Image Poem: Time To Change and Make a Difference

Image Poem: Time To Change and Make A Difference.

clock time to change

It’s not about the rhymes,
It’s about the times.
It’s not time to argue.
We now need value.
Either now or never;
No claiming clever.

government and the masses

Government has failed us,
Just like a stray horse.
A policy today,
Just to change by May
Chairs ain’t got no pocket,
Pews have filled wallets.

masses or crowd without direction

See how masses gather!
Oh! Where’s their father?
They’ve got no direction,
Simply election.
One cycle all the time,
Should be a huge crime.

sport breakout and standout

Now it’s time to breakout,
That we can standout.
We can make a difference,
Use the right influence.
Just love one another;
Succeed together.

everybody has a purpose

Everyone’s got purpose
Now we must propose
Take the bull by the horn
And step up from corn.
Differentiate right away,
Lack will get away.

Nnamonu Tochukwu.
Image Poem: It’s Time To Change And Make A Difference!

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Never Give Up give up


Never Give Up!

What do you want?
You can get it.
If it’s worth it;
Never give up.

Things may look bad,
People may quit.
Are you alone?
Never give up.

Just keep moving
If it’s the best.
Others may stop.
Never give up.

Many have turned,
The task is tough,
Quitting ends it.
Never give up.

The price is near,
With just some faith,
Another step
Will get you there.

Never Give Up!

Poem by Nnamonu Tochukwu.
Inspired by a friend on Facebook: Jennifer Ononiwu. Thanks for encouraging me and inspiring me with the very words; Never give up.

Poem: Never Give Up.

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Brazil-Croatia Live: World Cup Kickoff Game Tied 1-1 In Second Half

Good updates on the happenings of the world cup.
I’m following the Brazil – Croatia match here.
I’ll probably do same through out the world cup.
Just catching a different kind of fun this time.

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Beautiful Attitude; Beauty And Admiration.

She Was Beautiful

She probably still is beautiful, but I can’t really tell right now, because I don’t even know where to find her.
She just sat in a corner, oblivious of the fact that she was being admired.
She was beautiful, with her pretty blue fitted skirt, her lovely red lips, her sweet white camisole and a cute black jacket.
She seemed to be lost in thought, but yet looking as innocent as her simple black handbag and her flat black shoes.
Nothing else ran through my mind, other than how a lady could be so effortlessly attractive without even knowing it.
She was sitted on an orange sit in the beautifully set up bus stop, by state school board in Enugu. I was in a moving bus, headed for oldpark. There was nothing I could do other than admire and wonder.
I don’t know her name, I still remember her face, but I will never forget how beautiful she looks.
A song by James Blunt comes to my mind; “you are beautiful”

Well, this brief incident drew my mind to something funny about life; we could struggle all we want for someone’s attention, but they don’t even seem to notice us, but when we go about our businesses, without so much desire or craving for admiration or attraction, we attract the very best for us.
I’m not exactly saying that there is such a law, I have neither carried out an investigation nor a research, but I have often received a call or an invitation to play certain roles at moments when I was busy focusing on other things.
I know of many ladies who desire to attract certain particular men, but their desire seems to elude them.
I also know of a few ladies who have received proposals from awesome personalities, when they least expected them.
The same goes for men.
A couple of times, I have sort for business contracts frantically without securing any, but while in the midst of my routine living, I have encountered and secured such beautiful opportunities that may only seem feasible in dreams.
You never can tell how much you are admired, until you probably begin to appreciate what you have at the moment.
We often repel the wonderful people that come our way, simply because they may not have that “wonderful” tag on them.
Nobody is worthless, and most people are worth much more than their appearance.
It is worth it to treat everyone with regard.
It is also worth it, to face what we value and enjoy, with a grateful and a cheerful heart.
We will both locate and be located by our dreams.
Keep living, your expectations will not remain hopes, they can materialise, and they will, if we maintain the right attitude.
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”.
Keep yourself beautiful and live your life beautifully.
Don’t force yourself to be loved, or force people to love you.
Appreciate those that care about you, and care enough, not to neglect those that appreciate you.
Things fall in place, with time.
Don’t be desperate.
You will find beauty, and you will even be identified as beauty, once you adopt the most beautiful attitude that is available to you.

Nnamonu Tochukwu.
BeautifuL Attitude; Beauty And Admiration.

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Money: If You Miss The Bus, Don’t Miss The Plane.

