Simple World: Longterm Mentality

Simple World: Longterm Mentality


When you enter the den, you either eat or you become meat. Because after your eyes have been cleared, you see the African smiling and the other Africans imitating, both reflecting the same root but on different paths. To survive you must stir and blend. Living as the neo black man is tough. You try to stand up but they shoot you down with every hook and arrow they can get (knowingly or blindly).

The renewed mind begs you to return to earth back there where air was free. But the reality in you revisits what lays waiting for you back there. So disfigured, your mind accepts this new abode with a little taste of nostalgic feelings.

We are all the same – black people, but the buffalo soldiers here retract and reassess your blackness when in close contact. There is a heaviness in their eyes, one filled with tales; tales that the blacks back home need to hear in order for them to break free from the box of illusion.

8 thoughts on “Simple World: Longterm Mentality” by Uyiosa (@wordsfromuyi)

  1. Sigh. All that glitters isn’t gold. The grass isn’t always green on the other side. Life at home may be hard, but it’s harder when you move over the seas, and most of your bubbles burst. If we could just work on this Niger area, it could be a place people dream about.

    Short and precise, Uyi. Well done.

    1. @sibbylwhyte it will work out. Thanks for reading sb.

  2. It will be better if we stick around. I have heard stories, reliable stories, clinging to Nigeria always comes to mind.

    Weldone Uyi.

    1. @basiittjamiu yes that’s the only way. We have to stick together. Take care brother.

  3. Racism and prejudice make the white men think we Africans are monkeys because we are black. They always think that they are far more superior than us. But then, we are always the ones adding salt to our own injury when we leave our shores to theirs.

    1. @Chime221, It’s so interesting when you see them acting superior when in fact most of them walk this earth without looking. True, but when they( white oppressors) keep subliminally placing greedy people as our leaders, some of us have no choice but to seek another pasture.Thanks for reading brother.

  4. This piece about being in a foreign land with people who are like you – but not like you – was very profound, @wordsfromuyi.

    Well done.

    1. @TolaO thanks brother. Glad you stopped by.

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