Noor nominated me for The Mystery Blogger Award. Sadia is inspirational and has wisdom beyond her years. Please do check out her blog to see the magic inside it.

Thank you Sadia!

Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.

– Okoto Enigma

Rules of the Award:

1. Put the award logo on your blog.
2. List the rules.
3. Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog.
4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link to their blog as well.
5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
6. Nominate 10-20 people.
7. Notify your nominees.
8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice, specifying one weird/funny question.
9. Share a link to your best post(s).

3 Things About Me:

  1. I am an introvert behaving like an extrovert.
  2. I have little filter and am fairly random most of the time.
  3. I love people and yet I stay away from them as much as I can.

Questions asked by Sadia:

Q1: What inspired you to create your blog?

One of my clients who I supported into paid employment and subsequently started her own business. She has learning and mental disabilities and yet she is one of the most cheery and inspirational people I have the great fortune to meet. She encouraged me to start writing and I did. 

Q2: How you spend your leisure time?

Daydreaming most of the time, writing, reading and social mediaing.

Q3: what makes you feel good?

Nature energises me and reminds me of God’s great creation. It is my happy place.

Q4: If you could meet any person (dead or alive), who would that be and why?

My God sent other half. I am a hopeless romantic.

Q5: What is your life’s Motto?

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged.”

My Nominees are:

  1. Gauri Walecha 
  2. JC
  3. Joshua Curtis
  4. Luna
  5. Mike Ennenbach
  6. Marysa Storm
  7. Peter
  8. River Dixon
  9. Sadia Noor
  10. Tetiana Aleksina & Tony Single

My Questions for the Nominees:

Q1: What motivates you to write?

Q2: What is your pet peeve?

Q3: When you don’t feel like writing, what do you do?

Q4: Which one word and one word only to describe yourself?

Q5: What is your life’s Motto?

Link of my Posts you may enjoy reading:

Two as 1

The girl in the wardrobe


Run! Run!

Near Miss Romance



he is trapped in a hexagonal prism
it’s not obvious as a hamster wheel
he thinks he is going somewhere
for it stops and starts
at the edges

he wonders
he is tired of going uphill
he feels nothing at the peak
his tomorrow feels just like
yesterday’s old socks

he is trapped to live his life
through the prism of
what he lacks


to me
rhyming poems are like
they are extremely

to me
they are also

mass audiences
so do
rhyming poems

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