You might just be wondering why the title is not the other round.
It’s simple. I was with a very good friend who had to submit some assignments before taking a trip. Submitting the assignment meant that she would be at her school around the regular time that buses take of for the destination of her intended trip and proceed with the trip afterwards.
I stood by her as she went through the rigors of completing the assignment. I also went along with her to the school to make the submission. Upon arrival, we discovered that submission of the same assignment had been postponed by one week. This was interesting, although a little bit annoying.
It was then time for her to pack her bags and head to the park where she would make the trip from. I left her to go home and pick up her bags for the trip, while I went to see to other pressing matters. By the time she called me on the phone to tell me that she had concluded packing, she had so much uncertainty in her voice, as to whether she would still meet a bus headed for her destination. I encouraged her to head to the park where buses load for the trip first. She did, and she called to let me know that all the buses were gone.
As is my usual way of doing things, I asked her to exhaust all the alternatives before giving up and she promised to do so.
Shortly, her call came in. She had found a mini bus that costs a little more than the originally intended bus, and they were waiting for sufficient passengers to fill up the bus. She described the location to me and I decided to locate her. If not for anything, for a parting hug.
I found her, and ofcourse she was so excited about the fact that there was still a bus for her. She was confident that even if she arrives at her destination late in the night, she would be able to comfortably walk to a habitable home around where she would alight from the bus.
In the midst of the excitement, I teased; “If you missed the last bus, I would have put you on the next flight”. She laughed hysterically, and ofcourse I laughed with her.
She then said; “I wouldn’t want to fly alone on my first flight”. Those words touched me. Very many people attach sentiments to flying. Maybe it’s for a certain class and maybe it’s very expensive, but her response showed me that she had an idea or a perspective that her first flight is worth sharing with someone dear.
I’ve been on the plane a couple times and I remember they were both with my mum.
I really might have put her on the plane if she had missed the bus, but my thoughts began new explorations. I asked myself questions like; “why won’t people ordinarily take a plane when they miss the buses? Why is it that some people never get to enter a plane all their lives? Why won’t some class of people make taking a plane to be their first choice?”.
The bulk of the answer to these questions center around money.
The bus fare is cheaper than the plane ticket and that automatically increases it’s demand.
If we thought more about expanding our finances than economising what we have, we would succeed.
Concerning money, people tend to do the bulk of their calculations around conserving it rather than multiplying it.
How often do we think of trying out something new that could generate fresh money?
But I can bet that we often think about how to accomplish tasks with less funds.
It’s not an offence to conserve money, but it is much more satisfying to grow it.
How can one who missed a bus afford a flight ticket?
How often does flying cross your mind?
Are you always bothered about how expensive things are?
Do you think that maintaining the same income will afford you your dreams?
Is the disparity between travelling by bus and travelling by plane so much?
Is money the only fear you have in that regard or is there something else?
Maybe I’m just thinking out loud or spurring you up to think about what you are focusing on.
Are you focusing on creating new opportunities or on maximizing the old opportunities?
In as much as both are important, if you must change your results, it is only logical that your process must change.
If you must afford more expensive items and certain luxuries, then you must increase your financial capacity.
If all your savings are used up on buying new luxury items and paying accumulated bills, how will you grow your finances?
Opportunities lurk around, and some of them can only be grabbed if money is available.
How much money do you have as reserve to seize such opportunities?
Sometimes, emergencies spring up that require money. How often can you handle such without having to borrow?
If really you have a very important trip and you miss all the buses, can you really afford to take the plane?
Money might be as important as you think it is, but it is not really how we get it that determines whether we are rich or poor, but how we spend it.
If we spend it on impressing people all around us, we might just be missing the point, but if we spend it on accumulating assets and setting up systems that will generate more money for us, then we might just be setting up a perpetual loop of wealth.
Do you want to be rich?
Whether you travel by plane or by bus does not determine whether you are rich or poor.
The rich man is not necessarily the man that earns more money, he is just the man that consistently has fewer needs than his income can cover.
Don’t let so many needs drive you, not all of the things we consider important are as important as they appear.
It is more important to think than to act.
It is also more important to respond than to react.
Desperate circumstances may require desperate measures, but the more deliberate and intentional our actions are, the more measurable or examinable our results will be.
Think about the bus and the plane.
Also think about how you spend your money and how you can make it grow.
If I did not make any point, I only hope that atleast, I got you thinking.
Make better decisions, henceforth.
Be wise and be guided.

Nnamonu Tochukwu.
Money: If You Miss The Bus, Don’t Miss The Plane.

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Life Sms: Sweet Text Messages To My Love

Life Sms: Sweet Text Messages To My Love

I have sent numerous text messages to the lady I admire so much.
Ofcourse, it’s my desire that she accepts to be the love of my life.
Well, while wishing and hoping, I’ve got to be working.
When I say working, I mean making moves towards actualising my dreams and making my wishes come true.
It takes sincerity to be consistent and it takes creativity to be effective.

I call my prospective lover as often as I can,
I send text messages as often as I can,
and I seize every opportunity that crosses my path to spend time together with her.
Sometimes, I run out of words or ideas.
At such times, I don’t just give up.
I try sharing my experience, and sometimes, it turns out beautiful.
Take a look at this text message:


Words to describe a friend like you, may have been exhausted.
Time to appreciate a personality like you, may be insufficient.
Yet I’ll say; you mean much!

Simple and sweet, in my opinion.
I sent this sms on one of such occasions and atleast, I felt fulfilled that I had done my thing.

