You Will Survive, My Girls

Categories Emotions, Lifestyle, Meditation, Parenting

On the road that lies before you,
there will be twists and turns.
Sometimes the seas
will become rough to sail on.
You may fall,
love might flee, and
friends may leave too.
Words may be spoken in anger;
words that tear your world apart.
You may sit there feeling sorry for yourself.

No matter how dark and gloomy
the situation may seem,
do not give up hope.
Try to re-discover your strength.
Like the sun, you too
can rise from the darkness
and shine your light again.

Do not give him the pleasure
to control and win over you
by taking your own life.
Utamuacha tu akikula
ugali na sukuma
with the one who
he will have replaced you with.
It is not worth it.
He is not worth your life.
Don’t fuss or fight.

As sure as the sun
will rise every morning
and set in the evening,
just the same way will you
shake off your dust,
pick yourself up,
and move on without him.
You have what it takes
to raise your children alone.
It may be stormy now,
but it never rains forever.

He may not love you anymore,
but there are many who do, sincerely.
It may seem the hardest thing in the world,
but after your heart’s been broken,
find for it another place to run to;
to those around you,
including your parent(s) / guardian(s),
who love you unconditionally.
Speak up about your insecurities,
feelings, and unhappiness;
and allow them to be by your side.

Release him, let him go.
However long the night,
the sun will always shine.
You can live again,
you shall survive,
without him by your side
And then, with time,
you’ll grow strong
and learn how to get along.
You will gain control again.

It is just a matter of time
and you will sing with Gloria Gaynor,
“As long as I know how to love,
I know I’ll stay alive;
I’ve got all my life to live,
and I’ve got all my love to give.

I am an epic introvert, who quickly becomes an open book when I pen what’s in my significantly fertile mind; fertile as a result of bombardment by realities that are continuously captured by my inquisitive eyes, ears which are constantly rubbing the ground, through constant reading, and through dreaming too.

Writing provides an opportunity to ‘say’ what my unapologetic quiet mouth will not say; which not only soothes me, but also bequeaths to me a relief, a release, and a hope that the written words will change the world, even if only one person at a time.

And so should you seek, that’s where to find me; deeply tucked inside the blankets of reading, seeing, listening, dreaming, and then writing.

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