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A Good Man Drowning

A Good Man Drowning

He was made for much more than this

Drowning in the midst of society dedicates

Long forgotten of the kind of the man he was

He lost it all on the table of what society wants of him

Not what he himself wants to be


A good man drowning

Everything he was he forsook

For what the society dedicates

Foir what his fellow man wanted

A good man he was but he got drowning


Drowning in the opinion’s of men

Society sold himself out to the world’s dedicate

Left his creed against the creed of men

He lost everything for what the world wants of him

Not a man pf his word anymore but a man of the world


So many today has forgotten

The manner of who they are

While long ago they were lost forever

Never having the second chance

To return back to who they were before


Are you among the few?

Who has decided to go with the crowd

Whose concentration is distracted

By the nosiness of the crowd in the market place

A good man who has lost it all now drowning

Your Choices When Life Circumstances Hit You Hard Define You.

Life is a series of peaks and valleys. Sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down. Facing difficulties is all part of life often feel like we face endless challenges instead of happy endings. When we overcome one challenge, another one rears its ugly head. Some people I know grew stronger through these challenges, some became weaker.

I’m a firm believer that it’s how you respond in your moments of defeat that really defines the type of person you are. When you can improve your ability to navigate the difficult times, you are not only living a happier life, but you also growing as a person.

Many of us are going through hard times, many of us are doing odd jobs just to get food on the table, many have laboured so hard that they are tired of living, many of us have been rejected in different and many ways, many of us are tired of crossing bridges of hope and faith because we are not sure of what await us at the last end but we are still moving. Staying positive and living a good life.

Staying Positive.

“Life is not the way it’s supposed to be, it’s the way it is. The way you cope is what makes the difference.”                     – Virginia Satir

Now I know this may sound cliche, but the thing about cliches is that they’re typically true. Staying positive is only a small part in getting through the difficult times, but it’s an important part. When you stay positive, you’re putting yourself in the best position possible to not only make it through those bad times, but become a better person in the process. You can do one of two things when life takes a turn for the worst.

You can remain positive and remind yourself that there really is a light at the end of the tunnel and that you’ll make it through, or you can curl up in the fetal position and relegate yourself to being nothing more than a victim of circumstance.

I’m not saying that you can never have a bad day, or get a little discouraged, or shed a tear. But I am saying you have to eventually pick up the pieces and start moving forward.

Oprah Winfrey is one of the most influential person in Africa and in the world with the most challenging story behind her smile.

Behind Oprah Winfrey’s €2bn net worth are stories of pain, sorrow, hardship, struggle and eventually triumph. She stayed positive all through her adversity and she made herself what she is today. (being positive pays).

She was born into rural poverty in 1954 in Mississippi, to a teenage single mother, Vernita Lee, a housemaid. Until the age of six, Oprah lived with her grandmother, who was reportedly so poor that Oprah was sent to school wearing dresses made of potato sacks. She was later sent to live with her father, Vernon Winfrey, a coal miner in Nashville, Tennessee. Her childhood was marred by more than poverty and rootlessness, however. ‘I was raped at nine years old by a cousin, then again by another family member, and another family member,’ Oprah admitted, first opening up about the subject on her show in 1986. She became pregnant at 14, as a result of the sexual abuse, but her son was born prematurely and died shortly after birth. her sister was adopted, her brother died of HIV/AIDs Yet at school, she flourished, excelling particularly in speech and drama, and won a full scholarship to Tennessee State University.

Challenges knocked Winfrey down to fault, but over it all she chose Life, she chose to live the good life, she chose to stay positive all through her adversity. Becoming a prostitute, selling herself to men to survive, becoming a thief to stay alive, that she didn’t fall for. she chose to rise above her circumstances and live a life of fulfillment.

She faced major heart breaks, disappointment, setbacks, but she didn’t quit the good life, she didn’t let go of her positive mind and fought her way through in life with a good heart and a selfless spirit.

What are you in for?

I tell myself everyday as I open my eyes from sleep that, I won’t live a life of reproach, a life of regret, a life of shame, a life that won’t challenge other…

I chose life.
I represent positivity
I Stand for humanity
I stand for good life

What do you choose?

My piece.
Adedoyin Temitope
Motivational writer, upcoming actor model and a blogger.