On another occasion, I called her and she shared how tired she was. She really had a busy day.
Well, what else could I have done, than compose a text message and send by sms?
This is what I came up with:


Some days could be tiring & some tasks could be cumbersome.
The mere fact that there is hope, faith & love, keeps us motivated.
You are loved dearly.

I think it is popular opinion that re-assuring words and expression of love is capable of building or improving self esteem and productivity.
I hope that the sms achieved such a purpose.
(being hopeful and smiling too).

Another typical example of a moment when I had exhausted my thoughts on similar previous text messages and had to resort to creativity:


When I cannot think of what to say, but have the strong urge to let you know that I care; I shun the fear of what people’ll share & dare to say; “I care”.

Some lovely rhymes I guess.
Well, I felt good after sending. That’s what counts.
I also hope she felt good after reading.
(wishing and hoping; with smiles).

I probably have sent numerous text messages at night to say good night.
I would not just relent or conclude that I have exhausted my creativity at saying goodnight. Hence, this lovely goodnight sms came about:


Another night has come, and like always, one must always rest.
Your labour today shall be fruitful & your experiences shall be beautiful lessons.

A very simple way to say goodnight. Isn’t it?

I just placed a call, and afterwards, I really had a comforting feeling. Sharing with a friend is really conforting and refreshing.
I thought it worth the while to express my experience via sms, and this is how this text message came about:


Sincerely, it’s refreshing hearing a voice that exudes confidence & comfort.
Speaking with you re-assures me; a good companion makes life beautiful & sweet!

Life Sms: Sweet Text Messages To My Love

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Think Repentance, Think Forgiveness!

Repentance And Forgiveness

Have you ever been faced with a situation that either warranted your repentance or your forgiveness for another?

There suddenly became a concept called clearing.
It involved kicking someone behind the feet is such a way as to make the person loose balance and fall.
It is normally a single and swift kick, which often takes the victim by surprise.
Well, you may be wondering why I’m describing this clearing in detail.
I got cleared.
It was not an attempt.
It was a classical clearing.
I fell to the ground, landing on my back.
I didn’t see it coming, and it was in front of the class.
I was in Junior Secondary 1. That’s the equivalent of first year in High school.
I was just begining to get familiar with my new school, new class and new classmates.
I was also begining to feel that I was making an impression or attracting some admiration from many who were equally aclimatizing to the new school and class.
But here I was, on the ground.
I had just been cleared.
The term; “clear” here, is a slang.
To have fallen as a result of the swift kick, is to have been cleared.
Stephen had just cleared me, and there was no reason for that.
We were not yet very familiar with each other.
I wouldn’t say we had become friends.
I still wonder why I was the one he chose to humilate.
What did we have in common to have been confident that his act of clearing will go down well with me?
How could he have been so calous and insensitive?
What led to such animosity?
Well, as all of these thundered through my mind, I could feel deep down how much I wanted to deal with Stephen.
I was furious, yet I was naive.
I felt humiliated, but I felt that any immediate reaction would worsen matters.
I wondered how I so easily got to the ground.
I thought that a repetition would attract the worst of embarrasments to me.
Ofcourse I got up from the ground and beat off the dust, but it really hurt to know that I was cleared.
I never had a previous issue with Stephen, yet he chose to do this to me.
It hurt!
But I had to let go.
The hurt might have lingered.
To still remember this incident vividly after seventeen years shows that it made quite an impact.
But I let go all the same.
I forgave Stephen and I will always forgive anyone who hurts me.
Ofcourse, every action has consequences, and I may not be too lenient, but I won’t accomodate hurt in my heart.
Letting go and forgiving is one good way to forge ahead.
Some people say; “the evil that men do, live after them”. So why revenge or act out of annoyance.
Why repay evil for evil?
Why retaliate?
Forgive, rather.
Let the past go with the past, while the present becomes an investment for a more beautiful future.
Enjoy every moment, as if it were your only, but make provision to have more of what pleases you, ahead of you.
A bed at hand may be worth more than a thousand elsewhere, yet, the seeds that we sow today becomes the fruit that we see tomorrow.
If every deed of kindness happens to be a seed, what manner of harvest are you expecting to have?
The first secret to progress is the ability to move ahead.
Take off whatever entangles you and keep moving ahead.
Forgive all those that have left you hurting and step into a wealth of fulfilment.
To advance, you must let go of your former position.
To progress, you must forgive.
You may get hurt, and you may have thought of some hurt with which to retaliate, but there’s no point.
Repent from such intensions.
Whenever you realise that you are on the wrong track, turn around, or you will never reach your desired destination.
That’s precisely what repentance does.
It gets you back to the right track.

I’ve been inspired by: Daily Prompt: Forgive and Forget? which says:

“Share a story where it was very difficult for you to forgive the perpetrator for wronging you, but you did it — you forgave them.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us REPENTENCE.”

Think Repentance, Think Forgiveness!

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