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Keep Buhari On His Toes: By Agbaje H. Ayomide

  As far as constitution allows me, I will try to ensure that there is a responsible and accountable governance at all levels of government in the country. For I will not have kept my own trust with Nigerians if I allow my others to abuse them under my watch — Muhammadu Buhari (Grand Commander … Continue reading Keep Buhari On His Toes: By Agbaje H. Ayomide

The Beggars’ Den

  Walking or driving down the streets of Lagos, it’s no longer a strange trend to see beggars parade themselves in search of alms. In response to their most times very compelling cry, sympathizers hand them different denominations of the Naira but this however doesn’t stop them from calling out to the very next passerby. … Continue reading The Beggars’ Den

1980conomics; The NCC Directive

Being dynamic is an important quality that indicates purposeful leadership; The ability to inculcate current best practices to develop, moving with the times while keeping what’s important and discarding what’s not. These are ways in which good leadership could adjust to not just reach their primary responsibilities but surpass them, making them have more value … Continue reading 1980conomics; The NCC Directive

Revisiting Anti-Gay laws

It’s quite easy to stereotype. It eases up the responsibility of explaining. Stating without variations is often much easier than describing exceptions and the whys that follow. Stereotypes do not give room for explanations too. They are cut-in-stone conclusions. The indelible absence of buts design them. All aspects of sexuality has been stereotyped in Nigeria. … Continue reading Revisiting Anti-Gay laws

How “Buharists” Argue 101

The “change” euphoria has come and gone. Now the dysphoria of what a hyper-inflated economy and a seemingly snail-paced government could do to our collective psychology has kicked into full drive. Now majority of us have started losing faith entirely in the Buhari led government. Why not? Arresting and re-arresting of corrupt or non-corrupt politicians … Continue reading How “Buharists” Argue 101

Society of Young Nigerian Writers Celebrates Achebe in Awka. By Izunna Okafor

Society of Young Nigerian Writers Celebrates Achebe in Awka. By Izunna Okafor

The Awka city of Anambra State was thrilled yesterday as the Anambra State Chapter of the Society of Young Nigerian Writers Anambra State Chapter held a one day literary programme in the memory of Late. Prof Chinua Achebe. This great monumental event with the tag “REMEMBERING CHINUA ACHEBE: A LITERARY ICON” which was the first … Continue reading Society of Young Nigerian Writers Celebrates Achebe in Awka. By Izunna Okafor

The Burning of a seven year old; More than hashtags.

  I listen to Fela’ quite a lot. I’m one of those weird people who can sing along to almost every of his track. In Sorrow, tears and blood, one of his songs, he posited that Nigerians fear too much. They never take action. They always have an excuse not to join a protest. Either … Continue reading The Burning of a seven year old; More than hashtags.

SIR A-ONE quotes on Women

SIR A-ONE quotes on Women

SIR A-ONE quotes on women

“You want to marry a woman? Go and meet the mother and observe her. The way she looks, that’s the same way she will look after dropping some kids with you.”

“59% of women will leave their matrimonial homes when their husbands are broke.”

“Women are so beautifully made, no wonder they lose their beauty after multiplying one or two issues.”

“Give her more than she asks and you will hear ‘You’re the best’. Give her below her expectation and you will download this from her mental loudspeaker ‘You need to work hard, I’m more than this’ ”

“Why should a woman gossip about the way her man handles her in bed? Do they sometime know it is regurgitating in nature?”

“Between your mother and your wife, who should be the first on your list? You finished her cowbell industry before you became a man. Your wife’s cowbell industry is still your daily food. Decide and decide well again who to top the list.”

“Women are like Robert Mugabe, they can blow Jonathan today and blow Buhari tomorrow. They are never stable.”

“A talkative woman is as bad as Nigerian government.”

“Show me a virgin and I will show you why she has lacked the opportunity to swallow a man’s rod. Life has raped us all from the womb.”

“Every woman will keep complaining like Nigerian citizens, always having one thing or the other to talk about.”

“Show me a good woman and I will show you why she is bigger than Nigeria’s problem.”

SIR A-ONE quotes on Men

Could This Be An Attack On Men?

SIR A-ONE’s quotes on men

“You want a man to show you true love? Ask Google ‘what is true love?’ He cannot even define it properly.”

“Every man is addicted to a woman. The monks are not exempted.”

“Any man that lays hands on his mother or wife is as bad as Nigerian government.”

“Show me a sad man and I will show you a broke and sex-starved icon.”

“Any man that says a woman stinks is worse than the devil himself. She stinks, yet you want to die in between her legs.”

“If a man will not stop disturbing you as a woman, open legs for him and his stupidity will be activated the right way.”

“Men are like Robert Mugabe, they can be very silly at times.”

“Men will always be foolish in the presence of women. The more they try to adjust, the more stupid they become. Blame them not. They came out of women.”

“If money or woman doesn’t take a man’s life then he came out through caesarian.”

“Where they came out from, they will always want to die there. I wonder if they lost anything there. Very pathetic.”

“Show me a good man and I will show you a fantastic cheat.”

“If you like kill yourself as a man, you can never satisfy a woman in bed. When you are done, her energy to take more is always activated.”